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Wine Country Rabbi

Sonoma, California View map

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Steve Finley of Wine Country Rabbi is an ordained rabbi living in the town of Sonoma, California. While serving a Jewish community of Sonoma, he also is available to work with couples to create and officiate their Jewish, non-denominational or interfaith weddings. He invests time getting to know each couple as they work together to create the ideal wedding ceremony. This ordained rabbi offers a traditional wedding style, but can also adapt to reflect the couple’s ceremony preferences.

Experience
Rabbi Steve Finley has been serving as rabbi of Congregation Shir Shalom since 2014. His prior experience extends to Israel, and Mexico. He holds as master’s degree in education from the American Jewish University and became an ordained rabbi through the Academy for Jewish Religion.

Services Offered
Rabbi Steve can officiate weddings, vows renewal, interfaith, non-religious or single religion ceremony. The rabbi’s language ability spans English, Hebrew and algunas palabras en espanol tambien for those needing bilingual services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Single Religion

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Jewish
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What languages do you speak?

English
Hebrew
Spanish

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    Rebecca C. Married on 11/14/2021
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    Rabbi Finley is wonderful to work with and performed a great ceremony!

    Rabbi Finley performed our wedding ceremony and we are so glad we were able to work with him! He was a calming force throughout our wedding planning. From the very beginning, he took an interest in getting to know us and took the time to understand our needs and preferences. In addition to several zoom calls, at Rabbi Finley's suggestion, we met in person for lunch to get to know each other better before our wedding. This made our ceremony even more personal and special! Rabbi Finley was super accommodating and made it easy to customize every aspect of our ceremony (he even encouraged me to "edit" some readings to make some phrases more to my liking). We loved that he explained all of the customs -- both to us to help us decide if/how we'd like to incorporate them into our ceremony -- and to our guests so they understood too. Looking back, the ceremony was one of the most special parts of our small wedding and we are so thankful to Rabbi Finley!
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    Shirley B. Married on 09/25/2021
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    One of our wedding highlights

    Rabbi Steve was a highlight of our wedding. He worked with us to create a custom ceremony that fit our multi-cultural household and personal preferences. He was extremely flexible in terms of the level of religiousness we wanted to have, made great suggestions and also incorporated our requests and additions. He made sure to get to know both of us personally and was a joy to work with along the way. We received so many compliments on the ceremony and the way Rabbi Steve led it. We highly recommend Rabbi Steve for any Jewish wedding.
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    Ashley A. Married on 08/18/2021
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    Rabbi Steve is the best. He has a gentle, calm, wise energy that we found to be so comforting for our ceremony.

    Rabbi Steve is the best. He has a gentle, calm, wise energy that we found to be so comforting for our ceremony. He is soulful, has grace and class. He’s just a really wonderful guy. We feel so grateful that we found him and that he shared our day with us.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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252 West Spain Street Sonoma, California, 95476
8182071757
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