Wine Country Rabbi

252 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Wine Country Rabbi

Steve Finley of Wine Country Rabbi is an ordained rabbi in Sonoma, California. He is available to perform wedding officiating for your Jewish, non-denominational or interfaith wedding. 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 serves as a rabbi to a congregation in addition to performing officiating services for Jewish, non-denomination and interfaith wedding ceremonies. His prior experience extends to Israel, living and earning a BAEd. in linguistics and English literature, along with earning teaching credentials. He later earned his master’s degree in education at the American Jewish University and is an ordained rabbi.

Services Offered
Wine Country Rabbi can perform officiating services for a rehearsal, vow renewal, interfaith, non-religious or single religion ceremony. The rabbi’s language ability spans English, Spanish and Hebrew for those needing bilingual services.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Stephanie · Married on 09/02/2017

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    Rabbi Steve is fantastic. My husband was raised Catholic and I was raised Jewish. I wanted to keep some Jewish traditions around during the ceremony and reception. A family friend had given me Rabbi Steve's information, after they saw Rabbi officiate a wedding in Sonoma. So when it came time to chose an officiant for our wedding, I knew Rabbi Steve was the Rabbi for us. Rabbi worked with us to figure out what aspects were important to me and and which ones were not. He also helped explain certain traditions to my husband, which came very helpful to him. My husband and I were in Sonoma for the weekend a month before our wedding, Rabbi and his wife welcomed us into their home. This allowed us to discuss more details about the ceremony face to face instead of Skype or over the phone. The Wine Country Rabbi is ready to work around any challenges of a Jewish wedding and what works with social norms of a wedding.

    Our wedding ended up falling on one of the hottest days on record in Berkeley, California. Our venue was a historical site therefore there was no air conditioner inside. When it came time for the ceremony, Rabbi was able to cut parts of the ceremony to keep our guests a bit more comfortable so they didn't have to sit so long. He discussed with my husband and I beforehand, I agreed with him.

    I would recommend the Wine Country Rabbi to anyone who is planning a traditional Jewish wedding, an interfaith wedding, or any kind of wedding.

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    Kathleen · Married on 07/23/2017

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    Rabbi Steve is amazing! As an interfaith couple, we were not sure we would be able to find a rabbi willing to work with us for our wedding. Not only did Rabbi Steve work with us, he met with us several times to get to know us and invited us to his home, along with our Catholic priest, to design a personalized Jewish/Christian wedding ceremony. He explained all the Jewish wedding traditions, helped us find all the items we needed including a beautiful ketubah and mezuzah, and took care of sending in our paperwork to register the marriage with the state. Most importantly, he did it all with humor, patience, and grace. If we didn't live so far from him, we would love to attend his community in Wine Country! Regardless of distance, we now feel Rabbi Steve is "our rabbi" and we will contact him in the future for any needs we have.

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Wine Country Rabbi FAQ

  • 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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  • 252 West Spain Street Sonoma, California, 95476 See on map
    818-514-9502 (Phone number)

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