Sara Shonfeld - Rabbi & Interfaith Officiant Reviews

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84 Reviews for Sara Shonfeld - Rabbi & Interfaith Officiant

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    kerri · Married on 12/17/2016

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    Rabbi Sarah is a gift.. she brings such joy into a room and such passion for love .. We are so happy she married us. Everyone talked about them after the ceremony how beautiful it was. From the moment you sit down to plan until the moment you say I do.. The love shines through.. So happy we were married by Rabbi Sarah and Reverend Deb.. I think we also made forever friends as well.. How could you not want to be around such amazing positive energy.

    Sent on 01/03/2017
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    Lindsay · Married on 11/05/2016

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    Sara was easy to work with and made sure our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be!

    Sent on 12/13/2016
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    Claire · Married on 10/14/2016

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    Rabbi Sara and her colleague Reverend Debra were amazing to work with while planning my wedding in October. My guests can't get over the ceremony the two of them performed together on my wedding day. It was so unique and so special and all around just one of a kind. You should be honored to have such kind and qualified women to officiate your wedding or any other event for that matter.

    Sent on 12/15/2016
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    Melissa · Married on 09/09/2016

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    Rabbi Sara Shonfeld was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We are Jewish though not super religious and it was the best balance of traditional and personal/non-traditional elements. She spent a LOT of time making our ceremony so beautifully personalized. Many of our guests raved that it was the best ceremony they've attended and some even thought Sara was our relative because it was so personal. You can just feel Sara's warmth and kindness as she speaks. I couldn't imagine anyone doing as good of a job. Even as the bees swarmed our heads the whole ceremony she kept her composure and executed flawlessly!! Thank you so much Sara for a wonderful Ketubah signing and flawless wedding ceremony that we will cherish along with our family and friends always.

    Sent on 09/13/2016
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    Jackie · Married on 08/27/2016

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    She made our wedding so perfect and special!!!

    Sent on 09/09/2016
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    Liz · Married on 07/09/2016

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    My wife and I had another officiant booked but found ourselves excited to lose our deposit in order to book Sara. Upon meeting her we immediately knew she was the one. Not only were our guests blown away but she even exceeded our expectations! Our most popular compliment has been that of our ceremony.

    Sent on 09/17/2016
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    Shira · event on: 06/12/2016

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    We had the pleasure of using Rev Deb and Rabbi Sara at TWO of our major life events! First, our wedding, and most recently, to perform a baby naming/blessing of our baby girl. I can't express how wonderful it was to work with them BOTH times. They made our ceremony personal and touching. Our family and friends in attendance were blown away by their attention to detail and heartfelt delivery. Their presence really solidified the event and made it that much more special. I would confidently and whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone!

    Sent on 06/27/2016
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    Pamela · Married on 06/05/2016

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    Rabbi Sara was always a pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and always friendly. Everyone at our wedding told us how beautiful the ceremony was and how much the liked her! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

    Sent on 07/10/2016
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    Megan · Married on 06/04/2016

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    Rabbi Sara is warm, kind, enthusiastic and positive. She was the only officiant we met with, and we knew right away that we wanted her to marry us. Coming from different religious backgrounds, we were unsure about what to do for our ceremony. Rabbi Sara had many great suggestions and was open to whatever made us and our families most comfortable. She is so full of love which comes through in her work. We have been told by so many guests that she was such a great part of the day! We are so lucky we found her!

    Sent on 09/12/2016
  • User5108370 · 2+ years ago

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    Sara was a pleasure to work with! She made our day special. She officiated our interfaith ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and walk us through the ceremony. She replied quickly to my emails and was patient with my edits. Thank you Sara for your attention to detail and professionalism! Highly recommended!

    Sent on 07/04/2016
  • User6420022 · 2+ years ago

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    Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony for us. If anyone is having an interfaith wedding you are the best choice! We feel so lucky to have found you; your service couldn’t have been more perfect. You made the ceremony our own, and at the same time made sure that our guests felt comfortable and understood the meaning behind and reasoning for all aspects of the ceremony. It was such a perfect balance between both Jewish and Catholic traditions. Your knowledge of us as a couple, as well as your sense of humor, really made our guests feel they were part of the experience. They continue to call us and say that our ceremony was incredible. Thank you for all your attention to detail and professionalism! We wish you so much success and we highly recommend you!!

    Sent on 06/27/2016
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    Jody · Married on 03/26/2016

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    They did a great job I couldn't ask for anything more

    Sent on 04/18/2016
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    Chelsey · Married on 10/03/2015

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    Rabbi Sara and Rev Deb were so amazing! Our wedding ceremony was special, personalized and so special. Rabbi Sara and Rev Deb were personable, articulate, funny and genuine. We felt that they cared about us and wanted to make our ceremony as memorable as possible! Everyone said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! Our two cultures were interwoven throughout the whole ceremony. We loved Rabbi Sara and Rev Deb! Xoxo

    Sent on 10/31/2015
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    Elle · Married on 08/01/2015

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    Sara Shonfeld made our day fantastic! We wanted humor in our ceremony so it wasn't just everybody crying. She made it just the way we wanted & we highly recommend her!!!

    Sent on 11/09/2015
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    Christina · Married on 06/27/2015

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    Sara was a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job. Sara was very flexible with us throughout the entire planning process!

    Sent on 07/22/2015
  • User5284256 · 2+ years ago

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    Sara was a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job. Sara was very flexible with us throughout the entire planning process!

    Sent on 07/22/2015
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    Harry · Married on 06/20/2015

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    Sara was incredible. Our guests are still raving about her.

    Sent on 07/20/2015
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    Jennifer · Married on 05/02/2015

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    Sara officiated our May 2015 wedding and was just so wonderful to work with. We were looking for an interfaith officiant who would help create a ceremony that reflected our individual personalities. Sara gave us that and so much more! She truly cared about us, our relationship, and our story. All of that was reflected in the ceremony.

    Here's a bit about Sara's process (one of the many things that makes her a great officiant):
    Sara's process makes the ceremony planning very simple. We contacted Sara on a recommendation via email. We met once at her office and she asked us questions about how we met, what we were looking for in our ceremony, and whether we wanted to include certain ideas (i.e. lighting a memorial candle, writing our own vows, etc). After that we did our "homework" and she sent us a draft copy of our ceremony via email. We exchanged emails until we were happy with the outline.

    On our wedding day Sara arrived before the ceremony to greet us, perform a quick rehearsal, and sign our marriage license. Come ceremony time we were relaxed and confident that everything would be perfect. It was the best day ever, thanks in part to Sara. Thanks for making it so memorable!

    Sent on 05/06/2015
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    David · Married on 04/26/2015

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    You will not find a better rabbi than Rabbi Sara. While wedding planning can sometimes be hectic, she was incredibly flexible and made this the easiest part of the wedding. We met at her office and immediately knew we wanted her as our officiant. A short time later, she emailed us a draft of the wedding and allowed us to make as many changes as we wanted. However, we did not need to personalize it any more as her words touched us. Our family and friends were highly impressed and commented to us on how amazing and personal our ceremony was. She made our wedding even more special.

    Sent on 05/12/2015
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    Stephanie · Married on 01/25/2015

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    Sara officiated our interfaith wedding on January 25th 2014 together with Referent Debra Viola. This was by far the most beautiful, meaningful and heartwarming ceremony I have ever heard - luckily it was my own wedding. The ceremony reflected us as a couple very much and we remember that day so fondly. Other guest later came to us saying how deep and beautiful the content of what was said at the ceremony was. Sara choose beautiful passages from the Torah and sang beautiful what made it particularly ceremonial. She is in addition such a kind and very warm person and you feel instantly connected. Thank you for making this such a special day. Stephanie and David

    Sent on 05/18/2015
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    Danielle · Married on 12/13/2014

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    Rabbi Sara is the absolute best! She was literally sent to us as a true blessing! We had a beautiful inter-faith ceremony which was held at church; a first for both the church and Rabbi Sara. In turn we were blessed with a beautiful, fun, exciting, perfect wedding! Rabbi Sara joined in executing an equally represented ceremony with the Priest, which included all of Jewish and Catholic traditions. She made sure to explain how each of the sections of the ceremony were going to be worded and even spoke with our Priest prior to ensure smooth transitions. Thank you Rabbi Sara for making our wedding unique and beautiful! We couldn't be happier!
    -The Morgenbesser's

    Sent on 04/22/2015
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    Jill · Married on 09/14/2014

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    Rabbi Sara was the most talked about part of our wedding! She shared our love story to our family and friends during our wedding ceremony and made it personal, funny and hit every beat perfectly so eloquently describing each event that led up to us being together under our chuppah exchanging vows. Rabbi Sara is so warm, loving and she truly creates such a magical experience by embracing your love story and being such a part of the love and happiness shared during the most precious time of your life.

    Sent on 04/09/2015
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    Frank · Married on 07/19/2014

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    Very caring and personable Officiant. She goes out of her way to make your day special...

    Sent on 04/07/2015
  • User5139053 · 2+ years ago

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    Rabbi Sara really took the time to get to know my Husband and I. She incorporated our story beautifully into the ceremony. She completely understood us. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her!

    Sent on 06/02/2015
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    Shira · Married on 07/04/2014

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    Rabbi Sara helped make our wedding day extraordinary! She provided us with so much support and advice throughout the planning process. Rabbi Sara was sincerely interested in our story and getting to know us as people, and as a couple. Every meeting with Rabbi Sara felt like we were meeting with an old friend. She payed careful attention to detail, and when it came time for the ceremony, she delivered the service with genuine love and thoughtfulness. It truly reflected who we are and what we wanted our ceremony to represent. We received so many compliments on the uniqueness and sincerity of our ceremony. It wouldn't have been the same without her!

    Sent on 04/23/2015