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Wedding Officiant Sara Shendelman

Berkeley , CA
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Berkeley, CA 94703 US (map)

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510-644-2956

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ABOUT US

Sara Shendelman performs unique, inspired and inclusive weddings all over the country in natural outdoor as well as eclectic indoor settings. Her beautiful voice enriches the ritual she... Read more
Sara Shendelman performs unique, inspired and inclusive weddings all over the country in natural outdoor as well as eclectic indoor settings. Her beautiful voice enriches the ritual she creates for any occasion. She has been honored to provide ongoing spiritual guidance, officiating at milestone events, for couples as they plan their lives together, welcome their babies into the world, and celebrate seasonal and lifecycle events with their families in a compassionate, joyous, literally harmonious and personal atmosphere. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Jewish
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Forest
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
It was a blessing to meet Rabbi Sara. She was able to accommodate our interfaith marriage as well as our numerous preferences for the ceremony. Our ceremony was the easiest part of the wedding planning because of Sara's guidance. She made herself very available to us (very flexible) and took a lot of time to chat with us over the phone, in person, and on Skype. Sara worked very well with our other vendors, she coordinated with the DJ and the day of coordinator, her experience was invaluable for all of the unexpected things that come up during a wedding.

The ceremony itself was the most magical and personal event for us and our guests. Sara took the time to get to know us and tied in many personal elements into the ceremony. She takes the time to explain all of the customs, rituals, and traditions - making the ceremony so much more meaningful.

Every guests has commented on the ceremony and Rabbi Sara as their favorite part of our wedding day! We want to thank Rabbi Sara for her compassion, care, and insights.
It was a blessing to meet Rabbi Sara. She was able to accommodate our interfaith marriage as well as our numerous Read more...
It was a blessing to meet Rabbi Sara. She was able to accommodate our interfaith marriage as well as our numerous preferences for the ceremony. Our ceremony was the easiest part of the wedding planning because of Sara's guidance. She made herself very available to us (very flexible) and took a lot of time to chat with us over the phone, in person, and on Skype. Sara worked very well with our other vendors, she coordinated with the DJ and the day of coordinator, her experience was invaluable for all of the unexpected things that come up during a wedding.

The ceremony itself was the most magical and personal event for us and our guests. Sara took the time to get to know us and tied in many personal elements into the ceremony. She takes the time to explain all of the customs, rituals, and traditions - making the ceremony so much more meaningful.

Every guests has commented on the ceremony and Rabbi Sara as their favorite part of our wedding day! We want to thank Rabbi Sara for her compassion, care, and insights. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for an amazingly professional officiant, this is your woman! She was informative, helpful, funny, and professional. Everyone that came to our wedding said the best part, was our ceremony. My husband and I both agree! She felt like another member of our family! I highly encourage all to contact Sara and talk to her about your wedding. She is by far the best experience we have had!

Thank you so much Sara for such an amazing day. You made it so special!
If you're looking for an amazingly professional officiant, this is your woman! She was informative, helpful, funny, and Read more...
If you're looking for an amazingly professional officiant, this is your woman! She was informative, helpful, funny, and professional. Everyone that came to our wedding said the best part, was our ceremony. My husband and I both agree! She felt like another member of our family! I highly encourage all to contact Sara and talk to her about your wedding. She is by far the best experience we have had!

Thank you so much Sara for such an amazing day. You made it so special! Read less
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Noa
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Shendelman is great! She is super experienced, knows exactly what to do, and makes you feel comfortable and cared for the whole time. She takes into account individual preferences and she has a great presence on stage, making for a really fun and engaging ceremony. We loved her and all of our guests did too. Thank you Rabbi Shendelman for our amazing ceremony! Highly recommended, 100%
Rabbi Shendelman is great! She is super experienced, knows exactly what to do, and makes you feel comfortable and cared Read more...
Rabbi Shendelman is great! She is super experienced, knows exactly what to do, and makes you feel comfortable and cared for the whole time. She takes into account individual preferences and she has a great presence on stage, making for a really fun and engaging ceremony. We loved her and all of our guests did too. Thank you Rabbi Shendelman for our amazing ceremony! Highly recommended, 100% Read less
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Mei
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic wedding ceremony with Sara Shendelman. Many of our guests told us that this was the best ceremony they had ever seen. We met with Sara at her home and discussed our many concerns. I am Buddhist and my husband is atheist and the guests were mixed Christian, Buddhist and Jewish and yet Sara pulled it off beautifully and everybody was happy. We were so lucky she had an opening for us.

I'm so glad Sara agreed to be our officiant. :)
We had a fantastic wedding ceremony with Sara Shendelman. Many of our guests told us that this was the best ceremony they Read more...
We had a fantastic wedding ceremony with Sara Shendelman. Many of our guests told us that this was the best ceremony they had ever seen. We met with Sara at her home and discussed our many concerns. I am Buddhist and my husband is atheist and the guests were mixed Christian, Buddhist and Jewish and yet Sara pulled it off beautifully and everybody was happy. We were so lucky she had an opening for us.

I'm so glad Sara agreed to be our officiant. :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Sara knocked it out of the park for us! She brought with her so much magic on our wedding day that our family and friends almost all participated in our ceremony, because she made everyone feel so comfortable with what was going on. It was perfect. For days after the wedding the talk was all about how special the ceremony had felt to everyone present. Home Run, A+, 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!
Sara knocked it out of the park for us! She brought with her so much magic on our wedding day that our family and friends Read more...
Sara knocked it out of the park for us! She brought with her so much magic on our wedding day that our family and friends almost all participated in our ceremony, because she made everyone feel so comfortable with what was going on. It was perfect. For days after the wedding the talk was all about how special the ceremony had felt to everyone present. Home Run, A+, 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding officiant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We knew upon our first meeting with Rabbi Sara that is was b'shert. She is everything you would want out of a wedding officiant, and more! She guides a collective experience for everyone in attendance that invites them into the love they are there to witness...this is a unique experience when compared to the more traditional, passive style of wedding ceremony. She made our ceremony a memorable celebration rather than a ritual, while including the traditional aspects of a Jewish ceremony that were important to us. Rabbi Sara radiates love from within, which made everyone comfortable and engaged, and made us feel beyond comfortable proclaiming the story of our love and commitment to each other in front of over 100 people. Rabbi Sara's presence and words drew the guests into the ceremony and made all the joy, spirit, and emotion we were feeling a collective experience that lasted until the last person left.....and weeks beyond. Rabbi Sara was not just our wedding officiant, but is our new friend....we can't praise her enough!
We knew upon our first meeting with Rabbi Sara that is was b'shert. She is everything you would want out of a wedding Read more...
We knew upon our first meeting with Rabbi Sara that is was b'shert. She is everything you would want out of a wedding officiant, and more! She guides a collective experience for everyone in attendance that invites them into the love they are there to witness...this is a unique experience when compared to the more traditional, passive style of wedding ceremony. She made our ceremony a memorable celebration rather than a ritual, while including the traditional aspects of a Jewish ceremony that were important to us. Rabbi Sara radiates love from within, which made everyone comfortable and engaged, and made us feel beyond comfortable proclaiming the story of our love and commitment to each other in front of over 100 people. Rabbi Sara's presence and words drew the guests into the ceremony and made all the joy, spirit, and emotion we were feeling a collective experience that lasted until the last person left.....and weeks beyond. Rabbi Sara was not just our wedding officiant, but is our new friend....we can't praise her enough! Read less
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Macy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Sara Shendelman is the most sincere, deep, lovely, funny, brilliant, and kind wedding officiant. We met a few others first, in our search for a truthful and personal ceremony.
She officiated our wedding last week end. With only a few days to prepare, she met with us, made many suggestions for the ceremony, accepted our choices, listened to our opinions, and produced the most beautiful off-the -charts moving, meaningful, precious ceremony, completely tailored to our histories and our needs. What a magnificent woman to work with! We will both be ever grateful.
It was a small event but each guest expressed their delight with Rabbi Sara and the wedding ceremony.
Rabbi Sara Shendelman is the most sincere, deep, lovely, funny, brilliant, and kind wedding officiant. We met a few others Read more...
Rabbi Sara Shendelman is the most sincere, deep, lovely, funny, brilliant, and kind wedding officiant. We met a few others first, in our search for a truthful and personal ceremony.
She officiated our wedding last week end. With only a few days to prepare, she met with us, made many suggestions for the ceremony, accepted our choices, listened to our opinions, and produced the most beautiful off-the -charts moving, meaningful, precious ceremony, completely tailored to our histories and our needs. What a magnificent woman to work with! We will both be ever grateful.
It was a small event but each guest expressed their delight with Rabbi Sara and the wedding ceremony. Read less
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Marsha
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
If you have the opportunity to have Rabbi Sara Shendelman as your wedding officiant, expect a ceremony which will be beautiful, moving, honest, and true to everything which you express that you want. She has a profound gift for creating meaningful and special ritual. That which you want will be included. That which you don't want, will not. She is positive, brilliant, lovely, and sincere.
If you have the opportunity to have Rabbi Sara Shendelman as your wedding officiant, expect a ceremony which will be Read more...
If you have the opportunity to have Rabbi Sara Shendelman as your wedding officiant, expect a ceremony which will be beautiful, moving, honest, and true to everything which you express that you want. She has a profound gift for creating meaningful and special ritual. That which you want will be included. That which you don't want, will not. She is positive, brilliant, lovely, and sincere. Read less
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sara
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of us has a particular religious affiliation, and she was truly accommodating to our wishes. She worked with us every step of the way, she was available whenever we needed, and she went far beyond our expectations to ensure that our ceremony was special and lovely. Her professionalism, kindness, wisdom, and loveliness is exceptional. I recommend her to anyone for a fabulous ceremony. Our guests loved the ceremony, and they loved Rabbi Sara.

Also, she is a great photographer! She sent us some gorgeous photos after the wedding.
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of Read more...
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of us has a particular religious affiliation, and she was truly accommodating to our wishes. She worked with us every step of the way, she was available whenever we needed, and she went far beyond our expectations to ensure that our ceremony was special and lovely. Her professionalism, kindness, wisdom, and loveliness is exceptional. I recommend her to anyone for a fabulous ceremony. Our guests loved the ceremony, and they loved Rabbi Sara.

Also, she is a great photographer! She sent us some gorgeous photos after the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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sara
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of us has a particular religious affiliation, and she was truly accommodating to our wishes. She worked with us every step of the way, she was available whenever we needed, and she went far beyond our expectations to ensure that our ceremony was special and lovely. Her professionalism, kindness, wisdom, and loveliness is exceptional. I recommend her to anyone for a fabulous ceremony. Our guests loved the ceremony, and they loved Rabbi Sara.

Also, she is a great photographer! She sent us some gorgeous photos after the wedding.
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of Read more...
Rabbi Sara gave us a ceremony far more beautiful than we imagined. We wanted something non denominational, as neither of us has a particular religious affiliation, and she was truly accommodating to our wishes. She worked with us every step of the way, she was available whenever we needed, and she went far beyond our expectations to ensure that our ceremony was special and lovely. Her professionalism, kindness, wisdom, and loveliness is exceptional. I recommend her to anyone for a fabulous ceremony. Our guests loved the ceremony, and they loved Rabbi Sara.

Also, she is a great photographer! She sent us some gorgeous photos after the wedding. Read less
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