Reviews and Testimonials
“The perfect officiant for our wedding.”
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.
A+ – SO MANY COMPLIMENTS on my Interfaith Ceremony with her and my Husband’s childhood Pastor. Also our Ketubah Ceremony. She is lovely, she is so funny, so many compliments, and she really truly works with you to create your perfect ceremony. I love that she gives you a copy in a binder at the end! I can’t recommend her enough.
There are no words nearly powerful enough to express my gratitude towards Sara. She is truly a special human being. I was having a terrible morning the morning of my wedding and in walked Sara. I felt so much better just having her there. Although I had only met her once previously during our initial consult, I communicated regularly with her via email and she followed me on Facebook.
I felt as if I had known her my whole life. She instantly calmed me down and walked my soon to be husband and I through the entire ceremony one more time. Our ceremony and ketubah signing could not have gone any better. Her little quips and attention to detail are unparalleled. People thought she was my rabbi that I’ve known my whole life. She spoke about Rob and I with such confidence and ease and made all the non-jews at my ceremony feel welcomes and privileged.
I love her more than she will ever realize. For anyone who is having an interfaith wedding, Sara is flat out the best person to use for the job. Her warmth will make everyone feel welcomed. Thank you Sara for everything.
We cannot thank Rabbi Sara enough! People have not stopped talking about our wedding ceremony and I got to see my grandpa cry for the first time. I am Jewish and my wife is Chinese. Rabbi Sara did a beautiful job of combining our family values into a joined wedding ceremony.
The day of the wedding was very hectic and my wife and I were very nervous, but once Rabbi Sara arrived she did a great job of keeping us calm, comfortable, and making sure everything was taken care of. She also made the ceremony personal and customized our vows exactly the way we imagined them.
Thank you Rabbi Sara for an amazing wedding experience!
Rabbi Sara helped make our Wedding day so amazing. She was always very quick to respond to emails, and would also be very flexible when it came time to setting up a call. Our guests loved how personal she made our ceremony as well. We would definitely recommend Sara to all our friends.
Sara did an amazing job making our ceremony special and unique to Chris and I as a couple. At our first meeting we felt extremely comfortable talking to her and sharing our love story. Working with her was a breeze. She was patient and followed up with us when we needed a lil kick in the butt to get things completed on our end. The ceremony was everything we wanted and perfect for us. Thank you Sara!
I would like to recommend Rabbi Sarah wholeheartedly.
Many of our guests had never been to a Jewish wedding and she made wonderful introductions to the ceremony and explained the traditions in a way that everyone could understand. We are a bit of outside-the-box couple, and she had no problem adjusting herself to our narrative in a kind and accepting way.
We could not be more pleased with her- she was outstanding. Also, if you hire her, make sure she sings at the wedding- she has an amazing voice.
Thank you so much.
Sara was a pleasure to work with. She was knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. My wife and I liked that Sara customized our wedding ceremony program based on what we wanted. Sara explained the cultural significance of everything during the ceremony so that all of our guests would understand. Her positive energy and bubbly, outgoing personality made the ceremony very enjoyable. My wife and I received many compliments from our guests about how beautiful and memorable the ceremony was. Thank you, Sara!
Sara was our officiant this May (after being recommended by Rev Deb an officiant/reverand I met at a Wedding Showcase about two years ago). They both have such inviting, loving personalities.
We loved Sara and received such wonderful compliments after our ceremony. We could feel the connection to Sara after our first meeting with her. We knew she would be just right for our ceremony.
We love that she cane early and took pictures firsthand during our first look and photographer’s photos and signing of the license because she posted them right away and that was great!
We had such a wonderful, loving, fun ceremony with Sara and our family. We had a mixed Ceremony – part secular, part religious. I enjoyed our ceremony and added in a Sand Unity part that Sara said the blessing over and it meant so much to us.
We recommend Sara to anyone looking for a caring, loving, and fun officiant!
Sara is a beautiful and bright soul. I couldn’t imagine my wedding without her. She was extremely aware of us and our friends and family. We had a spiritual ceremony, Sara expressed our love and specific journey perfectly. My husband and I couldn’t feel more blessed to have her a part of our special day! I highly recommend Sara to everyone! Thank you again!
There are no words to describe how perfectly Rabbi Sara officiated our daughter’s wedding ceremony last weekend. It was simply beautiful and captured the spirit and the essence of the amazing couple: Jennifer and Clinton. Rabbi Sara spent time with us and worked carefully to personalize the ceremony and made it uniquely special. Nearly every guest commented on how amazing the ceremony was. Rabbi Sara is very special and I am so happy we chose her for this most special day. Thank you Rabbi Sara!