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.

“She completely understood us.”

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!

– Private User

“She truly creates such a magical experience”

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.

– Jill

“Rabbi Sara is the absolute best!”

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

“The most beautiful, meaningful and heartwarming ceremony I have ever heard”

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

“You will not find a better rabbi than Rabbi Sara.”

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.

– David

“She truly cared about us”

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!

– Jennifer

“An amazing job”

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

– Christina

Sara Shonfeld - Rabbi & Interfaith Officiant Reviews