Hello, I am Sara Shonfeld. I am a legally ordained Rabbi and an interfaith wedding and life cycle events’ officiant.
I received my Rabbinical Semicha (ordination) from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in New York, NY. The JSLI’s Rabbinical School’s codes and Ethics represent the designation of a Rabbi far more than a title or a job; it represents a life committed to the fundamental precepts of Judaism and a dedication to serving our communities with honesty, sincerity and with an ethical behavior appropriate to all human beings in this world.
I also Received my first ordination as an Interfaith wedding officiant and Interfaith Rabbi from CoAW; a national Interfaith organization that honors the individual integrity of world religions and seeks harmony and understanding between all human beings.
I was born and raised in Israel where I mastered in education and Jewish studies.
I have been officiating Jewish, interfaith, spiritual, civil and intercultural ceremonies for the past 10 years.
All my ceremonies are personalized, inclusive and welcoming.
I will work with you to create the ceremony that you will feel most connected to. My goal is that every one of your guests will feel included and engaged during the ceremony.
I work with each couple individually and tailor your own ceremony for you and your families. I am respectfully open and accepting of all traditions and seeing them all as equal paths. I also work with a diverse group of co-officiants to create a balanced, harmonious and joyful wedding.
My favorite quote:
“The day you were born is the day God decided that the world could not exist without you”
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
היום שבו נולדת הוא היום בו החליט הקב”ה שהעולם אינו יכול להתקיים בלעדיך”
הרב נחמן מברסלב