My name is Sara Shonfeld. I am an ordained Rabbi, and Interfaith officiant.
Being part of my couples' journey and special day is truely a pleasure and honor! Best of all, is the feeling that it doesn't end at the wedding; I love staying connected with my couples and their families.
A little bit about myself: 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 in Long Island and the Tri State Area. A Wedding is a sacred loving union that should express who you are as an individual and as a couple. I welcome all couples and am proud to celebrate marriage equality!
One of the things that my couples love most about my services is my attention to the personal aspects, those details that make you two a unique couple! All my ceremonies are personalized, inclusive, joyful and welcoming.
In Jewish ceremonies, prayers and blessings are authentically chanted with original melodies in my native fluent Hebrew and is also translated in English. My goal is that every one of your guests will feel included and an integral part of your celebration. All blessings are chanted in Hebrew so they sounds really nice and authentic.
I will work with you individually to create a custom ceremony, so it will be unique to you as a couple. It will be personalized and can include your love story, engagement story, and small details will be weaved into the ceremony. All these, create the magic, where all your guests will feel included and part of your ceremony.
I am respectfully open and accepting of all traditions and seeing them all as equal paths.
Often, I co-officiate weddings with clergy from other religions and faiths. I will be happy to work with your clergy or I have a group of wonderful and professional ministers that I work with as a Rabbi and Minister team. Together, we create a balanced, harmonious and joyful wedding that speaks to all.
I perform ceremonies anywhere, but my main area of focus is NYC, Long Island and the Tri-State Area!
- Marriage – Jewish and Interfaith ceremonies
- Jewish, Interfaith and Commitment Ceremony Certificates are available
- Baby blessing and naming – Certificate is available
- Rabbi and Minister teams for Interfaith Ceremonies available
- Jewish funerals service and memorial services
- Professionally written and performed at any location
- Rabbi and Minister teams for Interfaith Ceremonies Available
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