Congratulations on your decision to marry! I wish you every happiness in the world and look forward to speaking with you about your dream wedding. My number one goal is to work with you to craft your ceremony so that it is personally meaningful to you. Whether you are looking for traditional or modern; religious or secular, intimate or grand; sentimental or fun, I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that every word and every ritual speaks to who you are as a couple. I am also open to and comfortable with co-officiation and non-religious ceremonies.
I additionally offer the option of doing pre-marital work using the Prepare-Enrich program. Prepare-Enrich uses an online assessment followed by exercises to teach relationship skills that increase relationship satisfaction and improve the chances of a life-long fulfilling marriage. You can read more about it at www.PrepareEnrich.com. This work is especially valuable to interfaith couples and couples planning to have children.
Is this a destination wedding? No problem-we can “cyber-meet” through SKYPE!
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Sharon Steinberg – Experience and Education
Rabbi-Cantor Sharon Steinberg, served URJ (Reform) congregations in the Washington Metropolitan Region for 20 years (Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia), relocating to South Florida in 2013. Shenow serves Temples Beth Shira and Shirat Sharon, both in Boca Raton, FL. Much of her time is spent serving the unaffiliated ~Jew and non-Jew alike, performing life cycle ceremonies, offering adult education and B’nai Mitzvah training as well as pastoral and spiritual counseling, life coaching and pre-marital counseling.
Rabbi Sharon was ordained by the Adas Wolkowisk Rabbinical Academy in 2013. Prior to that, she earned her cantorial ordination through Hebrew Union College’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in 2006. She studied Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University, is a certified energy life coach and holds two degrees in music from Indiana University (MM) and Ithaca College (BM).
“Rabbi-Cantor Sharon was very important part of our wedding. She was always helpful and very responsive. We always felt like she was there for us from the beginning to the end. We needed someone who was flexible due to the fact our wedding was non-traditional but still true to the Jewish tradition, and she was able to accommodate us. Her beautiful voice was an added bonus. She was also extremely helpful with managing expectations of certain various family members. She helped with the entire ceremony and gave brilliant suggestions. A true professional who understood the needs of everybody involved at the wedding. My wife and I highly recommend!”
“Rabbi Steinberg approached our family’s event with incredible sensitivity and creativity. She prepared the entire ceremony, suggesting numerous elements of her own design intended to make all participants feel equally included. She worked with us on every single detail of the event, not only writing the ceremony but reviewing the processional plans, the program, and helping select the music, Kiddush cups, ketubah — she helped with every little detail. We received many compliments afterwards on the beautiful wedding ceremony.”
Category: Ceremony Music, Officiant
“We loved having Rabbi Steinberg as our officiant. She worked hard to make our wedding just as we wanted it to be. It turned out wonderfully and we had an incredible day. She is happy to have the ceremony be more religious or less. She was flexible and did our ceremony on a Saturday afternoon, and she welcomed us as a same sex couple. Rabbi Steinberg adapted well to last-minute changes, as well as to the blazing heat on the day of our outdoor wedding. Her singing and chanting are inspirational, and her presence gave our wedding the spiritual touch we are looking for.”
“Rabbi Sharon was a great officiant for our interfaith wedding ceremony. She worked well with our Catholic officiant and together they provided us with a lovely wedding that combined aspects and traditions reflecting both faiths. She was a pleasure to work with and a great resource throughout our engagement. We would highly recommend!”
“Rabbi Sharon was perfect! She was open, caring and supportive. She successfully created a beautiful Korean and Jewish fusion Ceremony. We could feel that this is not just a job for her, but she puts her full heart and true emotions into the ceremony. There was not a single guest who was not in tears.”
Jeff and MiYoung
“Rabbi Sharon Steinberg co-officiated our November 2015 wedding. Cantor Sharon met with us several times prior to our wedding where we discussed both what we wanted at our ceremony and what we wanted out of our marriage. She was always genuinely interested in our opinions and thought processes and we enjoyed her company and guidance. Cantor Sharon was open to performing the ceremony in tandem with one of my husband’s relatives, an ordained Episcopal priest, and the two of them created an absolutely beautiful, personal ceremony that we loved. We received many complements from guests after the service on the ceremony.”
“Working with Rabbi Sharon) was such a wonderful experience!
Being in an interfaith relationship led to some key discussions during our wedding planning process, and it was so nice to have Rabbi Sharon work through the discussions with us and pave the way to a successful relationship. We were so fortunate to meet monthly for nearly 9 months prior to our wedding to discuss our future plans for our household, family, and ourselves.
It was very important to us to find an officiant who would respect me and my traditions as a non-Jew and who would uphold the traditions of my husband who is Jewish. Cantor Sharon worked with us to create a wedding ceremony to honor both families – We couldn’t have asked for more!”
“Rabbi Sharon was wonderful! She officiated our September 2011 wedding and really helped craft a ceremony that was meaningful to my husband, our families, and me. I had not yet converted at that time, so our ceremony was sort of interfaith, heavily leaning towards the Jewish traditions. However, Rabbi Sharon helped us to weave secular music that was important to me, seamlessly, into the Jewish parts of the ceremony. On top of that, she met with my husband and I frequently – we had some marriage counseling sessions that were really valuable to us in goal and expectation setting. I’d be remiss to also mention that, Rabbi Sharon is very sweet, very easy to talk to, and just an overall lovely and enjoyable person 🙂 I’m very late to review her wonderful officiant services but recently my husband and I were thinking of her as we’re soon to welcome our first child (who we will be raising Jewish as we had discussed in length with Rabbi Sharon 3 years ago!!)