Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill
Flexible, Open-Minded, and Personable
For the past twenty years, Rabbi Gershon has been performing Jewish, Interfaith, and non-denominational lifecycle ceremonies including weddings, bar mitzvahs, baby namings, funerals and renewal of vows for Jewish and Interfaith families. Because of his committment to work with Interfaith couples, he understands the needs of not only the couple’s desire to honor both traditions, but is able to help with the concerns that arise from family members and guests. Rabbi Gershon is experienced and willing to perform co-officiated services with clergy from different traditions, as well as, marry non-Jewish couples. He is willing to travel anywhere to conduct a wedding ceremony.(Additional travel fees required)
Rabbi Gershon is different than most other rabbis:
- Open and accepting of all traditions, seeing them all as equal paths.
- Flexible in your ceremony contents. He says “It’s your ritual, make the ceremony the way you want it”.
- Works together with co-officiants with respect to the other tradition. The ceremonies are balanced, harmonious and honor both traditions.
- Specializes in performing Saturday services, any time of day.
It is important to him that the time honored traditions are celebrated in a way that makes the wedding guests feel comfortable. Therefore, explanation of the symbolism is done during the ceremony and written material can be provided for the wedding program.Rabbi Gershon’s mission is to deliver personalized milestone ceremonies that speaks to the needs, beliefs, cultural background and values of the bride and groom. Nothing is imposed upon them. Through a collaborative creative process with the couple, his partner Yehudit and himself, the ceremony is designed to fulfill the visions and ideals of their clients.
Since the late nineties, Gershon has been serving the unaffiliated Jewish community throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, he maintains an ”Ask A Rabbi” teaching hundreds of students, around the globe Jewish Ethics, Torah and Basic Judaism, from a compassionate universalist viewpoint. His writings appear on numerous websites throughout the internet including Beliefnet.com.
How to Reserve Rabbi Gershon for a service or ceremony
- Complete the form below to check Rabbi Gershon’s availability on your date.
- Include the date and time of your ceremony in the message box.
- We’ll arrange a phone consultation with the rabbi, once we receive your request by sending you a followup email within 36 hrs. to make an appointment to speak with him directly.
- If you prefer to speak with us directly, call the office 415-505-1169. Leave a voice message and we’ll return your call shortly. We check our messages many times throughout the day.
We monitor and answer all emails within 24 hours during business hours. If you do not hear from us, please call Yehudit at 415-505-1169. We are happy to hear from you and answer your questions.