Rabbi Michael Sternfield is an ordained Reform Rabbi located in Long Beach, CA, with vast experience officiating Jewish, interfaith, intercultural, same-gender, and non-denominational weddings. Rabbi Sternfield brings a unuvwrsal approach to his officiant services inspired by a desire to serve others. Passionate about promoting harmony and inclusivity, he strives to deliver a respectful, warm-hearted ceremony that keeps the couple's unique love center stage. Planning sessions with him always begin with he telling the couple: “it’s your wedding, not mine. I hope we can make your wedding ceremony a warm and memorable occasion and a true reflection of what is most important to you.” Rabbi Michael Sternfield built his services on a belief that the purpose of the Jewish religion is to make the world a better place for people regardless of faith, culture, nationality, or background. He regards each wedding as its own momentous occasion, deserving of dignity and professionalism without being stuffy or pretentious. In particular, Rabbi Sternfield takes great joy in blending diverse cultural components for a personalized ceremony that pays homage to both individuals. Rabbi Michael Sternfield offers his services to to-be-weds across Southern California, as well as destination weddings and other lifecycle events. He has much experience combining Judaism with various other religions, including Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikh. As part of his services, Rabbi Sternfield will spend a number of hours establishing a personal relationship and planning a ceremony that truly honors the couple's needs and wishes.