Rabbi Donald Kunstadt is available for destination weddings in Ventura County, and from Los Angeles County, to Santa Barbara County. He will officiate in coastal cities including: Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria, Ojai, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, and to Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Calabasas.   He officiates at interfaith, intermarriage ceremonies.

Rabbi Kunstadt received his BA Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Religious Studies and his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.  He was ordained as a Reform Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and received the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity from his alma mater. He has served two congregations in his career, last serving twenty-eight years at the Springhill Avenue Temple on the North Gulf Coast. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Reform Rabbinic leadership organization.  Ventura County, CA is his home.

His hobbies range from surfing to organic gardening, and from studying Spanish to painting.

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The wedding ceremony is personalized for each couple. Included in his fee are two in person meetings in which the ceremony is both customized to create your ideal wedding, and premarital counseling. Rabbi Kunstadt strives to create a spiritual ceremony tailored to your desires.


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“Aimee and I were fortunate indeed to have Rabbi Kunstadt officiate at our wedding.  He made the day highly meaningful and special for us.  We highly recommend him to anyone interested in engaging him to conduct their wedding.”       Michael R. Holberg, Attorney  more on Weddingwire

“Rabbi Kunstadt was the Rabbi of my childhood congregation and agreed to officiate at my interfaith wedding in Gulf Shores, AL.  He allowed us to customize our ceremony to represent the two of us and our beliefs and traditions we felt were important, all while keeping the ceremony sweet and lighthearted.   Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted.”        Chrissie Belock CPA , Houston, Texas   more on Weddingwire

“Rabbi Kunstadt was terrific. For the Jew and non-jew alike, he made the ceremony understandable, special and uniquely ours. We respect him so greatly that we travel 45 miles each way to attend temple with him. He is the best choice to officiate at your wedding or religious event bar none.”  Ken and Judi    more on Weddingwire

“Rabbi Kunstadt performs the most amazing weddings!  Put your wedding ceremony and your trust in Rabbi Kunstadt’s able and capable hands. You will have no worries and special and fantastic memories!” —Sam D. Small, M.Ed   more on Weddingwire

“Silvia and I were very fortunate to have Rabbi Kunstadt officiate at our November 3rd 2013 wedding. We consider Rabbi Kunstadt an inspiring religious leader.”   Silva and Stan Zimmerman  more on Weddingwire

$800 fee, and an additional $200 travel reimbursement within the above area.  

Contact Rabbi Donald Kunstadt at: surfingventurarabbi@gmail.com

cell 805 414-4262

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