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Weddings for Jewish Couples:

The Jewish wedding ceremony is filled with beautiful songs, meaningful liturgy, and powerful symbols such as blessing the wine and breaking the glass. Our rich Jewish traditions link your marriage to those generations who came before you, as well as those who will follow.

We have three rabbis on our staff who perform weddings, Rabbi Evon Yakar, Rabbi Buz Bogage and Rabbi Jamie Korngold.

The Rabbi will help you understand the elements of a Jewish wedding, while allowing you to personalize the ceremony to reflect your unique relationship.

Our Jewish wedding ceremonies are best described as warm, welcoming, inclusive and personalized. They are never cookie cutter ceremonies and will not be long and boring!

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Jewish Wedding at Copper Mountain, Colorado (near Vail, Colorado)

You are welcome to choose your own venue and design the wedding ceremony that is right for you. Pick your own ketubah (marriage contract), make your own huppah (wedding canopy), add readings or songs to the wedding ceremony, and write your own wedding vows. You may want to read The New Jewish Wedding Book by Anita Diamant to learn more about your options for a Jewish wedding.

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What Brides Say About Our Jewish Wedding Ceremonies:

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What a lovely voice you have! It was like having rabbi and cantor in one!

-Mindy

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My husband and I were so grateful that Linda and Steve found you to officiate at their wedding.

You spoke about them with such warmth and knowledge; our friends assumed you have been their rabbi for years!

-Martha and Joseph

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Thank you for making our ceremony perfect in every way. I was so pleased that you gave us so much choice about the ceremony.

The detailed wedding planner sheets really worked for the control freak in me and I loved the way it came out.

-Carrie and Joe

Click here to see Rabbi Korngold's comprehensive wedding planner -- PDF format. (You are welcome to use it , even if you work with another rabbi)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do you work with interfaith couples?
A:
Rabbi Bogage, our interfaith wedding specialist, would be honored to officiate or officiate at your interfaith wedding. He has no restrictions on days or times. He does not perform non-religious ceremonies. Couples (and their parents) love his wedding ceremonies, because he is non-judgmental, open minded and inclusive. He is based in Denver Colorado and Palm Springs California. More>>

Rabbi Yakar will perform interfaith weddings but does not co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy. Couples love his weddings because they are inclusive and personalized. He is based in South Lake Tahoe, California with frequent visits to Boulder, Colorado.

Rabbi Korngold will perform interfaith weddings and non-religious ceremonies for couples who are either part of the Adventure Rabbi community or are getting married in a really, really cool place, such as backcountry in Rocky Mountain National Park or on the ski slopes. She is based in Boulder Colorado, with easy access to Summit County and Eagle County.

Q: How will we get to know the rabbi?
A: The Rabbi meets with you for two sessions before your wedding ceremony.

Q: What if we live out of town or don’t have time for meetings?
A: Many of the Rabbis' clients live out of town and even overseas. You might choose to fly in one extended meeting, or do the work by phone. Sometimes the Rabbi and the couple meet in person for the first time at the wedding, although it always feels like we have known each other for ages. The most important work can be done over the phone, in two sessions.

 


Q:
Do the Rabbis co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy?
A:
Rabbi Bogage does co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy and will be glad to work with you to design a wedding in which he can represent your Jewish heritage. More>>

Q: Will the rabbis perform ceremonies on Shabbat?
A: Rabbi Bogage will perform a ceremony on Shabbat at the time of your choosing.

Q: How do I pick which rabbi to hire?
A. Rabbi Bogage performs most of the weddings in the Colorado area.
Because of her heavy tour schedule, Rabbi Korngold works primarily with couples who are involved in the Adventure Rabbi community.

All of our rabbis are wedding specialists and are able to focus deeply on each couple with whom they work. We are known for creating wedding ceremonies that meet the couples needs, rather than intruding with our own menu of what "should" happen. Rabbi Bogage will be happy to chat with you to see if he will be a good fit for your wedding ceremony.

Q: What are the Ceremonies Like?
A: each Rabbi's ceremonies are slightly different, but this is the flow of Rabbi Korngold's ceremonies.

  • Ketubah Ceremony (30 min before Huppah)
  • Procession
  • Welcome by the Rabbi
  • Shehecheyanu
    Bless first glass of wine
  • Sheva Brachot and second glass of wine
  • Rabbi’s remarks
  • Kiddushin and Huppah prayers
  • Exchange of rings and vows
  • Priestly Blessing
  • Glass is broken
  • Recessional
  • Yichud (optional)

Q: What are the Fees?
A: Our wedding ceremony fees represent the time and attention we give to each wedding couple. The Rabbis spend approximately ten hours preparing for each wedding or 12 hours when Rabbi Bogage co-officiates with another clergy. This includes meetings with the couples, writing a personalized ceremony and officiating at the ceremony. You can see our fee schedule here>>>

Q: Where are the Rabbis based?
A:
Rabbi Bogage is based in Palm Springs California and Denver Colorado. Rabbi Yakar is based in Lake Tahoe California and Boulder Colorado. Rabbi Korngold is based in Boulder Colorado.

Q: Will the Rabbis travel out of State or to other Countries?
Rabbi Yakar and Rabbi Bogage are willing to travel to perform weddings, although the fees do increase to account for the additional time required to travel.

For specifics on fees for both rabbis or to arrange a contract, call Rabbi Korngold at (303) 417-6200, or click here to have a Rabbi contact you now.

Q:How does the payment process work?
A: Wedding couples pay a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold the wedding date. The final 50% will be charged on the day before your wedding. We accept Visa, Master Card and AmEx. Dates are not held until the deposit is received.
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Wedding Logistics:

Q: Where Do We Start?
A:
First,
Check out our fee schedule and see if we are within your budget. Our fees are on the higher side, but so is our quality! We know you work hard for your dollars and you will find that we work hard for you.

Then if you have already chosen a date, email or call Rabbi Korngold (303) 417-6200 and see which Rabbi is available on the date you have chosen.

Next, arrange a complimentary meeting by phone to see if working with Rabbi Yakar or Rabbi Bogage is a good fit for you. You need to really “click” with your officiate.

Finally, once you have decided you would like to work with the Rabbi, let us know. Click on the link for the contract, submit it with payment, and the date and time will be held for you. At this point, you'll schedule your additional meetings, or phone conversations.

 
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