Mazel tov! You
found the love of your life, the person you want to marry.
That was the hard part.
is cake. (And flowers, seating arrangements, choosing a band...Egads!!)
two rabbis on our team ready to help you create an unforgettable
wedding that is fun, celebratory and most importantly, you!
We will try to make the wedding process as low stress as we
can; you have enough on your plate right now.
Rabbi Evon Yakar (Lake Tahoe, CA) and Rabbi Jamie
Korngold (Boulder, CO) comprise the Adventure Rabbi wedding team.
your wedding, the rabbi will meet with you twice to plan your
these discussions, we will help you shape a wedding that reflects
your personalities. When your wedding day arrives, we will
have gotten to know you both and will be able to share with
your guests what marriage and commitment mean to you. Your
wedding day will be a unique reflection of your relationship
and commitment to each other.
Rabbi Yakar offers additional sessions of premarital counseling
using the time tested Prepare and Enrich system. These meetings
are a lovely opportunity to focus on your marriage, not just
your wedding. Think of these times as an oasis in the craziness
of wedding planning.
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Do you work with interfaith couples?
A: Rabbi Korngold works with interfaith couples who wish to have a Jewish ceremony. She does not co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy. Just a heads-up, because of her great popularity as a wedding officiant, she is often difficult to book. The most successful path to booking her is to offer a few choices for dates before you book your venue.
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 and officiates at ceremonies in North and South Lake Tahoe..
How will we get to know the rabbi?
A: The Rabbi meets with you for two sessions
before your wedding ceremony.
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.
Do the Rabbis co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy?
A: Not at this time.
Will the rabbis perform ceremonies on Shabbat?
A: Rabbi Korngold will perform
a ceremony on Shabbat at 5 pm or later.
How do I pick which rabbi to hire?
A. Location! Rabbi Yakar works in Lake Tahoe. Rabbi Korngold will travel. Both of our rabbis will work with you to create
a personalized and unique wedding.
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.
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. This includes meetings with the couples, writing a personalized
ceremony and officiating at the ceremony. You can see our
fee schedule here>>>
Where are the Rabbis based?
A: Rabbi Yakar
is based in Lake Tahoe California.Rabbi
Korngold is based in Boulder Colorado.
Will the Rabbis travel out of State or to other
Rabbi Korngold is willing to
travel to perform weddings, although the fee does increase
to account for the additional time away from the office required for o travel.
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.
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. Hold
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Where Do We Start?
click on the wedding type that best suits your needs and read
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.
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.
arrange a complimentary meeting by phone to see if
working with Rabbi Yakar or Rabbi Korngold is a good fit for
you. You need to really “click” with your officiate.
Fifth, 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.
couples say about our wedding ceremonies
We feel so lucky to have found you! No one else could have pulled off such a ceremony that really "got" us. You so smoothly and beautifully integrated tradition and culture with the meaning we derive from your lives together.
Lauren and Jason
just wanted to let you know how happy we were with
the wedding - you did an absolutely WONDERFUL job,
and we've heard nothing but amazing feedback from
our guests, both Jews and non-Jews alike.
can't even tell you how many people said it was the
most moving, meaningful and inclusive wedding they've
parents have been raving about you to everyone who
asks about the wedding, and Bruce and I couldn't be
We're only hoping that someone got it on tape, as
we can't remember everything!
you again for everything!
wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything
you did for us. Ray & I both had a great feeling
about you during our phone conversations, and can't
tell you enough how much we appreciate the fact that
you really took note in every detail we spoke of on
the phone and during breakfast, and you did an absolutely
wonderful job incorporating them into the ceremony.
As we watch the ceremony on our wedding video, we
especially realize how eloquent you spoke, and how
beautiful and personalized the ceremony was. We think
the world of you as a rabbi and as a person.
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