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!!)
three 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, Rabbi "Buz" Bogage and Rabbi Jamie
Korngold 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 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>>
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.
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: 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.
Will the rabbis perform ceremonies on Shabbat?
A: Rabbi Bogage will perform
a ceremony on Shabbat at the time of your choosing.
How do I pick which rabbi to hire?
A. Most of our couples select the rabbi based
on availability. Any 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.
Rabbi Yakar or Rabbi Bogage will be happy to chat with you
to see if he will be a good fit for your wedding ceremony.
Because of her heavy tour schedule, Rabbi Korngold works primarily
with couples who are involved in the Adventure Rabbi community.
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>>>
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, with easy access to
Summit County Colorado.
Will the Rabbis travel out of State or to other
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.
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 Bogage 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 their wedding ceremonies
with Rabbi Yakar:
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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