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 Lynne Goldsmith, Rabbi Evon Yakar 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. Would you like to add readings or have a guest sing a song? Perhaps you like to write your own vows or paint your own ketubah?
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!
A: Yes, we all work with interfaith couples who wish to have a Jewish ceremony. We do not co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy.
A: The Rabbi meets with you for two sessions before your wedding ceremony.
A: Many of our 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.
A: Not at this time.
A: We will perform a ceremony on Shabbat at 5 pm or later.
A. Rabbi Goldsmith is our wedding specialist and does most of our ceremonies. She is based in Broomfield Colorado and will travel to your location for your wedding. Rabbi Korngold is based in Boulder Colorado and will travel. Rabbi Yakar is based in South Lake Tahoe and will only do weddings in that area.
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. Each of our rabbis will work with you to create a personalized and unique wedding.
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>>>
Rabbi Korngold and Rabbi Goldsmith are willing to travel to perform weddings, although the fee does increase to account for the additional time away from the office required for travel.
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. Check out our fees or hold your date with a Contract>>
Q: Where Do We Start?
A: 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 and see which Rabbi is available on the date you have chosen.
Arrange a complimentary meeting by phone to see if working with us is a good fit for you. You need to really “click” with your officiate.
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.
Enjoy the process!
About Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith, Wedding Specialist, Boulder CO
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith moved to Colorado from Alabama. She is thrilled to be in Colorado. Recently retired from ten years service as a pulpit rabbi, there were some aspects of the rabbinate she wanted to continue. One of those is working with couples as they prepare their wedding. “What a joy,” she explains, “To partner with couples beginning a lifetime together to create a meaningful wedding celebration.”
Rabbi Goldsmith served Temple Emanu-el in Dothan, AL as solo rabbi from her ordination at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in June 2007 until her retirement in June of 2017. Lynne believes passionately in Jewish education for all ages. She was also active in the community, especially in inter-faith relations. She served on the boards of the local women’s shelter, the board of Catholic social services, and on the Ecumenical Council, a multi-faith organization dedicated to erasing poverty in the Dothan area.
Rabbi Goldsmith is married to Rob Goldsmith, and they live in Broomfield, CO. She is looking forward to getting involved in the Boulder Jewish community and spending time with her granddaughter and son and daughter in law who also live in Colorado.