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.
have two rabbis on our staff who perform weddings, Rabbi
Evon Yakar and Rabbi Jamie Korngold.
Rabbi will help you understand the elements of a Jewish wedding,
while allowing you to personalize the ceremony to reflect
your unique relationship.
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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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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Brides Say About Our Jewish Wedding Ceremonies:
What a lovely voice you have! It was like having rabbi
and cantor in one!
My husband and I were so grateful that Linda and Steve
found you to officiate at their wedding.
spoke about them with such warmth and knowledge; our
friends assumed you have been their rabbi for years!
-Martha and Joseph
Thank you for making our ceremony perfect in every way.
I was so pleased that you gave us so much choice about
wedding planner sheets really worked for the control
freak in me and I loved the way it came out.
-Carrie and Joe
here to see Rabbi Korngold's comprehensive wedding planner
-- PDF format. (You are welcome to use it , even
if you work with another rabbi)
Do you work with interfaith couples?
A: Rabbi Korngold
would be honored to officiate at your interfaith wedding. Couples
(and their parents) love her wedding ceremonies, because she is non-judgmental,
open minded and inclusive. She is based in Boulder Colorado,
with easy access to Summit County and Eagle County. 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.
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: Yes, Rabbi Korngold will perform wedding on Shabbat after 5 pm on Saturday even if sundown is much 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 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)
- Welcome by the Rabbi
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
- Yichud (optional)
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 fees do increase
to account for the additional time required to travel.
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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?
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
if you have already chosen a date, email
or call Rabbi Korngold (303) 417-6200 to see if the
Rabbi is available on the date you have chosen.
arrange a complimentary meeting by phone to see if
working with the Rabbi 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.