Adventure Rabbi team are honored to officiate at same-sex weddings,
commitment ceremonies, and gay weddings, and will use whatever terminology
is comfortable for you and your partner.
ceremony does not differ greatly from other weddings, with language
changes as appropriate. For example, in the Sheva Berachot "bridegroom
and bride" becomes "re'im ahuvim," loving companions.
Same-sex couples may choose between a traditional ceremony and a
B'rit Ahuvim. (See Jewish Weddings)
The same options concerning interfaith relationships and non-religious
ceremonies are available. (See
Ceremony or Gay Wedding?
Some homosexual couples prefer to have a “commitment ceremony,”
rather than a “gay wedding,” to emphasize that in most
states, homosexual couples are not granted the same rights of marriage
as heterosexual couples.
couples prefer to have a “wedding ceremony,” to emphasize
that the commitment made by gays and lesbians is equal to the commitment
you decide,our rabbis will help you create a ceremony that is uniquely
yours and congruent with your values as a couple.
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Do you work with interfaith couples?
A: Rabbi Bogage, our interfaith wedding specialist,
would be honored to officiate at your interfaith wedding. Couples
(and their parents) love his wedding ceremonies, because he is non-judgmental,
open minded and inclusive. More>>
Rabbi Korngold will perform interfaith weddings for couples who
are part of the Adventure Rabbi community and who meet certain requirements.
How will we get to know the rabbi?
A: The Rabbi meets with you for two or three sessions
before your wedding ceremony. We also encourage you to come to Adventure
Rabbi Programs. This helps Rabbi Korngold or Rabbi Bogage get to
know you and you them.
What if we live out of town or don’t have time
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. More>>
Will the rabbis perform ceremonies on Shabbat?
A: Rabbi Bogage will perform
a ceremony on Shabbat at the time of your choosing. Rabbi Korngold
will perform a ceremony on Saturday that starts when it "feels"
like evening. In Rabbi Korngold's ceremonies, the Ketubah signing
can be held at 5:30 p.m. and Huppah Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
How do I pick which rabbi to hire?
A. Most of our couples select Rabbi Bogage to work
with them to create a personalized and unique wedding. He is our
wedding specialist and is able to focus deeply on each couple with
whom he works. He is known for creating wedding ceremonies that
meet the couples needs, rather than intruding with his 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.
Because of her heavy schedule, Rabbi Korngold tends to work primarily
with couples who are involved in the Adventure Rabbi program, but
there are always exceptions! She tends to perform the more adventurous
weddings, such as those on skis or mountain tops.
What are the Fees?
A: Rabbi Korngold and Rabbi Bogage's wedding ceremony
fees represent the time and attention they give to each wedding
couple. The Rabbis will 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. See
Where are the Rabbis based?
A: Rabbi Bogage is in Denver
Colorado and Rabbi Korngold is in Boulder Colorado.
Will the Rabbis travel out of State or to other Counties?
Rabbi Korngold and Rabbi Bogage are willing to travel
outside of Boulder and Denver to perform weddings, although the
fees do increase to account for the additional time required to
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.
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 of your wedding.
We accept Visa and Master Card. Hold
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