(Closed) A bit of a pickle–any advice?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can recommend my rabbi!! He was AMAZING–seriously, we had people coming up to us telling us that it was the best ceremony that they had been to. He’s also very very liberal–he married us on a Friday night and really shaped the ceremony to fit what we wanted. This is his website: http://www.lovingheartsceremonies.com  (it looks cheesy, but he’s really great-and married to a reverend!). 

It seems like it’s important for you to have a rabbi officiate, in which case I don’t think you should give that up. Especially since there are definitely rabbis out there who will be able to accomodate you. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was looking for reform rabbis from the start, but ran into the problem of our wedding being a few days before Rosh Hashana and rabbis being reluctant to take on a wedding when they are preparing things for the high holidays.  We ended up finding a rabbi who works for the URJ and isn’t at the pulpit, so the holidays were much less of an issue for her.  Maybe the NY branch of the URJ can help you out.  Good luck with your search. 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, ask your current rabbi if he can recommend someone who might be able to work with your situation.  The rabbi we ended up with was recommended by another rabbi that turned us down. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

For your information, and hopefully comfort, a Jewish wedding does not require a rabbi — the rabbi is only there to facilitate.  In Judaism, the bride and groom marry each other, the rabbi does not marry the bride and groom.

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