You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Learn more about the 18Doors Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service below.
Here’s a quick look at how the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service works:
And if you need any help, our team of professionals are here to support you! Chat with us on the site or shoot us an email.
Don’t worry, your information won’t be shared outside of 18Doors. We provide you with the contact information of Jewish clergy but we won’t share your private information with them.
Great question! You can use the additional search filters on the sidebar to help you narrow down your list to fit your needs. If you have a firm budget, search by their wedding officiation fee. The next step is to message a few clergy from the list who pique your interest. Give them the important details of your event and what you’re looking for. And if you’ve chosen a date for your event, share that to make sure they are available. Most importantly, determine if they are a good fit for you and your partner or family and if they’ll be able to provide the type of experience you are looking for by meeting or scheduling a time to talk by phone.
Our 18Doors professionals are here to help you along the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out by email.
At 18Doors, we value inclusion and diversity. It’s so important to us that we only accept rabbis or cantors on our referral list who will officiate for LGBTQ couples and families. This gives you peace of mind when looking for Jewish clergy for your event. We also have an LGBTQ resource page with lots of great articles and tips to help you along the way.
We’ll do our best to help. We have some referral clergy part of our network who are based outside North America and some who may be willing to travel for your event. Feel free to email us if you need help.
We’re here to help. We can provide you with support and guidance & connect you to rabbis and cantors who can answer your questions. Reach out to our team here and browse our coronavirus lifecycle resources here.
Thanks to the generosity of our 18Doors supporters, it’s our pleasure to provide this service free of charge. We’re always grateful for those who choose to pay it forward and donate to 18Doors as thanks for helping to connect them to a rabbi/cantor.
Sure you can. Just select who the event is for when asked (your child, another family member, or someone else).
As far as the cost for having a Jewish clergy officiate your ceremony, each rabbi and cantor sets their own price. Some clergy have chosen to list their wedding officiation fee on their profile. This is a question you should feel comfortable asking them once you determine if that rabbi/cantor is a good fit for you. Price varies greatly depending on the experience level of the Jewish clergy, the location, the number of pre-event meetings they require, and other factors.
Our referral service connects over 2,000 couples and families a year to interfaith-friendly Jewish clergy. Whether the need is for a wedding, baby naming or funeral, we’re here to offer our help and expertise for some of the most important moments in life. 18Doors is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities.
We’re so excited to hear that. You can pass this link to the Jewish clergy you recommend. Once they fill it out, we’ll review their eligibility to see if it meets our standards and hopefully, add them to our list of referred rabbis from there.
All rabbis and cantors on our list must officiate for interfaith couples/families and LGBTQ couples/families, have an ordination from one of our approved rabbinical schools, and not be censured or suspended by their rabbinic or cantorial associations. In order to ensure we are connecting you with helpful, responsive and qualified clergy, 18Doors reserves the right to remove clergy from our referral list who receive negative feedback from
couples/families who we recommended to them.
Interested in joining one of our local or national boards, hosting a fundraiser to support our mission, becoming a guest blogger or learning about other volunteer opportunities? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and join us in creating inclusive Jewish communities.
Do you have other questions? Contact Nicole Wasilus – Director of Lifecycle Connections at email@example.com.