You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Learn more about the 18Doors Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service below.
How does it work?
Here’s a quick look at how the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service works:
- Answer some simple questions about you and the event you’re planning here.
- You’ll immediately be able to view a list of rabbis and cantors near your event area who meet your search criteria. To help narrow down your list, add more search filters.
more about each clergy by viewing their profiles. There you can read
testimonials, view their policies, see photos of them at other events,
find their wedding officiation fee, and more!
- Send rabbis and cantors you’re interested in talking to a message on our site.
- Last step, be sure to let us know if our service helped you connect to a rabbi or cantor. We love a happy ending!
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
Will my information be shared?
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.
How should I pick a rabbi from the list you provided me?
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
Our 18Doors professionals are here to help you along the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out by email
Will your rabbis/cantors officiate for my LGBTQ event?
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.
I’m looking for a wedding officiant for my destination wedding. Will you be able to help?
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.
What is the cost to use this service?
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.
Can I fill out a request if I’m not the person that the event is for?
Sure you can. Just select who the event is for when asked (your child, another family member, or someone else).
How much do the rabbis or cantors charge?
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.
What impact does the Jewish Clergy Referral Service have?
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.
I know a great rabbi/cantor who I want to recommend. How can they join 18Doors’ referral list?
We’re so excited to hear that. You can pass this link
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.
What are your eligibility requirements for rabbis/cantors on your referral list?
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 (we also accept private ordination),
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.
How can I get more involved with 18Doors?
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