Unorthodox Celebrations exists to help you find the right person to officiate at your wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, baby naming, or other Jewish life cycle event. Our network of rabbis and cantors officiates Jewish, interfaith, unorthodox, queer, and non-traditional weddings and life cycle events. We will help you create the wedding or occasion that feels just right for you, by finding an officiant that that fits who you are - whatever your vision, values and needs. Chances are you came to this site because you want Jewishness to play some kind of role - in a way that reflects you and your style, and you want a rabbi or officiant that gets that, and can also help you embody all the other things you want your wedding to be.
As Rabbi Getzel Davis, a Jewish Chaplain at Harvard University, describes:
“I became a rabbi because I believe Judaism has the power to reconnect us to our community, our family (living, past and future), and God. Unfortunately, searching for a rabbi can sometimes make people feel disconnected or worse. I want to build communities that celebrate each and every person's complexity."
Rabbi Getzel founded Unorthodox Celebrations to ensure everyone will know that they are strongly valued. Rabbi Getzel graduated from Hebrew College, a pluralist seminary ordaining Rabbis of all different Jewish flavors, and the whole team at Unorthodox Celebrations express our Jewishness in all kinds of ways. Together, we have organized a network of rabbis and officiants across North America who will perform different kinds of progressive weddings and other rituals with you.
Want to learn more about the people behind Unorthodox Celebrations? Check out our staff page.
How It Works
After you fill out our form, we'll use the information you gave us to help match you up with a few highly qualified officiants who would be a good fit for you and are available for your date - no need to waste time and energy making endless calls to folks that aren't going to work out. Within 3 business days, we'll send you several names and profiles to choose from. Each one will be a rabbi or officiant ready and available to perform your ritual.
More Questions? Check out our FAQ.