Internationally acclaimed speakers, performers, author, and wedding officiant, Rabbi Joe and Mrs. Chavah Kolakowski, are here to speak at your event. We have spoken and performed in venues in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, Indiana, Idaho, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and more. Rabbi Kolakowski can also officiate at your wedding, as he is an ordained clergyman, who can perform weddings in all 50 States, and is registered in Virginia and NYC. He has performed weddings for many faiths, and is not only a rabbi, but also serves as an interfaith minister, as well as a civil wedding officiant, and has officiated for Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Neo-Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Hippies, and more. Since 2007, he has officiated at over 400 weddings. (*note, for Jewish weddings, certain restrictions apply)
Rabbi Kolakowski was the first Rabbi on Gigmasters! He has spoken for synagogues, colleges, church groups, prisons, community groups, Hillels, JCC's, and more. He has officiated at weddings for people of all faiths, as well. He is available to speak about various subjects, which are entertaining and enlightening to any crowd. He has many subjects he can speak on, ranging from comparative religion, Judaism and politics, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Hasidic Philosophy, Science and Religion, Jewish Law, Jewish History, American History, Film History, Jewish Holidays, and much more. He is also available to perform comedy programs, as well as to act in film, television, or stage productions by request. He studied acting with Debra Winger, and has appeared in several television shows, movies, and stage plays. He can also serve as an adviser for television and movies, whether they be documentaries or dramatic productions, in order to accurately portray Hasidic or Orthodox Jewish life. He also speaks at private parties, and both Joe and Millie have been invited to speak at private homes for holiday parties in Kiryas Joel, NY, and other locations. He can also perform other pastoral services, such as officiating at Bar Mitzvahs, Baby Namings, Conversions to Judaism, Funerals, Memorials, Monument Unveilings, Pet Funerals and Ceremonies, Adoption Ceremonies, House Blessings, Business Blessings, Sermons, Holiday Programs, Weekend events, Kosher Supervision, and other services for all people. For officiating a local weddings, I am willing to go below the above mentioned pay range, particularly if you travel to me.
Mrs. Kolakowski has performed with the likes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, appearing in many venues, including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fischer Hall, as well as various synagogues, schools, and community centers, and now is available to tell her story of her conversion to Hasidic Judaism, growing up in a Mormon Home in Idaho, becoming a Grammy-award-winning Opera Singer, and later a Hasidic Rebbetzin in Virginia and now in New York. She also has a few other lectures she delivers, teaching about Judaism, such as Jewish conversion, Hasidic philosophy, Art History, Music History, Kosher, and Mikvah. She is an expert in Early Music, and was trained at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
As Hasidic Jews, we may have a delay in response, if you write to us on the Sabbath or Jewish Holidays (quite a few this month), but we will get back to you after the holiday or Sabbath ends. Any events taking place on a Saturday will require lodging from Friday afternoon within walking distance of your venue. Generally, we will ask a higher price for a Saturday event than any other day of the week.
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