Rev. Jude Smith

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About Rev. Jude Smith

Rev. Jude Smith - Interfaith Minister is a non-denominational minister and civil wedding officiant. Based in Rhinebeck, New York, Rev. Jude Smith regularly covers a two hour radius, bringing her north to the Adirondacks and Lake George, south to the boroughs of New York City and east into Connecticut and Massachusetts. Her ceremonies range from completely secular to more spiritual. She creates warm and joyous ceremonies that are sacred, meaningful, elegant and transformative. She celebrates marriage equality for all, and welcomes all faiths, preferences and spiritual paths, especially those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Rev. Jude Smith - Interfaith Minister looks forward to custom designing a ceremony that is unique to you.

Looking for a small elopement ceremony or planning a microwedding? Rev. Jude Smith believes all wedding ceremonies, big or small, deserve to be meaningful and transformative. She welcomes the opportunity to co-create a ceremony that will touch the hearts of all who are present - especially yours!

Experience

This passionate interfaith minister and licensed civil wedding officiant is the Executive Director of the Center for Authentic Living and brings years of experience creating meaningful and contemporary ritual. She is also a co-founder and Spiritual Director of a vibrant interfaith community in New York City. In addition to performing wedding ceremonies, Rev. Jude also facilitates meditation retreats and workshops, offers spiritual counseling and provides pastoral care in a hospital setting. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and an advanced degree in Education from Pace University.

For those couples who are looking to blend traditions, cultures, and religions, Rev. Jude Smith reads and speaks Hebrew with authenticity and has enjoyed a long-term Interfaith marriage, making her uniquely qualified to bring together families from different backgrounds in ways that are inclusive and easily embraced by all.

Services Offered

Rev. Jude Smith will meet with each couple prior to their wedding day to discuss their hopes and dreams, their love story, their vision for the future and any traditions or rituals they would like to include in their ceremony. She will then create a custom ceremony, provide sample vows, a pre-wedding checklist and various poems, prayers and readings.

Her services include:

  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Civil Unions
  • Elopements
  • Microweddings
  • Travel and Destination Weddings
  • Vow Renewals
  • Baby Blessings
  • Rehearsals
  • Interfaith Ceremonies
  • Single religion Ceremonies
  • Non-religious Ceremonies
  • Multi-cultural Ceremonies
  • Counseling
  • Familiarity with Jewish ritual and the ability to read and speak Hebrew
  • Woman-owned
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Diane J. · Married on 06/05/2021

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    Jude made our day we could not have done it without her!

    Jude made our day we could not have done it without her!

    Sent on 06/14/2021
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    Steph A. · Married on 11/06/2020

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    Delivers!!!!

    Rev. Jude is a quality officiant! She delivered exactly what she promised. We felt prepared for our ceremony because of our meetings with Jude. All of our guests were impressed with her delivery! Thank you.

    Sent on 11/13/2020

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Rev. Jude Smith FAQ

  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CT
    MA
    NJ
    NY
    PA
    RI
    VT
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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    Short and Sweet and Sacred

    Although I specialize in highly customized wedding ceremonies, I understand that many couples may wish for something far less formal and customized, but no less elegant and sacred. For those more informal unions, I invite you to contact me so that we can explore how to turn your special moment into an event you'll cherish, with a fee designed to feel comfortable.

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  • Metro Music Wedding DJs

    Rev. Jude Smith is a class act. Professional, Personable and Organized. I would recommend her to all Bride & Grooms looking for that officiant with the "special touch!"

  • Frog Hollow Photography
    Frog Hollow Photography Wedding Photographers

    Makes the ceremony very personal for the couple. Blends traditions and words of different faiths. Wonderful to work with. We love Rev Jude :)

  • DelConte Photography/Day for Night Productions Wedding Photographers

    I love JUde. She deliveres a one of a kind ceremony based on who you are, not cookie cutter blah

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