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Jewish Synagogue moves ordination online to circumvent COVID-19 shutdown

Published: Monday, Jun. 29th, 2020

If you needed proof that COVID-19 is moving religion online, a mass-online-ordination by the Jewish Universalist Online Synagogue of 162 Rabbis and Cantors from all around the world certainly checks that box. ...

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Weddings: Is a Zoom ceremony the right choice for you?

Published: Thursday, May. 21st, 2020

A virtual wedding can’t truly replace a ceremony and reception with all of your loved ones (and vendors!) fully present. But even in the grand scheme of wedding planning, there are always going to have to be compromises. So ask yourself: in five or ten years, what will I want to look back on? What am I looking forward to the most about my wedding? What kind of wedding memories...

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These states are where you can - and can't - get married online

Published: Monday, May. 11th, 2020

Headlines might have you thinking that Zoom weddings are legal across the country, but we're not quite there... yet....

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Skype, Zoom, Livestream: Virtual Wedding Ceremonies Defined

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 29th, 2020

With crowd restrictions and business closures putting a forcible halt to wedding plans, couples are quickly looking to the innovative concept of the virtual wedding ceremony as the solution to their Coronavirus wedding woes....

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Coronavirus or Knot: How to Get Your Marriage License and Legally Wed During a Global Pandemic

Published: Monday, Apr. 20th, 2020

Altering wedding plans can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it’s still possible to get married right now, and being able to establish some security in a time of crisis can be comforting. Even if your ceremony won’t be what you envisioned, you still have options that are legal and meaningful. Here’s our action plan, which is comprised of three ma...


Online Skype Weddings (Probably) Aren't Legal -- An Expert Explains How Coronavirus Cancellations are Pushing Couples into a Legal Grey Area

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 31st, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced couples to resort to creative wedding planning solutions… but having a Skype, Twitch, or Zoom ceremony probably shouldn’t be one of them....


Can I Officiate a Skype Wedding?

Published: Friday, Mar. 20th, 2020

Due to COVID-19, weddings are being cancelled, postponed, or drastically changed to accommodate crowd restrictions, and many of our ministers are asking us about performing a “virtual wedding ceremony.”

Basically, officiants want to know if they can perform a legal wedding ceremony via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime....


Proposed New Jersey Amendment to "Authorize Persons Serving Overseas in Military to be Married or Enter into Civil Union by Video Conference or Other Electronic Means”

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed an amendment regarding marriage by proxy. But don’t worry – this revision will be a good one!...


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