Our rabbis and cantor are available to officiate at weddings of Jewish couples and interfaith couples. Interfaith couples must agree to meet the Temple's criteria for interfaith marriages.
The criteria are:
- That the couple plan to have a Jewish home and, if they have children, the children be raised as Jews;
- That they enroll in an introduction to Judaism class, preferably the one offered by Congregation Emanu-El.
- That they join a synagogue.
Our clergy do not co-officiate with clergy of another religion.
For more information please contact Svetlana Leykin at (415) 751-2541 x 123
It is customary to make a contribution in a couple's honor, such as to the Temple’s Lifecycle Fund.
The Chuppah and Beyond
Summer Course: Thursdays, August 14 - September 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fall Course: Thursdays, October 23 - December 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Chuppah and Beyond is a 6-session group for engaged and newly married couples to help strengthen and deepen their relationship. This workshop will feature practice relationship building conversations in class and take-home exercises, designed to create a stronger, more loving relationship. Additionally, the class will partake in three Shabbat dinners, hosted by each other.
Yael Melamed is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in the Marina. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families. Drawing on her clinical and research skills, she guides couples through the complexities of relationship issues so that they come to a new understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Cost is $100 per member couple; $150 per non-member couple.