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:

  1. That the couple plan to have a Jewish home and, if they have children, the children be raised as Jews;
  2. That they enroll in an introduction to Judaism class, preferably the one offered by Congregation Emanu-El.
  3. 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.

Wedding RingsThe Chuppah and Beyond: Spring 2016

Thursdays, February 11 - March 17,  7:00  9:00 pm
Location: Chapel

Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond helps participants cultivate the foundational tools for a successful life together while simultaneously building a community of peers. Emanu-El co-facilitates each class along with Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and relationship expert.  

Topics covered:

Assessing the challenges of communication
Develop skills for conflict resolution
Financial Planning
Maintaining intimacy
Lessons from a successful marriage

Cost is $150 congregant couple/$200 non-congregant couple


jclbooksOrder JCL Book-Filled Center Pieces for Your Next Event

Let JCL provide centerpieces made with a pyramid of books, custom-designed to coordinate with your event. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us give more children a chance at a better future. For more information, contact Bay Area Director, Randi Fields , 415.369.9978 x102.


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