Gender Affirming Ceremonies

Here at Emanu-El, we uphold the Jewish value of B’tzelem Elohim, that we are all made in God’s image. We believe in the holiness of all types of gender transitions. Our rabbis and cantors are available to support you or your family member’s gender transition, with the option of a public or private gender affirmation ceremony, name change, mikveh visit or any other type of ritual you feel best fits this milestone. Please contact the office of any Emanu-El Rabbi or Cantor to make an initial appointment at 415- 751-2535.

Click here for a guide on gender-expansive celebrations and language from our partner organization, Keshet.

Click here to read about the Union for Reform Judaism’s Resolution on the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People.