Our rabbis and cantor are available to officiate at weddings of Jewish and interfaith couples of all genders. 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.
Chuppah and Beyond
Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, happy lifelong relationship, while simultaneously building a community with other couples. Emanu-El clergy co-facilitate each class along with Sharon Epel LMFT, a San Francisco-based psychotherapist and couples counselor.
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