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Three Weddings and a Statement
December 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Two people fall in love, decide to spend their lives together, find an officiant, stand under a Chuppah to take their vows — and then celebrate their joy.
Except in Israel, it’s not that simple.
You are cordially invited to a very special Triple Wedding; a celebration not only of love and commitment but of the equality of all Jews.
In Temple Emanu-El’s historic sanctuary, prominent rabbis representing Judaism’s different movements will join in matrimony three Israeli couples who are deprived of the right to marry at home because they are either gay, not considered Jews according to Israel’s chief rabbinate, or because they reject the rabbinate’s rigid control over Jewish marriages and divorces. Join us to support them and the cause of religious freedom and equal rights in Israel. The roar of Mazel Tov will be heard around the world.
Special remarks by Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and Director and Founding Member of Women of the Wall.
Rabbi Rachel Ain
Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
Rabbi Noa Sattath
Gali Geberovich & Alon Selav
Alona Livne & Ori Berwald
Elizabetha Komkov & Valentine Boldovskiy
A partnership of 92Y, Central Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, The Israel Religious Actions Center, Park Avenue Synagogue, and Sutton Place