The Joining of Hearts and the Building of a Home

“From every man and woman there emanates a light that reaches directly to heaven. And when two souls destined to be together find each other, their individual lights join as one, as a single shining beam issuing forth from their united spirit.”- The Baal Shem Tov

Mazel Tov on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Our community and clergy look forward to celebrating this sacred milestone with you. 

We know there is much to plan. Before you set a date, it is helpful to contact the Rabbi or Cantor who you wish to have officiate, to be sure he or she is available.

In addition to planning the ceremony it is important to plan the marriage! Our clergy will wish to meet with you before your wedding to get to know you, to help you create your wedding ceremony and to also help you consider some of the challenges that you and your spouse-to-be will face together. Our clergy recommend a seminar offered by the American Jewish University called "Making Marriage Work." These classes provide a safe, open environment in which couples learn to share, develop and enrich intimate, loving relationships. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about a Jewish wedding ceremony.

Suggested Resources:

"The New Jewish Wedding" by Anita Diamont
"The Creative Jewish Wedding book" by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
"Meeting at the Well: A Jewish Spiritual Guide to Being Engaged" by Daniel Judson and Nancy H. Wiener
"Inside Intermarriage: A Christian Partners Perspective on Raising a Jewish Family" by Jim Keen

If you are interested in having our clergy officiate at your ceremony, please contact the Temple Office • 310.277.2772.