Bride and Groom
Mazel Tov on your engagement – or that of your child – and the upcoming wedding!

Our rabbi is honored to officiate at wedding ceremonies for members, their children, or couples wishing to join Beth Tikvah. Prior to setting a date, it is best to contact the rabbi to assure availability. The rabbi is not available to officiate on Shabbat, during High Holy Days, or other major festivals as Jewish tradition does not permit weddings to take place on these sacred days.

One of the steps prior to the actual wedding ceremony includes counseling with the rabbi to insure the couple has the basis for a successful marriage. This conversation will include discussion about the couple’s future life together and some of the challenges that will be faced together.

Couples who schedule wedding ceremonies at Beth Tikvah have available the use of our beautiful chuppah. The Rabbi is also available to officiate at weddings held at other venues. Please contact the rabbi for additional information on weddings.

At Beth Tikvah the inclusion of same-gender couples is celebrated in our modern Jewish community, and the rabbi is always pleased to officiate at commitment ceremonies for same-gender couples of the Jewish faith.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Kellner.

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Wedding 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