When our sons and daughters find the partner with whom they wish to make their life commitments, we are delighted to host their weddings. The ceremonies resonate with Jewish tradition and reflect individual wishes. Our clergy generally officiates wedding ceremonies only for members or their children—either at the synagogue or at private homes or venues. In addition to a wedding ceremony, you may wish to hold other marriage-related events that reflect your family’s minhag and cultural traditions:
- An Aufruf, a pre-wedding Aliyah, is a tradition when the groom or the couple, is called up to the Torah on the Sabbath before the wedding. After reciting the blessings, the groom or couple will leave the bimah, and the attendees will shower them with candy to symbolize a wish for sweetness in their marriage.
- A Shabbat Hatan, the groom’s Sabbath, is typically held on the Shabbat after the wedding.
Non-members may rent our awe-inspiring sanctuary and social hall, which accommodates more than 200 people, for dinner and dancing. We ask that the wedding be performed by Jewish clergy approved by our Rabbi if he is not to officiate.
We encourage our families to sponsor a kiddush following the service. Our social hall is available for rental to celebrate in the afternoon or evening.
Call the office at (505) 266-0155 for more information.