Monthly Archives: December 2017

Three Weddings and a Statement

Yesterday more than 1500 people joined together with us at Temple Emanuel in New York City to celebrate the love of three Israeli couples denied the right to marry in their own way in their own country. One was denied for being a same sex union, one for being a reform convert, and another for having the conviction to say no to the ultra-Orthodox monopoly on marriage in Israel. The couples’ vows express the importance and meaning of this event more eloquently than we can. Ori Berwald Shaer said: “I know that in 40 or 50 years, we will [...]

2017-12-05T09:41:34+11:00December 5th, 2017|News|

Three Weddings and a Statement Sunday 3rd December

Support Marriage Equality in IsraelMeet Alon and Gali.They were both born in Israel. They met at the Reform kibbutz - Yahel - during a program combining work and Tora. Gali is currently studying for her master's degree in Jewish education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and works for the Reform movement as the Directof of Young Adult Programming. Alon is an analyst in the capital market in the field of high-tech and renewable energy. They are members of a Reform community in Tel Aviv.Many couples in Israel choose to get married abroad. Not because they can't legally marry in [...]

2017-12-01T16:09:32+11:00December 1st, 2017|News|
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