Or Shalom’s Rabbi is available for performing marriages for Jewish couples.
We perform same-sex marriages in accordance with civil legislation and in a way in keeping with Jewish tradition.
Or Shalom has followed the traditional understandings of “Who Is A Jew” – anyone born of a Jewish mother or who goes through a conversion process. We have also struggled with the issue of people born to Jewish fathers but non-Jewish mothers. The discussion involves fundamental questions of identity, community and values.
Or Shalom is blessed with many inter-faith couples who call Or Shalom home. We are often discussing and reviewing our policies regarding these topics to both accommodate our diverse membership and promote Jewish identity, teaching and learning. Rabbi Laura researched some contemporary ideas about interfaith weddings for our consideration here: Interfaith Wedding Report