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Three Weddings and a Statement

We love Israel and are concerned about equal rights for all to love and marry in Israel.

This is why, in partnership with the Israel Religious Action Center, three Israeli couples will be married at WHC in a triple wedding officiated by rabbis representing Judaism’s different movements. These couples cannot or will not marry in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate for three very different reasons: one is a transgender, gay couple; the second couple has one partner that Israel’s Chief Rabbinate does not consider to be Jewish; and the third couple rejects the Rabbinate’s rigid control over Jewish marriage.

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation

The three marriage ceremonies will be followed by a "triple-ly joyous" wedding reception for all attendees.

Whether local or long distance, you can join us for this celebration of love!

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Israeli Marriage in the Media

The issue of freedom of marriage in Israel has attracted significant media attention. Here are some recent articles. Check back, as we will continue to add links. 

The Forward article, 1/16/19: "I'm an Orthodox Woman, and the Rabbinate Barred Me From the Mikveh"

Haaretz editorial, 1/9/19: "The Time Has Come for Civil Marriage in Israel"

The Times of Israel blog post, 1/9/19: "Can Religious and Civil Marriage Coexist in Israel?"

Haaretz article, 7/19/18: "Israel Detains Conservative Rabbi for Performing non-Orthodox Weddings"