b'nai israel what happens in our world, can happen in yours
the harry & jeanette weinberg community function hall is a 3600 square foot (60' x 60') rental venue that is perfect for a wedding reception. You can cater your affair, bring in your decor and go directly from your marriage under the chuppah in the sanctuary, straight into your reception just steps away! With its soaring 21 foot ceilings, glass panels and warm wood walls it is a dramatic space to celebrate your happiest occasions. Speak to facilities manager Maria Cruz for information 203.267.3394 ext. 305
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'God creates new worlds constantly -
by causing marriages to take place.'
imagine these doors opening to the start of your new life...
The Zohar, the great book of Jewish mysticism states: 'God creates new worlds constantly. In what way? By causing marriages to take place.'" (Anita Diamant, The New Jewish Wedding, p. 27, Fireside Books, 1993).
Mazal Tov if you are reading this in contemplation of your own wedding or the upcoming wedding of a loved one. Rabbi Polokoff is pleased to talk to you about ways in which B'nai Israel can celebrate this joy along with you. These might include officiation at the wedding, holding an Aufruf at a Friday night service, participating in your wedding and recognizing this joy in the community. Additionally, you might consider taking advantage of the possibility of holding your wedding reception at our facility.
With regard to his officiation at interfaith ceremonies, Rabbi Polokoff ‘s policies may be summarized as follows: “For those interfaith couples open to fashioning a home especially oriented to Judaism and the Jewish people, I, in turn, am open to conducting their ceremonies.” Rabbi Polokoff has further observed: “It’s worth noting that all wedding ceremonies affirm a couple’s love and commitment as part of a legal if not transcendent bond. Yet those related to Judaism and our synagogue add another element – a positive appreciation of Torah and Jewish identity. Many non-Jews within and beyond our congregation take it upon themselves to nurture or respect Jewish choices. Such unions merit blessing in our Sanctuary.”
Contact the B'nai Israel office for information for more information.
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