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Three Weddings and a Statement

Two people fall in love, decide to spend their lives together, find an officiant, stand under a Chuppah to take their vows — and then celebrate their joy.

Except in Israel, it’s not that simple.

You are cordially invited to a very special Triple Wedding; a celebration not only of love and commitment but of the equality of all Jews.

In Temple Emanu-El’s historic sanctuary, prominent rabbis representing Judaism’s  different movements will join in matrimony three Israeli couples who are deprived of the right to marry at home because they are either gay, not considered Jews according to Israel’s chief rabbinate, or because they reject the rabbinate’s rigid control over Jewish marriages and divorces. Join us to support them and the cause of religious freedom and equal rights in Israel. The roar of Mazel Tov will be heard around the world.


  • Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and Director and Founding Member of Women of the Wall.
  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
  • Rabbi Aaron Panken, PhD, President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO of Hiddush


Rabbi Rachel Ain

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein

Rabbi Noa Sattath


Gali Geberovich & Alon Selav

Alona Livne & Ori Berwald

Elizabetha Komkov & Valentine Boldovskiy


A partnership of 92Y, Central Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, The Israel Religious Action Center, Park Avenue Synagogue, and Sutton Place 



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