Siman tov u'mazal tov!

I could not be more honored than when I got to help Steve and Jefry celebrate their wedding at Temple Beth El last week. It coincided with their 25th anniversary of being together, and completed the Jewish part of their legal wedding that took place in Washington DC last fall. I am so grateful that TBE made them feel so welcome that they thanked all the TBE staff, saying they never felt like we treated them as anything but a normal couple, which of course, they are!
Except for the fact that they are exceptional and wonderful individuals

Quality same-sex ketubah texts!

Check out Ginny Reel's amazing coverage in the Huffington Post - she is one of the only Ketubah artists who creates a real wedding contract for same-sex couples. Just another reason why I love and respect her so much! (I am so thrilled that she consented to marry me).

Ginny will offer the advocacy clause from below as an option to include in all Ketubah texts too!

From the article:

A company called has gone so far as to include the option for a couple to affirm their commitment to equal marriage rights along with their commitment to each other:

"We promise to work to reform the laws of our country so that our marriage, and the marriages of others who come after us, will be recognized by law, not just by our community, friends, and families," one template reads.

Link to article.