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Where You Go I Will Go: Same-Sex Marriage & Jewish Law

April 25, 2021

12pm-2pm Pacific

A Zoom Room (link provided post-registration)

6532 Eagle Ridge Rd.

Penngrove, California

Price: $18 suggested; sliding scale on the ticketing site.

RSVP: Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati, CA

In 2015, same-sex marriage became legal across the US. Changing “bride” and “groom” to “spouse” on licenses was all it took to put marriage equality into effect. But Jewish marriage ritual is trickier; its words are based on concepts of acquisition – in ways not well suited to same-sex or any egalitarian couples.

In this workshop, Rabbi Irwin Keller explores the possibility of uprooting the Jewish wedding language entirely and introducing the words of Ruth’s vow to Naomi: “Where you go, I will go…,” based on its deep Jewish resonance, legal heft, symbolic richness for queer couples.