Saturday, 9/7/2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Leslie Community Meeting Room (Bldg D) Room D-129
The orthodox monopoly over marriage in Israel has created, aside from its public and political aspect, a considerable movement of young couples who create their own Jewish wedding ceremonies, not necessarily led by rabbis. But what does it mean to have a chuppah without a rabbi? What are the questions and conflicts that we face when we try create a new design for an ancient ceremony? How can tradition inspire us in this creative work? And what does Burning Man have to do with this?
Ram Efrat is a Tel Aviv-based wedding officiant and the former managing director of Havaya, the leading Israeli organization specializing in life-cycle ceremonies (now part of BFree Israel). In the last six years Ram has officiated 140 weddings and worked with over 200 couples in designing their chuppah ceremony.
This talk is an open invitation to explore and discuss, through the lens of wedding ceremonies, the vibrant, relevant and creative Jewish culture being created in Israel today.
Saturday, September 7
Leslie Community Meeting Room (Bldg D) D129
Contact: Tova Birnbaum | (650) 223-8694 | [email protected]
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