Kiddushin is the Hebrew word for “marriage.” It comes from the same root as kodesh, which means “holy.” At Congregation Shalom we celebrate the formation of Jewish families through the traditions of our people and hope to assist you in making your ceremony unique and special. We know that Jewish families today come in many different forms. We encourage engaged couples to speak directly with one of our clergy in order to prepare for the ceremony and the marriage.
Frequently Asked Questions About Weddings
What is the first thing I should do if I am interested in having my wedding at Congregation Shalom?
Contact one of our rabbis to discuss the date, time, and location of your wedding. Once the rabbi is confirmed, contact Abby Habush Schroeder, Director of Synagogue Relations at 414-352-9288 to confirm the availability of the sanctuary and, if desired, reception hall.
Is there a charge to have my wedding here?
There is no charge for the worship space for our members or children of our members. Fees apply for any reception space you choose to utilize.
How do I schedule an auf ruf or a blessing of the bride and groom?
Let our rabbis know you would like to be blessed during one of the Shabbat services preceding your wedding.
What if one member of the couple is not Jewish?
Our rabbis will officiate at interfaith ceremonies. Click here for Rabbi Shapiro's letter concerning interfaith ceremonies.