Weddings-BoxMazel Tov to our recently wed community members Elana and Daniel Paddock! We wish the beautiful couple excellent health, every success, and continued joy in each other’s company til 120!

Parents of the couple are Rabbi Sidney and Vivian Zimelman of Fort Worth and Janis Paddock and the late Dr. Arnold Paddock of Dallas. Elana and Daniel reside in Dallas. Please see our upcoming issue of The Shofar for details about their beautiful wedding in Grand Cayman, officiated by the bride’s father!

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If you’re planning a Jewish wedding in Dallas, you have come to the right place. Congregation Shearith Israel is home to dozens of weddings per year, each one as beautiful and meaningful to us as the bride and groom are to each other. In addition to elegant weddings in one of our spacious sanctuaries or on our manicured grounds, our rabbis officiate at weddings located in hotels, private homes, catering halls, the Dallas Arboretum and other sites around the Metroplex.

Contact Theresa Hurt to schedule a meeting with one of our rabbis and/or the Hazzan, set your wedding date and get information about wedding ceremonies.

The wedding is just one day, and like your spouse, we’ll be there for you before and after the chuppah.  Congregation Shearith Israel offers pre-marital counseling and a wealth of resources to help make your new life together a happy, healthy, inspiring journey every day.

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Guide to Jewish Wedding Customs and Rituals

What to Expect at a Jewish Wedding Ceremony