Ani l’dodi, v’dodi li

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine – Song of Songs 6:3

You’re engaged and planning your wedding – Mazel Tov!

When you step under the Chuppah for the Kiddushin (betrothal) and the Nissuin (marriage) you are entering into a sacred relationship. The time leading up to your wedding day affords you the opportunity to meet with Rabbi Valerie to plan a ceremony built on tradition and tailored to your circumstances. It also allows you time to discover more about each other and plan how you will weave Judaism into your life together.


In 2004 Massachusetts led the states when our Marriage Equality law was passed. But the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism were well ahead of that with a series of resolutions in 1996, 1997 and 2000 affirming marriage equality within Reform Judaism. Temple Emanuel Sinai fully supports and celebrates marriage equality.

If you are interested in speaking with Rabbi Valerie about officiating at a wedding, please contact her at If you are an interfaith couple and are exploring your options, Rabbi Valerie will be happy to meet with you to help you on your journey.

TES Summer Institute 2022 is coming your way!

Check out the schedule for this year’s 4th Annual TES Summer Institute and mark your calendars!

July 8 (early service) - RAW (Refugee Artisans of Worcester) with Joan Kariko, Co-founder

July 15 - The Jane Fund with Marcy Ostrow and Laurie Porter, Jane Fund Board Members

July 22
- Genesis Club of Worcester with Lisa Brennan, Director, and Luke Knowles, Club Member

July 29
- Ansaar of Worcester with Mona Ives, President and Educator

August 5
- Southeast Asia Coalition with Anh Vu Sawyer, Director

August 12 (early service)
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with Shelley Rodman, Advocate Volunteer

August 19
- YOU, Inc. Worcester Family Resource Center with Debbie Bunker, LICSW

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