So you’re thinking about having your Jewish wedding at sunset, on a beautiful beach, on a tropical island, with palm trees gently waving, and the sounds of the Caribbean Sea providing background music…
All that and more is possible in Puerto Rico!
Advantages to choosing Puerto Rico: The island is easy to reach; it requires no passport, and has unsurpassed facilities to make your wedding a truly special day. What’s more, Temple Beth Shalom, the Reform Jewish Congregation of Puerto Rico, can help you turn your wedding plans into beautiful reality.
In Puerto Rico you can have the help of wedding planners, hotels and guesthouses that have experience in providing everything you need. We at Temple Beth Shalom can help you plan an inspiring Jewish ceremony. Whether you wish the traditional vows or want to write your own, we can provide a rabbi or cantor who will work with you to create an event that you will remember always.
We are a small congregation served by a rotating group of outstanding retired rabbis and cantors who grace our pulpit. They will spend time getting to know you and helping you prepare for your big event. We at Temple Beth Shalom can help you with many of the important details.
Here are some things that you need to know:
- Temple Beth Shalom helps to facilitate Jewish Wedding Ceremonies-you must come to Puerto Rico with the Civil Ceremony already performed by the Judge, Rabbi, Justice of the Peace, etc. of your choice. We will need a copy of the Civil Marriage Certificate before the Jewish Wedding Ceremony is performed.
- Interfaith weddings are not permitted in our sanctuary. If you are interested in having an interfaith wedding, it will be at the rabbi/cantor’s discretion. If the current rabbi or cantor is not able to officiate your interfaith wedding on the requested date, we can try to match you with a different rabbi or cantor, but you will be responsible for the cost of transportation, room, and board of said rabbi/cantor, along with our standard fees. Under no circumstances will any of our rabbis or cantors co-officiate a wedding with clergy from other religions.
- Our rabbis/cantors are always in communication with the engaged couples before the wedding. They prefer to meet in person at a mutually convenient location but, if that is not possible, they might meet by phone, Skype/Zoom or E-mail.
- Temple Beth Shalom requires a deposit of half the agreed upon amount as soon as the rabbi or cantor has confirmed availability to perform the ceremony on the requested date. The balance is due no later than the day prior to the event. We reserve the right to refuse to conduct the ceremony until the balance has been paid.
- Please fill out the form below so that we may begin to help you coordinate an unforgettable event!