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CRC's rabbis - Rabbis Susan Talve, Randy Fleisher, and Deana Sussman - perform weddings throughout the year, both at CRC and at various locations around St. Louis. Our rabbis perform weddings where both partners are Jewish, interfaith weddings (both with or without a co-officiant of another faith), and weddings for same-sex couples. We do offer rabbinic officiation for members of the Jewish community who are not affiliated with a congregation. We celebrate the richness that diversity brings to our community! We will work with you to plan a ceremony that is meaningful to you, incorporating both our Jewish traditions and other rituals, readings, or elements that will make the ceremony uniquely yours.

We encourage you to contact us early in your planning process for the best chance of finding a rabbi available for your ceremony. Our rabbis' schedules often fill up well in advance and we may not be able to accommodate last-minute requests or requests for a particular date. In accordance with Jewish tradition, our rabbis will not officiate weddings on Friday night, Saturday daytime, or certain Jewish holidays.

An important part of wedding preparation at CRC is a series of meetings with the officiating rabbi. This is an opportunity to explore the couple's plans and work through the challenges that arise any time two lives join together, so that the wedding is just the first day in a happy marriage.

For more information about having one of CRC's rabbis perform your wedding ceremony, please contact Jen Fishering at jenf@centralreform.org or 314-361-1564 ext. 101.