Emanuel Synagogue

Weddings at Emanuel

We are excited to celebrate your marriage with you, no matter what your gender. 

The rituals of the marriage ceremony will give you the opportunity to enter into this new phase of your life with a sense of kedushah, dedicated purpose, both physical and spiritual.

This ceremony signifies a choice you both are making, to sanctify each other and your relationship in the presence of family, community and  God.  

Genetic Carrier Screening

If you are planning on having children, genetic carrier screening is an important part of your pre-pregnancy care.

Certain serious genetic conditions such as Tay-Sachs disease are more common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, and it is important to know whether you are a high-risk couple.

High-risk couples may decide to use IVF or prenatal testing to avoid having an affected child.

Regardless of your ancestry or family history, genetic carrier screening is available through Wolper Jewish Hospital, your family doctor, or your local genetic counselling service.