Although no wedding ceremony is described in the Torah, the institution of marriage began with Adam and Eve. The Book of Genesis portrays God as saying: "It is not good that man should be alone-I will make him a helpmate" (Genesis 2:18).
Reform Judaism has changed some aspects of the wedding ceremony, in great part to reflect the equal status of women.
Aufruf is a German word meaning "calling up" and refers to a synagogue celebration.
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This directory contains the name, location and phone number of congregations associated with the Union for Reform Judaism, and a link to the congregation’s Web site.