STEP 1: Book your shul
Contact your Synagogue to book your wedding date.
Great Park Synagogue: 011 728 8152; firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 2: Arrange your documents & authorisation
Contact the Johannesburg Beth-Din: 010 214 2600; 011-485-4865; Ruth@uos.co.za; 55 Garden Road, Orchards.They will supply with you a list of required documentation and information.
STEP 3: Schedule pre-marriage courses
All couples in South Africa are required to take part in a Marriage Education and Preparation process, which equips them with the tools needed to help make the marriage a success.
Mikvah lessons - Contact Jewish Marriage Education (JME) to arrange your series of individual sessions to learn about Judaism's view on intimacy and the laws of Family-Purity. Contact Mrs Lilian Wolpe at 011‑648‑5583 to set up an appointment. (There is no charge for this course.)
Marriage Preparation - This individual Couple Relationship Review is based on the International "Prepare-Enrich" model and is provided by the Jewish Family Services. Bride & groom meet as a couple with a specially trained counsellor. Contact Jewish Family Services at 011‑532‑9616. (There is a nominal charge for this course.)
Book your Mikvah appointment by calling or texting 081 066 6301.
You are welcome to come with family & friends and to mark with this special time with L'chaims & blessings.
(including pregnancy, abuse, post-natal depression, inspiration etc.)
Personal Mikvah Stories of women in our own community.
What is the Jewish view on love & intimacy? What are some side benefits of Mikvah? Read about this and more on our 'Married Women' page.
Here are some resources to help make your wedding prep as hassle-free as possible:
Guide to Rituals & Customs of a Jewish Wedding
Glossary: What is an aufruf? Unterfihrer? Tena'im? Yichud? And other wedding terms.
Step-by-Step Guide to rituals and customs of the Jewish wedding.
Inspiration on Relationships & Marriage
Jewish Wedding Guide
More Resources & Links
Wedding Style Inspiration
Lists of Local Vendors
The Bridal Project - Wedding dress loans: 082 850 0003
The Kallah Fund - Wedding funds: 082 824 9559
Michal Simcha Gemach - Decor loans: 083 267 2327
Regesh - Decor loans: 082 857 7023