In Israel, the State Rabbinate is responsible for marriage registration. The process can be complex and time-consuming. A common obstacle are the Rabbinate’s procedures for certifying individuals’ Jewish identities. Couples from North America, South America, and Western Europe must submit letters from State-recognized rabbis or rabbinical courts vouching for their Jewish identities. Immigrants from the former Soviet Union must have State rabbinical court representatives review their documentation, and appear before rabbinical courts. Other issues, such as conversions or previous divorces, may further complicate the process.
- Guide you through the State marriage licensing process
- Clarify the documentation you need
- Evaluate your documentation
- Direct you to State-recognized rabbis and rabbinical courts
- Assist and represent you before rabbinical courts
- Streamline and expedite Rabbinate procedures