First Same-Sex Marriage for Conservative Synagogue

On Jan 21, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue in Winnipeg will become the first conservative synagogue in Canada to sanction a same-sex marriage under its roof.

The synagogue started reaching out to Winnipeg’s LGBTQ community in 2007, announcing a three year process of lifting barriers between gender and sexual minorities and synagogue participation.

Same-sex couples would be allowed to be buried beside each other, be eligible for family memberships at the synagogue, and to hold commitment ceremonies and eventually marriages.