Tagged marriage

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Facing a gray divorce

We are all used to the saying, “50% of marriages end in divorce,” but recent research pins the figure between 42-45%. The main contributing factor seems to be that fewer people are getting married. Many are opting to live together instead of tying the knot. There is one demographic, however, where divorce rates seem to…

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Where will you say I do?

After you say “Yes!” comes your next big decision: where to say “I do.” But before you can decide where you and your beloved want to celebrate your union, you have a lot of questions to consider. How many guests will you have? What is your budget? Will the ceremony be at your synagogue? Will…

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Soundbites: Proposal Stories

Edward and Leah Hershey Congregation Shir Tikvah | Portland As the New York Times reported when we married* our courtship turned on a ballgame, snow bank and bowl of soup, but Paris and frugality played a role. “If we get engaged,” I asked as we passed the Palais de Justice at dusk, eyeing the tu-et-moi…

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Love Letters: Couple Celebrates 65 years with family and friends

Family and Friends Honor Couple by Eden Rose Brown It was a touching reunion of old friends and a memorable celebration of Old South Portland Jewish history. Selma Nepom and Bernard Brown recently commemorated their 65th wedding anniversary with a grand celebration of this memorable event hosted by their three children. With over 100 family…