So You Think You Are Jewish Enough for an Israeli Wedding? Prove It

Young couples tell stories of humiliation at the hand of an obstructive religious establishment on the way to the chuppah.

Alice Katz, 30, from New York, came to Israel five years ago with the Birthright project and has never left. The 10 intensive days touring the country in the program − which aims to connect young Diaspora Jews with Israel − left her wanting more. She moved to Tel Aviv and got a job in a hotel, whose owner adopted her as one of the family.