are married at
Temple Bat Yam
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nathan Klarfeld and Raphael Klarfeld are married.
It was a beautiful ceremony. It was amazing to see the families and friends of both grooms come together in love and support of Nate and Raphie. It was wonderful to see a same-sex couple partake in the institution of marriage just like any other citizens of the United States.
Unfortunately, as of this date, same-sex marriage is still against the law in the State of Florida. Nate and Raphie previously traveled to California to obtain a legal marriage. They wanted to have a ceremony in their faith with the love and support of their loved ones and the ones that love them.
The rabbi of Temple Bat Yam was warm, supportive and did a superb job. This was the first same-sex marriage performed at Temple Bat Yam. Totally awesome.
Bob and I were honored to be at the ceremony and wonderful reception afterwards.
Jason Halle and Bob Schneider at the wedding of Nathan and Raphael Klarfeld.
It was a magnificent day for the Klarfelds, their family and friends, and the United States of America.
Jason Halle & Bob Schneider
34 years together
Jason Halle & Bob Schneider celebrating their 34th Anniversary.
Jason Halle and Bob Schneider met in New York City on June 1st, 1980. Neither of us had a clue that 34 years later we would be together living in Wilton Manors, Florida with our three wonderful dogs, Monty, Chelsea and Eloise.
During these years Jason Halle and Bob Schneider were lucky enough to live in many different places around our wondrous country. San Francisco, West Hollywood, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley AZ, Philadelphia, and Marlton NJ were where we lived after meeting in New York City and now.
Wilton Manors, FL has been home for about 20 years now and it is a wonderful place to live. It’s a little hot during four months in the summer, but it has a perfect climate the other eight months of the year. Our home has four different A/C units and a generator, so we manage to stay cool no matter what’s going on outside in Wilton Manors.
We want to thank our friends, family, neighbors and members of our community for the many wonderful wishes and beautiful acknowledgements of our relationship.
Jason Halle and Bob Schneider are having a wonderful time on this planet and we hope to be together for many more years and to keep enjoying all the wonderful people and canines in our life.
We hope we will someday be able to get married in the State of Florida. What a fantastic thing that would be after all these years!
Eloise is a sweet, loving dog. She loves to cuddle. This photo was taken a few years ago. Eloise is now ten years old.
Monty was a fetch dog. He loved to have you throw things for him retrieve. This photo was taken when he was twelve. Here he is playing with one of his favorite toys. Monty passed away in 2016 at the age of 15 years. It was one of the saddest days of my life.
Chelsea thinks she is a Princess. And we are happy to let her believe that. She is now 14 years old and can still jump up on the beds and run after birds. I keep her on a lease when we are outside so she can’t actually catch them. She is still as healthy and active as a puppy. She amazes us and we love her so much.