Mazel tov! You are getting married and we will help. We have officiated at hundreds of Jewish weddings from Orthodox to Reform, traditional and innovative, 2 Jews marrying or intermarriage interfaith. . I have over thirty years of congregational experience. We promise you a fantastic, warm, meaningful and memorable wedding service and valuable pre wedding counseling.
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My fee is $600, which includes all the premarriage meetings and the ceremony itself.Feedback from couples
I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job this weekend at Dan and My wedding. We really enjoyed your service during the ketubah signing and during the huppa. We both really enjoyed listening to your stories and thank you for making it so personal for us. So many people came up to us during the wedding and said how enjoyable and personal you made the huppa. Thank you again for helping us during our engagement and for taking the time to teach us about the meaning of the traditions and giving us material to help us make our marriage strong. I hope we will stay in touch.
Thank you for a wonderful ceremony. My mom loved it and so did we!
You did a fantastic job. Thank you for making our day so special. Jon and Jor
I just wanted to thank you for officiating our ketubah and huppah ceremonies, we loved it, it was wonderful. We gave your information to our family friends who really enjoyed the ceremony and whose children are getting married soon as well
Again, thank you for sharing our happy day with us!
Mariya and Roman
- ... who has created everything for his glory
- ... who fashioned the Man
- ... who fashioned the Man in His image ...
- ... who gladdens Zion through her children
- ... who gladdens groom and bride
- ... who created joy and gladness ... who gladdens the groom with the bride
- and the standard prayer over wine.
Important Elements Needed for Jewish Wedding Ceremonies
State Marriage License
(2) Kiddush cups (wine cups, wine goblets)1
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A Chuppah (wedding canopy) & 4 poles
Plain wedding bands (rings)
Both Hebrew names
Tallit (prayer shawl) optional
Breakable wine cup wrapped in cloth - for breaking of the glass
2 Kiddush Cups (two wine cups, wine goblets) - wine is a central feature during a Jewish ceremony. Two physical bodies will elevate their relationship to the spiritual level. (Actually, 2 wine cups. One old representing your either of the bride or bridegroom's family tree and one new for the bride and bridegroom's union.)
A Chuppah - The marriage ceremony is conducted under a wedding canopy. There are two meanings for a Chuppah, the Jewish wedding canopy.The Kallah (bride) and Katan (bridegroom) standing under the Chuppah recite sacred vows to each other. Making the wedding ceremony spiritual.
It symbolizes both the new household the bride and bridegroom are forming and represents the public recognition of their new status as man and wife. The Jewish home is filled with acts of love. Read one brides touching Chuppah Story
Ketubah - The Jewish Marriage Contract between bridegroom and bride.
Wedding Rings - plain gold bands. This symbolizes the wholeness and eternity of one’s commitment to one’s spouse. (The rings should belong to the bridegroom's family providing the marriage of that couple did not end in divorce.)
Hebrew Names - Hebrew names is a person's link to their family tree, their heritage.
Your Hebrew name has 5 elements:
1. Your Hebrew name
2. bar/bat (son of/daughter of)
3. Your father's Hebrew name
4. ve (and)
5. Your mother's Hebrew name
Witnesses - 2 Jewish witnesses are needed to sign the Ketubah (cannot be an immediate family member). A cousin is acceptable. Your state marriage license in Cook county does not require witnesses..
Over sized Tallit (prayer shawl) - Some Rabbis will wrap together the bride and groom by a single tallit (prayer shawl) and offer a personal, private blessing including the priestly blessings for the wedding couple. The tallit represents the number 32, which is the number of fringes on the tallit shawl. The number 32 is the numerical value for heart in Hebrew.
see pictures of the happy couples married Jewishly in the warm, heimish, traditional and personal ceremony
We can discuss a range of skills to use throughout your lives. Most importantly, couples can address their unique challenges, which can include:
- Communicating effectively
- Problem solving as a couple
- Managing conflict without damaging connection
- Preserving and enhancing their commitment and friendship
- Expectations of their marriages
- The families they came from and the families they are forming
- Building a Jewish home together
- Communication and decision making
- Conflict resolution