What do ketubahs, wedding dresses, and husbands all have in common?
Once you find the right one, you just know!
Shopping for a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract from ancient tradition, is a very subjective and personal process. The possibilities are virtually limitless, so we set out to help guide you through the process.
We asked 3D ketubah & Judaica artist Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin from Ashra Designs :: Judaic Art Creations to provide her insight into finding the perfect ketubah that speaks to you as a couple, without getting overwhelmed.
When Sara and Avidan got engaged, they knew they wanted a bright airy space with natural light. They celebrated a beautiful summer wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minnesota. Erin Johnson Photography captured their special day!
Sara and Avidan wanted their wedding to be bright and cheery, but also simple. According to Sara, “we picked flowers in colors that would really pop, but then were really thoughtful about where we put them. Also, I love polka-dots so I snuck a few in here and there for fun.” READ MORE ......→
Emma and Ben celebrated their wedding at the historic Trolley Barn in Atlanta, and we were fortunate that Bhargava Chiluveru from Chil Studios, a friend of the bride and groom, was there to photograph the happy occasion! READ MORE ......→
Rachel and David met on eHarmony after the two had nearly thrown in the towel after too many bad dates. By just the third date, they each knew they had found the one! Their relationship moved at lighting speed, and just nine months after their first date they got engaged! The two were married at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in South Florida, and were photographed by Jeff Kolodny Photography. READ MORE ......→
Ketubot have become more than just a marriage contract, but more so a reflection of a couple’s style. This Is Not A Ketubah Yes It Is (TINAK), a collective of Jewish artists from New York and Argentina, creates traditional pieces that double as works of art. With a category for practically anything you can think of, TINAK can depict places, artists, colors, shapes and even mythical creatures! The modern, high-quality designs enable couples to display Judaica in an innovative and interesting way. These categories represent 8 of the most popular TINAK ketubah styles, each with Jewish thought and tradition in mind.
A new generation is reading the Four Questions at our Passover seder! Our family is growing, and the traditional seder is evolving. We are now thinking about how to make the Jewish traditions fun and engaging for the young children in our families.
We want to make Passover a memorable and fun learning experience for everyone! So we started to explore ways to create a kid-friendly seder.
We’ve put together our top 5 Ideas for Making a Child-Friendly Passover Seder. READ MORE ......→
Matthew and Laurie first realized they were perfect for each other on a group trip to Israel. The couple quickly found out that they shared a passion for Israel, and there couldn’t have been a better way to start a relationship than by being there together. A year and a half later, they were engaged and making plans for this stunning traditional Jewish wedding at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, NJ. Photography by Brett Matthews Photography.
Even though Laurie is a Long Island girl, she fell in love with the beauty and ambiance of New Jersey’s Temple Emanu-El of Closter. The bride and groom were blown away by the sanctuary’s breathtaking stained glass dome, and its perfect blend of tradition and elegance. According to Laurie, “it was the first place we looked at and didn’t look much further after that.” Northern Valley Affairs, the temple’s exclusive caterer, matched the setting with exquisite kosher cuisine. READ MORE ......→
It’s not often in life that you’ll need to buy a tallis, or Jewish prayer shawl. So if you’re reading this, then Mazel Tov! You are probably in the wonderful process of planning a bat / bar mitzvah, or a Jewish or Interfaith wedding.
With the help of Lisa Prawer, The Tallis Lady, we’ve developed this Tallit Buying Guide to help you find the perfect tallis that will be in your family for decades to come.
Buying a tallis is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. Bring the family along. Include the grandparents if you can. Treasure the experience!
The chuppah, a Jewish wedding canopy with four open sides and four poles, is a central part of a Jewish wedding. It represents the home you will make with your partner, and it is where you will say your vows and become a family. The chuppah can be handheld, with four people of your choosing holding each pole, or it can be freestanding.
To decorate your chuppah, be inspired by the rest of your wedding. You can create a seamless and coherent look by using the same colors as the rest of the décor and incorporating flowers that are in your bouquet, the centerpieces and the other decorations. The chuppah can also provide an opportunity to incorporate something sentimental into your wedding, like your grandfather’s tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) or a flower that is meaningful to you.
Here are 15 ideas for a floral chuppah that represents your style and wedding vision.