(Closed) questions about jewish ceremony

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
1154 posts
Bumble bee

You might want to peek into this thread

Two Jews Getting Married: Practically Interfaith!

which deals with a different issue but discusses a bit what makes a ceremony ‘jewish’.  There is little that has to be there.  What the rabbi says and reads is entirely up to him and the couple.  There’s usually a chuppah, some common elements are the seven blessings, the circling and the breaking of the glass, both bride and groom being walked down the aisle by both parents.  Do you know about the ketubah – not something you have to have but many people like the tradition.

A rabbi that does an interfaith wedding will probably be Reform and fairly flexible.

Post # 4
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

I’d highly recommend getting Anita Diamant’s The New Jewish Wedding.  It’ll give you a wide array of ideas about Jewish and interfaith ceremonies with a Jewish twist.  Miss Hermit Crab just wrote post on it the other day: 

Wedding Resources

And here’s a post on our ceremony, though ours was probably a bit more hard core than most intercultural weddings: 


Post # 5
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@hotcocoa- I was excited to see the thread and read your suggestions. I will be getting these books asap. Future Mother-In-Law who was raised Catholic but converted to Judaism to marry Future Father-In-Law (and is somewhat bitter about it) all of the sudden is insisting that we have Jewish traditions in our ceremony. Our wedding is 2 months away! FH never had a bar mitzvah and neither did his brother. They only celebrate Chanakah and Passover? Not Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur…weird imo.

I was raised agnostic-ish and FH and I are not religous at all. Hopefully we can accomodate Future Mother-In-Law by doing something…Although religion is hard to compromise on.

Post # 6
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My boyfriend is also Jewish (I am not, have not yet decided about conversion yet), but I was recommended a book called Celebrating Interfaith Marriage by Rabbi Devon Lerner. It’s pretty inexpensive on Amazon and has been a great resource.

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