A Jewish Wedding Checklist

I use the Jewish wedding ceremony template as a beginning point, for its wisdom over the test of time. Yet I know that each couple will add their own elements, often blending other traditions and ethnic legacies. I am always excited by the synergy of each couple's dynamics and the ceremony we create together.

  • Documents:
    • License
    • Ketubah
    • Cohabitation covenant
  • Witnesses for each document
  • Ketubah
    • With easel for displaying
    • Good pen or fine marker
  • Huppah with small table under it
  • Kiddush cups – 1, 2 or 3
  • Rings
  • Candles or any other additional ritual objects needed
  • Wine (preferably white)
  • Glass or light bulb
    • Wrapped for breaking
    • Or glass mezuzah kit


Five Interfaith Passover Readings You Can Add to Your Hagaddah

Professional advice and readings for interfaith couples’ seders, plus ritual additions like adding an artichoke to your seder plate.

The Book of Ruth: an Interfaith Tale

As we read and honor Ruth's journey at Shavuot, we can reflect and honor our own unique paths. Celebrate your marriages, honor the wisdom of your ancestors  and give gratitude for your abundance.

Purim and Intermarriage

Professional view about the central meaning of the Purim story:  intermarriage can produce important non-Jewish allies for Jewish communities.

Ger Toshav - Sources for Contemporary Application: A Proposal for Intermarried and other Allies in our Midst

Professional view supporting the resurrection of the concept of ger toshav--an in-between title that non-Jews who are active and committed Jewishly, yet who do not want to convert, could study and achieve.

Interfaith Choices: Till Death Do Us Part

The tough decisions made at two life cycle events, four months apart, as told by the rabbi who officiated at both the wedding and the funeral.


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