Weddings

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I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.- Song of Solomon

Mazel Tov! We are delighted to share in you joy.

To inquire about Rabbi Matt's availability to officiate your ceremony, please contact Rabbi's Assistant, Michelle Warren at mwarren@cgoh.org.

You may also email Rabbi Matt directly with your questions at mcutler@cgoh.org.

To inquire about using our facility for your ceremony, luncheon, or reception, please contact our Exective Diretor Sue Litynski at sliynski@cgoh.org. Sue will help to coordinate your event

We would love to share your simcha with your congregational family. To place an announcement in our temple bulletin, please contact Kathy Laws at klaws@cgoh.org.


The Aufruf:

A congregation's public acknowledgment and blessing of a marriage. Both the bride and groom are called to the bimah.

To schedule an Aufruf or to sponsor and the Oneg Shabbat in honor of an Aufruf, please contact Michelle Warren at mwarren@cgoh.org.


The Huppah:

A Jewish wedding ceremony typically occurs under a huppah (shown above.) The huppah is a canopy with four open sides that cover the bride and groom during the ceremony. It consists of a square cloth that is supported by four poles. The poles can stand freely or be held upright by four people. It is considered an honor to hold a huppah pole. The huppah symbolizes the new home the couple will create together. It is also open on all sides to convey their home is open to guests. It has been compared to Abraham's tent, which was open on all sides to welcome travelers.

We have two huppot that can be used at no charge. The above photography show our formal huppah made of brass and velvet and is freestanding (image shows how one couple decorated the huppah with flowers; optional.) We also have a casual huppah that has a colorful cloth and dark wood poles and is not freestanding.


The Ketubbah:

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The Jewish marriage contract. This legal document details the bride and grooms rights and responsibilities and is signed by the bride and groom and witnesses. The Rabbi may read part of the ketubbah during the wedding ceremony. Often they are embellished with calligraphy and personalized artwork, and framed and hung in the couples home.

Our online and in-house Judaica Shop carries a wide array of Ketubbot.

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