Designed to accommodate couples who are comfortable with mainstream Reform Judaism. Simultaneously voicing a deep commitment to Judaism and a pluralistic commitment to be welcoming to all, this text speaks to shared communal values as well as love and friendship.
This ketubah witnesses before God, family, and friends, that on _____ day of the week, the ______ day of the month____ in the year five thousand seven hundred and seventy-________, corresponding to the ______day of __________ in the year two thousand and ______________ [secular date], that [the groom/bride/beloved] ________, [son/daughter/child of ________], and [the groom/bride/beloved], ____________, [son/daughter/child of ______________,] stood under the wedding canopy in ______________ to enter the holy covenant of marriage. With love and reverence, the [groom/bride/beloved] and[groom/bride/beloved] declared:
"With these rings, we consecrate ourselves in marriage according to the traditions of Moses and Israel. We promise to be equal partners, loving friends, and supportive companions. We value in each other and ourselves qualities of compassion and forgiveness, understanding and wisdom. Our love will provide us with the strength to be ourselves while cherishing the beauty of our differences. We promise to share in each other’s dreams while not forgetting our own. Because we cherish the closeness that allows us to express our innermost thoughts and feelings, we promise to give one another respect and trust. We promise to support and comfort each other in times of sorrow and to share our joys and triumphs. Our home is a place where all are welcome, and we fill it with laughter and play, understanding and trust, creativity and imagination, friendship and community, companionship and love. With our family and in our home, we will celebrate Jewish holidays and honor the traditions of Judaism and devote ourselves to learning, charity, and acts of kindness."
________ and _________ then together declared before God and all present that they have signed their names to this ketubah of their own free will without reservation or restraint and they intend to be bound by this holy covenant so long as they shall live.
(Length varies depending on names, etc, 300-310 words in English and 210-220 words in Hebrew)
Most ketubah designs will be satisfyingly legible with this text in Hebrew and English, even at the small sizes (make sure to note size recommendations in the individual designs since some designs have a smaller text area).
Hebrew names appear in the Hebrew text and English names are used in the English text, unless otherwise requested. If you like you can have your Hebrew names written phonetically in English.
See the order form to choose a custom quote to make your ketubah more personal.
Purchase the rights to any of the proprietary texts for a one-time use.
Whether you are a couple who found just the right words here and just the right art somewhere else or an artist who wants to make a ketubah for friends, you've come to the right place.
What you get:
Your chosen text in Hebrew & English
Plain or Rich Text Format so that you may format or copy it as you like.
Your text will be placed in a dropbox folder in several formats and a link will be sent via email in 1-3 business days.
Purchase 'Add Names & Dates' to have your text completed with the right information and/or to customize the text in Hebrew & English.
***Please note that this is not a formatted ketubah!!!***