REFORM WITH KIDS KETUBAH TEXT
Whether you are blending families or have a child or children with your fiance, this is a nice way to include your children in your wedding. Identical to the Reform Text with the additional line: "Our son/daughter/children, ________, join/s us as we celebrate our wedding and enter this new stage of our family life." (This line can be added to any of the non-traditional texts)
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 values as well as love and friendship.
If there is a line you don't like or something is missing, feel free to change this text or use your custom text with your order. Changes to couple's labels and signatures lines are included in the purchase price.
- Most ketubah designs will be satisfyingly legible with this text in Hebrew and English, even at the small sizes. (Designs that recommend the largest size may be ordered as mediums)
- 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.
- Depending on their ages, you may like to have your children sign your ketubah either as witnesses or as additional signatories.
This ketubah witnesses before God, family, and friends, that on _____ day of the week, the ____th day of the month____ in the year 577_, corresponding to _______, ____ [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 son/daughter/children, ________, join/s us as we celebrate our wedding and enter this new stage of our family life. 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.
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 arrive as an email attachment that you can open in any text reader/word processing application.
Purchase 'Add Names & Dates' to have your text completed with the right information and/or to customize the text in Hebrew & English.