SECULAR KETUBAH TEXT
Jewish and proud, but not really comfortable with all the God language? Then this is the text for you. No "holy" or "God" language in this ketubah text in either the English or Hebrew. However, there is a statement of agreement to celebrate Jewish holidays, honor the traditions of Judaism, and devotion to learning, charity, and acts of kindness.
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.
- For couples who prefer no statement of Jewish participation, the Interfaith Secular Text is similar to this one but has no religious commitment.
- Many ketubah designs have a quote that can be chosen, most of which are not specifically religious, but are either from the bible or Jewish tradition. If you prefer, you may choose a custom quote that aligns with your preferences.
This ketubah witnesses before family and friends, that on _____ day of the week, the ____th day of the month____ in the year five thousand seven hundred and _________ , on the Jewish calendar, corresponding to the _____ day of ______, in the year two thousand and ___, the [groom/bride/beloved], ________, [the son/daughter/child of ________,] and the [groom/bride/beloved], ____________, [the son/daughter/child of ________,] stood under the wedding canopy in __________ to celebrate their wedding ceremony. The [bride and groom/brides/grooms/beloveds] declared:
"With these rings, we pledge 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 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 these promises 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.