Chuppah – Московская Хоральная синагога

Jewish wedding

Chuppah is a marriage ceremony in Jewish tradition. Before the wedding ceremony begins, the bride and groom stand under Chuppah – a wedding canopy. The chuppah symbolizes the house of the groom, into which he introduces the bride.


The Chuppah ceremony is very beautiful and bewitching. It is led by a rabbi, who conducts under the Kidushin chuppah – a rite of betrothal, when the groom puts a ring on the bride’s finger, thereby “acquiring” her as his wife.




Before the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom sign a prenuptial agreement – Ketubah – where all the obligations that the bride takes on are written. During the Hupa ceremony, the rabbi read the Ketubah aloud. Then seven wedding blessings are read, and at the end of the ceremony, in memory of the destruction of the Temple, the groom breaks a glass.


After the chuppah, the bride and groom retire to a special room – Heder Ihud, and then a festive feast follows.




Jewish wedding is a really great and fun feast. Guests should pay particular attention to the commandments to amuse the bride and groom.


Within seven days after the wedding, relatives and friends of the newlyweds, as well as members of the community, hold Sheva Brachot festive meals for the bride and groom with the invitation of “new guests”.


Jewish marriage is possible between maternal Jews after filing and checking all documents by the rabbinate.


Usually a preparation for the Chuppah requires a lot of effort, not only organizationally, but also spiritually. In the Moscow Choral Synagogue, you can take a course in shlome-byte (family harmony), to get assistance with preparation for all the rituals of Chuppah and choose the right day for the ceremony.


We will  be glad to help you with Chuppah organization in our synagogue, as well as with of banquet and catering.


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