Jewish Maui Ceremony
This ceremony is taken from the Hebrew nuptials Ceremony, has been translated and will be performed in English by the Officiant. Please add an additional $75 to each of our wedding package prices to cover the cost of the wine and breaking of the glass. Please notify us if you want the huppah, wine and glass.
Please note: The ceremony below is performed by a licensed Officiant (not a Rabbi)
ALOHA, I Welcome you to this special event in which ——– and ——- declare before God that they have chosen each other. It is an occasion which is both solemn, as we reflect on the seriousness of their decision, and festive, as we share their joy. We are witnessing an important event in their lives. Our service is based on the relationship which ————— and ——————– share with each other, and on their faith in God. It is a covenant. We affirm their love for each other as part of God’s will for them.
At this time I would like to have you present to each other these leis. In Hawaii we exchange leis as a symbol of our love. The beautifully crafted lei with its hand picked flowers and twine, carefully bonded together with love, is a reflection of your love and Aloha for one another. As you exchange these leis you will begin to weave your lei in life together with love. And now, with loving aloha (island style) please present your leis to one another with a smile and a kiss upon each other’s cheek.
Blessed are you who have come here in the name of God.
Serve Adonai with joy; come into God’s presence with song.
We rejoice that———————-and ——————– join in Marriage in the presence of God.
In this union, the sacred work of creation goes on:
God joining these two people; God planting the divine likeness within them. “Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them”. May the union of ————————– and ——————— animate the Divine in each of them, and may each help the other to grow in God’s likeness.
Let us Pray
We praise you, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, who hallos us with Mizvot and consecrates this marriage. We praise you, Adonai our God who sanctifies our people Israel through Kiddushin, the sacred rite of marriage (at the chupa*).
And now I ask you in the presence of God and this assembly:
Do you —————–, take————- to be your wife, to love, honor, and cherish?
And do you ——————, take ———————to be your husband to love, honor and cherish?
May I have your rings, please?
Your rings by their very shape are symbols of eternal unity without beginning or end. They are the emblem of the love that exists between you and characterize your devotion to one another. Let them always remind you of the commitments you make today.
(Each person places the ring on the other’s fourth finger on the left hand)
———–, with this ring, I promise to grow with you to build our love, to speak openly and honestly to listen to you, and to love and cherish you for all the days ahead. From this day forward you shall not walk alone My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home.
Drinking of the wine.
Officiate (lifting the cup)
We praise you, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.
We praise you Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, Creator of all things for your glory.
We praise you Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of man and woman.
We praise you, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, Creator of joy and gladness, bride and groom, love and kinship, peace and friendship. O God, may there always be heard in the cities of Israel and in the streets of Jerusalem: the sounds of joy and happiness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride, the shouts of young people celebrating, and the songs of children at play. We praise you, our God, who causes the bride and groom to rejoice together.
Bride and Groom drink from the Kiddush cup.
As you have shared the wine from a single cup, so may you, under God’s guidance, share contentment, peace, fulfillment from the cup of life. May you find life’s joys heightened, its bitterness sweetened, and each of its moments hallowed by true companionship and love.
May God bless you and keep you. May God’s presence shine upon you and be gracious to you. May God’s presence be with you and give you peace.
Breaking of the glass:
Glass is placed on the ground and groom steps on it to break it. Mazaltov!
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