Jewish Wedding Huppah

The Chuppah/Huppah

Meaning: The Chuppah (or huppah) is the bridal canopy
the couple stands under during the Jewish wedding ceremony.
It literally means “that which covers or floats above,”
and is said to be a spiritual place with a direct gateway to God.
As long as a Jewish marriage is performed
under a chuppah, the wedding can take place in any location,
from a synagogue to a beach to your own backyard.

Origin: The Chuppah is a symbol of the home (tent) of our biblical ancestors Sarah and Abraham, open on all sides so guests would know they were always welcome.

Personalize It: Chuppahs can be designed or decorated to reflect
your personal taste, match your wedding theme
or color palette, or honor loved ones.
You can have your wedding guests
contribute to a patchwork collage chuppah,
or use a tallit (Jewish prayer shawl)
or huppah that belongs to a beloved family member

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Rabbi Shai

Rabbi Shai Specht-Sandler is a Jewish and Interfaith wedding and life cycle officiant, singer-songwriter, certified relationship and life coach, published author, educator and motivational speaker.

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