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Mazel Tov!

A Look at Jewish Wedding Rituals and Some Modern Updates Today I’m going to share a brief explanation of some popular, and some lesser known wedding rituals in the Jewish tradition. Additionally, I also explain how I might reinterpret them for modern couples, whether culturally Jewish (but non-practicing), same-sex couples, and interfaith couples. Perhaps the [...]

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Navigating Interfaith Weddings

According to the Pew Research Center almost four-in-ten Americans (39%) who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. I often officiate interfaith weddings – it is one of my favorite types of ceremonies to create. When two (or more) faiths come together, the ceremony needs to blend them in an equal and respectful way.

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Breaking the Glass – A Wonderful Tradition

There a certain wedding rituals and customs that come right at the end of the ceremony. There is something so appealing about that! Anything from blowing bubbles or confetti cannons, to Jumping the Broom, or the ringing of bells. Breaking the Glass is one of them, and it’s a great way to end a wedding. [...]

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Highlights from 2012

In the spirit of end-of-the-year columns I want to share some highlights from this, my eighth year as a Celebrant. I officiated a wedding in the little schoolhouse in Hickory Run State Park; the couple had their first date at the park and having the ceremony where they shared many good times was meaningful and [...]

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2011 Wedding Highlights

It’s difficult to choose, because I think all of the weddings I officiate are wonderful, but I’m going to attempt to highlight some of my most interesting and memorable ceremonies from 2011. Early in the year I officiated at two lovely historic locations a bit out of my normal area – the French Manor and [...]

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Three weddings… and a rain storm

Three weddings to talk about this past weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday was an evening wedding of course, the ceremony at 6pm. It was at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, its basically a ski resort, so the views are great. This was a very special couple and I was so happy to be [...]

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Breaking the Glass at an Inter-faith Wedding

I had the honor of officiating for a self-described ‘seasoned’ couple this past weekend, here at my home. The couple had each journeyed far in their lives and felt so blessed to have found each other at this point in time. Both had adult children and it was meaningful to include them in our ceremony [...]

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    Lois Heckman is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant who officiates at weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies in the Poconos and beyond. She has performed hundreds of ceremonies and brings a wealth of knowledge to her work. Visit her website: ... Read Full
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