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Weddings & Marriage

How to Find Someone to Officiate at Your Jewish Wedding

Rabbis and cantors aren't the only options, and chemistry matters.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah 101

An overview of this Jewish rite of passage for 12- and 13-year-olds.

Conversion

How to Convert to Judaism

The process varies from movement to movement, but certain rituals are common to all of them.

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning?

Planning the Right Jewish Wedding for You

How to make your wedding both authentically Jewish and personally meaningful.

How to Choose a Ketubah, or Jewish Marriage Contract

A guide to finding the right document for your wedding

Judaism and LGBTQ Issues: An Overview

Attitudes have shifted dramatically in recent decades, with sharp differences between the Orthodox and liberal movements.

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

Ask the Expert: Can Women Wear Kippot?

Why do men wear yarmulkes, and women don't?

How To Read Eshet Hayil

Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'

Being a Guest at a Jewish Wedding: A Guide

From chuppah to glass-breaking, here's what to expect at Jewish nuptials.

Judaism and Mental Illness

While Jews were instrumental in establishing the field of psychology, the Jewish community is not always comfortable dealing with those who suffer from psychiatric conditions.