What Gift Do You Give at a Jewish Wedding?

MyJewishLearning's Official Wedding Gift Guide

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5. Show Them The Money

In Jewish circles it is customary to write checks in multiples of $18, corresponding to the numerical value of the Hebrew word for "life" or chai. If the couple is already fairly established in their home, an appropriate alternative is to make a charitable donation in the couple's honor. It's a good idea to check with the newlyweds about their charity preferences, as a donation to a charity that they have a personal connection can be a very meaningful gift.

We hope our guide helps you navigate through the whirlwind that is wedding season. And since MyJewishLearning, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations and revenue-raising, we'll receive a percentage of the proceeds of any purchase you make using our links. Thank you for trusting us to help you with this decision. 

Here's wishing you and your loved ones a hearty "mazel tov," from all of us.

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