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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.

Birkat Hagomel, a Jewish Prayer of Gratitude

A prayer said after recovering from a serious illness or surviving a dangerous journey.

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?

Many liberal Jewish women wear yarmulkes during prayer and at other times.

How To Read Eshet Hayil

Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'

Yet Another Hanukkah Miracle

The role of Judith in Hanukkah.