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Engaged? Jewish Traditions Before a Wedding

Recommended for older teens and adults

You just got engaged, Mazel Tov! Here are seven Jewish traditions before a wedding to know about and to share with your family and friends before you meet under the Chuppah.


The videos in the Lifecycles Series were made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports groups like G‑dcast that contribute to a thriving community enhancing the quality of life for all.
Koret Foundation

  • Written by Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth and Jeremy Shuback
  • Storyboards and Character Illustrations by Jeanne Stern
  • Animation by Victoriano O. Yamon Jr.
  • Background Illustrations by Tammy Chang
  • Music by Ben Bromfield

  • Narrated by Julie L. Bernstein Klein
  • Produced, Directed, and Sound Edited by Jeremy Shuback
  • Audience Development and Partnership Coordination by Lisa Finkelstein
  • Executive Producer was Sarah Lefton
  • Key Script Advising by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Lindsey Silken and Rabbi Roni Handler

Thanks to the rest of the G‑dcast Team, Koret Foundation leaders, and Distribution Partner organizations for their pluralistic guidance and general expertise.

  • Barbara Barza and Oren Stevens with G‑dcast
  • Danielle Foreman with the Koret Foundation
  • Lindsey Silken and Rabbi Mychal Copeland with InterfaithFamily
  • Rabbi Roni Handler with RitualWell a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • Dawn Kepler with Building Jewish Bridges a program of Lehrhaus Judaica

  • Julie Wiener, Shevy Baskin, and Deborah Kolben with 70 Faces Media including and Kveller
  • Rabbi Jonathan Berger with Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Rabbi Marla Hornsten with Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, MI and Rabbi Camille Shira Angel with Congregation Sha’ar Zahav each affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism


There are a myriad of Jewish Traditions Before a Wedding, and the conversations in this video explores the array of choices people make in interpreting different types of Jewish rituals today.


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