Jewish Wedding Ceremony:
Hawaiiwedding.com offers the service of a Jewish Cantor/ lay leader (sh’liach tzibur) of a Reform Jewish Congregation on Maui. He does performs tradtional Jewish Cermonies as well as interfaith ceremonies.
He use as the basis of his Jewish Wedding Service the services provided by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical arm of the Reform Movement.
There is an addional fee of $85 to our wedding packages to cover providing:
Please note that although he is a leader of the Congregation he is not an ordained Rabbi. His Jewish background is varied and cosmopolitan. He comes from a somewhat traditional, Eastern European heritage, combined with a strong egalitarian and progressive direction; he is the essence of inclusiveness and participation. He believes regardless of our history or who we love, we all should share fully in our traditions.
For Jewish couples not being married by a Rabbi or the Cantor, we do have additional non-denominational ministers who perform a Spiritual Non-Religious ceremonies with the addition of a Hebrew wedding prayer and the Breaking of the Glass ceremony at the end. The ceremony may take place under a Huppah.
A Hebrew Wedding Prayer
Breaking of the Glass Ceremony:
Crushing a wineglass at the end of the wedding ceremony is, perhaps, one of the most recognized Jewish wedding traditions and is one with many meanings. It is a symbol of the destruction of the First Holy Temple of Jerusalem. It also represents the fragility of life and all human relationships and serves as a reminder that marriage changes the lives of individuals forever. Drinking the wine represents the joys and sweetness of life, and crushing the glass represents the hardships.
Please step on the glass now.
Elegant Jewish Wedding Canopy Huppah at Makena Cove. Morning ceremonies are best at this location