Appendix D : Stage 2: Ceremony Itself

Context: Ritual Objects

General Ideas:

  • Create a mechanism by which congregants can buy the ritual objects and Judaica items for their life cycle event from a select list of Israeli artists (wimple for Bris, tallit/kippot for bnai mitzvah, ketubah/chuppah for Wedding, kippot for Funerals.)
  • Connect the value of tsedakah to ritual objects.  Develop a relationship with an organization that lends couples and families ritual objects for their LC event.
  • For example, Bnai Jeshurun in NYC has an Ethiopian chuppah that they offer to congregants.  If couples use that chuppah, they make a donation to SAEJ.

 

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