Ketubah Calligraphy / Personalization
A ketubah, or Jewish wedding contract, is generally offered with several pre-written text options. These ketubah texts contain "blanks" that must be filled in with your personal information. The ketubah blanks can either be filled in by your wedding officiant -- often a rabbi -- or you can take advantage of Gallery Judaica's "ketubah calligraphy" (or "ketubah personalization") service, where a ketuba artist fills in the couple's information in a style that matches the calligraphy on the pre-printed document. Talk to your wedding officiant about his or her preference about your ketubah personalization. Some artists fill in the ketubah with hand-calligraphy, while others use computer print.
Have a look at the list below for a few examples of ketubah artists and their respective personalization techniques.
Above are just some of the artists we work with.
Click to see our entire roster of ketubah artists.
Ketuba personalization requires the following information:
- The couple's names in English and Hebrew
- The couple's parents names in Hebrew (and sometimes English, depending on the artist)
- Date and location of the wedding in English and Hebrew
- Orthodox and Conservative texts require some additional information
After you purchase your ketubah, you need to write all of the above information on a "ketubah personalization worksheet," which you download from our site. If you do not have access to some or all of this information in Hebrew, we are happy to "transliterate" English information into Hebrew letters.
For example, if the groom's father's name is "Reuven," then you can simply write "Reuven" in English in the appropriate location, and check the box or write "transliterate" to indicate this request. (Checking the box or writing "transliterate" depends on which artist's worksheet you are using.)
You will need to look your worksheet over carefully -- and if you are being married by an Orthodox wedding officiant, you must obtain his approval of the information before you submit the ketubah worksheet to us, in order to avoid any errors in the ketubah calligraphy / personalization. Once you have completed your ketubah purchase, and have filled out the ketubah worksheet, you need to fax the worksheet to us and call us to confirm that we received it. Once Gallery Judaica has received your worksheet, please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery of your personalized ketubah.
Ketubah Personalization. Ketubah Calligraphy