Ordering Questions

  • How long will it take to get my ketubah?

  • We recommend you order the ketubah at least 8 weeks prior to your wedding. We do our best to try to accommodate rush orders; please email ketubahs@ourjewishcommunity.org if you would like to place an order with a faster turn-around time. You will receive your ketubah within 4-6 weeks of placing your order.  Within a week of placing your order, you’ll receive a PDF via email to approve.  Once that is approved, the ketubah will be shipped to you within two weeks.
  • How will I receive my order?

  • It will be shipped to you directly from the printer via UPS.  When it ships, we will email you with tracking information.
  • Why do I pay in two steps?

  • The first step is your deposit ($50) which makes you eligible to see the text choices. The second step is where you pay the remaining $225 and place the order for your print ketubah.  Shipping is included.
  • Can I use just your text and get it designed myself?

  • No, you cannot. Our text is copyrighted. However, if you would like to buy the rights to use our text, please contact ketubahs@ourjewishcommunity.org.
  • What is the quality of the print I will receive?

  • Our standard ketubahs are 16X20” and are archival quality giclee prints.
  • Do you ship abroad?

  • If you would like to place an international order, email ketubahs@ourjewishcommunity.org for more information about shipping costs.

Jewish Questions

  • What is a ketubah?

  • A ketubah is a Jewish marriage document. Traditionally, ketubahs are written in Aramaic and outline the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride.
  • Is this a “traditional” ketubah?

  • No. Traditional ketubahs are not particularly romantic documents and are not egalitarian. The framework of a traditional ketubah comes from an outdated notion that the groom “acquires” the bride. Because ketubahs don’t give expression to how couples view marriage today, alternative versions of ketubahs have been written recently. We took the approach that we wanted the ketubah process to be empowering to people who can select the components of their ketubah.
  • Is this just for Jewish-Jewish couples or does it work for interfaith couples?

  • Of course it works for everyone! There are optional phrases that interfaith couples may especially want to include.
  • This is my second marriage. Will this ketubah work?

  • Absolutely!
  • Does this ketubah work for gay and lesbian couples?

  • Of course!
  • Is there a lot of Hebrew?

  • No. Recognizing that most American Jews don’t know Hebrew, we created a document that is primarily in English. The only Hebrew on the ketubah is your choice of one of three biblical phrases, which is also translated on the ketubah.
  • Who signs my ketubah?

  • Generally we recommend 5 signatures (two for the couple, two for witnesses, and one for an officiant). But the choice is yours – you can have anywhere between 0 and 6 signatures on your document.

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