Ketubah Text Options

Thank you for considering our selection of Ketubah text for your special day. We understand that choosing the right text can be challenging, which is why we offer a variety of ketubah text options for you to choose from the list below.

If you prefer to personalize your Ketubah with your own text, it's free, including Hebrew translation from English. We are more than happy to accommodate your request. Please feel free to email your text to us at NitiArtsKetubah@gmail.com, and we will work closely with you to create a custom Ketubah that perfectly reflects your unique love story.

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Popular Ketubah (2 Versions)

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.

POPULAR TEXT #1

On the __________ day of the month of ___________, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, corresponding to the ______ of _________ two thousand twenty-___ in ________, _______, the beloveds ________ and __________ entered into this covenant of marriage. As we are surrounded by family and friends, we pledge to one another our hearts, affection, and fidelity for all of our days. We will unite in our shared values, for they will strengthen us. We will honor our differences, for they will enrich us. We will honor change and growth, in ourselves and each other. Each day we will strive to deepen our relationship, to listen compassionately, and to trust completely. We will offer care and support in times of uncertainty, celebration, illness, and calm, lifted by the strength and love of our families and ancestors. We will make gracious space for imperfection and discomfort alongside joy and ease. We promise to communicate with openness and honesty and to treasure, support, comfort, and respect one another. Our home will be filled with warmth, generosity, and most of all love. These are our promises. All this is valid and binding.

Bride (or choose Partner) _______________   Groom (or choose Partner) _____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

POPULAR TEXT #2

On the __________ day of the month of __________, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, corresponding to the __________ of __________, two thousand twenty- __________, here in __________, __________, the beloveds __________ __________, daughter of __________ and __________ __________, and __________ __________, son of __________ and __________ __________ entered into this covenant of marriage. As we embark on life‘s journey, we promise to love, cherish, encourage, and inspire one another. Our hearts fused together creating a unique bond with friendship and compassion at its core. Through this union, we vow to value and support each other, always striving to show sensitivity to each other's needs. We shall nurture one another emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually, embracing our respective qualities and strengths. May we continue to grow together, maintaining the courage and determination to pursue our desired paths. We promise to celebrate life‘s joys with grace and overcome life‘s adversities with tenacity. May we maintain the intimacy that fosters trust, honesty, and communication. As life partners, we shall build a home emanating love, peace, tolerance, and charity. Through each other's eyes we see the world anew, and may we be better together.

Bride (or choose Partner) ________________   Groom (or choose Partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Modern Ketubah Text (2 Versions)

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.

Modern #1

We witness that on the ______ day of ______, five thousand seven hundred and eighty-___, corresponding to the ______ day of ______, two thousand twenty-four, here in ______, _______, the bride, ________, daughter of ______ and ________, and the groom, ________, son of ________ and ________, entered into this holy Covenant of Marriage. Standing together hand in hand they said to each other: As beloveds and friends we choose to walk life’s path together. We pledge to be equal partners, loving friends, and supportive companions throughout our lives. We promise to build a harmonious relationship of equality. We shall respect each other’s uniqueness and help one another grow to our fullest potential. As we share life experiences, we vow to be sensitive to each other’s needs, to share life’s joys, to comfort each other through life’s sorrows, and to challenge each other to achieve intellectual and physical fulfillment as well as spiritual and emotional tranquility. We will build a home together and fill it with laughter, empathy, faith, trust, friendship, companionship, and love: a home in which holidays and heritage are celebrated by our Jewish culture and tradition. May we live each day as the first, the last, the only day we will have with each other. We joyfully enter into this covenant and solemnly accept the obligations herein. 

Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Modern #2

On the ______ day of the month of _____, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, which corresponds to the _____ of _______, two thousand twenty-___ in ____, _____, in the presence of family and friends, the beloveds _____ _____ and _____ _____ enter into this covenant of marriage.  As we embark on life‘s journey, we promise to love, cherish, encourage, and inspire one another. Our hearts fused together creating a unique bond with friendship and compassion at its core. Through this union, we vow to value and support each other, always striving to show sensitivity to each other's needs. We shall nurture one another emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually, always mindful of our respective qualities and strengths. May we continue to grow together, maintaining the courage and determination to pursue our desired paths. We promise to celebrate life‘s joys with grace and overcome life‘s adversities with tenacity. May we maintain the intimacy that fosters trust, honesty, and communication. As life partners, we shall strive to build a home emanating love, peace, tolerance, and charity. Through each other's eyes, we see the world anew, and may we be better together. All this is valid and binding.

Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Reform Ketubah Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

This ketubah witnesses before God and all those present that on the ________ day of _________, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-___, corresponding to the (date), the holy covenant of marriage was entered into between _____ and ______, here in _________, __________. They said to each other: 'I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine,' We promise to be equal partners, loving friends, and supportive companions throughout our lives. Our love will provide us with the determination to be ourselves while cherishing each other’s uniqueness. We promise to share in each other’s aspirations. We will empower each other to fulfill our goals and pursue our dreams. We will create a closeness that will enable us to express our innermost thoughts and feelings. We promise to treasure and nourish one another; to be sensitive at all times to each other’s needs; to talk and to listen; and to honor, respect, and appreciate one another. We promise to always be honest and open; to support each other through life’s challenges; to comfort one another through life’s sorrows; and to share life’s joys. We will create a home where all are welcome and fill it with laughter, empathy, faith, imagination, trust, friendship, companionship, and love. We will celebrate the holidays and traditions of our Jewish heritage and devote ourselves to learning, charity, and acts of kindness. We will teach our family courtesy and compassion and we will be role models for the values we teach our children. May our lives grow together in prosperity and joy. All this is valid and binding.Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Interfaith Ketubah Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

On the _______ day of _______, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-_______, corresponding to the _____ day of _____, two thousand twenty-three, here in __________, ________, __________ daughter of _________ and _________, and ___________ son of _________ and ___________, entered into this Covenant of Marriage. In the presence of our family and friends, we express our commitment to each other as we declare our union and celebrate the start of our life together. We vow to place each other before all others and nurture each other with love and devotion. We pledge to be equal partners, loving friends, and supportive companions throughout our lives. May we continue to grow together, maintaining the courage and determination to pursue our desired paths. We promise to build a harmonious relationship of equality. We shall respect each other’s uniqueness and help one another grow to our fullest potential. As life partners, we shall build a peaceful home and family. We will draw inspiration from our heritage, values, and rituals on foundations of trust, respect, and love. 

Bride (or choose Partner) ________________   Groom (or choose Partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Conservative Ketubah Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

On the __________ day of the week, the __________ day of __________, in the year __________, corresponding to the __________ day of __________, in the year __________, __________, son of __________ and __________, and __________, daughter of __________, join each other in __________, before family and friends to make a mutual covenant as husband and wife, partners in marriage. The groom, __________, promises __________, the bride: “You are my wife according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the sons of Israel who have cherished and honored their wives in faithfulness and in integrity.” The bride, __________, promises __________, the groom: “You are my husband according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the daughters of Israel who have cherished and honored their husbands in faithfulness and in integrity.” “We, as beloveds and friends, promise each other to strive throughout our lives together to achieve an openness that will enable us to share our thoughts, our feelings, and our experiences. We promise to try always to bring out in ourselves and in each other qualities of forgiveness, compassion, and integrity. We, as beloveds and friends, will cherish each other’s uniqueness; comfort and challenge each other through life’s sorrow and joy; share our intuition and insight with one another; and above all do everything within our power to permit each of us to become the persons we are yet to be. All this we take upon ourselves to uphold to the best of our abilities.” All are valid and binding.Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Conservative + Lieberman Clause

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

On the _____ day of the week, the ________ of the month __________, in the year five thousand seven hundred and eighty-_____, corresponding to the ___________ of ___________in the year two thousand twenty-three, here in ___________, ___________, the groom, ___________, said to the bride, ___________: “Be my wife according to the laws and traditions of Moses and the Jewish people. I will work on your behalf and honor, sustain, and support you according to the practice of Jewish men, who faithfully work on behalf of their wives and honor, sustain, and support them. I obligate myself to give you the sum of a hundred zuzim as the money for your ketubah, to which you are entitled according to Jewish law. I will provide your food, clothing, and necessities, and I will live with you in marital relations according to the laws and traditions of Moses and the Jewish people.”  The bride, ___________, agreed to these terms and to become his wife, to participate together with him in establishing their home in love, harmony, peace, and companionship, according to the practice of Jewish women. The groom, ___________, accepted responsibility for the full dowry that she brought from her home, whether in silver, gold, jewelry, clothes, or furnishings, amounting to the sum of a hundred zuzim and agreed to increase this amount from his own assets with the sum of a hundred zuzim, for a total of two hundred zuzim. The groom, ___________, said: “I take upon myself and my heirs after me, the obligation of this ketubah, the dowry and the additional sum, to be paid from the best part of all my property, real and personal, that I now possess or may hereafter acquire. From this day forward, all my property, wherever it may be, even the mantle on my back, shall be mortgaged and liened for the payment of this ketubah, dowry, and additional sum, whether during my lifetime or thereafter.” ___________, the groom, took upon himself all the obligations and strictures of this ketubah, the dowry, and additional sum, as is customary with other ketubot made for Jewish women in accordance with the enactment of our sages, may their memory be for a blessing. ___________, the groom, and ___________, the bride, further agreed that should either contemplate the dissolution of the marriage, or following the dissolution of the marriage in the civil courts, each may summon the other to the Bet Din of The Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Theological Seminary, or its representative, and that each will abide by its instructions so that throughout life each will be able to live according to the laws of the Torah. This ketubah is not to be regarded as mere rhetoric or as a perfunctory legal form. We have performed the act which in Jewish law makes the obligations of this document legally binding on the part of ___________, the groom, to ___________, the bride, and on the part of ___________, the bride, to ___________, the groom, with an instrument fit for that purpose, in order to confirm all that is stated and specified above, which shall be valid and immediately effective.Witness _____________________________Witness _____________________________

Gordon Tucker / Egalitarian Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

On the _______ day of the week, the _______  day of the month of _______, in the year _______, as we are accustomed to reckon it here, in _______, _______, in the _______, we hereby testify that the groom, _______, son of _______ and _______ of the family _______ said to the bride, _______, daughter of _______ and _______ of family _______, “ You are consecrated to me as my wife, with this ring, according to the laws of Moses and Israel,” and that the bride _______ _______ said to the groom _______ _______,  “You are consecrated to me as my husband with this ring, according to the laws of Moses and Israel.”  The groom _______ _______ and the bride _______ _______ accepted all the conditions of betrothal and marriage as set forth by biblical law and by the rulings of the sages of blessed memory. The groom and bride further agreed willingly to work for one another, to honor, support, and nurture one another, to live with one another, and to build together a household of integrity as befits members of the Jewish people. The bride accepted a ring from the groom, and the groom accepted a ring from the bride, for the purposes of creating this marriage and to symbolize their love. The groom and bride also accepted full legal responsibility for the obligations herein taken on, as well as for the various properties entering the marriage from their respective homes and families, and agreed that the obligations in this ketubah may be satisfied even from movable property. We have had both the groom and the bride formally acquire these obligations to the other, with an instrument fit for such purposes. Thus all is in order and in force.Signed: ____________________ (witness)Signed: ____________________ (witness)

Orthodox Ketubah Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

On the ___ day of the week, the ___ day of ___, in the year ___, corresponding to the ___ day of ___, in the year ___, ___, son of ___, and ___, daughter of ___, join one other in ___, before family and friends to make a mutual covenant as husband and wife, partners in marriage. The groom, ___, promises the bride, ____: “You are my wife according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the sons of Israel who have cherished and honored their wives in faithfulness and in integrity.” The bride, ___, promises the groom, ___: “You are my husband according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the daughters of Israel who have cherished and honored their husbands in faithfulness and in integrity.” “As beloveds and friends, we promise to strive throughout our lives together to achieve an openness which will enable us to share our innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We promise to try to bring out in ourselves and one another the qualities of forgiveness, compassion, and integrity. We will cherish each other’s uniqueness; comfort and challenge each other through life’s sorrow and joy; share our intuition and insight with one another; and above all do everything within our power to encourage each of us to become the persons we are yet to be. We take it upon ourselves to uphold this covenant to the best of our abilities.” All is valid and binding.Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

Anniversary Ketubah Text

Your Ketubah will also have the Hebrew text unless otherwise requested.​​​​​​​

In celebration of the ___ anniversary of our wedding day, the ___ day of ___ (month) corresponding to _________ (month, day, year), in _________ (city, state), we, _________ and _________, reaffirm our commitment to be loving and supportive companions, partners in marriage. As the seasons change, each leads to renewed life and growth, so may the passing years lead us to continually renew that which binds us together. May our hearts share an ever-deepening love for one another; may our hands applaud and embrace each other; may our lips speak with clear and direct expression; and may our eyes see the good within each other. We have delighted in life’s pleasures and we have persevered in times of sorrow sustained by our love for one another. May we continue to be blessed with wisdom and patience, strength and devotion, love and respect, to enjoy many more fulfilling years together in health and happiness.Bride (or choose partner) ________________   Groom (or choose partner) ____________________Witness ______________________________  Witness __________________________________Officiant (or choose Rabbi, Cantor, Celebrant) ___________________________________________

French Ketubah Text

Votre Ketouba aura également le texte hébreu, sauf demande contraire.

Le Premier jour de la semaine, le Troisieme jour du mois de Tammuz, de l’an cinq mille sept cent Soixante Huit de la creation du monde, correspondant au Sixeime jour du mois de Juillet de l’annee Deux mille et Huit, ici a Paris, France. La fiancée, _______________fille de _________ et de____________ a declare au fiancé____________________________________ Par cet anneau tu deviens mon mari selon la loi de Moise et d’Israel. Je te cherirai, je pourvoirai a tes besoins, je te soutiendrai et je te respecterai avec fidelite et integrite comme il a toujours ete de coutume parmi les enfants d’Israel. Le fiancé, ______________fils de _________ et de ____________ a declare a la fiancée____________________________________ Par cet anneau tu deviens ma femme selon la loi de Moise et d’Israel. Je te cherirai, je pourvoirai a tes besoins, je te soutiendrai et je te respecterai avec fidelite et integrite comme il a toujours ete de coutume parmi les enfants d’Israel. Nous promettons de partager nos joies et de nous soutenir l’un l’autre dans les moments de tristesse, d’essayer de satisfaire les besoins de l’autre, de respecter l’autre dans ses aspirations individuelles et de nous encourager l’un l’autre dans la perfection de nous-memes. Nous nous engageons a construire un foyer ou regneront l’amour, le respect pour l’etude et la generosite, un foyer ou le passage des saisons et les etapes de la vie seront celebres par les symbols de notre heritage, un foyer ou les melodies anciennes, les bougies et le vin sanctifieront notre table, un foyer intimement lie a la communaute d’Israel. Le Present acte de marriage est l’attestation authentique de l’union ainsi consacree devant Dieu.Mariée/Partenaire __________________   Marié/Partenaire __________________Témoin ____________________________  Témoin __________________________Célébrant / Rabbin _____________________________________________________