how wonderful that the world of ketubot has become so inclusive!

20 years ago, i made my first ketubah, and it was an interfaith ketubah.

friends asked me to make one for them: they needed an interfaith ketubah and couldn’t find one. so i rolled up my sleeves, created a hebrew lettering style of my own, researched papers, designed a naif landscape to go with it… and then made an orthodox ketubah for them by copying my parents’ ketubah text. oops. i quickly learned that there are many different texts to use in a ketubah and which text is appropriate for who.

i have always liked the idea of an interfaith ketubah, championed it from the start, and here’s why: you can sneak a little jewish in somewhere it might not have been before… now a couple who might not have anything jewish in their home will often have a beautiful ketubah that the non-jewish partner treasures even more than the jewish one!

i’ve had a chance to work in chinese, farsi, korean and arabic lettering, as well as spanish, german, serbian, french, yiddish, &¬†of course, english & hebrew, for couples who are blending their traditions together.

and the art that results from the joining of 2 cultures can be really engaging and interesting. here is an interfaith ketubah where we found the place that jewish and hindu symbols overlap: the fig and fig leaf. the lotus flower, symbol of the inner heart and spirit, and the inner rings, symbolizing creation, bring another level of meaning to the ketubah.


interfaith ketubah designs