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The Covenant of Love, which incorporates both the Hebrew and English language (and which can be
modified to add Italian and Spanish as well), invokes God as the “divine presence” who embraces both
male and female.
Rabbi Barbara Aiello is available to officiate at a Covenant of Love ceremony for either Jewish or
Jewish/Interfaith couples. She will help the couple design this special service to incorporate traditions
from both faiths and work with families to build bridges of understanding and acceptance. Rabbi Barbara
will connect couples with competent staff at villas and hotels throughout Italy so that theirs can be an
unforgettable celebration in this breathtakingly beautiful country.
As the world begins to recognize that love, marriage
and family are basic to every human pairing, liberal
religious movements have begun to expand their
rituals to include weddings and commitment
ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples. In fact it was
a group of rabbis from Great Britain’s Jewish
community who became the first mainstream
religious body to offer a gay marriage service.
The Liberal Jewish movement in the UK has
produced a new liturgy, called the Covenant of Love,
which is specifically designed to celebrate these
special unions. Described as a "wedding service" by
the Liberal Jewish rabbis, and available to liberal
progressive rabbis around the world, the Covenant of
Love follows the traditional Jewish format which
includes blessings under the chuppah (the wedding
canopy), a same-sex version of the traditional Sheva
Brachot, or Seven Wedding Blessings and the
ceremonial breaking of the glass to symbolize years
and blessings in the couple's life together.
Rabbi Barbara Aiello
As you prepare for your special day,
consider having a civil ceremony in Iowa,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Vermont, New York or the
District of Columbia, then come to Italy
for your Jewish, Jewish-Interfaith, or
non-denominational religious ceremony.
If your state has yet to approve same-sex
marriage, you and your partner may
have your spiritual ceremony here in
Italy and marry civilly later on. As
same-sex ceremonies take their place
within spiritual traditions, Italy offers
you a heartfelt "Mazel Tov-issimo!"
|Your Destination Wedding In Italia!
An article from the May 2007 issue of www.RainbowWeddingNetworkMagazine.com
Rabbi Barbara Aiello currently directs the IjCCC (Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria) and serves Synagogue Ner Tamid del Sud.
She is the first Non-Orthodox and first woman rabbi in Italy.
|Rabbi Barbara conducts Jewish & Interfaith Weddings,
Commitment Ceremonies, and Renewal of Vows in
Italy, United States and will travel around the world.
Contact her for your personalized ceremony.