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Jewish Wedding Checklist


With more than 500 designs to choose from, the Museum has the largest selection of Ketubot in the Mid-Atlantic area and boasts the only walk-in Ketubah gallery. Visit us on the first floor adjacent to the Only in America gallery.

Breaking Glass

The Museum sells hand blown glass specifically made for breaking under the Chuppah. It has a round bottom with no stem, which provides added protection. A satin pouch and canvas cloth are included with purchase. After the wedding, the broken glass can be made into a Kiddush cup, Menorah, picture frame, or Mezuzah.


The tallis (also spelled tallit, talis, or prayer shawl) is the garment worn during Jewish prayer. In some Jewish traditions, the tallis is wrapped around the couple during the ceremony, to symbolize their unity.

Kiddush Cup

"Kiddush" refers to the Jewish ceremony and blessings that are recited before the drinking of grape wine. Kiddush is recited on Shabbat, many Jewish holidays, and special occasions. The wedding couple also drinks from a Kiddush cup during the wedding ceremony.

Gift Registry

A registry at NMAJH directly benefits the Museum and its mission. Provide your guests with the opportunity to support the Museum while fulfilling your gift wishes. Register for eight or more items and receive free online shipping*. (*excludes Ketubot) We will also give you a discount code to use and share with your wedding guests. Whether you’re having a mitzvah, wedding, anniversary, or welcoming a new addition to your family, we’re here to help you celebrate. Are you having your event here? Contact us to find out about more great benefits!

Event Space

Our Museum is located on the most historic square mile in the country. The building is an architectural landmark featuring terraces with stunning views of Independence Mall and 20,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose event space. For more information or to view the space, visit or contact or email Ellen Weiss at