Mar

7 2022

The Henna Wedding Tradition: An Event for Young Couples (JFM)

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Downtown location register for address
Madison, WI

Contact Hanna Bloch
israel@jewishmadison.org

We invite young couples who are engaged or recently married to join us for a fun, social event about the Jewish henna wedding ceremony! We will learn about this Jewish Sephardic and Mizrahi tradition and its importance in Israeli society. We'll do the ceremony with traditional music and henna, eat Sephardic snacks, and make a crafty decoration together for your home. Our Shlichim, Hanna (whose family is half Moroccan) and Oz will share their personal Moroccan Jewish wedding henna experience. Each couple will also get a special gift.

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This is a free event. Registration is required to attend. Register for the downtown location address.

About the Henna Ceremony
The henna ceremony is a treasured pre-wedding custom of many Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish communities to bless the future bride and groom - including Moroccan, Yemenite, Iraqi, Iranian, Indian, and Syrian communities. The celebrations in each of these communities have their own unique expressions of these traditions. The Jewish wedding henna or Hina is colorful and spirited with regional variations for the bride and groom's clothing, the specially prepared foods and pastries, and the music and dancing. The ceremony includes the bride's mother or grandmother generously applying henna paste in a circular shape on the palms of the bride and groom. Afterward, the palms of the hands of all the guests are also hennaed one by one to be blessed with good luck.

COVID-19 Policy
Everyone who attends this in-person event is required to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking. Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is experiencing those symptoms.

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