Weddings

Some traditions are waiting to be broken

Ellie Chestnut and David Abram take a stroll during their wedding in Brooklyn, New York. (Lorie Kleiner Eckert)

At the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony, there is the dramatic moment in which a wine glass (wrapped in a napkin) is placed on the ground. The groom stomps on and shatters the wine glass as the assembled guests shout their congratulations, “Mazel tov!” There are many interpretations… Read more »

Hochberg-Lappitt

Hochberg-Lappitt Rachel Hochberg and Andrew Lappitt were married on July 8, 2018 at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey, with Rabbi Cecelia Beyer officiating. Rachel is the daughter of Sharon and Mark Hochberg of Plainview, New York. She graduated from the University of Arizona, receiving a… Read more »

Levy-Tauber

Alexandra Levy, daughter of Tracy and Michael Levy, married Zachary Tauber, son of Beth and Dr. Sheldon Tauber of Chandler, Ariz., on April 29 at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel, uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is the granddaughter of Micki and… Read more »

Valentine’s Day: An ideal date for Jewish weddings?

This kippah will be distributed at the wedding of Lena Silver and Aaron Wolfson. (Courtesy of Silver and Wolfson)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In December, around the time my wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we received an invitation to an outdoor Jewish wedding to be held on Valentine’s Day 2016. Printed on a red postcard affixed with a heart postage stamp, the couple, Lena Silver… Read more »

Pitts-Kueny

Rebecca Pitts and Keith Kueny were married Aug. 8, 2015 in Salem, Ore. Both are 2013 graduates of Willamette University College of Law. Rebecca is the daughter of Judith Brown of Tucson and Terry Pitts of Cedar Ra­pids, Iowa, and the granddaughter of Miriam Brown of Tucson. Keith is… Read more »

Kuper – Frumkin

Courtesy Something Blue Photography

Michelle Lee Kuper, daughter of Mindi and Stewart Kuper of Tucson, and Dvir Frumkin, son of Mira Frumkin and the late Israel Frumkin of New Jersey and Petach Tikva, Israel, wed at Sabino Canyon and Reflections at the Buttes on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, 2014. Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz… Read more »

Klein-Landau

Melissa Suzanne Klein and Matthew Loren Landau were married on March 23, 2014 at Reflections at the Buttes in Tucson, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. Melissa is the daughter of Cindy Klein of Grass Lake, Mich., and Steve Klein of Tucson, and the granddaughter of… Read more »

Seattle couple gets married … and married … and married

(JTA) — In less than a year, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker exchanged vows in 10 different wedding ceremonies at 10 different venues on two coasts under nine different marriage canopies. In what Kuttler calls “Wedding Tour ’13,” the introverted Seattle couple wanted to share their celebration with as… Read more »

Litin-Arriola

Raquel Litin, daughter of Zora Litin and Brad Litin, and Edward Arriola, Jr., son of Sharon Bart and Edward Arriola, Sr., were married on Sunday, Dec. 9, the first day of Chanukah, by Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz in the Rose Garden at Reid Park. Grandparents are Herman and Helen Moskovits… Read more »

Singer-Hurvitz

Emily Singer, daughter of Steve and Shelley Singer of Tucson, and Yaron Hurvitz, son of Udi and Mickey Hurvitz of Ramat HaSharon, Israel, were married June 15, 2012 in Tel Aviv. Yaron is the grandson of Eldad and Leah Hurvitz of Ramat Chen. Joining their Israeli friends and relatives… Read more »

Felix-Stokes

Heidi Felix, daughter of Simcha and Margarita Felix of Tucson, and Daniel Stokes, son of Barbara and the late William Stokes of Torrance, Calif., were married Sunday, June 24, 2012 at La Mariposa Resort in Tucson. Rabbi Ben Herman of Congregation Anshei Israel officiated. The bride is the granddaughter… Read more »

Presumptuous JDate suitor is ‘the one’

Rebecca Light and Joshua Wertlieb

Rebecca Sara Light, daughter of Marcia and Ken Light of Tucson, and Joshua Michael Wertlieb, son of Dr. Donald Wert­lieb and Lorre Polinger of West Newton, Mass., were married May 20, 2012 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Rabbi Steven Foster of Denver, Colo., a family friend, officiated. The matron… Read more »

Langert-Friedman

Dr. Joshua Langert, son of Dr. Richard and Peggy Langert of Tucson, and Leah Friedman, daughter of Geoffrey and Sharon Friedman of Leawood, Kan., were married on Sept. 4 at Oakwood Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. Joshua is the grandson of Sally Julian and the late Cantor Charles… Read more »

Under Tucson sunset and grandmother’s lace, couple takes their vows

Bride Rebecca Kunsberg is veiled by her mother, Linda Kunsberg (left), and the groom’s mother, Beanie Rohtbart, in the ‘bedeken’ ceremony, witnessed by Rabbi Robert Eisen (far left) and groom Ted Goodman. (John Hursh - Focus On Events Photography)

Rebecca Kunsberg, 31, daughter of Andrew and Linda Kunsberg of Tucson, and Theodore Goodman, 33, son of Beanie and Markus Rohtbart of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Don and Gloria Goodman of West Bloomfield, Mich., were married on Nov. 14, 2010 at Westward Look Resort with Rabbi Robert Eisen of… Read more »

Pruitt-Johnston wedding

Sarah Ann Pruitt and Martin “Marty” Douglas Johnston were married Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Regency Garden in Mesa, Ariz. Sarah is the daughter of John and Nancy Pruitt of Mesa, granddaughter of Vincent and Emma (Saul) Pruitt of “everywhere,” and Robert and Rosa (Moore) Babb of Walnut Creek,… Read more »

Wallner-Saltzman wedding

Jennifer Wallman and Adam Saltzman were married March 14, 2010 at The Westward Look Resort, with Rabbi Billy Lewkowicz officiating. Jennifer is the daughter of Renee and Michael Wallner and the granddaughter of Susan and the late Sidney Drucker, all of Tucson. She attended Tucson Hebrew Academy, Hebrew High… Read more »