Massive Hebraic Wedding and Ball
In marriage we choose our spouses everyday regardless of the ups and downs. This year you have the unique opportunity to exchange your vows again or for the first time with your spouse and recommit to choosing your spouse everyday. Great Hebrew Awakening International is excited to announce we are hosting a massive vow renewal and ball October 16, 2022. The 8th day of Sukkot, Shemini Azeret. According to Leviticus 23, Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the 7th month of the Hebrew calendar. It lasts for seven days and then there is a bonus day called the 8th day or in hebrew Shemini Atzeret.
34 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to YAHUAH. 35 ‘On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. 36 ‘For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to YAHUAH. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to YAHUAH; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.
On the last day of the feast, the great day (meaning the 8th day) is about New Jerusalem, A Future New Beginnings is about the prophetic Wedding Feast when Heaven comes down to earth. Here’s what Revelation 19 says about this 8th Day Wedding Feast.
9 Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true words of Elohim.”
In fashion with the future wedding feast of Shemni-Atzeret (the 8th day assembly) the Great Awakening International’s massive vow renewal, on the beautiful grounds of Ransburg Scout Reservation in Bloomington, Indiana, will be like nothing you have seen before. Couples from around the country will participate in a Hebraic exchange of vows and create a lasting memory with their spouse. What better way to celebrate one another and your covenant together then to incorporate the Hebraic view into your union. Couples are welcome to invite other guests to witness this exciting time and our hope is you will leave the experience better bonded to your Ish or Isha. Whether currently married or exchanging vows for the first time, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with Mishpacha and one another.
Following the exchange of vows couples and guests will attend a memorable ball and will enjoy a delicious catered meal by a local chef, musical guests including Lorvins, Yapah Q, Clyde J and others, dancing, live entertainment and keepsake items from the renewal. Prior to the vow renewal couples will participate in private group workshops to prepare them for the details of the ceremony, the Hebraic customs and how to customize their Ketubah. You will be in great company knowing that you are a part of a larger community supporting the success of your marriage.
Registration for couples includes:
- Preworkshops led by Dr. Ken and Morah Tawana
- Workshop at Sukkot to finalize your customized Ketubah
- Wedding Rehearsal
- Professional Photographs
- Symbolic keepsake items used for Hebraic vow exchange (Talit or Prayer Shawl, Two wine glasses, Chatan or staff for the groom)
- Parting Gifts to mark the occasion
- A fully decorated venue with a catered meal
- Evites to send to family and friends
- Couples will bring their completed Ketubah and their choice of a symbolic exchange of covenant (rings, tassels, bracelets) to the renewal.
Couples interested in participating should click here to register. Guests attending can find registration online or by clicking here.
Registration is currently open and will close Monday September 19, 2022.
BALL / RECEPTION MENU
Following the exchange of vows couples and guests will attend a memorable ball and will enjoy a delicious catered meal by a local chef.
Rosemary Chicken Breasts (gf)
Roasted Herbed Salmon (gf)
Tofu Curry (v, gf)
Rice Pilaf (v, gf)
Mac n Cheese (vegetarian)
Grilled Asparagus (v, gf)
Garden Salad w/choice 2 dressings (v, gf)
Dinner rolls and butter
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water
BALL / RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT
Live music takes a wedding celebration from simply beautiful to spectacular. It can capture the crowd's emotions from the first notes played at the ceremony and fill a reception room with energy. Torah-observant Musicians and their Music played live is warmer and more personal. The Live Performances will be performed by: