'Our ceremony is completely secular'

Irit Rosenblum marries 400 couples annually in a civil union

TEL AVIV - Irit Rosenblum, chairwoman of the organization “New Family,” marries 400 couples annually in a thoroughly secular context.


In contrast to the groups seeking a blend of tradition and modern secular approaches, Rosenblum does not use Jewish symbols at all, and calls herself a performer of civil unions.



She says participants in her ceremonies generally don’t break a glass, and if a glass is broken, don’t say ‘If I forget Jerusalem.’


“In my opinion it’s embarrassing to combine religious elements in a ceremony for people who chose not to be connected to religion,” she says.


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