Know your flower arrangement down to the very last bud, but have no idea which Ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) is right for you?
Warned your best man repeatedly not to talk about that time in college but have no clue as to what “circling” is? Have better a relationship with your wedding planner than a soon to be in-law? Booked your bachelor party to Las Vegas, but have no idea as to what vows you’ll recite?
Get ready for your big day and beyond with 92Y’s Wedding Bootcamp! Taking a page from the Sheva Brachot (the traditional seven blessings recited at a Jewish wedding ceremony), Wedding Bootcamp is a fun seven-week “boot camp” for Jewish couples en route to marriage, which incorporates instruction from 92Y’s Rabbi Hayley Siegel, and if desired, fitness training from the 92Y May Fitness Center, ring design and dance lessons.
Week 1 (Jan 13) – Peace in the Home (Shalom Bayit)
Give your marriage the best possible start by learning how Jewish observances like Shabbat, and values, such as charity (Tzedakah), hospitality (Haknasat Orchim), gratitude (Hakarat Ha tov), and good heartedness (menschlekite) have the power to build a stronger, happier, healthier, and livelier home and family.
Week 2 (Jan 20) – Love & Life Lessons from Jewish Patriarchs and Matriarchs (Shiurim shel Avoteinu v’Emoteinu)
Bet you didn’t know our ancestor’s love lives were so spicy! Get the inside track on our ancestors’ love lives from the Torah and Talmud and learn how to apply their experiences to your relationship and marriage.
Week 3 (Jan 27) – Basics of the Jewish Wedding (Yesodot shel Hatunah)
Have your heart set on a traditional ceremony? Thinking about something more out of the box? This class will teach you everything you’ve wanted to know about the traditions and customs of Jewish wedding ceremony. We’ll explore the fascinating history, origins and deeper meanings behind such rituals as circling, the Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract), Chuppah (wedding canopy), the breaking of the glass. We’ll also learn new ways to interpret and adapt these time held rituals.
Week 4 (Feb 3) – Honoring Family (Kibud Mishpacha)
Whether your interactions with family (or soon to be family) have been smooth sailing or more like a rocky road, every couple can benefit from learning how to build strong, healthy and meaningful relationships with one's family and future family. This class will also give you the skills to address and overcome common family related wedding stressors.
Week 5 (Feb 10) – Acts of Loving-Kindness & Repair of the World (Gemilut Chasadim & Tikkun Olam)
You get what you give! Explore how your special day can be a source of joy, inspiration and hope to others.
Week 6 ( Feb 17) – Concluding Shabbat Dinner and Celebration (Siyyum)
Mazel tov! You made it to the finish line! Join your fellow couples and teacher for a fitting, delicious reward for all of your hard work: a festive Shabbat dinner catered by a professional chef.
Learn More & Register
Wedding Boot Camp
First Session: Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rabbi Hayley Siegel
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Room: NB11, Kasowitz Playrm, Lower Lvl
Price: from $500.00
If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
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