June 30, 2011

The Very Best Sheva Brachot Theme Ideas

If you’re hosting Sheva Brachot you want to make the evening memorable and fun – especially for the bride and groom.  These days Country themes “Countries” are good themes – you can do Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Israeli, American, Hawaiin – you can serve food connected to that country, decorate tables with flag colors.  If you want an informal and fun atmosphere guests can make their own felafels/taco’s etc!  If you […]
April 13, 2011

You’re hosting sheva brachot – so make it fun!

Choose a theme Invite attendees to come dressed according to the theme.  You can decorate the table, and even make food according to the theme. Some examples of themes: cartoon characters, The Superbowl, men in black, a favorite TV show, characters from the bible or a country. The theme can be connected to the bride and groom (how or where they met, where they grew up, where they will live […]
April 13, 2011

Text for sheva brachot blessings

ברוך אתה ה’ אלהינו מלך העולם, בורא פרי הגפן . Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha‑olam, bo’re p’ri hagafen. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.”   ברוך אתה ה’ אלהינו מלך העולם, שהכל ברא לכבודו. Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha‑olam shehakol bara lichvodo. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who […]
April 13, 2011

Customs for your Sheva Brachot meal!

When the meal is concluded, it is time for the highlight of the event — the Sheva Brachot blessings. After the grace is completed, six of the guests are invited to take a cup of wine and recite a blessing of the Sheva Brachot. Laws and Customs: Before the Birkat Hamazon (Grace after Meals), two full cups of wine are prepared; one for the individual who leads Birkat Hamazon, and […]