Six couples from the former Soviet Union were married according to Jewish law at Bris Avrohom’s 43rd annual dinner and 35th gala wedding celebration earlier this month.
Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom met with each couple individually before the ceremony and prepared them for the special day, explaining the deep meaning of a Jewish marriage.
The weddings were held at the Sheraton Parsippany. Each ceremony was performed separately by an officiating rabbi, and included two sets of escorts, two kosher witnesses, and four pole-holders. Friends and family of the brides and grooms came to celebrate.
Afterward, there was a dinner, live music, and dancing. The couples received gifts of religious items including a kiddush cup, candlesticks, a siddur, a chumash, a book of tehillim, and other Jewish books, all with Russian translations, to use as they start their homes in the spirit of Torah and mitzvot.