Chuppah: The Jewish Wedding Canopy


Chuppah video

Whether or not you’ve attended many (or any) Jewish weddings, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of or seen a “chuppah”—the Jewish wedding canopy. It is a symbol of intimacy that partners share, and the home they will create.

If you’re planning a wedding or attending one, (whether or not you have ever heard of a chuppah or a huppah) this animated short will briefly explain what a chuppah is and some historical Jewish wedding traditions.

While certain traditions appear in most Jewish weddings, there is always room for reinterpretation and reinvention.

Want to learn more about the chuppah and inclusive Jewish wedding ceremonies? Click here.

About Lindsey Silken

Lindsey Silken is the editorial director of InterfaithFamily based in Newton, MA. She can be reached at

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