By InterfaithFamily



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The Shehecheyanu is a joyous blessing that is recited at the arrival of any long awaited occasion.

This blessing speaks to our thankfulness for three parts of life:

  • 1st, for life itself and the people who brought us into the world.
  • 2nd, for the opportunities and people who helped raise us up to the life we live today.
  • 3rd, for this very moment of joy and celebration.


English translation:
Blessed are You, O God, for giving us life, sustaining us and allowing us to reach this joyous time.

Phonetic Hebrew transliteration:
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam shecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higyanu lazman hazeh.

The Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples is also available in PDF and Word formats.


About InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our new Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship will provide offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have suggestions, please contact