Chuppa script

  1. Couple meets in the ma’amad.
  2. Chatan veils the calla.
  3. Chatan goes to the rabbinate;
    while seated, rabbi reads the cetuba to the Chatan, Chatan & edim sing;
    all stand up, rabbi & Chatan lift the sudar (e.g. a handkerchief);
    Chatan returns to the ma’amad.
  4. Calla goes to the rabbinate;
    while seated, rabbi reads the cetuba to the calla;
    all stand up, rabbi & calla lift the sudar (e.g. a handkerchief);
    calla returns to the ma’amad.
  5. Guests take place in Snoge, men right, woman left (when facing the hechal)
  6. Samaas places the Chatan, calla, parents, rabbi, chazzan & edim in the correct order and all proceed to the Snoge.
  7. Whilst entering the Snoge (right side), all stand. Baruch Habba is sung by tsibur/coir, timed such that at “Kie Le’olma Chasdo” the couple has taken it’s place (see 8 below).
  8. Calla & mothers take place under the hupa. Chatan & fathers sit on the bench.
  9. Mincha (see table for details).
  10. Derasha, all sit.
  11. Erusin: all stand, rabbi sings berachot, samaas hands cup to parents who give the couple to drink (see table for details).
  12. Chatan recites “Harey At” (rabbi helps, if needed) and puts the ring on calla’s right ring finger.
  13. Chatan takes place under the hupa, calla to his left.
  14. Nisuin: all stand; chazzan sings 7 berachot, smaas hands glass to parents who give the couple to drink (see table for details). Chatan empties the glass and throws it over his shoulder, to the right.
  15. Chatan unveils the calla.
  16. Chazzan recites ‘mi sheberachs’.
  17. All sit down, tsibur/coir sing Shir haMangalot & Adon Ngolam. At “Bejado” all raise and the procession (arranged by the samaas) leaves the Snoge (right side), timed such that they are at the doors when “Velo Ira” is sung.
  18. Guests leave the snoge; two people with tassas stand at the doors to collect tesdaka “por terra santa” (Erets Jisrael).
  19. Chatan & calla go to the ma’amad for yichud (some 10 minutes), afterwards, Dotar hands over the donation (if applicable).

 

For a more elaborate description, please read “verhaal Maurice” (in Dutch).

During the Erusin (11) a silver cup is used. During the Nisuin (14) a glass is used, which usually comes from the house of the calla.

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