“Chuppot” is part of “Hashgacha Pratit”, an independent rabbinic-halachic organization. Our aim is to provide wedding ceremonies for couples who are interested in a wedding in accordance with Jewish law, yet are forced to get married without the authorization of the Chief Rabbinate – or choose to do so. Our representatives direct and advise each couple while recognizing their unique point of view and taking into account how they envision their wedding ceremony.
Our belief is that every Jewish couple in Israel should be permitted to stand under the chuppa in accordance with the laws of Moses and Israel. Our organization is designed to allow freedom and responsible choices for those who are discriminated against by the Chief Rabbinate, which creates unnecessary, unreasonable and unjustified difficulties for new immigrants, veterans, and converts to Judaism. All our activities are performed with absolute commitment to halacha and within the boundaries of Orthodox Judaism.
WHO ARE WE?
“Hashgacha Pratit” is an organization that challenges the monopoly of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel through the provision of private religious services. The organization was established in Jerusalem in 2012 by Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz, and successfully led the struggle to open the kosher food market in Israel to competition. In March 2018, our kashrut division moved to Tzohar Food Supervision, and “Hashgacha Pratit” branched out to focus on weddings independent of the Chief Rabbinate.