Monday, November 19, 2012

Beautiful Jewish Indian wedding celebrations -Mazal Tov Sigalith!

The entire team of GPM staff and volunteers were privileged and honored to attend the wedding of GPM Program Coordinator Sigalith Isaac as well as her Mehendi, a pre-wedding festive ceremony where friends and family wish the bride well, shower her with rice and blessings and prepare her henna which is placed on her ring finger. At the same time, in another part of Mumbai, her groom, Joel, was having a Mehendi of his own with his henna fashioned on his ring finger. Later that evening family members from both families travelled to each other's Mehendi and combined some of the bride's henna on the groom's ring finger and a small piece of the groom's henna on the bride's ring finger -- joining their hennas, their fingers and their future life together.
The Mehendi at Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue
 Sigalith’s Mehendi at the Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue was a wonderful festive experience. We thank Sigalith and her family for inviting all of us; it was a fascinating and very enjoyable evening!

At the wedding, two days later, at the Magen David Synagogue the young couple were wed in a beautiful ceremony which included an amazing religious song serenade by Joel to his bride. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the reception was wonderful. At the reception Sigalith and Joel led the many friends and family in lively dancing to wonderful Jewish and Indian music. We wish Sigalith and Joel a lifetime of love and happiness!
Wedding at Magen David Synagogue


  1. Mazal Tov Sigalith and Joel.
    Wish you both all the happiness in life.
    Our blessings.
    Sophie and John Perry

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