The synagogue in Szeged, southern Hungary is one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. Built between 1900 and 1903 under the supervision of architect Leopold Baumhorn, the synagogue displays a fascinating blend of many styles: Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, Roman, and Baroque. The chief Rabbi, Dr. Immanuel L w, a botanist, is responsible for the many botanical design elements gracing the interior of the synagogue.
Several of these botanical design elements can be seen in this ketubah: blackberry briars, willows, and roses around the perimeter. The colors in the synagogue include ivory, gold, and a cobalt blue, which becomes rich and dark in the evening with candlelight; this is the palette chosen by the artist for this ketubah. The pair of trees at dawn in the upper portion are the kind one might happen upon strolling along the banks of the Tisza River outside Szeged. The quote qrapping the ketubah is from Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3: To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under the heavens.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this ketubah will go to the Foundation for the Synagogue in Szeged, created in 1992 to provide funds toward reconstruction and preservation of the synagogue.
English texts on all Ketubahs are interpretations and not literal translations.
Your Rabbi can fill in the necessary information on your Ketubah, or for a caligraphically uniform look, you can have the Ketubah personalized by the artist for an extra charge (see below).
For personalization check the box below and click here to print out the Ketubah information form.
NOTE: If you are ordering a NON personalized ketubah you must still specify the date of the wedding so we can get the ketubah to you in time! Fill in the fields below.