My Beloved is Mine Parents’ Gift Ketubah
by Veronique Jonas
In this bright and colorful design, intertwining trees separate to encircle the text and then join again to hold the Chuppah. The trees represent the couple joined in love, yet preserving their individuality, and then coming together in marriage and commitment. A pair of love doves protectively hovers over the tallit as a symbol of peace in the home. The unfurling Torah scroll displays a Hebrew quote from Song of Songs: My beloved is mine And I am his Who browses among the lilies. (Hence the white lilies at the base of the tree) A set of Shabbat candles rise from intertwining wedding rings to symbolize the creation of a new Jewish home. Jerusalem is never far from our souls and our thoughts.
Ketubah Artist Bio
Veronique Jonas (nee Soriano) was born in Lubumbashi, Zaire, presently the Republic of Congo. She has a B.A. from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Veronique now resides in Dallas, Texas. She taught art to students of the Solomon Schechter Academy of Dallas for 18 years. Veronique is primarily a Judaic artist working in oils and watercolors. Among her commissioned works are pieces done for Cong Shearith Israel in Dallas, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service, Solomon Schechter Academy and numerous private individuals. She has been creating custom Ketubahs for the past 5 years.