Valid Wedding Witness


I am getting married in August. The officiant will be a conservative rabbi. She says we must have two witnesses who are Sabbath-observant men to sign our ketubah. My best friend grew up observing the Sabbath, went ‘off the derech’ for many years, and then returned to full observance three years ago. Does he qualify as a witness?



  1. First, Mazal Tov! May you you and your Kallah merit to build a Bayit Ne’eman b’Yisrael – a beautiful Jewish home – and may Hashem bless you with many, many years of health, contentment and continued growth together.

    In general, a person who has done Teshuvah and returned to the ways of the Torah is a valid witness for a wedding.

    Best wishes from the Team