I take time to get to know and understand the couples I work with. That way, I'm able to give your relationship and your love a voice to those with whom you intend to share this special moment in your lives. As a liberal Jewish ordained Cantor, I conduct a Jewish influenced wedding ceremony and perform pre-marital counseling. I work with interfaith and same-sex couples. I like to incorporate the culture from both sides of your family and make sure that all of your family and guests feel comfortable and included. Should we speak or sing any Hebrew, it will always be translated. Your wedding ceremony will feel personal and unique. Your wedding is not about the band, the florist, the photographer, or even the officiant. It's about you.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Olga · Married on 08/25/2018
Cantor Erik was absolutely fantastic - working with him was by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding (besides choosing each other to marry, of course). I had dozens of guests complement me afterwards about our officiant - Jews and non-Jews, young and old, EVERYONE seemed to love him, everyone felt included and touched by our ceremony. And most of all, my husband and I couldn't have asked for a better person to usher us into our marriage.Sent on 09/20/2018
From our very first meeting with him, Cantor Erik put us at ease and helped us think about how to build the foundation for a healthy marriage. He had such a great balance of humor and seriousness, helping us recognize the gravity of the wedding but also putting us at ease and helping us keep perspective amidst all the craziness of wedding planning. He worked with us to craft the ceremony that would be most meaningful for us, explaining the history behind various traditions and rituals and helping us determine what we did and didn't want to include. He was always responsive throughout the months leading up to the wedding when we had questions about our ketubah, program, etc. We looked forward to all our pre-wedding meetings with him, and grew as a couple in the process.
The wedding day itself - WOW. We laughed. We cried. We couldn't have been happier. Cantor Erik created a very special atmosphere for the ketubah signing, which created such a happy and peaceful tone for the whole wedding. For the ceremony, he started off with a very personalized message about our relationship - he got to the heart of who we were and why we worked so well together. He explained each of the traditions as he did them in a way that made everyone feel included. It was a truly special, uplifting, and unique ceremony.
All in all, we couldn't recommend Cantor Erik more highly!
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Catherine · Married on 06/24/2018
Erik is the best in the business! We absolutely loved how he did our ceremony, we’ve been married 2 weeks and people are still telling us how great he was. They loved how he translated the Hebrew part of the ceremony to English for people who aren’t jewish to understand! We love you Erik thank you for going above and beyond!!
David · Married on 06/23/2018
Cantor Contzius was fantastic. We called him to discuss our wedding and he was incredibly helpful and kind. He is very knowledgeable and he is incredibly accommodating. We were operating on a tight schedule and called him at the last minute. He was unfazed and was willing to work around our schedule. The cantor offers pre-wedding counseling to help the couple think through some of the decisions they will face once married and he offers great advice over the phone! I would highly recommend you hire Cantor Contzius!
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Cantor Erik Contzius brings his personality, knowledge and his unique approach to any event. In preparation for his events, he asks questions and makes suggestions to better everyone's experience. He has a very welcoming way about him, helping others to shine.
Cantor Erik Contzius is exactly what every officiant should be: easy to communicate with, thoughtful about what the couple wants and knowledgable about what they need. As a ketubah artist it's great to work with someone like that, even better for a couple on their wedding day.
Cantor Erik Contzius has a beautiful voice and wonderful demeanor as well. His easy going personality and sense of humor make everyone around him comfortable. I highly recommend him!