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About Cantor Erik Contzius

Meaningful & personal wedding ceremonies

As a liberal Jewish Cantor, I'm happy to officiate at one of the happiest times in a couple's life. I conduct a Jewish influenced wedding ceremony and perform pre-marital counseling.

Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Westchester

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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!!

Profile Picture Catherine , 6/24/18, 1 Review
Category: Officiant, Unique Services (Other)
Services Used: Customized Vows, Counseling, Jewish, Interfaith Ceremony

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!

Profile Picture David, 6/23/18, 8 Reviews
Category: Officiant

Finding the right officiant was very important to Doug and I. When we got engaged we did not have a Rabbi or Cantor that knew both of us, and that was a big challenge since we didn't want a generic fill-in-the-names ceremony. To complicate things further we're an interfaith couple but both had a strong interest and respect for Jewish traditions. Our dreams came true when we found Cantor Erik. He went above and beyond in every way.

Before the wedding he helped proof our self-written Ketubah. He helped proof our program (which included explanations of the various Jewish traditions included in the ceremony. He also met with us twice to get to know us as actual people (and not just "clients") and provided some very genuinely useful pre-wedding advice.

The day of our wedding he oversaw our civil signing as well as our Ketubah signing, providing our close family and friends thoughtful context of those proceedings. He arrived well before he needed to, which was so reassuring (looking around and seeing all your vendors arrive early lowers the blood pressure!).

Then most importantly, the ceremony: The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. My husband is a wedding photographer ( and he has seen hundreds of ceremonies and the thing he kept saying afterward was just how *genuine* Cantor Erik's comments and joy were, and I agree! It was neither rushed nor drawn out. It was beautiful, eloquent, and very very personal. The time he invested to get to know us really showed, and there were few dry eyes in the audience.

We will forever be grateful to Cantor Erik and simply cannot recommend him highly enough.

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Profile Picture User7870133, 1+ year ago, 2 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Jewish, Customized Vows, Counseling, Interfaith Ceremony

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Interfaith Ceremony
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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!

Erik is a highly skilled (and funny) Cantor and an absolute professional. I highly recommend his services!


160 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566   See On Map
914-393-0121 (phone)