Cantor Laura Stein is a wedding officiant based in New York City, New York who specializes in Jewish ritual and interfaith wedding ceremonies. From engagement to ceremony, Cantor Stein helps couples build a ritual that serves as a springboard for the home they hope to build. Laura's style is both modern and rooted in traditional Jewish culture and practice. Drawing on both her pastoral and clinical social work training, Laura is sensitive to her couples' needs and is particularly skilled at helping couples make choices that reflect the feel they're trying to create under the chuppah.
Cantor Laura Stein is an ordained Reform cantor who was trained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Laura also holds a Master of Social Worker from New York University and has particular expertise in LGBTQ-focused and interfaith counseling and officiation. Laura received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Cantor Laura Stein provides all-inclusive services including pre-marital counseling, a ketubah ceremony, day-of rehearsals and overall guidance by phone and email throughout the process. Laura strives to serve her clients as a spiritual guide and helps couples to navigate the process of creating a wedding ceremony that reflects their individual journey. She also works as a LGBTQ-focused therapist and is available for interfaith, LGBTQIA+, and other inclusion-based ceremonies. Cantor Laura Stein offers officiant services for wedding types including:
23 Reviews for Cantor Laura Stein
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Brittany Russell · Getting married on 12/08/2020
Responsive, Flexible and Personal
Cantor Stein was professional and made us feel comfortable from start to finish. She came to our apartment to get to know as and walked us through everything we needed to know. We had an interfaith ceremony and she was flexible in working with out Monsignor to create the perfect ceremony that fit us as a couple while keeping with tradition. We were so happy to have her as part of our day.Sent on 10/10/2019
Jamie Wollner · Getting married on 01/10/2020
Cantor Stein is One of a Kind!
If you’re reading these reviews, you know finding an officiant is no easy feat, especially when you’d call yourself Jew-ish, you’re not a part of any synagogue, and you haven’t made inroads in your local Jewish community. We were at a loss for where to turn, until we stumbled upon Cantor Stein, who stood out to us amongst the rest with her commitment to ceremony personalization, pre-marital get-to-know-yous and guidance, and overall welcoming demeanor. Her calming nature and sense of humor hooked us from the initial phone call and we knew we’d be in good hands with her by our side on our wedding day. The pre-marital sessions were a perfect blend of relationship building, information gathering, and detail planning. Cantor Stein did an AMAZING job getting to know us and it made all the difference when it came to the ceremony, which was beautifully personalized to us as a couple and our level of Jewish faith. By the time we reached the end of the aisle, it felt as though our cherished and long-time friend welcomed us under the chuppah, and that level of ease and comfort would not have been possible without Cantor Stein’s care throughout this journey. During our reception, both family and friends raved about our ceremony, asking how long we had known Cantor Stein (believing we had been friends for ages!). We are so grateful to her and the work she put in to making the ceremony truly special. Working with Cantor Stein was an absolute dream and we would recommend her a thousand times over!Sent on 10/27/2019
Laura · Married on 11/09/2019
Beautiful Interfaith Ceremony
Cantor Stein performed an absolutely beautiful interfaith ceremony for us. She dedicated a lot of time to getting to know us as a couple. As a result, the ceremony felt deeply personal and reflected who my wife are spiritually and as a couple. We got a ton of a compliments from our friends and family about Cantor Stein--they often mention how great of a voice that she has.Sent on 11/12/2019
I could not recommend Cantor Stein highly enough--she made our special day that much more memorable.