Reut Ben-Zeev is a cantor who has been officiating life-cycle events for over 20 years, primarily in the New York area. Cantor Ben-Zeev works with couples to create a personal and meaningful ceremony that is authentic to the two of you. She meets with each couple several times before the wedding to develop a personal relationship so that she can talk about your uniqueness during the ceremony. Reut also takes care to review and understand with you as a couple what each part of the ceremony is about, while incorporating your vision to tailor it to be authentic you. Being also a professional classical singer specializing in Jewish music, cantor Ben-Zeev uses her vocal training to create a spiritual, heartfelt atmosphere during the ceremony. Growing up in Israel, she developed a natural love and affinity for Hebrew and Jewish texts which has led her to working as a cantor in different synagogues as well as a wedding officiant.
Cantor Ben-Ze'ev has served the Jewish community for over 20 years, officiating many weddings and lifecycle events. Re'ut is also a professional classical singer, performing in venues as Lincoln Center, with The New York Philharmonic ensembles and on the soundtrack of Natalie Portman's directorial debut film: A Tale of Love and Darkness. Re'ut served as cantor at congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, Temple Shalom, Naples Florida among others.
Cantor Ben-Ze'ev has had the privilege of performing Jewish, same-sex and interfaith ceremonies, while creating inclusive experiences for the couple and their families. When officiating an interfaith and/or interculture ceremony, Re'ut is most mindful that cultures and faiths are authentically represented. Services include pre-marital support and preparation (four sessions) guidance on Jewish rituals and traditions, rehearsal dinner and the wedding ceremony.
As a professional classical and opera singer, I am also comfortable singing in Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Latin and serve all denomination. I will be happy to sing on your special day. Please check out my site for more information.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alison Sheeley · Married on 02/11/2019
Very professional, warm, sincere, and over perfect!!
We had a baby naming for our little girl and couldnt be happier with the service Cantor Reut did for our family. It was warm, meanifuly and catered to our family needs and wishes! We highly recommend her and the best part is that she is a beautiful singing voice which made everything even more special!
Karen More · Married on 09/02/2018
Great personality and very professional
The Cantor was very accommodate and sensitive to our needs : her passion and sight to every little detail was outstanding. I'm so glad we chose her and she will forever be part of our special day.
Jen R · Married on 08/18/2017
Great experience with Re'ut
We had truly enjoyed having Re'ut as a cantor at our wedding. She has a beautiful voice and magnificent spiritual presence. Her contribution really made our special day that much more memorable. I can't imagine how our ceremony could have been as grand without her.
We loved having her there and would strongly recommend to anyone.