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 get to review and understand with you as a couple what each part of the ceremony is about, while incorporating your dreams, needs, personal style and vision to tailor-make 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.
22 Reviews for Cantor Reut Ben-Zeev
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Tracy G. · Married on 06/13/2020
The most wonderful officiant -- we were honored to have her
We absolutely loved Reut! She made our ceremony meaningful, moving, and deeply personal. The first thing we noticed is that she really cared about knowing our story and background as a couple. Reut's warm and charming personality made it such a joy for us to share our story with her. We spent hours with her discussing our relationship, our wishes for the ceremony, and our hopes for our future. In the end, Reut combined wedding elements from our Jewish and Chinese background into the ceremony in the most thoughtful way, which was incredibly meaningful and moving for us and our families. In addition, Reut has a beautiful singing voice and we each chose to walk down the aisle to her singing.
There are so many other things that we love about Reut. We can't help but feel that we have gained a friend after working with Reut on our wedding.
Photo credit to Andreas & Nico: https://andreasandnico.com/Sent on 06/20/2020
Amanda R. · Married on 04/09/2021
Cantor Re'ut created a beautiful ceremony for us that was exactly what we wanted, both modern and traditional. I would highly recommend her!Sent on 10/28/2019
Jackie G. · Married on 04/03/2021
Amazing B’nai Mitzvah experience
Cantor Re’ut officiated my twin boys’ bnai mitzvah in April 2021. She was so warm and caring with my boys and so professional. She took so much time to make the service exactly what we wanted, even the non traditional parts, and helped get my boys ready in just a few months. We can’t wait to use her again for my younger children. We loved her.Sent on 04/13/2021