Shira Ginsburg is an ordained Cantor and wedding officiant based in New York City and South Florida. Her work at East End Temple in Manhattan has brought her to countless couples looking to make their union under the chuppah a memorable and spiritual occasion. Cantor Ginsburg creates traditional ceremonies that reflect the couple’s individuality and honors their family traditions. If you want a beautiful wedding full of love and meaning, combining the old and the new, Cantor Ginsburg is right for you.
Cantor Ginsburg was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is also a drama and musical theatre graduate of Syracuse University. Shira became a successful New York actress, singer, and songwriter before studying at the HUC-JIR. She now serves as a Cantor at East End Temple, as a member of the American Conference of Cantors and as an ordained member of Jewish clergy.
Cantor Ginsburg proudly performs Jewish weddings for Jewish, interfaith, and same-sex couples. She works diligently to create a beautiful ceremony that respects the sanctity of marriage while celebrating the love that brought you to this commitment. Cantor Ginsburg includes traditional Jewish wedding rituals and liturgy, but will listen to your needs and visions to create a perfectly unique ceremony for you. Cantor Ginsburg is based in New York and South Florida, but has traveled around the world marrying couples in some of the most beautiful places on earth, and she is most happy to travel for your dream destination wedding as well.
62 Reviews for Cantor Shira Ginsburg
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anna D. · Married on 04/05/2019
Can't say enough good things!!!!
We cannot say enough good things about Shira! Our Rabbi was unable to officiate our wedding unfortunately, but referred us to Shira. Admittedly, we were a bit nervous at first around the idea of having someone we didn't know officiate our wedding...you know, the most important day of our lives so far. But as soon as we walked into East End to meet with Shira, all our worries melted away.Sent on 05/22/2019
Shira is warm, kind and approachable. She set a number of meetings with us, taking the time to get to know us and to make sure we were spiritually, emotionally, and on a practical level, prepared to enter this new chapter in our lives as husband and wife. She doesn't just check the boxes of things she needs to do, she is fully invested in each couple she works with. She also made sure that our ceremony was totally reflective of us, and gave us great advice that helped us to make sure we were as present as possible at our wedding, enjoying each other, and not getting lost in the logistics and hosting.
Fast forward to our wedding. Our ceremony was everything we could have wanted. I could cry just thinking about it! It was intimate and special. Shira wasn't talking at us, she was talking to us -- and she made sure to explain everything that was happening so that our guests could feel intimately part of it. Oh and her voice - oh my goodness, she has the voice of an angel!!! Another perk of having a cantor officiate your wedding :)
Shira was -- dare I say it -- heaven sent to us! We highly recommend working with her if you need an officiant!
Jacob Gordon · Getting married on 01/01/2022
More Than an Officiant
Shira was one of the best friends we could have during our wedding planning process. She has a wonderful charisma about her that makes her easy to talk to about both the technical and religious aspects of both the wedding ceremony as well as the marriage that it will begin. Meeting with Shira wasn't just easy but we looked forward to it every time - her positive energy is truly infectious, and we found ourselves so happy leaving her office after every appointment with her.
On the day of our wedding, Shira made sure to come early and quickly go through the logistics of our ceremony one last time and even made sure we were able to get some much-needed alone time right before we walked down the aisle. That kind of personal touch was so needed and I will never forget it when I remember our wedding day.
Hiring Shira as an officiant is more than hiring somebody to perform your ceremony, it is hiring a caring person who will make your ceremony and wedding mean the most it can to you as a person.Sent on 02/27/2020
Yelena Pristyazhnyuk · Married on 12/14/2019
Flawless and Magical!
Cantor Ginsburg officiated our wedding last month and we cannot begin to express how incredibly lucky we were to find her. From the first time we spoke to her, we knew she was the right person to marry us. She was flexible with meeting times and really took the time to get to know us both individually and as a couple and helped put us at ease throughout the planning process. Our intimate ceremony was filled with personal touches that she took great care to include. Our friends and family continue to rave about how wonderfully touching and magical our ceremony was. Cantor Ginsburg was such a key element of our wedding day and we cannot recommend her enough!Sent on 01/15/2020