Shira Ginsburg is an ordained Cantor and wedding officiant based in New York City. Her work at East End Temple in Manhattan has brought her to countless couples looking to make their first 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 primarily works in New York, but is happy to travel for destination weddings as well.
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Steven Piaker · Married on 10/27/2018
The Absolute BEST on every scale
Our daughter was married by Cantor Ginzburg this past weekend. It was the most moving, beautiful, meaningful, and spiritual ceremony we have ever witnessed. But don't base it on us; we're biased. Countless guests, including people from from the other side of the wedding came up to us - and are still reaching out to us - to tell us just that. Absolutely extraordinary and entirely planned by our children and Shira.Sent on 10/30/2018
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!
Rachel Lustig · Married on 10/27/2018
Shira was phenomenal from beginning to end. She is warm, kind, and a pleasure to work with. She created such a warm and personalized ceremony and we could not be more grateful. The ceremony was our favorite part of the entire night. Shira is also incredibly organized and responsive and takes all of the stress out of the wedding planning process. My husband and I had such a great time getting to know her and couldn't be happier with our decision to have her marry us.Sent on 10/29/2018