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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
Erin Greenberg · Married on 10/19/2019
Refreshing and heartfelt!
We can’t say enough good things about our experience working with Cantor Laura leading up to our wedding and the beautiful ceremony she orchestrated in front of our friends and family.Sent on 11/06/2019
Throughout our journey, Laura was responsive and made it a point to take all our many requests and implement them in the most elegant way. The words she spoke during our ceremony and her voice when singing the 7 blessings was so heartfelt and beautiful. We had so many people approach us post ceremony praising Laura.
I would highly recommend Cantor Laura for your wedding.
Alissa · Married on 09/22/2019
We cannot recommend Cantor Laura Stein enough! She performed the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony. All of our guests are still talking about it! From only a few conversations, Laura understood us as a couple and brought that to life on the day. She worked with us to create a ceremony that was truly personal and spiritual. Her voice is amazing! Cantor Stein was an integral part of our day and we are so glad she was the one to marry us.Sent on 10/12/2019
Tamika Katon-Donegal · Married on 09/21/2019
Warm, charming, and deeply moving
Cantor Laura Stein brought so much to our wedding day. An interfaith ceremony in a cathedral on a Saturday is a tall order, but she, along with our priest, delivered a beautiful service. Her voice, grace, and faith touched us, and all of our guests. Our trust in her was rewarded by her blessing over our new life together, and we are so grateful and thankful we found her!Sent on 10/15/2019
Rachel Klein · Married on 08/17/2019
Cantor Laura was fantastic!!! We are an interfaith couple and she made us both feel completely comfortable! She has the most beautiful voice and was kind enough to learn our wedding song for our walk down the aisle. All of our guests commented on Laura’s warmth and eloquence and singing.Sent on 10/07/2019
Bradley Gruber · Married on 07/20/2019
Cantor Laura Stein did both our son's Bris and Wedding Ceremony. She was amazing during both. Both ceremonies were beautiful. She's extremely easy going and understands your needs. I would highly recommend her. We got compliments from a ton of people attending about how great both ceremonies were. She's the best!Sent on 08/05/2019
A R B · Married on 07/13/2019
Cantor Laura Stein just officiated our wedding and she did a beautiful ceremony. She was amazing to work with in the planning and listened to our requests. She was flexible with what we wanted and helped to make the ceremony personal and truly memorable. We would highly recommend!Sent on 08/04/2019
Joyce Saldinger · Married on 03/23/2019
Wedding Officiant and More
Cantor Laura Stein was the officiant at our wedding on Saturday, March 23,2019. How lucky for us that she performed a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Cantor Laura really listened to our story and shared it with our family . Everyone thought we knew Cantor Laura forever. Her voice was melodious and magnificent. If you are in need of an officiant for all and any occasion she is the one to call.... Thanks for leaving us with a wonderful wedding memory ...Joyce and MyronSent on 03/25/2019
Ari Brandes · Married on 03/16/2019
Cantor Stein did a great job at our wedding. She spent a ton of time with us beforehand getting to know us and conducted a great service for our intimate ceremony.Sent on 03/28/2019
Olivia Juniper · Married on 12/29/2018
A really wonderful interfaith ceremony!
Cantor Stein led our wedding ceremony with my husband's childhood Reverend. It was really important to his family that we had an interfaith wedding, and Cantor Stein was amenable to everything we requested. She made it clear throughout the process that our comfort and satisfaction with the service was her priority and that meant a lot to us, since we wanted to make sure that the service fully represented both of our traditions. My husband and I were really glad that everything was so seamless. Thank you, Cantor Stein, for a really meaningful day!Sent on 01/01/2019
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:Olivia, it was such an honor to officiate with Reverend Mark and to weave both traditions together to represent the marriage of two lives and heritages. Thank you for allowing me to be present for this special moment in your lives!
jenny · Married on 09/28/2018
We cannot recommend Laura enough. She not only made our wedding extra special, she took our event, as seriously as we did. She got to know us, listened to what we wanted, and led the most beautiful ceremony. Her voice is beyond what you can imagine, and our guests still can’t talking about her. She also did our son’s Bris, a few months prior. We whole-heartedly reco Laura, and we can’t wait to work with her on another family event.Sent on 08/11/2019
Scott Lowe · Married on 08/18/2018
So happy with everything!
We were really happy with Laura! Her voice is really beautiful and she's nice and personable. She's especially easy to get a hold of, which was useful in the weeks leading up to the wedding when my wife and I had questions about the ketubah language and some scheduling logistics. Thanks again Laura!Sent on 01/14/2019
Alyssa Lavy · Married on 05/19/2018
Cantor Laura Stein provided us with the most beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony
I would recommend Cantor Laura Stein to everyone!! She managed to give my husband and me the most personalized, beautiful ceremony under less than ideal conditions. Cantor Laura was professional, warm, knowledgeable and was an instrumental part of our day. We loved working with her!Sent on 01/02/2019
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:Alyssa!! Thank you :) It was somewhat of a wild ride but SO glad it all turned out well. Let's keep in touch -- and say hi to Daniel and your family for me!
Amanda · Married on 09/03/2017
Beautiful wedding ceremony!
It was wonderful to have Cantor Laura Stein as part of our wedding in Washington, DC, where she co-officiated with our DC-based rabbi. In short, we were thrilled. Cantor Laura worked to ensure seamless and elegant transitions with our rabbi, and the combination of the two officiants was even more perfect than we imagined. Cantor Laura brought great joy and meaning to our ceremony, and the moments when she sang felt intimate and special. Jewish wedding ceremonies can sometimes feel formulaic or forced - but Cantor Laura has an authenticity that makes everything feel "right." Thank you, Laura!Sent on 12/31/2018
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:Amanda, it was great to co-officiate with Rabbi Josh! What a joyful day -- so glad to be there to celebrate with you and Alex!
Cece Schwartz · Married on 06/24/2017
Couldn't have asked for a better day
Cantor Stein officiated our wedding in a terrible rain storm during a kind of hectic time. She went above and beyond her duties as a cantor to help everyone feel calm and to help us focus on the reason why we were there.. She even coordinated with the wedding planner to make sure that our ketubah signing didn't delay our photos after we needed to move the photo shoot inside.Sent on 12/31/2018
During the actual ceremony, Laura led a wedding that felt exactly true to us. Even though we'd been referred to Laura by a friend and didn't have personal relationships with her, she made sure that she got to know us during our counseling sessions and the ceremony felt personal, like she'd known us for years. So many guests commented after on her beautiful music and the words she spoke about me and my husband during the ceremony.
I cannot say enough good things about Cantor Laura Stein. She was truly a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to people who are looking for someone to get to know you and to make you feel cared for throughout the process.
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:A terrible rainstorm, indeed! Still a truly beautiful day and one I will also never forget! I hope you'll stay in touch and send my love to your family!
Julia · Married on 03/25/2017
Excellent cantor! Highly recommend to all!
Laura was a fabulous addition to our wedding ceremony. Highly recommend!Sent on 01/07/2019
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:I loved singing in your wedding and it was so nice to see Rabbi Talve again. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your special day! Sending love to Rob and your mom.
Sarah Loeb · Married on 06/18/2016
The day turned out exactly as we wanted it to, mostly because of Cantor Stein! She was so kind and easy to work with. We'll never be able to thank her enough for making the day so memorable!Sent on 01/15/2019
RhondaAJ · Married on 05/09/2015
Mother of the Bride - Thrilled!
We hired Cantor Stein to perform our daughter and son-in-law's wedding ceremony. She sang SO beautifully - we were thrilled! Cantor Stein was very communicative, which helped to ease our anxiety. We did a short rehearsal which helped us to feel calm and excited for the ceremony. We were thrilled with Cantor Stein's professionalism and would definitely refer her to anyone looking for an officiant!Sent on 01/04/2019
Julie · Married on 05/09/2015
Beautiful music for our ceremony!
Laura sang in our wedding while my husband's childhood rabbi officiated and we were so glad we asked her to participate. Her music added a lot of joy and beauty to the moment and helped to make it a day we'll never forget. Whether you're looking for a cantor to officiate alone or want to hire a cantor to add music to your ceremony, I highly recommend Cantor Laura. She was professional and lovely and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience!Sent on 01/09/2019
Bret Levin · Married on 07/12/2014
Amazing officiant. Would recommend to anyone!
Let me start off by saying that I was personally nervous about having a Jewish ceremony. My family is half Jewish and my wife grew up Conservative. Cantor Stein made us feel at ease from the beginning and talked us through the ceremony, helping us to make choices that reflected our respective backgrounds. Since not everyone at our wedding was Jewish, it was important to me and my wife that people feel included and that there wasn't too much Hebrew. Cantor Stein was really accommodating and educated us about options for how to create a ceremony that wouldn't be alienating to people and would feel inclusive to all of the different religions represented. She was kind, professional, knowledgable and all around really easy to work with. I highly recommend Cantor Stein to people who are looking for someone warm and caring and who want a ceremony that's personalized and feels true to who you are as a couple. Highly recommend!!Sent on 12/31/2018
Cantor Laura Stein's reply:It was a pleasure, Bret! I was so glad to be there with you through the journey and it was such a privilege to accompany you and Lauren throughout the process!
Karine Sipel · Married on 07/14/2019
Great experience with Cantor Laura Stein
We were referred to Cantor Stein by the Rabbi at the JCC and we are so glad we met her! My husband and I are an interfaith and couple and from our first conversation on the phone, she made us feel very comfortable (we spoke with another Cantor and did not have the same good feeling) so we knew we wanted to work with her. She even worked within our budget.Sent on 08/03/2019
Cantor Stein was helpful and clear when explaining the entire wedding ceremony from beginning to end. She was willing and able to answer all the questions we had, and boy did we have a bunch of questions, haha! During our meetings we felt welcomed and respected. She knew what kind of questions to ask us to get to know us better and also helped us discover new things about each other. Our meetings were professional and friendly, and were held at her office in Midtown.
At the ceremony she was punctual and well prepared. Many of our guest complimented us on how Cantor Steins led the ceremony. She was funny, compassionate, and welcoming of everyone. Cantor Stein was thorough in explaining (in English and Hebrew) the meanings and traditions of all parts of the ceremony, which allowed all of our guest, even non-Jewish, to be a part of the ceremony. Oh and her voice, her singing voice is spectacular. Many of our guest, and us too, where in awe.
We highly recommend Cantor Stein for couple looking to have a great wedding experience from preparation to ceremony, from beginning to end. With much love and appreciation we write these comments and thank her for all she has done for us.