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Officiant in Forest Hills, New York,
(917) 402-5950

About Us

About

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.

Experience

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.

Services offered

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.

Additional Services:

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.


Rebecca

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  • Prior to meeting Re'ut, my husband Yvan and I struggled immensely on how to plan our ceremony. We are interfaith, yet neither of us is particularly religious. My family is Jewish, while he was raised Catholic in Venezuela. Re'ut immediately made us feel comfortable and provided all of the support and guidance we needed while helping us shape a ceremony that would be honest and welcoming to our guests. She really took the time to get to know us as people, and created such a heartfelt, personal, and funny ceremony that everyone was floored by, and there was not a dry eye there. Her voice is incredible! My guests are still giving rave reviews about her ceremony!! We would recommend her wholeheartedly, and are happy to now call Re'ut a friend.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you!! It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be in this journey with you and officiate your ceremony

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,800.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal, Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,800.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

    Yes

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 125.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Jewish, No Denomination

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    NY

    What languages do you speak?

    English, Hebrew



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