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Officiant in New York, NY,

About Us

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.

Services Offered
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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  • 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 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. 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... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 2,000.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 1,800.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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

    Interfaith, Vow Renewal, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?


    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

    What languages do you speak?

    English, Hebrew

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