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Officiant in New York, NY,
(201) 410-2629

About Us

Rabbi Gary Katz is a wedding officiant serving the New York Tri-State area. Katz is not the kind of rabbi who will meet with you once and be out of your life after the wedding. If you're looking for a real relationship with your wedding officiant, one who will guide and support you before and after the wedding, Rabbi Katz is who you want. He will teach the meaning of the different Jewish wedding traditions, include traditions of your own or your family’s, and help you create a ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple.

Rabbi Katz has served the Jewish clergy for over 25 years. During this time he served as the rabbi for the Junior Year Abroad Program at Hebrew University. He was also the Student Activities coordinator at both the Ramaz School and the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, and Director of the Kislak Adult Center.

Services Offered
Rabbi Katz offers traditional and contemporary Jewish wedding ceremonies, along with pre-wedding spiritual counseling. As part of Rabbi Katz’s counseling services, you will meet with him six times before your wedding, including three Shabbat dinners with other engaged couples. These meetings will help you define your ceremony and share ideas with other couples. Rabbi Katz also schedules “check-ups” with couples six months and a year after their marriage to provide guidance or just to celebrate your first year of marriage. You will also have the option to meet with the Rabbi twice a year for the first three years of your marriage for counseling. Rabbi Katz invests his time with couples to ensure not only their ceremony, but their marriage is filled with love, happiness, and divine commitment.

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  • When my fiance and I started planning our wedding, we wanted to find someone to perform the ceremony who could do so in a way that felt genuine and authentic to our relationship with each other as well as our relationship with Judaism. My mom found Rabbi Gary's information through a friend and we are both so glad that she did. Though neither one of us had a close relationship with a rabbi from growing up, we both feel a deep connection to judaism and wanted someone to perform our marriage who could honor that, though we are not particularly observant and therefore didn't want to be constrained by a strict adherence to certain Jewish laws. Throughout the entire process, during which we met with Rabbi Gary around 5 times, he took care to explain all of the reasons and explanations behind every tradition, and then allowed us to choose how we wanted to proceed. We were also able to attend high holiday services with both of our families, to give us all a better chance to get to know... Read more

    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

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    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?

    CT, NJ, NY

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