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You don't have to belong to a synagogue or be connected to a rabbi for a meaningful traditional Jewish celebration. Cantor Kornreich makes your day special, wherever you hold your ceremony. Whether you're tying the knot for the first time, renewing your vows, preparing a bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah ceremony, Cantor Kornreich will guide you, consider your input in creating the atmosphere and character of your simcha, and officiate at your celebration. He can also offer you new ideas and a distinctive approach to make your Jewish celebration unique and customized. Select each item to learn more:

 

Jewish Weddings - Overview
Destination Weddings
Renewing Vows

  Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
Cruise Ships
Baby Naming

Jewish Weddings

Over the course of his cantorial career, Cantor Kornreich has officiated at dozens of Jewish weddings. You don't need a rabbi to perform a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. In fact, having the cantor perform the chuppah rituals and sing the "Sheva Berachot" (seven blessings) suffuses the ceremony with song and music, elevating the level of joy. The cantor's melodic and inviting voice adds warmth to the ceremony.

Cantor Kornreich holds license to perform weddings. He is also authorized to officiate at weddings at sea, aboard cruise ships. And he is available to officiate at Jewish destination weddings worldwide.

Make your wedding service memorable with a customized ceremony. Cantor Kornreich will gladly offer consultation and advice as you plan your wedding. He will provide you with guidance and support to ensure a beautiful chuppah ceremony. And if you are looking for a mix of modern and traditional elements, he can tailor a wedding ceremony to meet your vision.

Traditional Jewish weddings include various elements. Generally, the ketubah (wedding contract) is read under the chuppah. Seven blessings ("Sheva Berachot") are sung as the bride circles the groom. Some grooms choose to circle the bride as well. Cantor Kornreich can offer insights and explanations about each of these rituals for the couple and for guests. When appropriate, he will have your guests singing and clapping along.

Destination Weddings
Your wedding planner may be able to organize most of the details of your destination wedding, but finding a rabbi or cantor or other Jewish officiant can be a difficult task. Whether you are planning a destination wedding within the continental U.S., on an island, on a cruise ship, or abroad, Cantor Kornreich will gladly travel to your chosen location to officiate any place, any time.

If you live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania you can arrange to meet the Cantor in person to discuss wedding details prior to the big day. If you live far from the tri-state area, Cantor Kornreich can Skype with you so that you can meet virtually and plan the details of your event.

The Cantor can tailor the ceremony to match the ambience of your destination wedding location.

Renewing Vows
Vow renewal is a beautiful way to express your continued commitment to your spouse and reinvigorate your marriage. Cantor Kornreich will work with you to create a customized ceremony that blends traditional and modern elements to meet your needs and desires.

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

Are you looking for a rabbi or cantor to help teach your bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah student the torah and/or haftorah portion? Does your child need guidance from a Jewish clergy who has the patience and dedication to help him/her prepare for the ceremony and service? Do you need extra attention for your bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah aged child with special needs? Cantor Kornreich is available for bar-mitzvah and bat-mitzvah tutoring and to perform bar/bat-mitzvah ceremonies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, aboard cruise ships, and around the country.

Over the course of his career, Cantor Kornreich has officiated at hundreds of bar-mitzvahs and bat-mitzvahs. He conducted the first-ever bat-mitzvah at sea aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. He has also taught adults torah and haftorah reading, along with courses about Jewish values.

It is never too late to have a bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah. If you did not have the opportunity to celebrate at the age of 12 or 13, Cantor Kornreich will guide you and prepare you for a meaningful traditional Jewish experience. He will teach you the Torah and/or Haftorah portion and lead services on the day of the event. Adult Bar-Mitzvahs and Bat-Mitzvahs are a joyful way to personalize Jewish tradition and mark your commitment to Judaism in a meaningful ceremony. Even if you do not belong to a synagogue, an adult Bar-Mitzvah can be held at a catering hall, aboard a cruise ship, or even in your home.

Cruise Ships

Be original! Hold your Jewish wedding or bar-mitzvah ceremony aboard a cruise ship. Cantor Kornreich conducted the first bat-mitzvah at sea for Royal Caribbean. He is available to officiate at your destination wedding or other Jewish celebration. He will lead you through the process, prepare you for the big day, and bring meaning and tradition to your Jewish wedding or bar-mitzvah/bat-mitzvah celebration. He can also offer you new ideas to make your celebration a unique experience.

For the last fifteen years, he has been leading Passover seders, Chanukah holiday ceremonies, and prayer services aboard cruise ships for Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Celebrity cruise lines. He also served as on-board Jewish clergy on Regent's World Cruise.

Baby Naming

What better way to welcome your baby girl than with a Jewish baby naming ceremony? Cantor Kornreich will perform a beautiful ritual, during which your child's Hebrew name will be revealed and explained.

Hebrew names serve as a link to one's Jewish identity. The cantor will explain the origins of your child's name, including biblical connections and the history of the family member after which your daughter was named (when applicable). He can also help you choose an appropriate Hebrew name.