For the third year in a row, Cantor Judith Steel is named Manhattan Bride’s THE BEST OF 2014 Wedding Officiant. See the article here: http://www.manhattanbride.com/aboutusstories/BestOf.php
Thank you for making our wedding wonderful. Our family especially enjoyed the exhibit of the St. Louis and your involvement in our lives is quite poignant.
Steven and Alexandra Fleishman
You added more love and spirit to all.
Chris and I wanted to thank you again for officiating our wedding ceremony. At the beginning of this exciting journey the one thing that hung over my head was who/how will we get married? Then we found you!
Your warmth and enthusiasm made the ceremony truly amazing. All that people could tell us during the cocktail hour was how beautiful the ceremony was
Again, thank you for being a part of our very special day. We hope to see you again in the future.
Chris and Dana Jurik.
Dear Cantor Judy,
We can’t believe that it has already been 12 Months since you married us last June. Everyday we look back to our wonderful wedding day that you were so much of. We can’t tel you how many people have told us how special the service/ceremony was & how wonderful your contributions were. We have had an amazing first year of marriage including a trip to Brazil, a new car, special times with friends and Family, and plenty of naches. We just wanted to say hello and thank you for starting us on this amazing journey.
Keep in touch!
Evan and Rachel
Etienne and I wanted to send a little note filled with a lot of love and gratitude to you! Thank you kindly for making the time to meet with us and more for welcoming us into your home and heart. We left your home on Saturday evening giddy and filled with joy just knowing how lucky we are to have each other and you! We feel so confident in your ability to create for a beautiful, moving, and inclusive wedding that will fuse our backgrounds and families as one.
We’re so glad to know that our life s a married couple will begin at the start of ceremony, blooming and growing as you proceed through each milestone and stage.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and for blessing our union with your gift of love and compassion. We are so excited that you will be instrumental in making our marriage beautiful.
With love and gratitude,
Sarah Mulnick and Etienne Luneau.
Dear Judith and David,
Thank you so much for your support and for the wonderful ceremony that you performed. The location and everything were perfect. It is amazing how everything all came together and turned out so well.
Lots of love, Tracey and Dinny
PS. We will keep in touch and Laura was delighted that you thought of her.
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you for a lovely ceremony. Everybody was talking about it.
Hope your return trip was fine.
Fondly, Ann Cohen
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you so much for a special and unique ceremony. We are blessed to have found you!
Please accept this gift as a donation to the New Synagogue of New York City.
Tal and Pauline
Dear Cantor Judy,
We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding ceremony so unique and special. It truly was a magical night and we are honored that you were such a big part of it. All our gurests commented on how great you were! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the New Year.
Love, Nisa & Alan
Dear Cantor Steel
Thank you for the beautiful service you officiated for Micah and Katie. Your lovely voice and the beautiful words made for a memorable wedding. We appreciated your willingness to travel so far. We were honored to have you in our home.
If you ever have the occasion to travel to Kansas again we would love to host you in our home.
Bill and Shirley Rosenbaum
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you so much for officiating at my daughter’s wedding last Sunday. You and Father Mark made it so meaningful for all in attendance.
You may be interested in knowing that a guest, Joan Hamburg made some very nice comments about you and the ceremony on her radio talk show on Monday morning (Sept 18th). You can access the clip on the internet about 2 minutes into her show.
Again, thank you for making Colleen and Kris’ wedding a blessed event.
Sincerely, Nancy Flanagan
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you so much for marrying me and Steve. You were a large part of making our wedding beautiful. Everyone still speaks of our ceremony.
We have great pictures of you, and I will send them as soon as I can.
Keep in touch.
Melissa and Steve
Thank you so much for making this day perfect and memorable. You are such a beautiful woman and we wish you all the very best.
Andrea & Steve
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you so much for conducting our wedding ceremony.
Together with “Fr. Vinny”, you made a beautiful team, and helped to make our wedding every bit more special. The ceremony would not have been as memorable to us, and everyone if it wasn’t for you.
Love, Mela and Jonathan.
I just wanted to drop a note to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony on Saturday. So many of our guests commented on your service. It really was so beautiful.
Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day. You really helped make it even more special.
All my best and loving wishes to you.
Allyson and John
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful wedding ceremony it was!! Everyone is talking about how lovely the ceremony was & how relaxed & inclusive it was, we agree!! I am so happy Dana was able to find such a caring and spiritual woman to officiate, sometimes life works in the most wonderful ways!!Thank you,
Leslie & Bob
We just got back last night from our honeymoon and I haven’t had a chance to email you, but I wanted to thank you for a beautiful ceremony! Thanks for working with us all the way; it was a pleasure meeting you! Also thank you for taking of the marriage license, we got it in the mail almost immediately. Best of luck to you, and thanks again for making our wedding so special and unique!
Lana Faye Tarakash
You were so wonderful.
We loved everything about your service, and our guests couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful it was.
Thank you from an overjoyed Ian and Ilana
Hi Cantor Judy,
Not sure if you remember me, but you married me and my husband Jonny at the El Conquistador in Puerto Rico in July 2008. I saw you marrying a couple in Battery Park (I think) in a recent episode of Pregnant in Heels and wanted to reach out to you. People still comment on how special our wedding ceremony was…thanks to you. Just wanted to let you know that we are happily married and expecting our 1st child in October.
Hope all is well with you.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for such a wonderful ceremony. Father Jobe and you were just amazing. Everyone is talking about the “best ceremony they’ve ever seen”
We look forward to keeping in touch with for a long time to come.
We’re off to the airport now but wanted to send you a note…
Matthew and Adrienne
Many thanks again for your love, warmth and making our wedding ceremony so very special. Everyone loved it. We are so glad to see you looking and doing so well. We hope you continue to feel better and will always look back fondly on our special day forever. Thank you for also making sure our marriage license was handled with such care. We look forward to the official certificate!
Alyson, what a pleasure it was to meet you and your beautiful twins back in May! We are so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you and hope as the wedding fairy dust settles, we’ll be able to connect again on the west coast and continue to get to know one another.
Just wanted to let you know-your mother was AMAZING!!! What a woman! And she is surrounded by wonderfully warm and loving friends and family as well. Melanie and David were charming and so helpful.
We feel so blessed to have shared this wonderful moment in our lives with you both and look forward to keeping in touch!
All our love,
Lara & Sabastian
Dear Cantor Steel,
Thank you so much for officiating at my daughter’s wedding. Everyone was impressed with your special touches in making the ceremony unique and unforgettable. Your background is impressive and relevant in this interfaith marriage.
Once again, we wish you the best of luck and we appreciate your understanding and guidance.
Phyllis and Ronald Rosenberg
Dec. 10th 2010
Dear Rabbi Ross,
I found this email today, after a long time, when a relative asked me for a recommendation for a rabbi for an interfaith ceremony. I realized I never reached out to thank you for your recommendation of Cantor Judy. Thank you so much for giving us her name. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and my Indian in-laws, who had never seen a Jewish ceremony or a female officiant, were so impressed and still talk about it today. Prior to finding Cantor Judy, we had met with a few rabbis who performed interfaith ceremonies, but either did so begrudgingly, and/or on the promise of the couple that they will raise their children Jewish and only Jewish (which I personally did not feel was anyone’s business but our own). It was a blessing to find someone who not only performs interfaith ceremonies, but celebrates them. She made us feel like our union was something beautiful rather than something fringe and disappointing, and she restored my faith in my religion and my community. I now feel safe in the knowledge that there are synagogues out there that will not just “accept” my family and our choices, but will welcome and embrace us.
Thank you for Cantor Judy, and I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season.
Dear Cantor Judy,
Thank you so much for the incredible ceremony. It was perfect! Bonnie and Fernando were so happy and your heartfelt words and songs made them glow even more. During the reception as we made our way around the room to all the tables, so many people commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and your participation. It was very inclusive and everyone so appreciated your interpretations and presentations.
We are back from our honeymoon and I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance in making our wedding day so beautiful. We loved the ceremony and had a wonderful time. Shalom,”
Carey & Jody
Thank you so much for everything. our wedding was everything we could have asked for thanks to you.
Gleen & Stu
The ceremony was so special. Everyone commented on what a wonderful job you did. We were so happy with the way everything turned out. Thank you so much,
Melissa & Troy
It was very touching and beautiful. You provided and joined us in a very joyous occasion that will remain with everyone as a true gift. Thank you again for sharing your gift of life.
Sandy & Russ
Thank you for the beautiful service you officiated. Your lovely voice and the beautiful words made for a memorable wedding. We appreciate your willingness to travel so far. We were honored to have you in our home.
Shirley & Bill
Thank you again for officiating at Sara and Steve’s wedding. It made me so happy to feel the love you emanated. Everyone could feel it, which made the ceremony so special. In the short while we’ve known each other I feel as if we’ve become dear friends. I’m looking forward to the day when we can say that we’ve been dear friends for many, many years.
“Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so memorable and beautiful. We truly enjoyed your participation and the ceremony. we know our families appreciated the fusing of both faiths and we are grateful to you for your willigness to join us on our special day. With all our love,”
Hannah & Michael
Rev. Judith Steel is the Cantor of my synagogue, called The New Synagogue in New York City. Her title is also the Rabbi’s Assistant. Not only does she sing beautifully and spreads joy to the congregants, but she also performs weddings, naming ceremonies on her own with great satisfaction. I recommend her highly as a loving, joyous interfaith minister.
Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman of the New Synagogue President of the Allfaiths Seminary, lnt’l., President of the Rabbinical Seminary, Int