Cantor Barbra officiates all services at multiple venues including homes, catering halls, and restaurants.

Client Testimonials

Cantor Barbra was so great to work with. We started planning a Bat Mitzvah and ended up with a B’Not Mitzvah for our two daughters because of Covid. She made sure that both girls learned what they needed as they were at different levels. It was a lovely service with a beautiful setup and everyone complimented us on it.

Thank you!!!

Dan & Alyssa Amsellem, Scotch Plains, NJ

It all started when Gavin was going into 6th grade and didn't want to continue with the religious school at our synagogue. During our search for an alternative plan so that my son could prepare for his Bar Mitzvah, some of our friends spoke highly of you. After meeting you and working with Cammy for over a year, we knew we had made the right decision. Not only were we able to create a program that worked best for Gavin but he could not have been more prepared and you led an outstanding service that was beautiful, professional and engaging. I only hope to be able to do it all over again for my younger son. Thank you Cantor Barbra for providing a wonderful service and creating a special memory in our lives.

Marcy and Guy Baroan, River Vale, NJ

Thank you Cantor Barbra!
You made our son’s service so beautiful and we so appreciate all the help and guidance you gave him. A huge thank you to Cantor Carey as well! Cantor Carey was an amazing tutor and really brought out the best in him. Thank you for pairing them together, it was a great match. Your flexibility helped create a service that was perfect for our family! We are so happy we chose to do his service during these uncertain times and you helped make it intimate and special!

Michelle & Seth Bellaff, River Vale, NJ

Our experience with Cantor Barbra and her team for our son’s Bar Mitzvah was absolutely amazing! From the planning and working with our tutor Galia to the actual ceremony with Cantor Barbra, everything was flawless! We can’t wait to start working with them again for our daughter!

Lauren and Michael Gallo, Upper Saddle River

Just wanted to thank you again for everything. Last night was amazing! I watched the service again today. It was so great! Luke had an excellent experience for his Bar Mitzvah!!

Alison & Craig Hollander, Upper Saddle River

Thank you for giving us such a beautiful and inclusive service for Ian's Bar Mitzvah on June 13. Your explanations helped ensure that everyone understood the meaning of the service, and you helped us find ways to make everyone have a part.

We appreciate all you did to customize the service for our family, and you have always been so responsive to our questions. Our guests all commented on how special it was.

We also want to express our appreciation to Cammy, Ian's tutor, who always encouraged him and motivated him to do his best.

The Kalotkin Family, Palisades, NY

We are so thankful to Cantor Barbra for such a wonderful service for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. Cantor Barbra gave a beautiful ceremony that felt very warm, intimate, and loving. She was extremely caring, organized and so accommodating with everything involved with conducting a service during a pandemic. The service was everything that we could have hoped for. Cantor Carey was a wonderful tutor who brought humor to every session and made the learning process enjoyable and meaningful. He fully prepared my son for his special day. We look forward to having Cantor Barbra do our younger son’s bar mitzvah in the future.

The Luftman Family, Upper Saddle River

We just wanted to thank you for all your time and effort ensuring that Parker had a memorable Bar Mitzvah.

As you know, because of the Pandemic it had been almost a year since Parker had been in Hebrew school, and he was a little rusty to say the least. But, with Cantor Carey’s and your conscientious tutoring, Parker felt really comfortable with all the prayers, his Torah portion and everything else he had to do during his ceremony. He did a great job, and we were so proud of him.

As for the service, even though it was a small number of attendees and somewhat informal affair at our home, you made it truly beautiful and meaningful. All of our family members who attended couldn’t stop talking about how perfect the ceremony was.

We feel so lucky and grateful that we engaged you to handle Parker’s big day! And, we’ll be recommending you to any of our friends that are looking for a cantor to lead a Jewish lifecycle event.

The Robins Family, HoHoKus

We can not recommend Cantor Barbra enough! She was wonderful in officiating both our children’s baby namings. The ceremony was personal, intimate, and inclusive, making the day super special for our family.

Amanda & Michael Spinner, Upper Saddle River

Cantor Barbra and Galia are beyond wonderful. Zoe truly looked forward to each lesson with Galia and Cantor Barbra made sure she felt comfortable and at ease with the service before the big day. What a terrific experience working with Cantor Barbra and Galia....our younger daughter is already signed up!!

Paulette & Don Green, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Cantor Barbra,

We have been so fortunate to find someone like you to have worked with our son and made his Bar Mitzvah something truly special in our home. Both you and his wonderful tutor Estelle made his experience both a warm and enriching one-and that is because of the warmth and caring guidance you provided for him. He worked hard, and learned so much in the process, and we are so proud of him. But the process was a rich and positive one because of you and Estelle.

Thank you again and may the new year bring you peace, joy, and much mazel.

The Harmon family

Both of my sons received their Hebrew education from private tutoring through Cantor Barbra. Cammy, their teacher, is not only an incredibly patient educator, but also a lovely, intellectual, and caring person. The in-home (or virtual) sessions fit our packed schedules nicely and the boys could really focus on the material.

Cantor Barbra officiated both boys' bar mitzvah's, the first, a backyard tented "BBQ-Mitzvah", and more recently, a "Zoom-Mitzvah." Each event was so special. We were able to customize everything to meet our children's needs, interests, and what's most meaningful to us. Family and friends continue to rave about how unique, beautiful, and warm the services were.

I highly recommend Cantor Barbra to any family seeking to maintain the heart of old traditions while modernizing the experience to fit our mashgugana lives!

Rebecca Kaufman, Montvale, NJ

Just want to say again what a wonderful service you did and how impactful it was on all of our lives. It was beautiful and had so much meaning.

The gifts you had were so generous and we were so lucky to have you put such a wonderful event together with Ava.

You taught her so well and she will forever be grateful. So are we!

Thanks again and will send pics when we get them!


Erika and Peter, Short Hills, New Jersey

Cantor Barbra
Thank you SO much for the beautiful Bat Mitzvah service on Saturday. I received many compliments and everyone told me how Sammy really shined. I owe it all to you, your beautiful service, gorgeous voice, amazing organizational skills, and fantastic tutor Cammy. I really could not have imagined a better performance. Thank you for preparing Sammy so well for her big day and making it all run smoothly when the day arrived. I am highly recommending you to all my friends and family.

Thank you!!!

Stacey & Dan Lazar, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Hiring Cantor Barbra was the best decision we made for our son's Bar Mitzvah. From the moment we met Barbra, she was warm, caring, and put everyone at ease. Our tutor, Cammy, was fantastic- I couldn't believe how quickly and how well my son was learning Hebrew. Most of the lessons were done by Skype- and it was so convenient for our hectic schedules. The service was everything we dreamed it would be. Barbra's voice is simply beautiful and everything felt so personal to our family- it was truly a magical day that we will treasure forever. Cantor Barbra and her tutors are extraordinary- I cannot recommend them highly enough!

The Lederer Family, Ardsley, NY

We cannot express how thankful we are to have worked with Cantor Barbra and Cantor Carey for our son's B'nai Mitzvah. Cantor Carey was incredibly patient and a wonderful teacher. My son was so well prepared and he received so many compliments on his chanting.

Cantor Barbra was so accommodating, especially with all that has happened this past year. She was flexible with scheduling meeting times, lessons and rehearsal. She led a beautiful service and we received many compliments from both family and friends.

Thank you so much for making our son's B'nai Mitzvah so special.

Laura & Michael Linder, Paramus

Cantor Barbra,
Thanks again for everything you did for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. The service was amazing, and we truly appreciate the flexibility and time you and Morah Barbara spent tutoring and guiding him to Become a Bar Mitzvah.

We would certainly recommend you to others, especially those looking for a less traditional route for a Bar Mitzvah.

Thanks again and stay safe,

Lisa & Michael, Glen Rock

We could not be any happier than we are with our experience with Cantor Barbra. Our second daughter just had her bat mitzvah last month. Cantor Barbra gave a beautiful ceremony and made sure our daughter was completely prepared for her big day. We were just as pleased this time as we were 4 years ago when our older daughter made her bat mitzvah with Cantor Barbra. Thank you for giving both of my girls a great experience while learning all about the Jewish religion.

Jodi & Joe Prezzia, Washington Township, NJ

I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful service. We have been getting so many compliments on how great it was. You made the boys’ day special and it was a pleasure going through this journey with you and Cantor Carey.

Thanks again!

Amy & Michael Schwartz, Paramus

Our daughter Sarah had such a positive experience working with Cantor Barbra's tutoring service. Her teacher Morah Barbara was a pleasure all around and was so supportive, patient and thorough. Sarah was really prepared for her bat mitzvah service and learned a lot through her tutoring both pre-pandemic and during. Despite shifting to a small backyard service due to the pandemic, the ceremony Cantor Barbra conducted was meaningful and special. We were so happy to still be able to celebrate Sarah and appreciate all of Cantor Barbra's expertise.

Sarah & Tal Yonai, Wyckoff
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