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

Client Testimonials

Cantor Barbra and her tutoring program are wonderful.  Our daughter has been privately tutored by an amazing tutor for over three years under the supervision of Cantor Barbra and just had her bat mitzvah.  Our daughter was not only extremely well-prepared for her big day, but now has a wonderful knowledge and understanding of her Jewish roots and religion. Cantor Barbra ran the most beautiful service.  But beyond that, she was an absolute joy to work with.  Knowledgable, kind and patient.  I cannot recommend her enough!

Dara & Frank London, Oradell

Thank you so very much for your expertise.  Although time was short, Ryder was motivated to complete and excel in his studies. His tutor, Teresa Rogers, was an inspiration to our entire family, as we all learned along with her. With Teresa's stories, knowledge and unending humor, all 6 of us looked forward to a new lesson each week. Ryder's Bar Mitzvah was amazing! With your guidance and Ryder's chanting, our friends and family rejoiced with our new "son of the commandments."

Cantor Barbra, you provided an extraordinary, much-needed service for us and for so many families. Your
professionalism and ability to choose the perfect tutor is so very appreciated. Thank you!

Jaclyn & Richard Green, Warwick, New York

The sights and sounds of the service so lovely that our non-Jewish guests were touched emotionally. You were a very supportive presence up at the Torah. Your gorgeous voice fit in with the beautiful venue. Thank you so much for guiding Sabina so well through such a beautiful service. The whole day was a dream!

Sarah & Andrew Cowen, Tenafly

Thank you so much for leading Zach in such a beautiful service last night. We are so proud of him, and I know he feels like last night was a huge accomplishment and is something he will always be very proud of. It has been such a wonderful experience working with both you and Cantor Carey, and we can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work in preparing Zach for his special day.

Kate & Dan Greenberg, Glen Rock

Cantor Barbra did a fantastic job at our wedding ceremony! Based on the information we provided her, she told charming, witty, and funny stories about our relationship which our friends and family absolutely loved. In addition, Cantor Barbra spent time speaking with us before the wedding to make sure we were prepared. Any couple would be very lucky to have her as their cantor at their wedding. She made the ceremony very personal, and we were very pleased. We highly recommend her services!

Mallori & Daniel Henigson, Westchester, NY

We can't thank you enough for all your help in preparing Sadie to be a Bat Mitzvah. In only 8 months, you and Emily made it possible for her to accomplish it all.

Emily was amazing and became like family during her weekly tutoring sessions. The service was perfect. It was personalized, meaningful and your guidance made all the difference. Our friends and family were able to celebrate with us despite not being physically present. You, your husband, and son made our backyard into a perfect place to celebrate her accomplishments.

Sherry Family, Westfield, NJ

Cantor Barbra, We want to thank you for performing a Beautiful Bat Mitzvah service! You did a fantastic job getting Sadie ready for her service. We appreciate all your patience and guidance through-out this Hebrew journey, A special thank you to Rabbi Claire too, she was an amazing tutor for Sadie so caring , accommodating and positive . We appreciated everything you have done for us.

The Goldman Family, Congers, NY

Cantor Barbra and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had tried the traditional synagogue route to teach our son Mason about Judaism and to prepare him for his Bar Mitzvah, but we found that it was too difficult to coordinate our busy schedules with Hebrew School. When we learned that Cantor Barbra would be able to set Mason up with a small group of kids from our town to meet for weekly lessons, we knew it would be a great solution. Cantor Barbra, along with Mason’s tutor Cammy, did a fantastic job teaching him about Jewish history and traditions and helping him prepare for his Bar Mitzvah. The ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch. Cantor Barbra was so easy to work with and we really appropriate the special memory she created with her customized service tailored especially for our family. We look forward to working with her again for our younger son!

Dan and Stef Greenberg, Ramsey, NJ

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
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