Cantor Daniel Pincus
Cantor Daniel Pincus

Cantor Daniel Pincus

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Introduction: Hi, Welcome to my page, and congratulations. You've found someone to spend your life with. All the waiting will soon end. Now, you are looking for someone to take you in hand and officiate your ceremony. I don't speak Spanish, but I have officiated many weddings both in Spanish, and bilingually, using a written script. Todos estan contentos. In May, 2000, I applied for and received a license to officiate weddings from the City of New York. It is recognized throughout the country, and beyond. ****COVID UPDATE***** Please note that, given the new information about the very contagious Delta variant, I cannot risk officiating for people who are unvaccinated, and that includes every adult and teen guest. Masking, social distancing, and open windows will be required. I reserve the right to see vaccination cards. Wedding couples have enjoyed the fruits of my career of singing classical and popular music, serving as a Jewish Cantor, wedding officiant, and spiritual caregiver. All of these interests have created meaningful and warm connections to people. I live in Manhattan, and officiate all over the TriState area. I celebrate loving commitment: secular, non-denominational, interfaith, elopement, same-sex, as well as Jewish weddings, funerals, and unveilings. Several of my ceremonies have been in Spanish. I know some Russian, German, French, and Italian, as well. Religious… agnostic, atheist, secular, non-religious… All are welcome. What matters is love -- committed love. Fridays from 2-7pm, and after 6PM on Saturday evenings. On February 24, I received the second Pfizer vaccination. I prefer to work in circumstances of social distancing. Clients have noted and appreciated that I am always on time. Some Facts. AS OF JUNE 24 AT 12AM, VIRTUAL CEREMONIES ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED. A New York State ceremony can't take place until 24 hours after the marriage license is issued. The license is good for 60 days. You don't need a New York City Parks permit to have a ceremony if your group is smaller than 20. I customize NYC marriage licenses by computer, my information and the witness information, just the way the City Clerk office likes it. Then, all we have to do in the ceremony is sign our names, not sit there writing. It helps make the ceremony flow. Once it is signed by all, you will be legally married as of the date and time stated on the top right. At that moment, it becomes your legal proof. In New York City, you will then receive your certificate of marriage registration. With me, it takes only 10 business days, not 4 to 6 weeks Ceremonies last between 7-25 minutes, depending. I ask questions, and send a questionnaire -- to make the ceremony personal and meaningful to you. Each wedding ceremony follows this general pattern: Opening Welcome Speech to the Couple Ring Exchange and Vows Signing the Marriage License Concluding Readings/Blessing Pronouncement You can find me on Twitter (@danpincus) Facebook, and LinkedIn. About shopping around: this shouldn't be hard. The back of your neck and your tummy will tell you if I can do a great job for you. If you feel it, your search can end. I look forward to being the one to officiate a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for you and your guests. Thank you for visiting. Wishing you health and happiness.

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George D.

Wedding Officiant

Cantor Dan was amazing!! He took the time to get to know us before the wedding and wove all that into a truly heartfelt ceremony. He spoke with our guests before and after as if he was one of the family. We were honored to meet him and have him officiate our wonderful day!! Thank you Cantor Dan. We wish you the best always!
Aug 9, 2021
Kenneth B.

Wedding Officiant

Daniel was absolutely amazing and we are so lucky to have found him to officiate our wedding ceremony. Our guests were also in awe of the ceremony and elements of tradition that he incorporated into the service. Daniel included family member speeches through live Zoom who were not able to attend as well as translated portions of the blessings in Portuguese for my wife’s family and friends which was wonderful. His thoughtfulness, kindness and professionalism went beyond our expectations and we felt very fortunate to have him on our team.
Cantor Daniel Pincus's reply
Thank you, Kenneth, for these supportive words. I'm very pleased that you all felt that I created the experience you were hoping for. It was great to engage with you and your bride prior to the ceremony, and then with all of you together. Wishing you good health, prosperity, and happiness in your life together.
Jul 6, 2021
Landy L.

Wedding Officiant

Daniel is very professional, responsible and caring for his clients. I feel very fortunate to have him served as our marriage officiant. He is knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and very patient to answer various questions my husband and I had, especially that I requested to meet with him via zoom initially as I was concerned the procedures of the NYC wedding ceremony in the middle of the pandemic. Working with Daniel is an unforgettable experience and memory to us. After the ceremony, he sent the signed marriage license promptly. So we received the Marriage certificate in a week. I highly recommend his service to the future couples, and I already recommended Daniel to our friend who's getting married.
Cantor Daniel Pincus's reply
I'm so glad you felt well served, Landy. It was really a pleasure to work with you in every aspect, and I'm glad that it was such a beautiful occasion for you and your guests and family. I wish you and your husband much happiness and success.
May 5, 2021
Anshul K.

Wedding Officiant

It was an absolute pleasure to have Daniel officiate out pandemic wedding. He got to know us over a phone call prior to the wedding day and via his infamous questioner which added a personal touch to the vows he wrote specifically for us. Our friend and family who attended were short of words on how well the ceremony went. He even added a special touch by singing at the end in his beautiful voice. It was an incredible moment and he made it even more special. We will remember it for the rest of our lives!!
Cantor Daniel Pincus's reply
Anshul, I am gratified that you felt well served. It was a great pleasure meeting your family around the world in the Zoom ceremony. You and Megha are a beautiful couple. Myriad blessings to you all.
Mar 31, 2021
Lizbeth M.

Wedding Officiant

Daniel was very professional, I am glad I choose Daniel to officiate my zoom wedding celebration. I would definitely recommend him!
Mar 29, 2021

License Type: Marriage Officiant - NY City Clerk (NY)

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Daniel Pincus


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge neither the lowest or the highest fees in the area.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, I’d like to meet in a video conference. I ask I ask them about themselves, what their hopes and plans are, and what they’re looking for in a ceremony. I answer any questions they have about what I do and why, and whether I can be flexible in my approach. It always works out for the best.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Masters degree in vocal performance from the Manhattan school of music, and religious ordination from the Hebrew Union College in New York City. Also, graduate credits in chaplaincy training. Have been in the cantor field since 1989. Singing since I was child.

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