As a leader in Jewish prayer, Cantor Edwards conducts weekday, Shabbat, and holiday services in a synagogue or private establishment. He also conducts ceremonies around life cycle events, specifically weddings, unveilings, baby namings and funerals. In addition, he teaches and coaches bar and bat mitzvah students.
As a leader in Jewish prayer, Cantor Edwards conducts weekday, Shabbat, and holiday services in a synagogue or private establishment. He also conducts ceremonies around life cycle events, specifically weddings, funerals, unveilings. In addition, he teaches and coaches for bar and bat mitzvah students.
When it comes to a Jewish wedding, Cantor David officiates the service along with the Rabbi, acting as a witness to the union during the signing of the Ketubah. He welcomes the bride and groom under the “chuppah” (wedding canopy) and leads berachot from the badeken to the 7 blessings to the final Yevarecha priestly benediction.
Cantor David brings music to prayer. Music defines an energy that words cannot, and Cantor David enhances the moment of spirituality, often bringing those listening to tears. With a rich understanding in Jewish tradition, Cantor David is able to lead a ceremony with energy, great happiness and joy for the families.
If you are considering a Jewish wedding ceremony, Cantor David will be delighted to meet with you to discuss all the relevant details.
When Cantor David is asked to officiate a funeral, he ensures that the memory of the deceased is honoured and cherished, and that the proceedings are done with the utmost love and modesty.
Cantor David is patient, compassionate, kind and diligent.
He takes the time to sit, listen and connect to bereaved families and talk about their needs and wishes, and encourages them to speak of their loved one. He pays attention to every single detail by taking care of every part of the service so that families are able to grieve without worrying at all.
During the burial service at the cemetery, a jarring and poignant moment, Cantor David dignifies the ceremony by explaining Jewish burial in a loving and meaningful fashion.
Teaching a young adult the importance of bar/batmitzvah cannot be overstated. By engaging a student with dignity, respect and imparting a level of fun into the lessons, allows the time spent to fly by and by the end , the bar mitzvah candidate feels an enormous sense of personal accomplishment.
With this achievement, he/she now has a base to be able to go forward and enjoy a Judaic experience with knowledge and a feeling of community involvement. These special moments will remain with the student for the rest of their adult life and the goal as teacher is always to leave the student with a feeling of pride and a greater sense of closeness to their traditional roots.
Depending on how much of the service the bar/bat mitzvah candidate is willing to undertake, contact should be established with the family between 18 months and a year before the simcha takes place.