Rabbi Steven Blane

Hello. My name is Steve Blane and I am a Rabbi and Cantor. In addition to performing Jewish weddings, I officiate (or co-officiate) at Civil, Non-Religious, Interfaith, Spiritual and Same-Sex weddings or vow-renewals. Please see my testimonial page for references.

I also officiate at Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Baby Namings, Funerals.

I frequently perform civil weddings in Central Park. I'm the only rabbi I know who rides up on his bike (and now I often use my Xootr Scooter Kick Scooter) to officiate at wedding ceremonies! 

Destination weddings are a specialty. I am based in New York City and I will officiate anywhere in the world at any ceremony that celebrates love and commitment between two people. I've been to Turks and Caicos and Cancun many times and I offer my skills and more than twenty years of experience to accommodate you in every possible way.

I also prepare students for their Bar or Bat Mizvahs in person and via Skype and I will also lead services on their special days at the location of your choice.

Having your Jewish Wedding, Interfaith Wedding, Civil, Non-Religious or Same-Sex Wedding officiated by me, you can trust that I will provide you with exactly the type of ceremony you request- from a simple exchange of vows and rings through a more spiritual ceremony or a traditional wedding filled with ritual. It is totally up to you!  I will accommodate your needs and support your choices. 

In our phone conversation, video chat or personal meeting we will go over exactly what you would like your wedding ceremony to include. And of course, I will help to guide you through the entire process from obtaining a marriage license through breaking the wedding glass! 

While I am an Interfaith Rabbi, I am also trained as a Cantor and I sing and play guitar & piano & ukulele. Some couples like to hear me sing their favorite love song during the processional or ceremony or for the couple's first dance. You can hear a sample of a traditional wedding as well as a few romantic wedding songs on my Bio & Videos page. I also sing and play Jazz- and I'm available to do a short set before or after your ceremony!

My fee is very reasonable for a quick simple civil ceremony (an exchange of rings & vows) in Manhattan. You can even have your ceremony in my office which is located in the 70's on Riverside Drive, overlooking the Hudson River! There is an additional travel fee for other NYC Boroughs.
For a religious ceremony or one that is customized (which might include a spiritual component, readings, a song, customized vows, etc.) please call me at directly at 917-407-0477 for more information. I guarantee that above all else, your wedding will be joyous and memorable!