Praise for Bubby's Kitchen:
“Along with the three cups of wisdom and two cups of matzoh meal, Shira adds a pinch of laughter, a pinch of tears and a gallon of brilliant voice. This show really wowed me and I hope it reaches many more people in the years to come because Judith and Shira’s stories really need to reach the masses.”
“If Bubby's Kitchen plays in your area - see it! I laughed, cried and longed for the taste of latkes, kugel and brisket (no p'tcha please)."
“There are some events in life that you just must see.”
-Judy, New York
“Our audiences have not stopped talking about Shira's amazing performance.”
-Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director, CenterStage, Rochester
“Shira's warmth, insight, love and humor just cast a magic spell over all of us.”
-Lauren Weinberger, New York
"Great show. A tug at the heartstrings, a picture of a family of strong women (and men) as seen through the eyes of a granddaughter, niece and daughter. Shira brings her family to life before your eyes, telling, singing and acting out their history and their personalities. Shira is multi talented - an actress, and author who keeps you entertained and carry off a one woman show."
-Judy, Boca Raton
Wedding Officiant Reviews:
"Cantor Shira hands down was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Not just because all of our 126 other guests sang amazingly high praise for her services, but truly because she personalized our wedding and really focused on us, our relationship, and made our wedding all that more special. Between the meetings, her composure, and attention to detail, we were able to truly enjoy our day and add to the positive memories. Truly, Cantor Shira from the get-go made it known that beyond a wonderful officiant, her role was to be a 'ceremony planner' of sorts. It was one less worry we had throughout our planning and proved to allow us to enjoy our wedding, ceremony and the specialness of marriage that much more. A million times out of a million I would recommend her services and feel so fortunate and grateful for her efforts and getting to share our day with her."
-Matthew, married 10/06/2013
"Let's be frank, being a Jew marrying a non-Jew has its issues already. But when we met Cantor Shira, everything, all the weird "I can't talk about that" or "Should I ask this question" or "I am embarrassed to ask this stupid question" all went out the door. She helped us as a team, and individually, allowing for an amazing dialogue and open communication. Shira walked us through the process of marriage as well as allowed us to open up to each other more so than we had before, which I didn't know could exist.
The day of the wedding, Cantor Shira was AMAZING! Her voice, warmth, and love spread throughout the whole building. We see now Cantor Shira as more than someone we hired, but as a friend who allowed us to become a real union."
-Jonathan, married 02/18/2012
"Shira is an absolutely delightful person and incredibly talented cantor. We consider ourselves extraordinarily fortunate that she officiated at our wedding (which was a same-sex interfaith marriage performed in the Jewish tradition in Santa Fe, New Mexico).
In the months leading to our wedding, we met with Shira several times. She was exceptionally thoughtful in preparing for our the event and in helping us to do the same -- considering how exactly we would like the ceremony to flow and which aspects of our tradition to emphasize. On wedding day, she officiated with grace, elegance, and meaning. Her singing voice is unparalleled.
We could not be more pleased with how things turned out, and many of our guests remarked on how this was the most impressive wedding ceremony they had ever seen."
- Derek, married 09/01/2013
"Going into our wedding, we were deeply concerned about being married by a stranger. We really wanted to have a connection with the person marrying us. Then we met Shira and no longer had this concern. Shira was able to help us make our ceremony truly unique and reflect who we are as a couple. She effuses warmth, intelligence and consideration. Her gaze is comforting and welcoming. Her voice is beautiful. Her thoughtfulness and professionalism shone through every step of our marriage process. By the time we were married, Shira was part of the family."
-Jessica, married 09/04/2011
"Cantor Shira is amazing! From start to finish she puts you at ease and makes you laugh. Planning a wedding is stressful and the last thing you want to worry about is the ceremony. Shira worked with both my husband and me to craft a ceremony that was beyond special for the two of us. Many people came up to us after the ceremony to say how touching it was. One of the most special things about Shira is her amazing voice. Hearing her sing is like being front row at a Broadway show. She is a gorgeous, witty, talented and amazing Cantor who will make your special day one to remember forever!"
-Shira (a different one!), married 07/23/2011
"Shira is just an all-around amazing woman. She performed a Jewish Interfaith wedding for my now Husband and me. Words can not describe how much we enjoyed working with her. We worked with her from afar, so we had Skype sessions where we got to know each other better and even had some marriage "counseling." We had so many amazing Jewish rituals, even some we didin't know about going into this. She made everyone feel so comfortable and she really is a beautiful person. Even more impressive, every single person (Jewish and non-Jewish) came up to us and told us how beautiful she was, how beautiful her voice was, and how it was the most amazing wedding ceremony they had ever had the pleasure to witness! We plan to keep in touch and visit her at her synagogue sometime in the future."
-Melanie, married 10/6/2013