My Personal Cantor

The greatest gift … Ben’s Bar Mitzvah in South Florida

Unaffiliated Bar Mitzvah family Shabbat dinner in Broward County, Florida

When it comes to families who enroll in my Jewish community program, I’m pretty blessed.  It seems that as with the Law of Attraction, what we put out into the universe, we also attract.  Throughout my 10 year cantor career journey,  I’ve encountered Jewish families who I simply adore – who approach the Bar Mitzvah … Read more

The Lord’s Prayer and my favorite Catholic Priest – Jewish-Catholic Wedding

Meet the “Jewish-Catholic Wedding Officiant Dream Team!” Last night, I drove 13 hours round trip up and back in the same day, just to co-officiate the wedding of Alex and Blake, an adorable couple from Gainesville, FL, in St. Augustine.  Now normally, I would never accept a wedding two days before Rosh Hashanah, most especially … Read more

The Power Team of Jewish Catholic Wedding Officiants!

I’ve been so fortunate to have 2 opportunities to work with Father Tim, and since I just received a copy of this photo from our couple, Michelle and Brian, I’m posting it right away!  Again I am reminded why Father Tim and I are the Power Team of Jewish Catholic Wedding Officiants! I’m sure there … Read more

Danielle and Garrett’s Jewish Interfaith Wedding Ceremony – Why I do what I do

Danielle and Garrett’s Jewish Interfaith wedding ceremony is the perfect reason why I do what I do. Jewish Interfaith wedding ceremonies are absolutely what I do best, but being a positive resource to my couples is just as important. Many colleagues ask me why I invest so much time in my individual Interfaith couples. They … Read more

Jewish Christian Wedding in Fort Lauderdale, FL: Jewish-Interfaith Destination Weddings – A beautiful blend of both…

Planning their Jewish Christian Wedding Kathy emailed me a year ago, as she and her fiancee, Drew, and their Moms were coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and were looking for someone to co-officiate their Jewish Christian wedding in a church in Fort Lauderdale.  As of yet, they didn’t have a venue, but both Kathy and … Read more

Jewish Interfaith Wedding in Naples, Florida: Some Things Were Just Meant to Be …

Cantor Debbi Ballard with Brett and Andrea

It’s been a busy year.  Incredibly busy.  And, fortunately for me, almost every weekend during the year has been booked, sometimes with one, but often with even two or three  events in one weekend.  There hasn’t been much room for anything spontaneous (let alone blog writing), but, last Saturday was just – different. It was … Read more

Cheryl and Prav’s Jewish Hindu Islamorada Wedding Weekend

People always ask me.. “What is the most unique Interfaith wedding ceremony you have ever performed?”  I’m assuming they want to know about exotic locations I’ve been to, but unique weddings mean something very different to me. This month, I added a new type of unique – a Jewish Hindu wedding ceremony which turned out … Read more

My Personal Cantor

Cantor, Wedding Celebrant, Teacher, Singer, Coach, Spiritual Counselor, and Jewish/Interfaith Lifecycle Officiant… When you are looking for a celebrant for your Florida wedding, Destination wedding, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, Baby Naming and more…Cantor Ballard is the perfect answer. Her rich, warm voice, infectious smile, and passionate personality will make all the difference in making … Read more