Jewish lifecycles are a time of growth when we express ourselves through ritual. Cantor Barbra is available to serve your needs whether it is a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah for your child, your own wedding, or the naming of your child. On other occasions, Cantor Barbra conducts funerals and unveilings.

Cantor Barbra Lieberstein was ordained at The Academy For Jewish Religion, NYC in 1998. During her student years and after graduation, she served Reform and Reconstructionist pulpits in New Jersey as well as in Long Island. As a cantor, she built up adult and children's choirs, developed the curriculum for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and taught adult B’nai Mitzvah classes.

After leaving the pulpit, Cantor Barbra spent a few years teaching Jewish music to pre-schools, religious schools, and led a Jr. Congregation. She tutors Bar/Bat Mitzvah students from congregations in the area as well as many unaffiliated students. Cantor Barbra was secretary of the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble, co-led a Jewish Girl Scout troop, and conducted the High Holiday choir at Beth Rishon in Wyckoff for 9 years.

She is a member of both the Cantors Assembly (Conservative Movement) the American Conference of Cantors (Reform Movement) and the Women Cantors Network. She is married to Scott Fergang and has three children.

Featured Testimonial :

  • Cantor Barbra was so great to work with. We started planning a Bat Mitzvah and ended up with a B’Not Mitzvah for our two daughters because of Covid. She made sure that both girls learned what they needed as they were at different levels. It was a lovely service with a beautiful setup and everyone complimented us on it.

    Thank you!!!

  • Dear Cantor Barbra,
    It all started when Gavin was going into 6th grade and didn't want to continue with the religious school at our synagogue. During our search for an alternative plan so that my son could prepare for his Bar Mitzvah, some of our friends spoke highly of you. After meeting you and working with Cammy for over a year, we knew we had made the right decision. Not only were we able to create a program that worked best for Gavin but he could not have been more prepared and you led an outstanding service that was beautiful, professional and engaging. I only hope to be able to do it all over again for my younger son. Thank you Cantor Barbra for providing a wonderful service and creating a special memory in our lives.

    With love,
    Marcy and Guy Baroan, River Vale, NJ

  • Thank you Cantor Barbra!
    You made our son’s service so beautiful and we so appreciate all the help and guidance you gave him. A huge thank you to Cantor Carey as well! Cantor Carey was an amazing tutor and really brought out the best in him. Thank you for pairing them together, it was a great match. Your flexibility helped create a service that was perfect for our family! We are so happy we chose to do his service during these uncertain times and you helped make it intimate and special!

    Michelle & Seth Bellaff, River Vale, NJ

  • Our experience with Cantor Barbra and her team for our son’s Bar Mitzvah was absolutely amazing! From the planning and working with our tutor Galia to the actual ceremony with Cantor Barbra, everything was flawless! We can’t wait to start working with them again for our daughter!

    Lauren and Michael Gallo, Upper Saddle River

  • Just wanted to thank you again for everything. Last night was amazing! I watched the service again today. It was so great! Luke had an excellent experience for his Bar Mitzvah!!

    Alison & Craig Hollander, Upper Saddle River

  • Dear Cantor Barbra,
    Thank you for giving us such a beautiful and inclusive service for Ian's Bar Mitzvah on June 13. Your explanations helped ensure that everyone understood the meaning of the service, and you helped us find ways to make everyone have a part. We appreciate all you did to customize the service for our family, and you have always been so responsive to our questions. Our guests all commented on how special it was. We also want to express our appreciation to Cammy, Ian's tutor, who always encouraged him and motivated him to do his best.

    Warmest regards,
    The Kalotkin Family, Palisades, NY

  • We are so thankful to Cantor Barbra for such a wonderful service for our son’s Bar Mitzvah. Cantor Barbra gave a beautiful ceremony that felt very warm, intimate, and loving. She was extremely caring, organized and so accommodating with everything involved with conducting a service during a pandemic. The service was everything that we could have hoped for. Cantor Carey was a wonderful tutor who brought humor to every session and made the learning process enjoyable and meaningful. He fully prepared my son for his special day. We look forward to having Cantor Barbra do our younger son’s bar mitzvah in the future.

    The Luftman Family, Upper Saddle River

  • Cantor Barbra,
    We just wanted to thank you for all your time and effort ensuring that Parker had a memorable Bar Mitzvah.

    As you know, because of the Pandemic it had been almost a year since Parker had been in Hebrew school, and he was a little rusty to say the least. But, with Cantor Carey’s and your conscientious tutoring, Parker felt really comfortable with all the prayers, his Torah portion and everything else he had to do during his ceremony. He did a great job, and we were so proud of him.

    As for the service, even though it was a small number of attendees and somewhat informal affair at our home, you made it truly beautiful and meaningful. All of our family members who attended couldn’t stop talking about how perfect the ceremony was.

    We feel so lucky and grateful that we engaged you to handle Parker’s big day! And, we’ll be recommending you to any of our friends that are looking for a cantor to lead a Jewish lifecycle event.

    Thank you again.

    The Robins Family, HoHoKus

  • We can not recommend Cantor Barbra enough! She was wonderful in officiating both our children’s baby namings. The ceremony was personal, intimate, and inclusive, making the day super special for our family.

    Amanda & Michael Spinner, Upper Saddle River

  • Cantor Barbra and Galia are beyond wonderful. Zoe truly looked forward to each lesson with Galia and Cantor Barbra made sure she felt comfortable and at ease with the service before the big day. What a terrific experience working with Cantor Barbra and Galia....our younger daughter is already signed up!!

    Paulette & Don Green, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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    We have been so fortunate to find someone like you to have worked with our son and made his Bar Mitzvah something truly special in our home. Both you and his wonderful tutor Estelle made his experience both a warm and enriching one-and that is because of the warmth and caring guidance you provided for him. He worked hard, and learned so much in the process, and we are so proud of him. But the process was a rich and positive one because of you and Estelle. Thank you again and may the new year bring you peace, joy, and much mazel.

    The Harmon family
  • Both of my sons received their Hebrew education from private tutoring through Cantor Barbra. Cammy, their teacher, is not only an incredibly patient educator, but also a lovely, intellectual, and caring person. The in-home (or virtual) sessions fit our packed schedules nicely and the boys could really focus on the material.

    Cantor Barbra officiated both boys bar mitzvahs, the first, a backyard tented "BBQ-Mitzvah", and more recently, a "Zoom-Mitzvah." Each event was so special. We were able to customize everything to meet our childrens needs, interests, and whats most meaningful to us. Family and friends continue to rave about how unique, beautiful, and warm the services were.

    I highly recommend Cantor Barbra to any family seeking to maintain the heart of old traditions while modernizing the experience to fit our mashgugana lives!

    Rebecca Kaufman, Montvale, NJ