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Kohenet Annie Matan

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

Kohenet Annie Matan is a wedding officiant based in Toronto, Ontario. A supportive and encouraging individual, Annie seeks to stand by partners as they embark on their marital journey. She provides a range of inclusive services for soon-to-be newlyweds planning an LGBTQ+, Jewish, interfaith, or spiritual ceremony. Central to her ethos is helping couples celebrate in a way that is authentic to them and their values while unifying loved ones together.

Services Offered

As Kohenet Annie Matan is a non-rabbi Jewish Spiritual Leader, she is able to perform ceremonies for interfaith partners. Annie is passionate about keeping the focus on the partners and carefully tailors the ceremony to align with their language, spirituality, and family. Through interviews with the partners, she takes the time to get to know them while collaborating with and supporting them throughout the process. She can also assist partners with details such as the marriage license and vendor recommendations. She works in a welcoming manner, considering both the couple and their family as she helps soon-to-be weds craft a meaningful and joyous ceremony.

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jainism, jewish, pagan, shinto, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$333

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$555

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$177
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    Peter D. Married on 29/09/2018
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    Annie will make it meaningful & personalized beyond your wildest expectations

    Annie Matan is a gifted orator, mood creator, and spiritual leader. Her ceremony for our wedding was a highlight not just for my partner and me but for our entire community of well-wishers and witnesses. She personalized her ceremony to our individual & coupled qualities and integrated our religious backgrounds and heritage in a profoundly meaningful way. I cannot recommend Annie highly enough for your ceremony. Congratulations! On getting married, and finding Annie!
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    Sarah A. Married on 05/08/2018
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    Craft something meaningful with Annie

    Working with Annie was perfect. She made space for our anxieties and nerves while helping us articulate and create a very personal wedding day and ceremony. She was responsive to our needs and we always felt that she was really taking is in, and helping us craft something meaningful.
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    Lauren A. Married on 18/09/2016
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    Lauren & Sam's 2016 Toronto Wedding

    Annie was such a thoughtful, spiritual and kind kohenet for our wedding back in 2016. She brought so much innovation and heart forward touches to our ceremony which folks still talk about!
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    Martin D. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Meaningful, creative, thoughtful

    Annie was a life-saver for us, crafting a thoughtful, personalized, and beautiful ceremony with less than two weeks' notice. She was comfortable bridging our desire for a non-traditional wedding with the needs of some of our guests to see recognizable elements and symbols. Many people told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Can't recommend her highly enough.
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    Michael L. Married on 06/09/2020
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    Better than we could imagine

    Annie took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. The resulting ceremony was thoughtful, warm and personal - perfect really.
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    Jesse Married on 12/08/2018
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    Unique, meaningful, and beautiful wedding officiating

    Annie Matan is a gifted community leader and wedding officiant. She worked with us to craft an incredibly special and sacred wedding ceremony. She spent time getting to know us individually and as a couple so that she could tailor the ceremony to us and to our families and make it exactly what we wanted to have. She helped us decide what traditions were important for us to keep and in what ways we could make the ceremony our own. She helped make it an extremely enjoyable and memorable experience for us and our guests.

    Annie has an beautiful, soulful voice and a wonderful grounded presence. She projects love, openness and authenticity. She checked in with us on every aspect of our ceremony to make sure we would be comfortable—what she would say, what language and translations she would use, how she could support us, and what kind of participation we wanted from friends and family. We could not be happier with the final result. Multiple guests told us afterward that it was the most meaningful wedding they had ever attended and we thank Annie for working with us and going above and beyond in facilitating our wedding.
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    Lexy Married on 19/08/2017
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    A spiritual wedding brought to life

    My partner and I decided to plan a very non-traditional wedding ceremony, one that embodies our connection to the spiritual world with touches of Jewish tradition in support of our family. Annie not only completely understood what we were looking to achieve, but was also able to help us envision why we wanted a wedding ceremony and how we could make it completely unique to us. Her unique empathic ability allowed her - after only a few converssations - to recognize and in term package what our unconscious was telling us what we were truly looking for. I appreciate how she was able to bring out the best in us, both leading up the wedding and at the ceremony itself. To this day, many have said that our wedding was the most unique, heart-felt and loving wedding they have ever been to. We couldn't have done it withour Annie
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    Rob Married on 10/08/2014
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    Annie is an Outstanding Wedding Officiant

    I can’t speak highly enough of Kohenet Annie Matan. Anything that I might try to convey as far as the quality of her role as a marriage officiant would not do justice to what she actually provides professionally. I will however give it a try anyway! Annie presided over our interfaith wedding several years ago. My wife and l feel that Annie’s unique wholehearted and holistic touch essentially redefines the term holding space. Those who attended, still mention her engaging, dynamic leadership.  She blew us away with how she managed to both respectfully honour the tenets of our respective traditions while finding threads between them. Her approach immediately drew our families closer together. From the procession, to the hymns she sung to the beautiful words she chose,  she made us  feel comfortable every step of the way. We can’t say enough about our beloved Kohenet! I still feel touched when I think of those sacred moments that we shared. Thankto Annie, We will forever cherish those joyful memories.will forever cherish those joyful memories.
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    Nell Married on 01/07/2014
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    Warm and wonderful

    Annie was absolutely amazing. She created a ceremony that was completely personalized, incorporating our community, both our faiths/cultures, and old and new traditions. She was kind and warm and easy to work with. And her beautiful singing voice was an added bonus to the ceremony! So many friends got in touch afterward asking to be put in touch with Annie as they planned their own weddings. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a warm, unique, personalized wedding ceremony.

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Meet the Team

Annie Matan
Annie Matan
Kohenet/Officiant

I am a Queer, Jewish Priestess and Mama who officiates wedding ceremonies for Jewish&, LGBTQ+, Jewish, and partners of all backgrounds who want a spiritual ceremony. I am passionate about supporting families through the journey of preparing for marriage as well as planning a ceremony. As a non-rabbi Jewish Spiritual Leader in the Toronto community, I can serve interfaith couples with ease and joy to have a wedding ceremony that is woven with the values of partners and your families.

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