Leigh · Married on 09/08/2018
Amazing personal ceremony with a lovely friend
Cantor Jan is absolutely amazing. She performed our ceremony and customized it to exactly what we wanted, and was able to help explain everything, and help us choose! She also included a Celtic oathing ceremony and tied it in organically into the ceremony. She was one of the highlights of the wedding, and I couldn't imagine getting married by anyone else.Sent on 10/19/2018
Help Along the Way's reply:Thank you, Leigh. I look forward to seeing you both again. It was truly a blessing to spend time with you.
Deborah · Married on 08/18/2018
Cantor Jan Morrison was the perfect combination of warmth and spirituality for our daughter's wedding on 8/18/18 at Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery in Thurmont, MD. She really took the time during the engagement to get to know and counsel our daughter and now son-in law. The ceremony was sincere, inclusive, so meaningful and uplifting. We highly recommend Cantor Jan for your next simcha!Sent on 08/20/2018
Help Along the Way's reply:Thank you! I was so delighted to spend time with them and you.
Casey · Married on 04/28/2018
Cantor Jan is exactly who you would want to marry you, and start you on your next life chapter! She is so kind and thoughtful, and makes you feel extremely comfortable. You can tell that she really takes what you say to heart, and will do whatever she can to make your ceremony exactly how you want. We heard from multiple guests that they thought she performed a beautiful, moving, but also lighthearted ceremony, which is just what we wanted. I can't say enough great things about her!Sent on 05/02/2018
Help Along the Way's reply:I miss you both already. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with you and your families.
Aditi · Married on 05/13/2017
My husband and I loved Cantor Jan Morrison. She made the process very easy for us. We met with her twice and talked about what we wanted in our ceremony. We had an interfaith wedding with a Hindu and Jewish ceremony. Cantor Jan was able to connect the two ceremonies together beautifully. I would recommend Cantor Jan to anyone!Sent on 06/07/2017
Help Along the Way's reply:It was a joy to spend time with you both.
Katie · Married on 04/29/2017
Cantor Jan is amazing! We met with her a few times beforehand and she helped us prepare for marriage! By the time we got back from our honeymoon, we got our marriage license/ketubah, and even had copies! We loved her service and she actually was friends with some of the people at our wedding (small world)! If we ever need a cantor again, we will definitely use her (hopefully when we have a child in the future!) Thank you Jan, for making our day special!Sent on 05/14/2017
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Andrew · Married on 10/29/2016
Cantor Jan did an AMAZING job working with us for our wedding. We really enjoyed the process and our ceremony was incredibly meaningful. Most of our guests had never been to a Jewish ceremony, and appreciated the way that she explained everything. Having Cantor Jan as our officiant was the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process.Sent on 12/25/2016
Help Along the Way's reply:Thank you for the kind words. It was a joy to spend time with you both!
janis · Married on 10/01/2016
She was wonderful. Got to know the couple. Met with them on several occasions either 1:1, SKYPE , phone calls. Performed a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Thanks Cantor Jan. Highly recommended.Sent on 10/22/2016
Help Along the Way's reply:I loved getting to know you all! Thank you for the kind words. Much love to you and your family!
User5504369 · 2+ years ago
Cantor Jan Morrison was the officiant at our interfaith wedding ceremony and Ketubah signing this past August. Along with all of the other people that have given reviews, I do not have enough wonderful things to say about her. She was great to work with, flexible and considerate. She made us both feel so comfortable and really took into consideration the things we had to say and what we were looking for in our ceremony. My husband, who is not Jewish, felt included and very comfortable with how Cantor Jan handled incorporating the Jewish traditions into the ceremony. She was also so supportive of how we are incorporating both of our religious traditions into our lives. We had so many people specifically comment on how beautiful the ceremony was. The Cantor made the service interesting and relatable to all denominations. The non-Jewish guests commented on how they felt included in the service and appreciated how the Cantor explained the Jewish traditions. In a note to my husband and me, my mother-in-law specifically mentioned how beautiful the ceremony was and that Cantor Jan has a lovely singing voice.Sent on 10/07/2015
We really appreciate all of the time we got to spend with the Cantor and the wise advice that she offered us. My husband and I feel lucky to have gotten to know Cantor Jan and that she was part of this very special time in our lives. Obviously, we highly recommend her!
Kimberly · Married on 07/12/2015
Cantor Jan made my wedding day so very special. She was wonderful to get to know and loved how she got to know us. She really captured who Mark and I really are, and did an amazing job of including Mark's son into everything. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and will definitely keep in touch!Sent on 07/15/2015
Mark, Kim and Jack
Help Along the Way's reply:The joy was mine. Thank you for your lovely words and I look forward to seeing you again!
User3408687 · 2+ years ago
Cantor Jan performed the ceremony my wedding. The ceremony was my favorite part, and a reason for that was Cantor Jan!Sent on 11/06/2014
Cantor Jan is an incredible person. She really cares about the couples she marries and takes the time to get to know them. Her efforts are reflected in the ceremony. She beautifully captured who we are as individuals and as a couple, as well as what our marriage means to us. The ceremony was very memorable, and we have gotten so many compliments from our guests (both Jewish and not) about Cantor Jan.
Cantor Jan is very easy to work with and very flexible. We had some weather issues and made some last minute changes. Cantor Jan handled everything easily and professionally.
I give Cantor Jan my highest recommendation. She touched my heart and surely will touch yours, too!
Help Along the Way's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words. It was both my pleasure and my joy to spend time with you.
Michelle · Married on 09/20/2014
I could not have imagined a better wedding ceremony and for that I owe a huge thank you to Cantor Jan Morrison. She is the nicest person with such a kind heart. She met with my husband and I several times before our wedding to get to know us better. She officiated my sister's wedding ceremony 3 years ago and they still receive compliments about how great it was. I knew when I got married that I had to have her officiate my ceremony! She did such a beautiful job and made all of us feel so comfortable. She knows what she's doing and does an amazing job.Sent on 10/02/2014
Help Along the Way's reply:It is such an honor to now be an honorary member of your family. You all are resident in my heart.
Maxine · Married on 04/13/2013
WOW! Cantor Jan performed the wedding ceremony for my son and now daughter-in-law on Saturday evening. It was a beautiful, warm, and touching (I could go on, but you get it) ceremony. I know the bride and groom met with her several times prior to the ceremony in order to get to know them, she did know them, and it showed. I do not have the words to express my feelings, the ceremony to me was beyond words. Cantor Jan is a beautiful person who truly cares and loves what she is doing. She is providing a service for people that is difficult to find-performing an interfaith marriage. I would have loved to have had a Cantor Jan when I got married, 34 years ago.Sent on 04/15/2013
Help Along the Way's reply:How kind of you to take the time to write, Maxine. It was a joy and a pleasure to spend time with all of you. You all hold a special place in my heart.
Monique · Married on 06/09/2012
My husband and I had an extremely special and personalized ceremony that felt spiritual to both of us, despite coming from two different religions. It is not easy locating religious officiants who will conduct inter-religious services, but we did locate a few. It also made it difficult knowing we were traveling for a wedding in Carroll County, PA when we live closer to Baltimore, MD. However, upon meeting with Cantor Jan Morrison we knew she was the right fit for us.Sent on 07/24/2012
Cantor Morrison has a warm, sincere approach and sees individuals for their human spirit rather than their religious origins. I felt welcomed into her office and home for pre-marital sessions. That's right- she required pre-marital sessions to get to know the couple as well as to explore the relationship and identify areas of strength and future opportunities for further growth. I can't imagine an officiant performing a ceremony as important as one's wedding day and not engaging the couple in pre-marital work. She is certainly not someone to just hire, show up for the ceremony, receive the payment and go. She takes an interest in both individuals and the couple.
My husband is Jewish and my family is Catholic. I was worried I wouldn't feel a part of our wedding ceremony as we were incorporating various Jewish traditions. I think an outside observer would see the Jewish undertones (chuppah, breaking of the glass, the 7 Blessings), but the ceremonies felt spiritual and Cantor aimed to create a "sacred space" at our outdoor venue, which appeals to me. Mission accomplished!
We included a ketubah, or a "wedding mission statement" as Cantor referred to it, given our inter-religious union. We did the ketubah signing and veiling ceremony prior to the 'public' ceremony, with our parents, siblings, and wedding party present. I teared up with the beauty of the symbolism and the warm reverence of our Cantor. Prior to this, Cantor Morrison kicked everyone out except my bridal party, so it was just us girls. She spoke of the importance of female bonds and friendships. It was amazing and right on target.
Our wedding ceremony was perfect. We incorporated customs and traditions, as well as created a new tradition (to which Cantor Morrison was open!). I continued to feel her genuine warmth and I believe Cantor Morrison has a connection to Divinity that goes above the confines of structured religion. She added so much to our day that I cannot express in words- it was a feeling. We received numerous compliments about our ceremony from guests, who were Jewish, Catholic, other Christian denominations, Hindu, Atheist, practicing religions and non-practicing. That is a testament to how powerful Cantor Morrison's aim was to create sacred space for our ceremony, and how invited all guests felt to be witnesses to, and a part of, our ceremony.
If you can't tell, we HIGHLY recommend Cantor Jan Morrison, and we plan to remain in touch with her.
Help Along the Way's reply:I am touched beyond measure by your kind and loving words. Spending time with you both was a huge gift.
Marsha · Married on 05/04/2012
Jan Morrison was the officiant at our wedding a few years ago. My husband and I liked her so much that when my daughter was getting married, we arranged for her to perform that ceremony also. We really like the care and thoughtfulness that she puts into creating the "sacred space" for bride and groom, the preparation that goes into making a unique memory for them. My husband and I are already planning to have her officiate our renewal ceremony.Sent on 05/19/2012
Shelby · Married on 09/10/2011
Jan was wonderful. She designed a ceremony that was truly unique to us, our personalities and your style as a couple. She explained all of the Hebrew and Jewish traditions and Readings we chose so that everyone in the room felt welcome and understood everything. Her voice, tone and diction were so soothing and kept the guests interested and engaged in the entire service. I cannot count how many compliments we got on the Ketubah signing Ceremony, and Service itself. As an interfaith couple, it would have been very possible to lose half the crowd in interest, but with Jan that was not the case. Overall we were extremely satisfied and would use Jan's services again.Sent on 09/21/2011
Help Along the Way's reply:thank you so much for the wonderful words!!! I miss you both already!
Debbie · Married on 10/23/2010
We had a lot of trouble finding someone who would perform an interfaith ceremony in the area, but luckily we were connected to Cantor Morrison a few months before the big day. She was very caring and easy to speak with. She understood the message that we wanted to convey and listened to what we were looking for in a ceremony. She made it so personalized and really heart-felt. We decided to make it a little more Jewish of a ceremony and I still received many compliments from my husbands Catholic family! I honestly wish that we lived closer to her Temple because we would absolutely join!Sent on 02/23/2011
Bonita · Married on 08/28/2010
Our Daughter was married in an Interfaith ceremony performed by Cantor Jan Morrison and Monsignor Lloyd Aiken. It was a beautiful ceremony and the perfect blend of two religions. Cantor Morrison is such a joyful, humorous person. Her enthusiasm and joy is contagious. Everyone came up to us after the ceremony to comment on the beauty, emotion and humor of the ceremony. It was perfect. Cantor Morrison and Monsignor Aiken are quite the team....together they created the perfect ceremony to blend two familes together. Blessings on both of these very special clergy.Sent on 09/01/2010
Jennifer · Married on 08/28/2010
My husband is Catholic and I'm Jewish. Trying to find officiants who would perform an interfaith ceremony was much harder than I thought it would be. I spoke with several rabbis and cantors before finding Cantor Morrison. They either weren't willing to do an interfaith ceremony, or if they were, they would not co-officiate with a priest. Cantor Morrison and Monsignor Lloyd Aiken provide an invaluable service to interfaith couples who wish to keep practicing their individual religions but embrace and respect their spouse's religion. Rather than shutting the door in our faces, Cantor Morrison and Monsignor Aiken met us with open arms. We met with Cantor Morrison several times in the year between our engagement and wedding. She learned about us as a couple as we learned more about ourselves. We touched on every topic and she answered all of our questions that without her, would have been difficult for us to find answers to. The ceremony she helped us put together was engaging and beautiful. Guests told us all night how much they enjoyed the ceremony. One guest admitted that ceremonies wasn't his favorite part of weddings but that Cantor Morrison really made him listen to every part of the ceremony. It's comforting to know that after the wedding, we still have someone to talk to whenever we need guidance. We can't thank Cantor Morrison and Monsignore Lloyd Aiken enough.Sent on 09/06/2010
Tara · Married on 06/19/2010
Cantor Jan Morrison is fabulous. I didn't expect to get so many compliments on the ceremony but people have told me how warm and wonderful the ceremony was. Cantor Morrison is wonderful. She truly cares about you as a couple. She gets to know you and has a way about her which sets the tone for the ceremony. She is nice, funny and caring. We were thrilled to have her marry us!Sent on 06/24/2010
rob · Married on 09/05/2009
My wife and I renewed our wedding vowels after 10 years of marriage and Jan did a wonderful job i would recommend her to anyone.Sent on 10/03/2009
Liz · Married on 08/17/2008
Loved her! She really personalized our ceremony and was extremely engaging.Sent on 09/01/2008
Nila · Married on 07/26/2008
In Cantor Jan Morrison, we now have a friend for life. There are no words to describe how wonderful she is. As a mentor, a counselor, an officiant and a friend. As a mixed couple (the bride is Jewish, the groom is not) we had many traditions that we wanted to incorporate in our ceremony, but also had a few obstacles to overcome. Cantor Jan held our hands through it all.Sent on 09/05/2008
We met with Cantor Jan 3 times before our wedding and can't wait to visit with her again. She asks tough questions and in turn brings you closer to your other half by helping you learn more about yourself. The advice she gives is priceless and will last our entire lifetime.
As for the ceremony itself, she could not have done a more beautiful job. Our ceremony was very emotional, and Cantor Jan so eloquently lead us through it all. We felt so comfortable with her and we knew she accepted and cared for us just as we were, and this allowed us to truly be ourselves during such an intimate ceremony shared with 250 others. She made us feel as though we were the only people in the room.
We cannot say enough about how wonderful she is... we highly fully and totally recommend Cantor Jan Morrison!
Misty · Married on 10/07/2007
I can't say enough about Jan. She is a fantastic Cantor and just a great person in general. If you want a ceremony that feels small and intimate (no matter how many people are in attendance), she's perfect. She gets to know you beforehand and personalizes the ceremony accordingly. She understands that - regardless of religion - love is the key to a great marriage. I highly recommend.Sent on 06/28/2011
Amanda · Married on 04/07/2018
We truly enjoyed working with Jan leading up to our wedding day. We met with Jan multiple times, which made us feel very comfortable with her and the ceremony. We had an interfaith ceremony with two officiants, and Jan was open to working with the reverend we had to make the ceremony go smoothly.Sent on 05/05/2018
Maia · Married on 09/29/2007
Cantor Morrison did a fantastic job combining the traditions from my Jewish background and my husband's Russian Orthodox background. We were very pleased with how respectful she was in mixing the two traditions into one beautiful ceremony that flowed seamlessly. Everyone was very impressed with the wonderful job she did for us. She is also one of the few epople in the area willing to perform a mixed service without forcing a promise on how children will be raised. The only thing she will not do in the ceremony is use the name Jesus, but this was not an issue for us.Sent on 05/17/2010
The only problem we had was on the day of the ceremony. She had given us her cell phone number in case of any problems. As the chuppa was being put up, it was found that the top of it was missing. I tried to call her several times on her cell phone, but she did not answer. It did cause a good deal of stress, but my fabulous relatives borrowed a pretty tablecloth from the site to use instead and it all worked out in the end. Just something to keep in mind if you are borrowing the chuppa from her.