She’s a veteran
First published in Seventeen
at age 17, Ellen has written feature stories, op-ed pieces, and book
reviews for local and national publications, including
The Village Voice, YM, and
The Hollywood Reporter.
She’s been especially active in the Jewish press, with scores of
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
and several major features and provocative columns in
Moment magazine. Ellen has also contributed numerous book reviews
and review essays to the Baltimore
Jewish Times and JBooks.com.
For a sampling of Ellen’s work as a journalist,
She’s a superb editor.
Ellen has been an eagle-eyed copy editor since holding the job at her
college newspaper, and she has been copy chief and/or line editor for
every type of publication, from daily and weekly newspapers to monthly
magazines, one-shot catalogs and guides, novels, and nonfiction books.
For more details about Ellen’s experience as an editor,
sweet singer of Israel.
Ellen, a mezzo-soprano, is a member of the American Conference of Cantors. She has appeared in concert as headliner, soloist, and ensemble singer. She and her pal Leah Ellias perform as a duo,
As a cantor and now as a rabbinical student, Ellen loves to prepare kids for bar and bat mitzvah and to be with families as they mark the milestones of their lives.
With a master’s degree in Judaic studies from Hebrew Union College along
with her cantorial certification, Ellen has background in a wide variety
of subjects across the spectrum of Jewish history, ritual,
philosophy, and liturgy.
From her work as an author and journalist, she is especially
knowledgeable in areas such as intermarriage and conversion and the
historical and contemporary roles of women in Jewish life.
addressed audiences as lecturer, guest darshanit and
scholar-in-residence at synagogues, organizations, JCCs, conventions,
and other venues across the United States.
For more about Ellen’s range as a speaker and a listing of venues where
she’s lectured, click here.