Ellen is also a versatile and engaging journalist and commentator. She’s been writing for publication since she was a teenager, and has contributed to both Jewish and general publications. Ellen has written major feature stories and op-ed columns for Moment magazine and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and she’s reviewed dozens of books, both fiction and nonfiction, for publications as disparate as the Baltimore Jewish Times and The Hollywood Reporter. Many of her pieces have been reprinted in other periodicals and posted on websites.
Here are a few of Ellen’s pieces: The Silver-Haired Bar Mitzvah Boy The Jewish Journal, August 12, 2005 Ellen’s husband had his bar mitzvah ceremony at 47: think about it, guys.
Midlife Rabbis (PDF) Moment, December 2000 A look at rabbis and cantors whose callings not only led to second or third careers but who didn’t complete their training until after — often well after — age 40.
A Modest Proposal The Jewish Journal, December 15, 2000 Let’s give gifts on a Jewish holiday other than Chanukah.