Technology has given us a gift. Scholars, Artists, and Clergy from around the world can be at our communal doorstep at the click of a mouse.

I’d be delighted to work with you to customize learning and/or ritual for your clergy team or community. You can view an array of themes and topics here, as we collaborate in any of the following ways:

• Single-session classes
• Adult Education courses
• Panel Discussions with others in the field
• Innovative Kabbalat Shabbat Service with a D’var in Song or online discussion
• Shabbat Morning Torah Study
• Shabbat Morning Worship
• “Worship with the Wires Exposed” Learning Minyan
• Ritual or Music Committee Consultation
• Saturday evening Concert and Havdalah
• Interactive Havdalah with stories and songs for families or other constituent groups
• Board or Congregational Town Halls or other meetings about communal prayer and/or music: Conversation starters, Discussion Guides; Small Group Work clarifying vision, and realization of that vision.

Other ideas for collaboration/consultation? Please be in touch.

Ellen Dreskin is an unusually gifted spiritual presence. She has studied extensively and thought deeply about Jewish prayer and practice, the power of ritual, the use of music, and the place of spirituality in our lives. Even while she continues to learn and experiment, her knowledge, creativity, understanding, and artistry are so extensive that she repeatedly evokes “A-ha!” moments of spiritual insight and clarity that positively alter the way her fellow students and seekers look at the everyday experiences of their lives. As a Scholar, Artist, or Spiritual Guide-in-Residence, she is transformative.

Cantor Sarah Sager - Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Cleveland, OH

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As a prayer leader, Ellen has a remarkable gift in her teachings and in her music of helping those who pray with her to open up to wonder, to delight, and to the deeply holy. It is always a privilege to pray and learn with her!

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein- Past President, Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Ellen combines it all – spirituality, creativity, collaboration, storytelling, learning, professionalism, and meticulous preparation – like nobody else I know. I literally can’t wait to grab any opportunity to partner with her, whether it’s in teaching a class, leading a service, or just studying in a workshop she is leading – because with Ellen, you know that unanticipated magic is always just moments away.

Rabbi Ken Chasen- Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles, CA