Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 2/5/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Musical Director and Co-Founder

New Shul Bar
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
The New Shul
505 8Th Ave. Suite 1212
New York, New York 10018
United States

Company Description: The New Shul is a progressive, inclusive, independent, and egalitarian Jewish congregation that respects tradition while remaining open to experimentation and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Brandeis University
  • MFA , Acting
    NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
53 Total References
Web References
About - The New Shul
www.newshul.org, 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
The New Shul was co-founded by Holly Gewandter and Ellen Gould, close friends and theatre collaborators.
...
So I said to my closest friend and collaborator, Ellen Gould, "How hard do you think it would be to start a shul?"
Many of you know the story. You received the invitation and came to that first Friday night Shabbat service at HUC. None of us quite knew what to expect. But people came. Jen Krause, a rabbinic student who had committed her considerable talents to help create what was to become The New Shul, led the service with Ellen, a gifted singer and actress, playing the role of cantor.
...
Then Ellen started chanting/teaching an old Hasidic nigun, and within moments something amazing happened -- we sounded like a community that had been praying together for years.
...
by Ellen Gould, Co-founder
Staff at The New Shul
www.newshul.org, 13 May 2013 [cached]
Ellen Gould MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CANTOR AND CO-FOUNDER
From the beginning, Ellen Gould's mission as Musical Director/Cantor has been to make the New Shul a singing community. "We don't have a choir, we are the choir."
Says Ellen, "I don't need the attention of a solo singer -- I've been a performing professional for most of my life. My goal is to share with the community the joy of full-throated and full-hearted expression of the spirit that can only come through the use of its own voice."
In the world of theater, Ellen is best known for her double Emmy award-winning musical "Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories. Her many other performance credits include leading roles in productions from Lincoln Center to The Public Theatre, as well as featured roles on HBO, PBS-TV, and NPR. Her writing credits include "Confessions Of A Reformed Romantic," "Seeing Stars," "The Glass House," and "Blessed is the Match" -- all of which received New York productions.
Following the Off-Broadway run and national tour of "Bubbe Meises," Ellen continued to perform the show for Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout the U.S. This experience renewed her interest in Jewish communal life. It also raised the question -- "why can't modern ritual be as transformative as theatre? In 1999, Ellen co-founded The New Shul (with long-time friend and musical collaborator Holly Gewandter) where she continues to work on the answer.
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Ellen is a graduate of Brandeis University, has an MFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship in ethnomusicology.
Board Member Biographies - American Society for Jewish Music
www.jewishmusic-asjm.org, 25 Feb 2014 [cached]
Ellen Gould
Ellen Gould (actress/singer/writer) is best known for her double Emmy award-winning musical "Bubble Meises" (Off broadway, PBS Television) which she continues to tour throughout the country. Ellen is currently working on a new project - her first full length play - "The Family Trust. In between, she can be seen most Shabbats at the New Shul (the 5 year-old downtown synagogue for "artist types" Ellen co-founded) where she is currently playing the role of the Cantor.
Board of Governors - American Society for Jewish Music
www.jewishmusic-asjm.org, 25 Feb 2014 [cached]
Ellen Gould
News from The New Shul
www.newshul.org, 13 July 2011 [cached]
Musical Director Ellen Gould
...
Susan Berger, Brian Browdie, Andy Cohen, Holly Gewandter, Ellen Gould, Robb McDougle, Daniel Ray, Marty Umans, Maia Wechsler
...
Musical Director Ellen Gould's mission has been to make The New Shul a singing community. "We don't have a choir, we are the choir. Says Ellen, "I don't need the attention of a solo singer-I've been a performing professional for most of my life. My goal is to share with the community the joy of full-throated and full-hearted expression of the spirit that can only come through the use of its own voice."
In the world of theater, Ellen is best known for her double Emmy award-winning musical "Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories. Her many other performance credits include leading roles in productions from Lincoln Center to The Public Theatre, as well as featured roles on HBO, PBS-TV, and NPR. Her writing credits include Confessions of a Reformed Romantic, Seeing Stars, The Glass House, and Blessed is the Match-all of which received New York productions.
Following the Off-Broadway run and national tour of Bubbe Meises, Ellen continued to perform the show for Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout the U.S. This experience renewed her interest in Jewish communal life. It also raised the question-"why can't modern ritual be as transformative as theatre? In 1999, Ellen co-founded The New Shul (with long-time friend and musical collaborator Holly Gewandter) where she continues to work on the answer.
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Ellen is a graduate of Brandeis University, has an MFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship in ethnomusicology.
...
In the fall of 2010, members gathered in the home of Musical Director Ellen Gould to discuss how to make a difference as a community.
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304