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This profile was last updated on 11/4/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Board Member

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
American Society for Jewish Music Inc
15 West 16Th Street
New York , New York 10011
United States

Company Description: The American Society for Jewish Music has established and maintains links similar institutions in Jewish communities throughout the world, and has developed strong...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Brandeis University
  • MFA , Acting
    NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
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Web References
Board Member Biographies - American Society for Jewish Music
www.jewishmusic-asjm.org, 4 Nov 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.
The New Shul
www.newshul.org, 16 Oct 2014 [cached]
The New Shul was co-founded by Holly Gewandter & Ellen Gould, close friends & theatre collaborators.
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So I said to my closest friend and collaborator, Ellen Gould, "How hard do you think it would be to start a shul?"
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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.
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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.
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by Ellen Gould, co-founder
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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.
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In the world of theater, Ellen is best known for her double Emmy award-winning musical "Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories.
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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.
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Ellen Gould
Board of Governors - American Society for Jewish Music
www.jewishmusic-asjm.org, 4 Nov 2014 [cached]
Ellen Gould
ASJM - American Society for Jewish Music
jewishmusic-asjm.org, 29 Dec 2011 [cached]
Ellen Gould
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.
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