Ellen Allard & The Tot Shabbat Experience
It takes a special kind of person to keep a congregation of young children and their parents engaged, focused and involved for more than 5 minutes. Ellen Allard is that person. In the presence of a 3 or 4 year old, Ellen spins her magic through music and and prayers and stories and movement experiences that range from quiet and thoughtful to belly laughing and boisterous. In doing so, she masterfully takes the children and the grownups on a Shabbat journey that has them giggling at the antics of a Shabbos bear, enthusiastically raising their hands to share their ideas for tikkun olam and quietly sending healing prayers to those in need.