Ellen Allard & The Wow Worship Musical Experience
Ellen Allard has one consistent motive – to use music to infuse a love of Judaism “into the bones” of those who participate in her Wow Worship service. In a world where extraordinary sensory influences continually distract children and adults, Ellen has crafted a contemporary full sensory musical “Wow Worship” service that is innovative, inventive, and dynamic while still paying homage to an ancient framework of Jewish ritual and worship.
Over the many years of working with families and children in worship settings, Ellen has composed a large repertoire of accessible, easy-to-sing, easily learned songs that have become THE most widely used family-friendly songs used today in synagogues across North America. Building upon rubrics familiar and long-established, each song is designed to deliver a rich experience that speaks directly to the spiritual wealth inherent in the ancient wisdom of Jewish tradition.
Music is the key component of Wow Worship. Blending familiar and new melodies, Ellen invites everyone present to be fully engaged in the sounds, the movements, and the emotions that Wow Worship evokes. With song, laughter, dance, with memories of those who came before and moments of silence, with praises sung to God and blessings offered one to the other, Wow Worship instills a love, appreciation and understanding of Judaism into the hearts, minds, and souls of all those assembled.
Each rubric of the service is carefully considered and choreographed, from the opening strains of the wordless niggun that quietly transitions from the mundane to the holy, to the last note of the final song. Wow Worship is designed to provide an authentic, visceral experience for all who come together as a community to celebrate Shabbat.
Wow Worship can take place either Erev Shabbat, Shabbat morning, or during your religious school Tefillah.