Ellen Kennedy

Ellen Kennedy
Ellen Kennedy

Program Manager

If you live on the east side of Los Angeles and you have children, you’ve probably encountered “Miss Ellen” in some way, shape or form. But Ellen is not only a beloved baby and toddler music teacher in the neighborhood. She has had a multifaceted career as a TV producer, a show creator, a local kindie-rock star, an early childhood music specialist, a Torah school educator, a music school director, a curriculum creator, a liturgical singer, and an event planner. Working for Nefesh is a dream come true, nourishing her body, mind, and soul. She lives in Mount Washington with her husband, three teenage sons, and two cats.

About Nefesh

Rabbi Susan Goldberg


Rebecca Howard

Executive Director

Duvid Swirsky

Music Director

Sally Dworsky

Associate Music Director

Ellen Kennedy

Program Manager

Bobby Apperson

Web & Social Media

Ari Herstand


Ian Schiffer

Community Weaver