Ellie Barbarash

Ordained in 2009, Kohenet Ellie Barbarash lives and works in Philadelphia as an occupational and infection control safety specialist; and serves Kohenet community as a Sho’eret, a ritual Guardian.  She develops innovative learning experiences, ritual, and midrash; and sings, plays djembe and wooden flutes with prayer leaders in community. Ellie teaches and writes about Chevra Kaddisha safety; and has led workshops exploring working class and poor perspectives; anti-racism and diversity; lesbian and feminist empowerment; disability access; just decision-making, mediation and equitable voices.  She is available for consultation, personal and individual life cycle events and talismans.