Testimonials

“We chose Ellen as our clergy because of our desire to create a different sort of atmosphere for our son’s Bar Mitzvah.  Ellen understood our objectives and engaged not only our son, but our entire family in a beautifully creative, spiritual and memorable experience and occasion.”

Ann W., San Rafael, CA

“As a professional musician, nothing is more enjoyable to me than collaborating with other professional musicians, and the opportunities I’ve had to hear and work with Ellen Schwab are truly memorable.  Her vocal instrument is warm, wonderful, and intimate;  Ellen has the gift of making you feel as though she’s singing only for you, as if nobody 
else in the room existed.”

Martin M., Baltimore, MD

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Cantor Schwab.  Her joie de vivre is unparalleled.  When she sings, her spirituality, inner joy, and pure song fill the hearts of those in her midst.  Ellen is beautiful, both inside and out, and her healing presence has been a source of comfort and inspiration to our whole family.”

“Ellen’s preparation of our son for his Bar Mitzvah was exemplary, and the blessing of our daughter before her trip to Israel, intimate and meaningful.  In all that she does, whether it be leading services, teaching or officiating at a ceremony, Cantor Schwab brings life and light to the occasion.  She is a blessing to the lives of all who cross her path.”

Elaine S., Baltimore, MD

“Cantor Ellen successfully guided me through my rite of passage to becoming a Bar Mitzvah.  The results of my Bar Mitzvah clearly demonstrated the skills she has in preparing her students to lead a service and to make the most of their hard work and determination.  Not only is Cantor Ellen highly skilled, but she has a calming way which was particularly appreciated on the day of my Bar Mitzvah where all my family and friends were surprised with two feet of snow!  I thank the Cantor for helping to make this day a special time in my life.”

Jesse S., Baltimore, MD

“Cantor Schwab’s pastoral counseling is intuitive, compassionate and nonjudgmental.  She is also creative, supportive and understanding.”

Ben L., Washington, DC

Combine a warm hug, a big smile, an open heart and a free spirited mind.  Then put it in the blender with a strong spiritual background and a spectacular voice.  You will end up with Cantor Ellen Schwab!  

Finding someone to perform our traditional Jewish wedding ceremony for a mixed faith couple wasn’t easy – especially when a strong personal connection was a requirement for us.  Cantor Ellen could not have been the more perfect fit!  Our ceremony was fabulous AND we feel like we have gained a new friend and resource to guide us through our upcoming years!

Amy S., Annapolis, MD

From the very first day, your golden voice and spirit inspired and graced our family.

Wally W., San Mateo, CA

The books of appreciation for all of your gifts have yet to be written.

Sydney K., San Mateo, CA

Thank you for taking us to those special spiritual places where God dwells.

Dolores G., San Mateo, CA

Our daughter was one of your first Bat Mitzvah students.  You were so patient and kind to her.

Larry K., San Mateo, CA

Never will there be the joi de vive you bring to all our hearts.

Naomi, S., San Mateo, CA

Dear Cantor Ellen, You are a great cantor.  I love you and will miss you also.

From a nine year old fan, Baltimore, MD

Dear Cantor Ellen, You are so amazing and I will miss you so much.  I turned out to be your first and your last. (B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation classes) I love you.

From a sixteen year old fan, Baltimore, MD