Video Interview

Gratitude Practice

We all know the importance of gratitude, but do we practice it? Cantor Ellen Dreskin speaks about starting the day with modeh ani, “I am thankful” and creating a daily gratitude practice. 


Cantor Ellen Dreskin is a native Texan, a 1986 graduate of HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music, has a Master’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University, and is the Coordinator of the new Cantorial Certification Program at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR in New York. A frequent Scholar-in-Residence at synagogues and workshop/prayer leader at national conferences, Cantor Dreskin served as the Director of Programs for Synagogue 2000, a national, not-for-profit institute dedicated to revitalizing and re-energizing synagogue life in North America. 


She is married to Rabbi Billy Dreskin, and is extremely proud of their joint projects:  Katie, Jonah (z”l), and Aiden.



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