Interfaith Chaplain, Rabbinic Pastor, Wedding Officiant, Vocal Soloist, and Performer

Interfaith Pastoral Work
  • Chaplain, Cedar Crest Village, NJ

  • Chaplain, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

  • Chaplain The Gurwin Center, NY

  • Chaplain, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Level 2 Trauma Center, NH

  • Consultant to many assisted living and continued care retirement communities

  • 2006 - present - Officiant at weddings, vow renewals, baby-namings, and other lifecycle events

  • 2006 - present - Pastoral Counselor, individual and group sessions

  • 2020 - present - Launched a consulting firm, Elissa Kaplan Senter Consultant

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Showbiz
  • Voiceover Artist, TV, radio, film, audiobooks

    • Charms Blow Pops Lollipops, Hershey's Kisses, Hostess Twinkies, PopTarts, Hardee's Hamburgers, and more.

  • Shoe and clothing model

  • Solo tap dancer, Carnegie Hall

  • Vocal Soloist,

    • Metropolitan Children's Choir at Lincoln Center

    • Cambodia Relief Fundraiser, Beacon Theater, with Bette Midler, Raul Julia, Liv Ullmann

    • Plaza Hotel, private event

    • Hadassah fundraiser, NYC

    • Temple Beth Shalom, Pompton Lakes, NJ

    • Manetto Hill Jewish Center, Plainview, NY

  • Ringer, various churches and synagogues across New York, New Jersey & Connecticut.

  • Actor, Film

    • The Exorcist, Part 2, The Heretic, directed by John Boorman

    • Manhattan, directed, by Woody Allen

    • Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver

  • Actor, Off Broadway

    • Biandelo, Taming of the Shrew

  • Millikidee Dancer, 1973; 1974; 1976; 1977, The Milliken Breakfast Show, Waldorf Astoria, NYC with Anne Reinking, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Dom Delouise and Nancy Walker

  • Singer, United Federation of Teachers' Convention, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC

  • Chuckles the Musical Clown, traveled across New York and New England writing, directing, and performing own show

  • Performer, ORT fundraiser

  • Co-officated and gave the eulogy at Rabbi David Rafael Senter's funeral (her husband), Temple Israel in Portsmouth, NH.

 
Training
  • Vocal

    • Cantor Faith Steinsnyder - Temple Beth El, Spring Valley, NY

    • Genette Lane - Elissa's mother, Broadway, Television, and Film entertainer

    • Walter Turnbull - Founder, Boys Choir of Harlem

    • Sol Zim - NYC

  • Clowning

    • Bill Britten (original Bozo the Clown)

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Teaching and Tutoring
  • Math, Computer Science, Theater Teacher, The Dalton School, NYC

  • Math/Science/Social Studies Teacher, The Moriah School, Englewood, NJ

  • Created and performed musicals for Education and Mathematics Deans of Schools of Education at many National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conventions

  • Educational and editorial consultant for McGraw Hill, NYC, and Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Education

  • Fokine Ballet Camp

  • Stagedoor Manor Center for the Performing Arts

  • Manhattan School of Music

  • New York City School of Performing Arts (The Fame school).

  • Boston University, BS Ed. Magna Cum Laude,

    • Computer Science and Mathematics

    • Teaching Certificate, pre-K through 6

  • Columbia University's Teachers' College, graduate work, Instructional Design in Business & Education

  • North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Harvard University, invitation to participate in The Story with150 international professionals.

 

LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Backstage.

Professional Memberships
  • Member, Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services, Southern California

  • Vice President of Membership for the The National Council of Jewish Women, Saddleback Chapter Member of Haddasah, NY

Graduating