Broadway stars unite for a spectacular fundraising concert

Event at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills marks cantor's 10th anniversary.

Credit: Courtesy
Credit: Courtesy

A night of unforgettable melodies and performances await as Broadway luminaries Seth Rudetsky, Ana Gasteyer, Jelani Remy and Arielle Jacobs join forces for a one-night-only fundraising concert at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m.

This event marks a celebration of Cantor Lizzie Weiss’s 10-year tenure at Temple Emanuel, a milestone that resonates deeply within the Beverly Hills community.

Weiss is a native of Beverly Hills, a product of its schools and Temple Emanuel, and a proud alumna of the University of California, Irvine. Her journey from Temple Emanuel to the Broadway stage, and her return home to Temple Emanuel is inspiring. During this exciting event, Weiss will be performing alongside our lineup of Broadway luminaries.

Having graced the Broadway National Tour of Disney’s “High School Musical,” Weiss’s passion for performance found a new avenue as she pursued her calling in cantorial school at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. Since her ordination, Weiss has seamlessly woven her theatrical background into the fabric of Jewish tradition, enriching congregational life with her boundless creativity and unwavering dedication. Her tireless support of congregants at Temple Emanuel and her compassionate pastoral care has left a profound impact on countless lives.

In addition to her congregational duties, Weiss serves as a board member for the Anti-Defamation League and the American Conference of Cantors and has demonstrated her selfless commitment to initiatives such as One LA-IAF and Urban Voices Project.

Joining Weiss on this momentous occasion are Broadway luminaries whose talents have captivated audiences worldwide.

Seth Rudetsky, co-host of the acclaimed concert series, “Broadway @ The Wallis,” brings his signature wit and musical prowess to the stage. A driving force behind the Jewish Broadway Alliance, Rudetsky’s contributions to the performing-arts community are as diverse as they are impactful.

Ana Gasteyer, renowned for her comedic brilliance on “Saturday Night Live,” promises to dazzle with her multifaceted talents. From the big screen, with her performance in “Mean Girls,” to the Broadway stage, Gasteyer captivates audiences with her talents on stage, screen and in live musicals, including roles on Broadway in “Wicked” and “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Jelani Remy embodies the essence of Broadway excellence with standout performances in productions such as “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” and Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Arielle Jacobs, a trailblazer of Filipina-American heritage, is known for her captivating performances in Disney’s “Aladdin” and “Between The Lines.”

This extraordinary evening not only celebrates Weiss’s tenure at Temple Emanuel but also serves as a testament to the power of music in fostering community and connection. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser will support Temple Emanuel operations, which includes initiatives to further enrich the cultural and spiritual life of the temple, and its work supporting a variety of initiatives in the community.

For ticket information, ways to donate and event details, visit: tebh.org/tolife.

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