Cantor Lizzie Weiss was born in Los Angeles, CA, where she attended Beverly Hills High School and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Drama. After a quick 2 years leading to graduation from college, Lizzie moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of being a Broadway singer. Fortunately, within a few months, Lizzie was cast in the Original Broadway National Tour of Disney Theatrical’s High School Musical. She originated the role of Martha Cox who was a brainiac with a secret passion for Hip Hop!
Although thrilled with a broadway touring career for over three years, Lizzie was always pulled towards the Cantorate. Growing up under the guidance of Cantor Yonah Kliger at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Lizzie began singing at temple at a very young age. After years of singing in the family choir and junior cantors, Lizzie was the youngest singer to be hired as a professional singer for the renowned Temple Emanuel High Holy Day octet. Just a few years later, Lizzie was again empowerd with the great responsibility of being Sole Cantor for the New Emanuel Minyan High Holiday Services. Even while on tour, Lizzie was fortunate to come back and lead services for the High Holy Days. With her tour coming to an end, Lizzie decided that it was now time to train to be a Cantor and attend Los Angeles’ Academy for Jewish Religion Cantorial School which is led by Cantor Nathan Lam and Cantor Perryne Anker. She also spent four years as student Cantor at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley.Lizzie received her Cantorial Ordination in May 2015. She currently serves as Cantor at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
In Los Angeles, Lizzie continues to perform at wonderful secular and religious concerts and has a bustling voice lesson practice. She looks forward to working with children, engaging with adults and inspiring congregants in her cantorate!
Produced and co-written by: Josh Goldberg
Engineered by: Andrew Schwartz
Mixed and Mastered by: Tom Weir
Lead Vocals: Lizzie Weiss
Piano, background vocals: Josh Goldberg
Acoustic guitar and background vocals: Rabbi Jonathan Aaron
Bass: Ian Martin
Drums: John Ferraro
Electric Guitar: Rob “The Onion” Math
Violin: Janice Markham