Join us for “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place Music Salon,” a raw, JEWISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE that wraps you in music from the entire Jewish canon, not just the Shabbat melodies you are familiar with!

Judaism has many texts about coping when we are in a narrow place of fear, doubt, and anxiety. Following this year’s theme of coming out of a narrow place, “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place” will explore how music and its corresponding liturgy can open up our hearts as we come out of the narrow straits. Through this LIVE and in-person musical experience, Cantor Lizzie Weiss will use music and ancient liturgy to help you move from the narrow to the open. 

If you feel isolated, disconnected from others, or need a pick-me-up, join us! At “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place Music Salon” experience, you’ll:

  • Get grounded – by reconnecting with the world around you in a safe gathering. 
  • Talk to others – engage in conversations with other individuals who may be feeling the same as you. 
  • Add routine to your life – by participating in fun (and safe) activities to disrupt the feeling of isolation and loneliness. 

We encourage you to bring your friends and get ready to indulge in an evening of music, fun, and community. You will sing, meditate, possibly dance, and feel supported by your peers. 


Unlike any of our current programming, “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place Music Salon” is a music-driven social gathering that puts musical artistry at the center of the evening. This concert is an opportunity to experience a highly curated musical program with an array of talented musicians.

Our intention with “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place Music Salon” is that you feel:

  • connected with your peers
  • uplifted in your faith
  • comforted by music
  • and embraced in community

…so that you may move forward in life re-energized and with a renewed commitment to your Spiritual evolution and growth. 

Join us! The “Min Hameitzar: From a Narrow Place Music Salon” concert will take place on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm at a private residence. Seating is limited. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with location information two days before the event.


Cantor Lizzie Weiss has held salon classes for many years. But after two years without an in-person celebration due to the pandemic, we’re excited to welcome you back for this in-person, intimate gathering of music and community.

Per COVID safety mandates by the Los Angeles County, proof of full vaccination and a booster are required. Masks are recommended but not required. 



Cantor Lizzie Weiss uses the power of music to engage congregants and support them in making spiritual connections. Music is her medium for teaching Torah. She celebrates the significance of nostalgic traditional music alongside relevant contemporary melodies.

With training in Clinical Pastoral Education, she values time spent with congregants in the hospital, in mourning, and celebrating Simchas. From officiating life cycle events, nurturing young singers, and experiencing milestones with people of all ages, her life at Temple Emanuel is full of moments of learning, music, and community engagement.

Cantor Weiss grew up at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and was always involved in music. From intergenerational productions at the Emanuel Arts Center to Junior Cantors to the High Holy Day Professional Choir, Cantor Weiss developed her Jewish identity with her experiences in Jewish living at Temple Emanuel, Camp Swig/Newman, and all under the wing of her Uncle Rabbi Kenneth J. Weiss, and her brother Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss.

After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in drama, Cantor Weiss moved to New York and was cast in the Broadway National Tour of Disney’s High School Musical. After a few years on the road, Cantor Weiss landed back in Los Angeles and entered cantorial school at the Academy for Jewish Religion, under the mentorship of Cantor Nathan Lam and Cantor Perryne Anker. Cantor Weiss received her cantorial ordination in May 2015.

When not on the Temple Emanuel bima, Cantor Weiss can be found singing in Jewish and secular concerts, alike, throughout Los Angeles.