Eat, Pray, Eat – Volunteer Shabbat

Volunteer Shabbat 2013-01

Volunteer Recognition Shabbat
November 1, 2013

ONEG: 6:00 p.m.
SERVICE: 6:30 p.m. with special musical guests Seth Ettinger and Ya’aleh
Eat, Pray, Eat!!

Get ready to have your mind body and soul go through the roof when you celebrate Shabbat with YA’ALEH! Meaning “G-D will Ascend”, YA’ALEH is a Jewish Rock Band from Los Angeles, whose original settings combine rock, rap, punk, reggae, country, metal, and classical music into the Shabbat Service. Founded and led by Student Cantor Seth Marlon Ettinger of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, this new interactive high energy experience will have you and your entire family literally jumping out of your seats!

Please join us for this uplifting evening of music at our Volunteer Recognition Shabbat as we thank each of you, our INCREDIBLE volunteers!! The Congregant of the Year award will also be presented at this very special Shabbat Service. Enjoy Shabbat with your TBS family and celebrate the work of our magnificent volunteer teams!!

Seth Marlon Ettinger will be ordained as a Hazzan (Cantor) from the Academy for Jewish Religion California in May 2014. A student of Hazzanut and Jewish music for most of his life, Seth has been experimenting with new musical settings for the Shabbat liturgy since his Bar Mitzvah back in 1996. A little over a year ago, Seth was invited to present some of his new musical selections at the Los Angeles Jewish Music and Film Festival held at Sinai Temple in Beverly Hills. To offer a proper presentation, Seth sought to form a band with musicians recommended from a dear friend. The result was YA’ALEH. The band had an award winning performance which has since spawned a number of Shabbat Services at Synagogues around California and thanks in part to Temple Beth Sholom, YA’ALEH released their self-titled album in July 2013. Seth is now serving as the Cantorial Intern at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles where his music can be heard on Friday Night and Saturday Mornings and YA’ALEH will starting preliminary work on their second album in January 2014. For more information about YA’ALEH we invite you to email the band at Copies of the album are available for purchase in the temple gift shop and a portion of a every copy sold will be donated back to Temple Beth Sholom.


Seth Marlon Ettinger:  Composer, Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Lappit: Saxophone, Clarinet
John Urban: Bass
Sam Webster: Percussion


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