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Our Adult Choir leads our congregation in song for Choir Shabbat and for the High Holidays. We hope the whole community will add their voices to our glorious harmony. The choir is open to any adult member of the Etz Chaim who loves to sing, no experience necessary. The choir rehearses on Sundays from 2:00-3:30 PM and leads Shabbat services monthly. Our choir is led by conductor Marla Aviva Bentley and accompanied by Marissa Kerbel. Contact Marla Aviva Bentley for more information on singing with us. 

CEC High Holiday Choir 5784 | 2023


The Life Tree Ramblers Band

Congregation Etz Chaim’s own t’filah band, The Life Tree Ramblers, was formed by Rabbi Cosnowsky in 2006. Original band member Roy Warshawsky coined the name, in a nod to our congregation’s Hebrew name, Etz Chaim – Tree of Life. The Ramblers play for four services throughout the year, adding their contemporary style music to every season, autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Each service is an opportunity to join in joyous worship, singing, and even provides a chance to dance! Always multi-generational, the current band includes the talents of congregation members (pictured from left to right) Ricardo Martinez – keyboard, Bruce Miller – bass guitar, Terry Shapiro – guitar, Cindy Michelassi (band director) – guitar, bodhran, clarinet, Sue Leftwich – guitar, Jennifer Gesinski – mandolin, Daniel Silverstein – drums and percussion. See the temple calendar for service dates.

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784