Hollywood Temple Beth El Opens its Doors in Advance of the Jewish New Year


Hollywood Temple Beth El, the historic synagogue to the founders of the entertainment industry, is having an open house Shabbat this coming Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.

“Rhythm and Blues Meet Hebrew and the Jews” is the theme of what Temple Beth El describes as “a musical and spiritual appetizer to the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days.” It will take place Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with Rabbis Norbert Weinberg and Steven Rosenberg and will feature the music of Hazzan Stacey Morse along with light refreshments.

A major feature of the High Holy Days service at the synagogue is its proprietary new prayer book, which interweaves 2000- and 3000-year-old texts with modern interpretations and user-friendly English transcription of the Hebrew. Rabbinic discussions and the music of the season are designed to help participants clear out old shortcomings and pains and move forward to a year of good deeds and a meaningful life.

Hollywood Temple Beth El, known for its Art Deco sanctuary, is also home to a great variety of institutions, such as the Iranian American Jewish Federation, a college and a school. It is located at 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
The Open House Shabbat is open to all and free reservations can be made by phone 323-656-3150 or e-mail to [email protected].

Affordable seating and membership at Hollywood Temple Beth El must be reserved online through Eventbrite.com. Services will be held the first night of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, Sept. 9, Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Yom Kippur, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning and late afternoon, Sept. 18 and 19.

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Bill Skywatcher
Bill Skywatcher
5 years ago

It would be nice to include the actual dates, just to avoid confusion. So this event is happening Friday, August 24th at 7pm and Saturday, August 25th at 10am? Or some other Friday/Saturday?

Staff Report
5 years ago

That is correct. WEHOville uses the Associated Press style standards (as do most news organizations), which state the day of the event rather than the calendar date if it is occurring within six days of the publication of the story. If the event is taking place seven days or later, it is identified by the calendar date. That style reflects the way people refer to dates of events in their conversations.

5 years ago
Reply to  Staff Report

Thanks, Hank. Yes, I know about the AP standards. The problem I think that I find on Wehoville is that unlike most news sites, a lot of your content is hotlinked to stories that are rather old. I found myself reading a story about the planned expansion of the school on Melrose, only to discover that the article was almost three years old. I’m not complaining that the older content is available, it’s just that sometimes I feel like time is a bit more “fluid” on this site, and so it’s just helpful to have reminders of the actual dates… Read more »

Staff Report
5 years ago
Reply to  skywatcher888

Thanks for explaining. You’ll note that the publication date is posted with each story you are reading. That’s not always the case with news websites, which I find frustrating.

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