Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Blog

Your spot for articles, photos, and up to date information about the happenings at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills!

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is one of Southern California's premier Reform Jewish congregations. We are a proud synagogue serving West and Greater Los Angeles. Our temple community consists of multi-cultural, traditional, and non-traditional families; as well as single, interfaith, gay, and single-parent members.

b2ap3_thumbnail_noah-ziperovich2.jpgMy name is Noah Ziperovich. I am in 7th grade at Paul Revere Charter Middle School. I like to play violin, read, paint, and travel. I am also a 2nd degree brown belt in karate. My parents are Hector and Gloria Ziperovich. I have an older brother named Jason, and he had his Bar Mitzvah 3 years ago. My birthday is on Earth Day, which is also the date of my Bar Mitzvah. I feel lucky. 

My project is to raise money for The MAJOR Fund, also known as “The Muslim and Jewish Organized Relief Fund”. This is a group of Muslims and Jews who raise money to provide portable solar energy for refugees fleeing Syria. They have also done other projects like supporting earthquake survivors and making sure the drinking water for hundreds of people is safe and clean.

I would like to thank my mom, my dad, my brother, Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Josh Goldberg, Cantor Lizzie Weiss, and all the other Temple Emanuel teachers and staff for helping me learn my material and prepare for this amazing event.

Hits: 1208


I am in 7th grade at The Windward School. I love robotics, participating in sports at school, debate, video games, playing water polo on the Bruins club team and spending time with my family and my dog Ridley. My loving parents are Brian Breiter and Nonny Shafii-Breiter. My little sister is Nika, she’s 11 and is very important to me. 

For my Mitzvah project I have applied to be a volunteer at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, specifically in the area of helping pediatric patients with brain tumors. Dr. Moises Danielpour saved my life when I was three and I would like to give back to the community as well as a way to say thanks. I will be donating a portion of my Bar Mitzvah money to Brain Tumor research at Cedars and the for the work done by Dr. Danielpour. 

I would like to thank Rabbi Aaron, Cantor Lizzie Weiss, Josh and Judy for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah. 



Hits: 1402


I was born on March 13, 2004 to a loving family - my father Jon and my mother Bahar, whom I love dearly.  I am also lucky to have a little sister, Ella, who is 10 years old, whom I cannot wait to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah in a few years, as well.  Currently, I am attending Paul Revere Middle School in 7th grade. I love to spend time with my friends playing basketball, and very proud to be black belted in Karate which I have been doing since I was 5 years old. 

For my Bar Mitzvah, I chose my project to be MAJOR Fund, a Jewish-Muslim Organized Relief Partnership.  Their most recent project was to help refugees fleeing Syria.  This organization helps both Jewish and Muslim communities to build a bond in Los Angeles.  I feel pride in helping this organization to collect money for their cause.  Unfortunately Syrians had a very tough life back at home, it will be an honor for me to help them in anyway I can. 

At the end, I would like to thank Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Josh Goldberg, and Cantor Lizzie Weiss for helping me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah.


“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

                                                   – Albert Einstein

Hits: 1102


My name is Benjamin Marc Novian. I was born to Farhad Novian and Lisa Sachs Novian, half Persian - half “East Coast – New York,” you might say. I am in the 7th grade and attending Milken Community School with great pride, where I am reinforcing my Jewish and other important studies.

My hobbies are skiing, soccer, swimming, agriculture and, of course, video game programming and design. I love exotic food and have a wild food palate.  I play the keyboard and love to listen to podcasts very much.  I am an avid reader and love to follow politics, especially current affairs and appreciate the art of debate. The newspaper is my go to source! Traveling with my family is my favorite thing to do. I have been very lucky to visit some amazing places on this planet, especially, Israel, Alaska and the Southern Mediterranean coast.

I can’t wait to see more, especially Japan and South Africa.  I love my brother Alex very much as we are a great team and we have fun together all the time.


"Tear down this wall!" is a line from a speech made by US President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin on June 12, 1987, calling for the leader of the Soviet UnionMikhail Gorbachev, to open up the barrier which had divided West and East Berlin since 1961.


Per Ben, “we should all live freely in a robust democracy, free from tyranny and dictatorial rule.”

Hits: 1278