We are thrilled to honor our beloved Rabbi Jonathan Aaron during our 13th Annual Beverly Hills Ball. Rabbi Aaron has given 25 spiritual, musical, and meaningful years to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. During this time he created Shabbat Unplugged which is celebrated on the first Friday of every month. We look forward to celebrating with you on Friday, June 4 at 6:15 pm for dinner, followed by services at 8:00 pm.

Packages and tickets can be purchased below.



About Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

The Virtual Beverly Hills Ball 2.1 will honor Rabbi Jonathan Aaron for 25 spiritual, musical and meaningful years as Rabbi at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills on June 4, 2021. Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, our Senior Rabbi, is a Jewish educator and artist with a passion for Jewish music, culture, and text.


With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Emerson College, and Master’s Degrees in both Jewish Education, and Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College, he was ordained as a Rabbi in 1996. Rabbi Aaron has served Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills for over 20 years, in many roles including Director of Education, and Head of Temple Emanuel Academy Day School and Associate Rabbi.


Rabbi Aaron writes much of the liturgical music that we use in our services, especially in our signature service, The Roven Family Shabbat Unplugged. He writes contemporary prayer experiences, including services of Healing, Selichot, and Shabbat, as well as a full length intergenerational musical, Hyrcanus. Rabbi Aaron is a masterful storyteller, bringing folk tales and biblical stories to life as he delights children and adults alike. Purim Shpiels combine theater, music and storytelling in wonderfully compelling multi-generational interactive performances.

Rabbi Aaron serves the broader community as Chaplain for the Beverly Hills Police Department, and is on the Board of Directors at The Maple Counseling Center. He is a visiting professor of nearly 20 years, teaching speech to rabbinical students, at Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion.

It is a distinct pleasure to celebrate our Senior Rabbi during Shabbat Unplugged, the service Rabbi Aaron himself curated and brought to the Temple Emanuel community so many years ago.

Temple Emanuel and Event Leadership

One of Southern California’s premier Reform Jewish synagogues, TEBH serves a community of multicultural, traditional and non-traditional families: including single, interfaith, LGBTQ, and single-parent households from Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles. We have three award winning educational programs, including our Early Childhood Center, Religious School, and a broad-based Adult Education Program. Our vision is Living Judaism—Judaism that is alive, continuously evolving, and vibrant, and for more than 80 years we have brought that vision to life through innovative educational, religious, and social responsibility programs with successful outreach to the youth and elders of our community at large

Kristin Jameson – President                       

Myra Lurie – President         

Scott Stone – President

Geoff Wharton – President


Jeffrey Wolf – Secretary                                  

Farhad Novian                          

Eric Muhlheim – Treasurer                              

Veronica Abney

Pamela Bennett

Jan Block

Barry Brucker – Immediate Past President

Sue Brucker

Bruce Corwin

Toni Corwin

Vida Delrahim

Rachel Ellenport

Judie Fenton

Simone Friedman

Noah Furie

Farhad Hanasab

Julian Javor

Jackie Kassorla

Nancy  Lee

Peter Siegel

Danielle Soto

Tony  Storm

Anike Tourse

Dinner Menu

Tricolore Salad
Radicchio, Arugula, Asparagus, Endive, Shaved Parmigiano, Roasted Almonds and
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Penne Vodka
Penne Pasta with Pink Vodka Sauce
(Choice of one from the following)
Salmone All Isolana
Broiled wild New Zealand salmon filet with sauteed spinach, sundried tomato, and black olive vinaigrette.
Chicken Milanese
Pan-Fried Breaded Chicken Served with a Side of Checca Sauce 
Mushroom Risotto
Porcini mushroom and mascarpone cheese risotto
Lady’s fingers dipped in espresso and mascarpone cream