Jul
13
2020

Matthew Hanasab Bar Mitzvah – August 15, 2020

Jenny Kramer

I am an 8th grader at Beverly Vista Middle School. I enjoy skateboarding, playing golf, and playing my violin and banjo. My parents are Caroline and Farhad Hanasab. I have an 11-year-old brother named Alexander. Before my bar mitzvah project, I was already involved at Concern Foundation. Concern Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps… Read more »

Jan
15
2020

Rebecca Horowitz Bat Mitzvah – February 8, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Rebecca Horowtiz and I am a 7th grader at the New Roads School. I enjoy swimming, traveling, and have a passion for speech and debate. In my free time I love spending quality time with my dog Julieta and my mom, Marlene. One of my favorite activities is to have sleepovers with… Read more »

Jan
07
2020

Margalit Salkin Bat Mitzvah – February 1, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Hi, I am Margalit Salkin. I live with my parents Michal and Ken, and my awesome twin brother Daniel, with whom I am lucky enough to share my B’nai Mitzvah. I go to Marlborough School for Girls, otherwise known as the best school ever. I love basketball, skiing, baking, and most of, all eating.  For… Read more »

Jan
06
2020

Daniel Salkin Bar Mitzvah – February 1, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am a 7th grader at Beverly Vista Middle School. I love STEM, food (both cooking and eating), and sambo. My parents are Ken and Michal Salkin. I have a twin sister named Margalit. I love spending time with my family. For my mitzvah project, I am volunteering at School on Wheels. School on Wheels… Read more »

Jan
03
2020

Stephen Carmona Bar Mitzvah – January 25, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Stephen Carmona. I am in the 7th grade and I go to Beverly Vista Middle School. My parents are Ellen and Wayne Carmona. I have four adult siblings, two brothers (Scott and Jesse) and two sisters (Kim and Lindsay). My oldest sister Kim lives in Atlanta and has two college-aged children of… Read more »

Dec
16
2019

Samantha Ugolnik Bat Mitzvah – January 18, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Hi, my name is Samantha Ugolnik and I am in the 7th grade at Emerson Middle School. I have a younger brother, Simon, and my parents are Faye and Adam. Math is my favorite subject in school but I also enjoy Speech and Debate. In my free time I take long bike rides, I go ice-skating… Read more »

Oct
18
2019

Adam Golomb Bar Mitzvah – November 30, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am a 9th grader at North Hollywood High School. When I am older, I want to be a litigator because I love arguing and helping others, so why not combine the two to make a career. My parents are Viti and Erez Golomb, and I have two sisters, Dana and Edin Golomb.For my mitzvah… Read more »

Oct
06
2019

Clara Davidson Bat Mitzvah – November 23, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am a recent graduate of Brawerman East Elementary School (Wilshire Blvd. Temple). In my free time I love to volunteer at El Camino Ranch in Redlands, CA. I love animals, especially horses. I have three dogs and I love to sing and play the piano. I am also a passionate environmentalist who cares deeply… Read more »

Sep
26
2019

In All Your Ways Connect

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

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Shana Tova from your Temple Emanuel family. This year we are concentrating on Jewish Spiritual Expression. We are told in Proverbs 3:6, “In all of your ways, connect!” We hope to make deep connections through the prayers, melodies, sermons and community discussions this High Holy Days.  We are excited for it all to begin. Attached… Read more »

Aug
13
2019

Emma Goldstein’s Bat Mitzvah – September 14, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Emma Goldstein and I am in the 8th grade at Windward. My parents are Joyce and Michael Goldstein.  We have a goldendoodle named Cosmo.  My favorite subjects in school are math and science. I really enjoy spending time with my friends, traveling, and binge watching my favorite television shows.   My goal… Read more »

Jun
25
2019

A Message from Outgoing President Barry Brucker

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

It is hard to believe that my term as president of Temple Emanuel has come to an end. Ensuring Temple Emanuel’s success weighed heavily in my thoughts and was the source of quite a few sleepless nights this past year. Temple Emanuel, like many synagogues, was not immune to the downturn in full paying membership… Read more »

Jun
05
2019

Dayenu—Enough is Enough! In Response to the Gun Violence Epidemic

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

You’ve heard the names: Sandy Hook Elementary; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; The Tree of Life Synagogue; Poway Chabad Center; and most recently, Highlands Ranch STEM School. The tragic and unique bond that these institutions share is gun violence and being a victim of a mass shooting.  According to the Gun Violence Archive, to date… Read more »

Jun
05
2019

Fighting Hate with Love

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

The last six months have been filled with human tragedy after human tragedy. When natural disasters occur, we react with sympathy and empathy and caring. When murder and terror occur we are struck with two sides of our emotional repertoire: compassion and anger. Our hearts go out to all the families who were affected by… Read more »

May
08
2019

Ella Azari’s Bat Mitzvah – June 1, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a 7th grader at Paul Revere Middle School. I have a strong passion for basketball, karate, and music. My parents are Bahar and Jon Azari, and I have a 15 year-old brother named Ethan. I love spending time with my friends and family. For my mitzvah project, I volunteered at Saban Community Clinic… Read more »

May
08
2019

Alex Novian’s Bar Mitzvah – June 8, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Alexander Dillon Novian. I was born on June 8, 2006, to Farhad Novian and Lisa Novian. I am of Persian and “East Coast – New York” descent, you might say. I have grown up in Los Angeles, California and currently attend Milken community school, where I am in the 7th grade. I… Read more »

Apr
10
2019

Mia Fienberg’s Bat Mitzvah – May 25, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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  My name is Mia Fienberg. I am a 7th grader at Beverly Vista School. I like playing volleyball and doing art. My parents are Lori and Dan Fienberg. I have an older brother named Ian Fienberg. He is 16 years old. He had his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel three years ago and my… Read more »

Apr
05
2019

Hannah Pinchuk’s Bat Mitzvah – May 18, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Hannah Pinchuk and I am a 7th grader at Beverly Vista School. I love musical theater and playing soccer, I have been doing both since I was 5 years old. My parents are Evan and Leslie and I have younger twin siblings named Talia and Jacob who are 9 years old. For… Read more »