Nov
25
2020

Jonah Nourafchan Bar Mitzvah – December 5, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Jonah Nourafchan and I will be become a Bar Mitzvah on December 5, 2020. I am currently in 8th grade at Brentwood School. I love to cook, play video games, and spend time with friends and family. My parents, Jenus and George, and my three siblings, Gabriella, Lauren, and Alexa are all… Read more »

Nov
16
2020

Felix Otto Bar Mitzvah-November 21, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Hi, my name is Felix Otto. My parents are Elizabeth Gabbay and Greg Otto. I have an awesome dog named Buddy who looks like a dalmatian puppy but he’s actually an Australian Cattle Dog.  I am an 8th grader at New West Charter. My favorite subjects are science and digital design. I enjoy playing video… Read more »

Nov
09
2020

Aliza Gibson Bat Mitzvah – November 14, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Aliza Gibson and I will become a Bat Mitzvah this November. My parents’ names are Karen and Terel, and my older sister’s name is Maya. I have a 3 year old dog named Lucile- she is a goldendoodle. I am in 8th grade at GALA (Girls Academic Leadership Academy). My favorite subjects are… Read more »

Nov
09
2020

Charlie Clayton – November 14, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Charlie Clayton and I am in 8th grade at The Archer School for Girls. I like to swim, play soccer, read, hang out with friends, and listen to music. My parents are Amy & Wade Clayton, and I have an older sister named Sydney, who is almost 15 years old. For my… Read more »

Oct
05
2020

Ben Stoll Bar Mitzvah-October 10, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am in 7th grade at my new school, Campbell Hall. I love watching and playing sports, playing video games with my friends and also spending time with my family. My parents’ names are Lisa and Adam Stoll. I’m their middle child, sandwiched between my two sisters, Lauren and Becca. We also have two yellow… Read more »

Sep
30
2020

Harper Davis Bar Mitzvah – October 3, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Hello, my name is Harper Davis. My parents are Clare and Mitchell Davis. I have a sister named Sloane and a dog named Melo. I am in 7th grade at Sierra Canyon School. My favorite subjects are math and English. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and am super passionate about basketball. … Read more »

Jul
13
2020

Matthew Hanasab Bar Mitzvah – August 15, 2020

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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

in all your ways connect hhd high holy days

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 »