Dec
08
2018

Talia Golshani’s Bat Mitzvah – January 12, 2019

Alex Kojfman

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I have been coming to Temple Emanuel my whole life. I attended preschool at the Early Childhood Center, and then continued at the Day School until second grade. I loved both experiences. I performed in over a dozen musicals at Temple Emanuel through their Encore Arts Program. These experiences were among the most joyous and… Read more »

Nov
13
2018

Naomi Daneshgar’s Bat Mitzvah – December 15, 2018

Alex Kojfman

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My name is Naomi Daneshgar. I have 2 brothers, Raphael and Sacha, my mom, Valerie and my dad, Faraz. I go to Windward School in Los Angeles. My favorites subjects are Spanish and English. I love learning new languages! I speak English and French. French was my first language. My mom is actually from France…. Read more »

Nov
13
2018

Maya Katrielle Rendon’s Bat Mitzvah – December 8, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am an 8th grader at Beverly Vista. I have a strong passion for music, traveling, and interesting cuisine. My parents are Yael and Geoff Rendon. I have an 11-year-old brother named Joseph. I love spending time with my labradoodle, Callie. For my mitzvah project, I volunteered at Wags & Walks. Wags & Walks is… Read more »

Nov
13
2018

Nathan James Dudley’s Bar Mitzvah – December 1, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Nathan Dudley and I am in 7th grade at Brentwood School. I enjoy playing basketball, tennis, volleyball, and hanging out with my friends. I love to challenge myself and play board games with family and friends. My parents are Laura and Randy Dudley. My brother’s name is Jack who is 17, and… Read more »

Nov
01
2018

Dylan Unger’s Bat Mitzvah – December 1, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Dylan Unger, and I am currently in the 7th grade at Brentwood School. I love playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, and hanging out with my friends. I enjoy traveling with my family and exploring new and exciting places.  My parents are Susan and Daniel Unger; I have a younger brother, Henry, who is… Read more »

Oct
16
2018

The Genesis of a New Religious School Experience

Rabbi Adam Lutz

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What will Judaism look like over the course of the twenty-first-century? How will your children practice Judaism when they become doctors, lawyers, engineers, artists, and chefs? These questions are at the center of Genesis, Temple Emanuel’s newest educational program. Genesis brings new opportunities for Jewish children and teenagers to develop their Jewish identity through the… Read more »

Oct
15
2018

Natalie Herskovitz’s Bat Mitzvah – November 10, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Natalie Herskovitz and I attend Brentwood School, where I enjoy making new friends and trying new things. When I am not in school, I am dancing! I have been dancing since I was three and have loved it ever since. Now, I dance at 8 Count Dance Academy, competing around six times… Read more »

Oct
15
2018

Ruby Kemper’s Bat Mitzvah – November 10, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am going into 7th grade at Harvard Westlake. I like to swim, play tennis and love to travel. My parents are Ross and Linda Kemper. I have two older siblings, Tess and Julian who both had their Bat and Bar Mitzvah’s at Temple Emanuel. This is an important milestone for our family and I… Read more »

Oct
02
2018

Manheim After 80 Years

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

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When I first arrived in Mannheim, my mother’s childhood home, my emotions were whirling. My daughter asked if we needed to worry about coming into Germany as Jews, and I assured her that we were perfectly safe. Yet I, too, was feeling a little strange, even though I also felt comfortable. I spotted my brother… Read more »

Oct
02
2018

Jack Goodman’s Bar Mitzvah – October 13, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am in the 7th grade at Park Century School. My family and friends are the most important things in life. My Dad is Greg, and my grandparents are Patty and Larry. My uncles are Matt and Jeff. I am grateful for Lisa, my dad’s girlfriend, and Sharon, who has been with me since I… Read more »

Sep
10
2018

High Holy Days Prayers and Music 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Enjoy clips from our services at this year’s High Holy Days. Erev Rosh Hashanah – One Community, September 9, 2018    

Sep
10
2018

High Holy Day Sermons 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Reflect on the words of our temple clergy and revisit our High Holy Days sermons. Shana tova! Erev rosh hashanaH One Community – September 9, 7:30 pm, 2018 “Different Roads to Responsibility” – All Clergy rosh hashanaH Day 1 – September 10, 12:00 pm, 2018 “Pledge Allegiance” – Rabbi Jonathan Aaron rosh hashanaH Day 2… Read more »

Aug
01
2018

Julia Moghavem’s Bat Mitzvah – August 25, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am going into 8th grade at The Buckley School. I like dancing, gymnastics, and hanging out with my friends. My parents are Sean and Sharen Moghavem. I have an older brother, Cameron, and younger twin brothers, Max and Sy. For my Mitzvah Project I am running multiple lemonade stands to raise money for Miry’s… Read more »

Aug
01
2018

Nikki Schwartz’s Bat Mitzvah – August 25, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am so excited to become a Bat Mitzvah! I am beginning 8th grade at New West Charter. I love to play soccer, dance, draw and paint, watch Netflix, listen to music and hang out with my friends. My parents are David and Kerri Schwartz and I have a 14 year old brother Joey who… Read more »

Jul
30
2018

Who To Call At Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Alex Kojfman

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At Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills we want to make sure your questions get answered. If you need help or specific information from the staff, we welcome you to call or email. Here is a list of who does what so you can direct your inquiry to the right person. All our contact information can… Read more »

Jul
27
2018

Building Character and Building Society

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

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It’s no secret that our society is experiencing a crisis of civility — that the mechanism in our culture that enabled debate for a greater purpose has given way to a public sphere that demeans, de-legitimates and dehumanizes the ideological other.    Moses and Aaron represent two different ways of taking on society’s ills.  I… Read more »

Jul
13
2018

In Loving Memory of Richard Siegel

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

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Richard Siegal, beloved husband of Rabbi Laura Geller, passed away on the evening of Thursday, July 12, 2018, surrounded by family. Below are the words shared with the community and congregation. Information regarding the funeral service, shiva and where to make a donation are below. It is with an extremely heavy and saddened heart that… Read more »

Jul
01
2018

Welcome to the NEW TEBH.org

Alex Kojfman

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We are very excited to share the brand new Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills website with all of you! TEBH.org is better than ever, updated with a cleaner design, more features and a mobile-friendly interface. The new site includes a dynamic homepage filled with multiple ways to access the monthly calendar, a fun purple event… Read more »

May
26
2018

Ruby Adler’s Bat Mitzvah – June 16, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

I am in 7th grade at Paul Revere Charter School. I love all types of dance from jazz to ballet, and I enjoy traveling, making and editing videos,  and I having fun with my friends. My parents are John and Jamie Adler and I have 2 brothers, Jake and Philip, who both had their Bar… Read more »

May
21
2018

Abby Wolf’s Bat Mitzvah, June 9, 2018

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a 7th grader at El Rodeo school. I enjoy dancing, listening to music, photography and playing with my dog Matilda. I am so grateful for my older brother Sam and my parents, Emily and Jeff Wolf. I am so lucky to have such supportive friends and family.For my Mitzvah Project, I am working… Read more »