Jan
10
2019

Here is why I am going to the Women’s March

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

This was originally posted on JWeekly.com January 7, 2019. I am a rabbi — here’s why I’m going to the Women’s March I have learned one thing from the coalition building I’ve done between Muslims and Jews — it’s hard, even painful. Inevitably we discover rifts in our partnerships that puncture an otherwise shared vision…. Read more »

Jan
09
2019

Hannah Segal’s Bat Mitzvah – February 23, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am in 7th grade at Thomas Starr King Middle School. I like swimming, reading, zip lining, and hanging out with friends. My parents are Shauna and Steve Segal. I have an older sister named Abigail, who is 16. For my mitzvah project I will be volunteering at Fur Baby Rescue, an amazing organization. Fur… Read more »

Jan
03
2019

Logan Azizzadeh Bar Mitzvah – February 2, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a 7th grade student at Harvard-Westlake. My parents are Jessica and Babak Azizzadeh and my older sister, Kylie is 10th grader at Harvard-Westlake. I play water polo and love to ski. I enjoy spending time with my friends and traveling. For my mitzvah project, I will raise money to help the homeless. There… Read more »

Jan
02
2019

Lauren Bradley Stoll’s Bat Mitzvah – February 2, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a seventh grader at Campbell Hall and a graduate of the Curtis School, both in Los Angeles. I started dancing when I was two years old. Now I’m in my sixth year at the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, and my fifth season as a member of their performing company, Team Theatrics. When I’m… Read more »

Dec
19
2018

Tyler Shuter’s Bar Mitzvah – January 19, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am in 7th grade at The Buckley School. I like playing baseball, football, basketball and hanging out with my friends. My parents are Holly and Rich Shuter. I have a younger brother, Zach who is 10. For my Mitzvah Project, I chose to create a fundraiser for Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB). PIFB is… Read more »

Dec
18
2018

Phillip Turkat’s Bar Mitzvah – February 2, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

My name is Phillip Turkat. I am in 7th grade and attend El Rodeo. Last year, I earned my black belt in karate. I enjoy skiing, tennis and swimming. As a member of Boy Scout troop 50, I participate in the backpacking, hiking, camping and marksmanship programs. I would like to do my Bar Mitzvah… Read more »

Dec
15
2018

Sydney Azar’s Bat Mitzvah – January 19, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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My name is Sydney Azar and I love to dance, do gymnastics and run summer camp with my cousin, Sela. I also like to sing, act and hang out with my friends. For my mitzvah project, I am working with under served deaf children at No Limits for Deaf Children. I volunteer with them on… Read more »

Dec
13
2018

Jake Isaac Brand’s Bar Mitzvah – February 16, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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I am a seventh grader at Walter Reed Middle School. I enjoy school and sports.On weekends I like to spend time with my cousins, and play video games. For my mitzvah project, I am volunteering time and support to One Incredible Family, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides meals and support services in Los Angeles… Read more »

Dec
13
2018

Joey Herman’s Bar Mitzvah – January 26, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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Hi, I am in the 7th grade at Hawthorne Middle School. I am the son of Dr. Sarah Sela and Pini Herman and I have a brother, Jonathan, who is 20 years old. My favorite subject is STEM. I enjoy Airsoft and am very interested in learning about WWI and WWII and I will be… Read more »

Dec
08
2018

Talia Golshani’s Bat Mitzvah – January 12, 2019

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

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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

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 »