By Your Side

Our clergy, staff, and volunteers celebrate your Simchas and help you and your loved ones get through life’s obstacles. If the temple is closed when you call with an emergency, our message machine will direct you to our Clergy and Executive Director emergency numbers.

Mitzvah Circle

There are moments in life when we need a helping hand, someone to prepare us a meal, provide comfort, or celebrate special occasions with us. Our volunteers provide outreach services to those in need and work hard to make every member feel cared for and connected to our larger community.

Contact us today at, and let us know how we can be there for you in any way. 

Emanuel Carers

We offer a strong-knit support system for our community and provide assistance to homebound members and those who are in need of companionship. We are here for you when you need a little help.

Contact Cantor Lizzie Weiss at for more information on how you can get involved.

Our Outreach

From simchas to times of sorrow, we support our community in many ways.

Baby Baskets
Families love our Welcome-to-the-World gift basket. How exciting to welcome a brand new member to our community!

Wellness bags
When notified by the clergy that a member is ill, we deliver a Care Package filled with comforting items.

Sympathy Cards
We send personal notes of comfort and encouragement to our members suffering from illness or a recent loss.

New Member Baskets
Joining a new community is exciting and sometimes daunting – so many new people, experiences and ways to get involved! We welcome new members with a thoughtful collection of introductory goodies so that they quickly feel connected to our community.

Aging Parents Support Group
Caring for aging parents can be a difficult time as we become the caretakers for our parents. Whether you have just started caring for your parents or just need a place to talk, we’re here.

For more information on any or all of this information, or to volunteer with the Caring Community, please contact Reba Simon at

Ezra Network

If you’re dealing with economic problems, the challenge of helping an elderly parent or a teen in trouble, you’re not alone. An Ezra Network professional (Social Worker, Legal or Job Counselor) is available to meet with you confidentially, one-on-one, to help with financial assistance and government program eligibility, as well as other services and referrals. It’s all here for you – private – and it’s free.

  • Aging Parents (first steps, finding good home help, searching board and care facilities)
  • Appealing Disability Claims
  • Children/adults with Special Needs
  • Divorce and Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence Resources
  • Drugs and Alcohol Addiction Resources
  • Eviction
  • Family members with Mental Illness
  • Grief Counseling
  • Home Foreclosure
  • Legal Referrals
  • Navigating support systems
  • Financial Issues
  • Emergency Cash Grants
  • Other Counseling and Counseling Resources
  • Parent Support Referrals (classes, groups, resources)
  • Unemployment
  • Support Groups
  • Networking and Job Search related workshops
  • Job counseling

Working with synagogues, The Ezra Network is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and JVS.

For more information, please contact our social worker, Nina Reinis, at 323.600.5722 to make a confidential appointment.