Temple Emanuel is now open to fully vaccinated individuals.

Temple Emanuel is pleased, once again, to announce the reopening of in-person services and events. Based on the recommendations from county and state officials, the medical experts on our reopening task force believe it is safe to begin holding in-person indoor services and events again with the following guidance:

1. Vaccinated individuals only (please contact us if you have a medical exemption).

2. Initially, masking indoors at all times will be required. Eventually we will offer masked and unmasked seating sections.

3. Physical distancing in pods while indoors will be required.

We continue to monitor the fluid situation brought on by the international outbreak of COVID-19, and we are intent on following the guidelines of local and national health agencies and implementing best practices. Religious services are open to all vaccinated individuals at Temple Emanuel, but worshipers are still required to wear a mask inside.  During this time, you can also find Shabbat services online at YouTube or Facebook.

Our ECC is open with strict guidelines to comply with state regulations. Please stay tuned for more information regarding all Temple Emanuel early childhood and religious school re-opening procedures. 

Temple Emanuel is here to help you during this difficult time. If you are seeking support, please click here and let us know how we can help you. If you can help someone in need and are healthy, willing, and able, please click here

For general questions, please email

As always if you need to call the temple, please do so at our main line 310-288-3737. 

We remain vigilant about the situation and will update you as necessary. We appreciate your partnership in keeping you, your family, and our community healthy. 

Current Information from the CDC

Press Briefings from the World Health Organization

California Department of Public Health