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Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is one of Southern California's premier Reform Jewish congregations and synagogues, serving West and Greater Los Angeles. Our temple community consists of multi-cultural, traditional, and non-traditional families, as well as single, interfaith, LGBTQ, and single-parent members. 

Our vision is Living Judaism: Judaism that is alive, changing, and vibrant. Through our approach to Jewish beliefs, Jewish traditions, Jewish holidays, and Jewish education, it is clear we recognize there is more than one way to be a Jew.

Our clergy includes Rabbi Laura Geller, who Newsweek named one of America's Top 50 Most Influential Rabbis; Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Rabbi Sarah Bassin, and Cantor Yonah Kliger. We have three award-winning schools including an Early Childhood Center, Jewish Day School, and Religious School, as well as a broad-based Adult Education Program.

Temple Emanuel is also known for its innovative musical High Holy Day and Friday Night Services including Shabbat Spark, Shabbat Unplugged, and Tot Shabbat. The Shabbat Morning @Emanuel service is one of the largest in the area, featuring contemplative prayer and interactive Torah study, and drawing participants of all religious backgrounds.

Join a community that lives up to its name: Emanuel, God is among us.

This Week

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Friday, March 27

Simply Shabbat 
6:30 pm, Belle Chapel

Om Shalom
8:00 pm, Bess P. Maltz Center

Saturday,  March 28

Meditation with Perry Oretzky
9:30 am, Belle Chapel

Bat Mizvah: Brianna Farahmand
10:00 am, Corwin Family Sanctuary

Shabbat Morning @Emanuel featuring Special Guest Speaker Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman 
10:00 am, Bess P. Maltz Center

Coming Up

Support Group: Loved Ones with Memory Loss or Alzheimer's
Tuesday, March 31
11:00 am, Belle Chapel 

Albert Einstein Academy's Odyssey Academy - Beverly Hills
Information Session & Tour Date Information
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 pm, Weinberg Auditorium

Lizzie Weiss Presents: The Music of Heaven, Opening the Gates of Our Hearts
Thursday, April 2
7:00 pm, Corwin Family Sanctuary

Mimouna LA
Tuesday, April 14

Wisdom Circle with Special Guest
Wednesday, April 15

Walk to End Genocide
Sunday, April 19

Aishet Chayil Gala
Saturday, April 25

Emanuel News & Blog

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Purim Ball - Temple Emanuel's 2015 Purim Ball was held last week at The Beverly Wilshire, featured in the Beverly Hills Courier

Tipsy Torah: Purim (Drunk History Parody), featured on Jewlicious.com

This Drunken Retelling of the Purim Story is a Must Watch, featured in Kveller

Remembering Rick Orlov, Daily News LA City Hall reporter, featured in the Los Angeles Daily Times

I miss his voice: Remembering Maher Hathout, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Torah portion: A good death, featured in the Jewish Journal

Cantor Yonah Kliger celebrates Hanukkah at the White House, featured in Beverly Hills Weekly

Beverly Hills News - Temple Emanuel Announces The Winners for the 2014 Best Latke Contest, featured in the Beverly Hills Courier

Local Rabbi Participates In White House Hanukkah Reception, featured on MyNewsLA.com

Despite artistic and political license, Exodus connects to contemporary Jews, featured in the Jewish Journal

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, featured on WestsideToday.com

A Rabbi Helps Lead Boomers to Their Next Stage, featured on NextAvenue.org

Advice for after the vows, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Is 65 the new 40? featured in the Jewish Journal

The ‘B’ Word: Jewish day schools take steps to prevent bullying, featured in the Jewish Journal

Rediscovering the First Woman Rabbi, by Rabbi Geller for Tablet Magazine

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills to hold forum on European anti-semitism, featured on WestsideToday.com

Jews To Begin Observing Yom Kippur At Sundown Today, featured in Santa Monica Mirror

Beverly Hills News – Temple Emanuel to Host Forum on European Anti-Semitism, featured in Beverly Hills Courier 

Will the summer of war affect High Holy Days sermons? featured in the Jewish Journal

Moving and Shaking September 24, 2014 featured in the Jewish Journal 

Now there's an app for atonement - meet eScapegoat, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Jewish New Year Starts at Sundown, featured on Westwood-Century City Patch

5775 Shana Tova From Your Clergy

Do You 10Q?, featured on ReformJudaism.org

When Egyptian Imams Study with American Rabbis, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Moving and Shaking September 3, 2014 featured in the Jewish Journal 

Keeping Jewish young adults engaged in Judaism, featured in the Jewish Journal

A Congregational Rabbi Responds to what David Harris Hopes to Hear at High Holy Day Services: Yes...And, featured in The Times of Israel 

Torah Portion: Remembering the Journey, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Breaking the Ramadan fast in the company of Jews, featured in the Washington Post

Boomers Looking Forward to What's Next in Life, featured in the Jewish Journal 

Praying for Dad by Jennifer Stempel, featured on MyJewishlearning.com

Bulletin Board

Temple Emanuel is partnering again with Imagine LA to assist and mentor a family as they exit homelessness. Mentors are needed for both the parent(s) and children in a wide variety of areas including budgeting and credit counseling, career/education advice, nutrition and meal planning, homework help, etc. The MATCH Teen Philanthropy Board at Temple Emanuel has agreed to provide supportive funding for the partnership if a mentorship team is created, and we need your help! If you would like to be part of this collaborative effort please contact Debra Carnow at (323) 852-1557 or debracarnow@gmail.com

Temple Emanuel has partnered with the Ezra Network to provide enhanced services to the community. 
Meet with a Social worker, Career Development Specialist, or Lawyer in Residence - at no cost to you. Click here to find out how...


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