Friday, September 8, 2023

Join Hollywood Temple Beth El for these High Holy Days with a mix of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Services


Hollywood Temple Beth El members are  excited to return to the main sanctuary for High Holy Day services as we celebrate over 100 years of 

service to our community.

Rise up on High these High Holy Days with our blend of traditional and 

contemporary Ashkenazic and Sephardic prayers and melodies, with 

teachings by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg and Dr. Isaac Norman, and chanting by 

Cantor Issac Boudaie. Our personalized prayer book is specially designed 

with contemporary readings, translations, and transliterations, to make the 

ancient Hebrew liturgy accessible and address the spiritual search of the 

contemporary Jew, while we add some Jewish soul music background to the 

services to elevate the mood.

Rabbi Norbert Weinberg stated,"We have always looked to the Jewish 

religious and communal needs of the people of our unique neighborhoods. 

We identify ourselves as following the traditions of Judaism while making it 

work for the 21st century. For that reason, we have men and women together 

participating in our services, and we have reached out to the home-bound 

and the ill or elderly through our live streaming of our services. We blend the 

religious traditions of our communities, who bring the traditions of Ladino, 

Persian, and Eastern Europe Jewry, as well as the modern traditions of 

American Jewry  . We have been a home to Jews who survived the 

Holocaust, and who fled oppression from the former Soviet Union

 and the current regime in Iran. In doing so, we are keeping alive the project

 started by the founders of this, the first synagogue of the Hollywood

 area, the same founders of the great entertainment industry that

 has shaped this dynamic metropolis."

This is part and parcel of the broader project to bring new life to the historic 

sanctuary by the Iranian American Jewish Center,  the umbrella organization 

of this historic sanctuary.

Rosh HaShanah this year begins Friday evening, September 15 and runs 

through Sunday, September 17. Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening, 

September 24, and continues through Monday, September 25 . The services 

will be conducted in the synagogue, with access through streaming services 

for those unable to attend in person.

Seating is $125 per adult,children need no tickets, and zoom is $36.

Reservation of seats or zoom access can be done here on Eventbrite 





Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg

or by mail, c/o Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N Crescent Heights Blvd,
Senior Rabbi
Hollywood Temple Beth El
1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Direct Line: 323-428-9817  
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