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.