Shana Tova!

Join us for the High Holy Days

Start off the new year right. See our tickets and offerings below.

Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

Message from Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

Why do we need these High Holy Days?

Believe me, God is doing fine without our services, but we, his children, need them.

To say that we live in contentious times is an understatement. Everyone’s grievance and grudge, however much justified, is multiplied and magnified by conventional and social media, to the point that we do not see or hear each other.

We are the ones who need this time to shut off our gadgets and electronic “ smart” stuff, a time to clear all our circuits, empty the “trash” from our brains, and push “ restart” on ourselves.

What do we need to achieve inside of ourselves these High Holy Days?

It is echoed in a Confucian proverb which suggests the path we must take,” If there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”-

Come and be with us. Pray, meditate, and study, in Hebrew or English, Russian or Farsi, set your hearts aright and begin the year anew here at Hollywood Temple Beth El.

Days of Awe

5780

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 29th 2019
7:00 PM
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1
Monday, September 30th 2019
9:00 AM
ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2
Tuesday, October 1st 2019
9:00 AM
KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, October 8th 2019
7:00 PM
YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, October 9 2019
9:00 AM
AND
SUKKOT
Sunday, October 13 2019
7:00 PM

 

Cantor Andrew Erman

Welcome Back to Cantor Andrew Erman

We are thrilled to welcome back to Hollywood Temple Beth El our former Cantor, Andrew Erman, who served in the 1990’s as HTBE’s Cantor together with Rabbi Weinberg. The “Dynamic Duo” are now back on the pulpit together.

Cantor Erman was personally trained and mentored by some of Los Angeles’ greatest Cantors and has served as full time Cantor in local congregation, including Hollywood temple Beth El. Communities across the country, such as New Orleans, Washington DC, Portland and Wichita, have flown him in to serve as High Holy Days Cantor.

In Cantor Erman’s words,” I work collaboratively with congregations to design a service that has traditional, modern, and familiar melodies. I encourage congregants to join along with me during services to create a more meaningful High Holy Day experience. “

We look forward to a moving High Holy Days experience with Cantor Erman

Hollywood Temple Beth El is blending Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish traditions this year, as it welcomes the participation of Dr. Isaac Norman, a noted leader of the Iranian Jewish community, to its High Holy Day Services, as well as Cantor Isaac Boudaie.  This is the congregation’s first experiment to meld such ancient and divergent Jewish traditions together with readings and commentary that reflect the mindset of contemporary American Jewry. Musical accompanist, Diana Brownson will also be participating.

Join us for the High Holy Days at Hollywood Temple Beth El.

Be part of a truly inclusive, participatory and tremendously welcoming community

Advanced reservations required for security purposes at www.eventbrite.com

For more information: (323) 656-3150

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High Holy Days Tickets, Membership Fees, & Dues

MEMBERSHIPS

One Adult Membership $300
Includes 1 High Holy Days tickets and Parking for High Holy Days.
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Student Membership $75
Includes 1 High Holy Days tickets – NO Parking for High Holy Days
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GENERAL ADMISSION

General Admission for High Holy Days Services Only $120
Includes 1 High Holy Days tickets – NO Parking
Make Your Donation
General Admission for High Holy Days Services & Parking $175
Includes 1 High Holy Days tickets and Parking for High Holy Days
Make Your Donation

Please note:
We have only limited parking available as we share our parking lot.
 We recommend you  park in the neighborhood, or take Uber/Lyft, or public transportation. 

SPONSORSHIPS & MEMORIALS

Book of Remembrance:

$18.00 per name

Memorial Plaque Maintenance Donation:

$18.00 per name

New Memorial Plaque:

$500.00 

Sisterhood Membership

$36.00 per person 

Sponsor a High Holy Days Machzor:

Minimum Donation $36.00 

High Holiday Special Honours

Aliyah

Rosh Hashana Day 1 (Please specify which Aliyah) $100
1st Cohen, 2nd Levi, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th
Hold the Torah
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Yom Kippur (Please specify which Aliyah) $100
1st Cohen, 2nd Levi, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th
Hold the Torah
Make Your Donation
Kol Nidre March of the Torahs and Holding Torahs $100
Make Your Donation

Ark Openings/Closings

Rosh Hashana Day 1 $36
  • Avinu Malkenu
  • Start of Torah Service
  • End of Torah Service
  • Musaf Amidah
  • Aleynu (in the Amidah)
Make Your Donation

 

Kol Nidre $36
Make Your Donation

Hagbah 1 & 2

Rosh Hashana Day 1 $36
Make Your Donation
Yom Kippur $36
Make Your Donation

Geliah 1 & 2

Rosh Hashana Day 1 $36
Make Your Donation
Yom Kippur $36
Make Your Donation

Annual Giving

In this coming year, we appeal for your generosity in giving. Your commitment is valued and greatly appreciated. Donations maybe made in single lump sum or on a monthly plan. If you are able, please consider donating at a level shown below.

GIVING LEVELS & RECOGNITION

Community Builder $18-$150
  • Listing in our recognition booklet
  • High Holy Day Honour (to be determined)
Make Your Donation
Friends Circle $151-$500
  • Carry a Torah on Kol Nidre
  • Listing in our recognition booklet
  • High Holy Day Honour (to be determined)
  • A special HTB donor tee-shirt
Make Your Donation
Deborah Society / Leaders Nevi’im $501-$3,000
  • 1 copy of High Holy Days Machzor signed by Rabbis Weinberg and Rosenberg
  • Invitation to special appreciation event
  • Dinner with the Clergy
  • Aliyah on High Holy Days
  • Carry a Torah on Kol Nidre
  • Listing in our recognition booklet
  • High Holy Day Honour (to be determined)
  • A special HTB donor tee-shirt
Make Your Donation
Benefactors Society / Builders Bonim $3,001+
  • 1 copy of High Holy Days Machzor signed by Rabbis Weinberg and Rosenberg
  • Invitation to Leaders Society special appreciation event
  • Dinner with the Clergy
  • Family Household High Holy Days tickets
  • Aliyah on Rosh Hashana Day 1 and Yom Kippur
  • Aliyah on High Holy Days
  • Carry a Torah on Kol Nidre
  • Listing in our recognition booklet
  • High Holy Day Honour (to be determined)
  • A special HTB donor tee-shirt
Make Your Donation

Message from Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

Why do we need these High Holy Days?

Believe me, God is doing fine without our services, but we, his children, need them.

To say that we live in contentious times is an understatement. Everyone’s grievance and grudge, however much justified, is multiplied and magnified by conventional and social media, to the point that we do not see or hear each other.

We are the ones who need this time to shut off our gadgets and electronic “ smart” stuff, a time to clear all our circuits, empty the “trash” from our brains, and push “ restart” on ourselves.

What do we need to achieve inside of ourselves these High Holy Days?

It is echoed in a Confucian proverb which suggests the path we must take,” If there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”-

Come and be with us. Pray, meditate, and study, in Hebrew or English, Russian or Farsi, set your hearts aright and begin the year anew here at Hollywood Temple Beth El 

Come Blow Your Horn And Bring The Walls Down Like Joshua

Sunday, September 15, @ 10:30 AM

Join us for a free workshop, for all ages, on how to blow your shofar, on Sunday, September 15, at 10:30 AM. Everyone who attends High Holy Day services at the Temple will be given the opportunity to come up and participate in the great triumphant celebration of Rosh Hashanah with the sounding of the Shofar.

The session will include the blessings of the shofar and its significance, as well as drills in getting the reluctant ram’s horn to sound the notes of the festival.

There is no fee, but reservations in advance are requested to 323-656-3150 or email to temple@htbel.org .

Participants should bring their own shofar, which can be bought in the many Judaica shops in Los Angeles, or online. There are also inexpensive child’s size shofars on the market. The Temple has a limited number available for use as well.

Come Blow Your Horn And Bring The Walls Down Like Joshua


Welcome to our Book Club 

  Last meeting was: Sunday, August 18 at 6:30 pm. 

Enjoy light refreshment, a glass of wine and terrific discussion. 

 

Check back soon for our next Book of the Month! 

 
 
AUGUST -  BOOK OF THE MONTH
EINSTEIN AND THE RABBI

by Rabbi Naomi Levy 

 

Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Award in the Religion/Spirituality of Western Thought Category -A bestselling author and rabbi’s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul
Einstein and the Rabbi is an inspiring and deeply affecting book for people of all faiths, Rabbi Naomi Levy sets off on a three-year exploration of the mystery behind a moving and mystical letter that Albert Einstein wrote to a grieving father about the unity that underlies all existence.  

 

FILM CLUB

Check back for our next Film. Our last was: 

 

Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 pm. 

Fiddler on the Roof - Sing-A-Long! 

Dress as your favorite character!   Raise your singing voice!
Donations: Adults $12,  Students $5 - -  advance @ www.brownpapertickets.com
Door $18.00  
Popcorn supplied. 

Hollywood Temple Beth El

1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood

(323) 656-3150