Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy celebrated Rabbi Emeritus Joel Rembaum for his 25 years of leadership and service to the Conservative synagogue at a gala dinner at the Universal Hilton on Jan. 30. Rembaum has served as Temple Beth Am’s senior rabbi since 1985 and will soon retire. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan attended to see Rembaum presented with the Etz Chaim Award for Distinguished Service in Education. During the dinner, Rembaum was honored for his spirituality, commitment to Israel and passion for Jewish education.
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