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Congregation Beith David Celebrates New Sanctuary

Arson Doesn't Stop Ceremony

by Adam Wills

July 9, 2006 | 8:00 pm

(From left) City Councilman Jack Weiss, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Dennis Zine join congregants at Beith David for their official move from their Reseda Boulevard synagogue to a new building on Clark Street on Sunday, July 9.

City Councilman Dennis Zine grabs a Torah to carry to Beith David¹s new building on Clark Street.

City Councilman Jack Weiss supports one of Beith David¹s Torah at the synagogues Reseda Boulevard location.

Congregants remove a covering from the Torah Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa carried to Beith David¹s new Clark Street building.

(From left) L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper carry Beith David¹s Torahs down Reseda Boulevard to the synagogue¹s new Clark Street location.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addresses congregants from the bimah at Beith David¹s new Clark Street building.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa inspects anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled onto a window of the Clark Street building. Beith David synagogue was the victim of an arson attack on Friday, July 7.
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