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  • Calendar: July 10-16

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 8, 2015 | 10:34 am

    FRI | JULY 10


    Get ready for laughs with the world premiere of this musical farce based on the biblical tale of Adam and Eve  — with a twist. Directed by Ronnie Marmo, who has directed more than 50 stage productions, the story gets a makeover when the...

  • It’s Friday Night Live!

    December 3, 2014 | 11:23 am

    It’s back!

    The Ted and Hedy Orden and Family Friday Night Live (FNL) has returned to Sinai Temple in Westwood — with new leadership and a revamped focus — after 16 influential years under the stewardship of Rabbi David Wolpe and singer-songwriter Craig Taubman.

    About 350 people...

  • The end of an era

    June 19, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    When I first came to Friday Night Live
    I didn’t know if I’d ever been in a Jewish room so big.

    It was like they took the entire outside, put up walls on the very edges,
    added comfortable seating and painted the sky to look like a ceiling.

    I remember the sign I saw before I...

  • Rabbi Wolpe and Craig Taubman’s final Friday Night Live

    By Ryan Torok

    June 18, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    For their last time, after 16 years of collaboration, Rabbi David Wolpe and singer/songwriter Craig Taubman led the lively musical Shabbat service at Sinai Temple known as Friday Night Live to a packed sanctuary on the evening of June 13. 

    They did not go out quietly.

    “This is...

  • Sinai Temple’s Friday Night Live to undergo change

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe and Craig Taubman announced on April 11 that they will no longer be leading Sinai Temple’s highly popular and influential Friday Night Live services after June 13.

    “I’m old, and he’s tired … the time has come for younger and spryer folk,” Wolpe said at the most...

  • Friday Night Live’s Road to the Ford

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    A bona fide institution in Los Angeles’ Jewish community, Friday Night Live is one of the biggest Shabbat celebrations in town. Blending the religious with the musical and offering an environment conducive to socializing, Sinai Temple’s monthly service regularly attracts up to...