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  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman: New Year wishes

    October 8, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Last Sunday morning, every seat was filled in Temple Beth Am’s main sanctuary for the funeral of Rabbi Jacob Pressman. Rabbi Pressman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am for 35 years, community leader and civil rights activist, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 1. Rabbi Pressman...

  • Jewish community reacts to the passing of Rabbi Jacob Pressman

    By Tom Tugend

    October 1, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    Community reactions to the passing of Rabbi Jacob Pressman – read our full obituary here.

    The passing of Rabbi Jacob Pressman prompted recollections by a multitude of friends, admirers and congregants whose lives had been touched by “Rabbi Jack.”

    Culled from interviews and...

  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am, dies at 95

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 1, 2015 | 4:55 pm

    Rabbi Jacob Pressman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am for 35 years, community leader and civil rights activist, died peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, Oct. 1.

    Funeral services will be held  Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Am, 1039 S, La  Cienega Blvd.,...

  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman turns 94: A community treasure

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 23, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    For decades now, as Rabbi Jacob (Jack) Pressman celebrated a milestone birthday, there was a gala show and dinner starring Rabbi Jack and his myriad show-biz friends to manifest and celebrate the many talents and achievements of this extraordinary man. Five years ago, Temple Beth...

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  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman takes a bow

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 3, 2008 | 7:54 pm

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    Rabbi Jacob and Marjorie Pressman with Michele Lee. Photo by Maxine Picard


    Rabbi Jacob "Jack" Pressman has always been an entertainer. He's charming and funny -- quite the talented singer -- and possesses a flare for stage drama so becoming that at times it seems as if his persona as...

  • A pioneering minyan celebrates double chai birthday

    By Amy Klein

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Back in 1971, a group of young married rabbinical school graduates with small children requested a meeting with Rabbi Jacob Pressman of Temple Beth Am. Many of them had just moved back to Los Angeles after graduating the Jewish Theological Seminary, and they were looking for a...
  • A Rabbi’s Journey

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Jacob Pressman decided to become a rabbi because he could not choose among all the career options that were available to him.

    "I was looking for direction, because unfortunately -- and this sounds self-serving -- I was outstanding in everything," says the current rabbi...

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