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  • Jewish community reacts to the passing of Rabbi Jacob Pressman

    3 days ago

    Community reactions to the passing of Rabbi Jacob Pressman.

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    Temple Beth Am

    There is no Jewish Los Angeles as we know it without Rabbi Jacob Pressman. There is no Temple Beth Am, no Camp Ramah, no University of Judaism/American Jewish University, no...

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

    By Michael Berenbaum

    3 days ago

    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...

  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman takes a bow

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 3, 2008 | 7:54 pm

    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...