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  • Now there’s an app for atonement – meet eScapegoat

    By tessc

    September 23, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    The confessions come flooding in at this time of year to the Twitter feed of the atonement app eScapegoat:

    I told him the cupcake was gluten-free.

    I always use my roommate’s bathroom so I don’t have to clean my own.

    I’ve spent all my mother’s money since she died.

    Sarah...

  • My lunch with a Los Angeles Tea Partier

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    Of the 3,977 angry e-mails I received last week, one stood out.

    “I am a Jew, a member of Temple Emanuel in Los Angeles, and the founder of the largest local, grass-roots Tea Party group in Los Angeles called the Hancock Park Patriots,” Mark Sonnenklar wrote.

    “I, and many of my...

  • 17 years of Rashi

    April 19, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Rabbi Laura Geller is well known as a woman who does not shrink from a challenge. A senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, she stands as a pioneer among women rabbis, the third women ordained in the Reform movement and the first to lead a major metropolitan synagogue. In...

  • Yoga Schedule

    By Michelle Azar

    March 4, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Summer sun feels like its coming. Hopefully that heat can warm us up, opening our minds and bodies for a new asana or two (and if you don't know what asana means, get yourself to class!)

    Lots of new times to practice! And please let me know if you would like the restorative class...

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  • High holy days and high political offices: an L.A. roundup

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Jewish and non-, Los Angeles’s politicians were out in the packed pews of synagogues around Los Angeles these past couple of weeks.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown may have commanded Yom Kippur’s highest profile gig, speaking about Prop. 30, his ballot initiative that would raise...

  • Jonah Hill: ‘Moneyball’s’ super-talented, super-nice Jewish boy [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 11, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Five minutes late to an interview at House Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, Jonah Hill apologizes like a contrite teenager. “I’m sorry I’m tardy,” he says, explaining he’d just flown in from shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and was scrambling to finish his Chanukah shopping.  His...

  • When Crystal met Spielberg; A rabbi, a reverend and a pastor walk into a shul

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:12 am

    Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Shines

    When Billy Crystal met Steven Spielberg at the Oct. 22 Shoah Foundation dinner, the comedian had a beef with the filmmaker.

    Why, asked Crystal, was there never a part for him in a Spielberg movie? Couldn't he have changed the title of "Jaws" to...

  • Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting - Day 3: Temple Emanuel musical

    By Jay Firestone

    December 6, 2007 | 9:53 am

    JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone returns for the third straight night of Chanukah candle lighting…only this time, he’s doing it for the kids.

    Today, Jay takes us to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills where second through sixth graders will be performing a play, “A Great Miracle...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Choirs Rock the House

    Temple Emanuel was rockin' recently when it hosted the Temple Bryant A.M.E. Church Choir that performed with Emanuel's choir at a Shabbat Shira Service. The entire congregation and guests were on their feet singing and clapping in joyous rapture.

    Behind the...

  • A.M.E., Rhythm and Jews

    By Erin Aubry Kaplan

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's Friday night, and as I wander toward the entrance of Temple Emanuel, a Reform synagogue in Beverly Hills, an usher approaches and asks brightly, "Are you with the choir?"

    I'm African American, but I'm not with the choir, at least not with the choir of Temple Bryant A.M.E....

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    SOCK AND SACK

    Temple Emanuel celebrated its annual Mitzvah Day last month, with the Beverly Hills congregation coming together to perform benevolent activities focusing on those in need. One event, the Sock and Sack Day, was held at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

    ...
  • A Concert of Conscience

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In choreographer Roni Kosmal-Wernik's piece about the aftermath of a suicide bombing, a dancer prowls the stage as if searching for a lost loved one. Her movements become heavy, brooding, as if she is burdened by an invisible weight.

    Inspired by a family friend's death in a 2001...

  • Emanuel’s Jumpin’ at the Synaplex

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It's erev Shabbat, and this joint is jumpin'. As dusk deepens, seniors who have just emerged from a talk on globalization mingle with new arrivals in the lobby of Temple Emanuel's school building on Burton Way in Beverly Hills, where "Cafe Synaplex" has been set up. In the building's...

  • Rebel, Rebel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Jonathan Aaron of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills knows as much about show business as shul business.

    The 39-year-old rabbi, a former actor and managing director of the Open Forum Theatre in Connecticut, is the author of a new musical, "Hyrcanus," an intergenerational...

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