Welcome ! To Hollywood Temple Beth El

Our History

Hollywood Temple Beth El is one of the oldest and most well known synagogues in Los Angeles. In the past, it has included illustrious members of the entertainment world including Louis B. Mayer, Edward G. Robinson, and Max Factor, founder of the cosmetic empire.Since 1998, we have been home to two congregations: one American (Ashkenazic) and one Persian. From time to time we have joint services.Today we have members from all over the world with an emphasis on Eastern Europeans, many of whom are Holocaust survivors and their children.We are an egalitarian congregation and knowledgeable members are encouraged to lead various parts of the service.  Those who wish to learn are welcome to join us on Shabbat mornings when Rabbi Weinberg teaches about the Torah and Judaism.

The Rabbi conducts Bar and Bat Mitzvah instruction for children and adults. Keep in touch with us for upcoming concerts and our monthly Friday night Shabbat Service. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Upcoming Events

Second Night Seder

 Second Night Seder Highlights the Exodus through the eyes of a Hebrew Boy     The Exodus will come to life at the For reservations  call 323-656-3150 or email:temple@htbel.org or online atwww.htbel.org. Payment through credit card  by April 10  is required. ### Second Night Seder at Hollywood Temple Beth El 1317 N. Crescent Heights at Fountain in West Hollywood through imagination in song and story of a child who leaves Egyptian bondage on Tuesday, April [...]

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A Multimedia, Multicultural Presentation and Discussion on the Holocaust and the persecution of Jews in Iran Speakers and participants  will include Moslem, Christian and Bahai Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 pm

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Screening of documentary “Alois Brunner: The Last Nazi”

The following Sunday, April 27, at 4:00 PM, there will be a screening of the documentary film “ Alois Bruner: The Last Nazi, featuring discussion afterwards with film producers, Jay Buschinsky, former CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief, and Lynda Goldman, former CNN Jerusalem top reporter . Alois Bruner, Eichmann’s right hand in murder, found refuge in Syria, where he advised the Assad regime in its tactics of oppression.   1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.  West Hollywood [...]

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Yom HaShoah Memorial

Day of Holocaust Commemoration Sunday, April 27 Pan Pacific Park(Near the Grove and Farmers Market) 1:00 PM – Pre-Ceremony Teaching “How To Talk To Your Children About the Holocaust” Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz 2:00 PM – Ceremony of Commemorationz Keynote Speaker: J.J. Goldberg Editor at Large of “The Forward Invocation Rabbi Shmuley Yanklowitz Executive Director, Beit Midrash in Phoenix, AZ   Presented by Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust ”    

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Holocaust Memorial Shabbat Service A Tribute to our Martyrs

Joint Congregation Shabbat Service Special Yahrzeit Service Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 AM 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd Everyone is invited. Names of Martyrs will be read aloud. You are invited to submit names of loved ones lost to be read aloud. Loading…

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Passover Seder Hollywood Temple Beth El Creative Arts Temple

Tuesday, April 15 2014; 15 Nissan 5774 Seder 6:00 pm, Meal 7:00 pm Rabbi Weinberg and Rabbi Cutler We are delighted to once again invite the community to gather and celebrate the Festival of We’re taking out our white linens. We’d love for you and yours to fill chairs at Hollywood Temple Beth El, we’re all family. So. Nu?      

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Hollywood Temple Beth El Creative Arts Temple

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Tu B’Shvat Seder Celebration at Hollywood Temple Beth El

Saturday, January 18, 2014 Shabbat Services 10:00 AM Tu B Shvat Seder  12:00 PM   Tu B ‘Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, celebrates the liberation of the land from the bondage of winter just as the first blossoms appear on trees in the Land of Israel. It has traditionally been marked by a Seder, similar in concept to the Passover Seder. Community members are welcome to join [...]

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WE REGRET THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED A note from the author/composer, Harriet Schock   Thank you for coming to the first staged reading of my new Jukebox Musical, “Split.” According to Wikipedia: A jukebox musical is a stage or film musical that uses previously released popular songs as its musical score. Usually the songs have in common a connection with a particular popular musician or group — either because they were written by, or for, the artists [...]

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All Day Movies & Kosher Chinese Food

Join us at Hollywood Temple Beth El on Dec 25th (Wednesday) for Movies and Glatt Kosher Chinese food for Christmas. Food will be ordered from Shanghai Glatt Kosher. Bring your suggested movie and your favourite munchie. We will vote …. Movie choice by majority vote Please invite your friends and colleagues RSVP/Pay by Monday Dec 23th. $12.00 per person. Payment by credit card or pay pal is $18.00. RSVP to HTBE office at 323-656-3150 or [...]

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Membership and HHD

Candle Lighting Times

Service Schedule

Shabbat (Saturday)

9:30 A.M.

Followed by a Kiddush Luncheon

Torah Talk after Kiddush

Join with HTBE, Creative Arts Temple and Rabbi Cuttler and Cantor Kathy Robbins for

Friday Night Service on
Friday,February 7th at 8 PM

Musical Kabalat Shabbat Service at 7:30

Synagogue Contacts

Office Hours:
Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tel: 323 - 656 - 3150
Fax: 323 - 654 -1791
Email: temple@htbel.org

Marcelo Kupferwasser

Rabbi Ira
(818) 486-9685