Welcome by Rabbi David Baron
Temple Of The Arts
Yom Kippur at Temple of the Arts Beverly Hills
with Rabbi David Baron and Special Guests at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on October 9, 2019. Photo’s By: Steve Moyer
Rabbi’s Letter of Gratitude
Thank you for the many kind and complimentary emails and phone calls about our services and my sermons. Your membership and support is so deeply appreciated as well as your kind words. For me, each year, it is a labor of love to create inspirational services and experiences.
Please join us throughout the year for our Shabbat dinners, services and special events.
Many members have asked me to please give them a heads up on the High Holy Days well in advance, so here are the dates for 2020:
Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19
Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28. Our next Shabbat service will be held on Friday, November 15 at 8 PM.
Wishing you and your dear ones a sweet and healthy New Year of peace!
~ Rabbi David Baron
Rabbi David Baron gives his New Year blessing from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
Rabbi’s New Year Greeting
Today, there are still groups that eagerly await to "recite Kaddish" over us and announce the end of our people. However, "Am Israel Chai- the Jewish people live!" In this New Year, let us pledge to return and gather- to do, to read, to write, to give and to forgive, to support and organize, to take and receive.
In our nation, political strife has given way to coarsened speech, demonization and outright hatred. Let us commit to a different way of communicating our disagreements. We must rebuild durable, sturdy bridges to neighbors, friends, loved ones, to Israel and to all humankind. Amen!
L'shana Tova Tikatevu, A sweet, healthy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Rabbi David Baron
In His new book “My Hand To God” Author Joel Saken dedicates the book in part to Rabbi David Baron and Temple Of The Arts. We are delighted to share an excerpt from the book’s dedication below.
“I would also like to dedicate this book to Rabbi David Baron and Cantor Ilysia Pierce. As a teenager in Rome on a business trip with my father, I meandered throughout the magnificent Vatican, and I immediately understood the power of being surrounded by immense beauty, devotional sounds, and a heady and holy ambiance.
I hoped to one day replace those emotions with a focus on my own religion, Judaism, which I have always loved and been proud of, as well as being comfortable with its tenets and codes of belief.
I searched for a beautiful architectural structure, filled with great art, perhaps even the revered biblical art of the famed Jewish artist, Marc Chagall, and to hear words and sounds that I could label “heavenly.”
On one Friday night, my parents invited me to attend a service with them at The Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills, and immediately I began feeling similar emotions that I felt while at The Vatican, with the obvious and necessary differentiation.
I was so impressed with the Rabbi’s thought provoking and creative service, and I loved the Cantor’s magical incantations of our historic prayers and psalms, etc., in a quality voice one rarely hears outside the grand opera houses or Broadway theatres.
I knew I had found a home to exercise my religiosity.”
About Our Temple
Most Jews in the United States belong to either the Orthodox, Conservative or Reform branches of the faith. But in Los Angeles, music, drama and dance are the focus of one Jewish synagogue that has decided to go outside tradition.