News Post


As we enter the New Year, I want to remind you that, as in the past, we are going above and beyond our regular security measures to help ensure the safety of all who will be davening with us during the High Holidays. Under the supervision of Corine Sandfry of The Centurion Group, our Security staff will be here to assist you, and we ask for your cooperation in adhering to the following procedures:


Please place the new numbered TBA sticker, recently sent by mail, on the LOWER DRIVER SIDE of your windshield to expedite entrance to any of our parking facilities and be prepared to show your high holiday ticket to the parking attendant. Only vehicles displaying TBA stickers, or guests with tickets and ID will be admitted to the lots.

For morning services, the entire outside (north) parking lot will be reserved until 10:30 a.m. for those with vehicles displaying handicapped placards, on a first-come, first-served basis. After that time, others will be admitted. For Erev Rosh Hashanah, the lot will be open to all, with a number of reserved spaces for those with handicapped placards.

Entry into the Garage Parking is limited to those who have received special passes.

Additional High Holiday parking is again available on a first-come, first-served basis DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET in the flat, dirt lot located at 1022-1032 S. La Cienega Blvd, courtesy of Dean Isaacson, Beverly Hills Adjacent Senior Assisted Living LLC. The lot will be available during all Services except on Erev Rosh Hashanah.

We also encourage people to park in the Tennis Court lot at the northwest corner of Olympic and La Cienega. For additional neighborhood parking restrictions, please see the insert sent with your tickets and please refrain from parking on Corning Street.


Everyone will be asked to show their High Holiday tickets before entering Temple Beth Am property. This will apply to long-standing members as well as to new members. Pedestrians will be asked to display their tickets at the sidewalk near the gate at the north entrance of the Temple facility. Those attending Beiteinu will be asked to show their tickets before entering the Ionic Lodge. ID may be requested. Anyone leaving the facility will be asked to show his/her ticket upon return. Therefore, it is very important that you carry your personal ticket with you at all times.

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR TICKETS IN THE MAIL, you may contact Ariana: up until 11:00 a.m. on Friday. For Security reasons, we are holding will-call tickets at the door during the holidays only in the most extenuating circumstances.

If for any reason someone does not have a ticket, they will need to show a photo ID. Only if their name appears on our TBA Membership or Ticket list will they be admitted for services with a one-time only pass. DO NOT DELAY OUR ENTRANCE PROCEDURES - BRING YOUR TICKETS!

Children without tickets who are participating in tot or youth services must be accompanied by a parent or other ticket holder when entering the facility. Children must either be sitting with their parents or in Children's programming during High Holiday services. Unaccompanied children will be escorted back to their seats or be registered for programming.

TBA reserves the right to inspect bags; please limit these to a minimum. We will also be utilizing hand-held metal detector wands; potentially dangerous objects will be retained in the Security office.


All Service times are indicated on the back of your ticket. Greeters will be at each location to guide you and to assist you in finding a seat. Should the venue be full when you arrive, you will be guided to one of our other Services. THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED SEATS IN ANY OF OUR SERVICE LOCATIONS THIS YEAR.

Please note that there are several periods during the Service in the Sanctuary when congregants will be asked to wait to enter so as not to disrupt the Service (for example during the Hineni prayer, the Rabbi's sermon, the recitation of the Kol Nidre). Please respect the greeters if you are asked to wait in a specific area prior to entry during those times.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH Services begin on Sunday Night, September 9th with Minha at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to the Dorff Nelson Chapel to bring in the New Year with Rabbis Kligfeld, Shapiro and Chorny.

The clergy and staff at Temple Beth Am join me in wishing you a Shanah Tovah u'M'tukah,

Sheryl Goldma
Executive Director