Our goal is to provide you with a meaningful, inspiring worship experience, and that you will feel comfortable and welcome in our synagogue during the Holidays and all year long.
We want you to feel welcomed and comfortable at Temple Beth Am. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about TBA and the High Holidays here.
We believe that people seek many different things during this season and we hope that you will be able to find something that fits your needs.
What are the options?
There are three main options for holiday services this year:
This traditional holiday service is spiritual and song-filled. Led together by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld and Temple Beth Am’s Cantor, Rabbi Hillary Chorny, you will find inspired davening (praying) here.
This service is upbeat, reflective, and family-friendly. Led together by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz and the kavanah-filled (intentional) hazzan, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, you will find High Holiday favorites, contemplative moments, and conversation in this service.
The Library Minyan:
This service is participatory, lay-led, and balances traditional observance with modern sensibilities. Led by volunteers, many of whom grew up in the Conservative movement and are quite knowledgeable in the liturgy, you will find a warm, personal, and meaningful service.
Schedule and service locations coming soon! We can help you find the right service when you arrive if you don’t know where to go.
No, there are no assigned seats. We encourage you to find a seat that feels comfortable on any of the days of the holidays, in any of our services.
Erev (evening) Rosh Hashanah services are free to everyone!
You can sign up below for tickets. We know that they can be expensive, but we won’t turn away anyone who wants to come, regardless of finances.
While much of our service is in Hebrew, we include English readings throughout all of the services as well as niggunim (wordless melodies) that are easy to follow.
In addition, the mahzor includes many transliterations for the Hebrew prayers.
It can be really challenging to enter a new place when you don’t know anyone, especially a synagogue.
Everyone here is friendly, and our staff, leadership, and greeters are thrilled to help you find your place and welcome you. All attendees are given a nametag and we have greeters who can answer questions or introduce you to someone.
There are a lot of different kinds of people at Temple Beth Am, we’ll help you feel right at home whether this is your first time or your thousandth time here.
Yes! Children are welcome at all of the services.
We offer a number of different opportunities for children and families.
We know that parking is always an important question in Los Angeles.
On-site: We have limited parking available on site, primarily for those with disabled placards.
Street Parking: There is neighborhood street parking available (some restrictions are lifted for the holidays).
Nearby Parking Lot: There is also a parking lot located at the Beverly Hills Tennis Courts.
We encourage you to bring your tickets with you, to make entry easier, but we have a list handy if you have forgotten.
We encourage you to bring identification with you.
Kippot and Tallit:
We have kippot (yarmulkes) and tallitot (prayer shawls) available if you wish to wear one, but we encourage you to bring your own if you have it!
We provide the Lev Shalem High Holiday Prayerbooks (mahzorim) to as many people as we can. Alas, we do not have enough for everyone, so we encourage you to bring your own or come early to snag one.
Books are available for purchase when you request your tickets, which is recommended. You’ll use it again in the future!