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Outreach on the Beach | Apples and Honey 8/29/10

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At Pacific Jewish Center we endeavor to share the light Judaism with the entire Beach Community. As we approach the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, the least we could do was wish the Venice Boardwalk a collective Shana Tova (A Good Year) to all the passersby.

So I set up shop outside the Shul on the Beach on a Sunday afternoon. Literally thousands of people pass the Shul on a beautiful summer Sunday like yesterday. I started all alone, but was eventually joined by Shul Co-President Alan Danziger and veteran of the Venice Boardwalk outreach scene, Rabbi Mintz and as the Klezmer Concert approached (Klezmer on the Beach Concert Was a Great Success) many, many friends, neighbors and my family. Over the course of the few hours we were there plenty of folks from the local area and as far as Australia, London, Israel (of course) and South Africa stopped by. Read…


Outreach on the Beach | Pesach 2010 4/4/10

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Having the most incredible location in the world for our shul comes with some responsibilities. We are the custodians of the Shul on the Beach and any chance we have to share the Shul with the public we should!

This year we have had public events on Chanukah, Pre-Purim and Purim. We also had several Sundays where we just hang out at the shul welcoming visitors.

Because Sunday was also an Erev Yom Tov (and people are making preparations for the holiday) we did not have a public event for Pesach (stay tuned ’til Sukkos). But I felt it would be wrong not to open the shul doors for at least a little while so I went to the Shul for a couple hours on Sunday. Read…


Outreach on the Beach | Pesach 2010 4/4/10

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Having the most incredible location in the world for our shul comes with some responsibilities. We are the custodians of the Shul on the Beach and any chance we have to share the Shul with the public we should!

This year we have had public events on Chanukah, Pre-Purim and Purim. We also had several Sundays where we just hang out at the shul welcoming visitors.

Because Sunday was also an Erev Yom Tov (and people are making preparations for the holiday) we did not have a public event for Pesach (stay tuned ’til Sukkos). But I felt it would be wrong not to open the shul doors for at least a little while so I went to the Shul for a couple hours on Sunday. Read…


Pacific Jewish Center Purim Celebration Recap February 28, 2010

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The Shul on the Beach Purim 2010

This Purim, The Shul On The Beach opened its doors to the entire Venice / Santa Monica community to join in a Purim Celebration. An excellent turnout from our members, friends and neighbors set the stage for a truly memorable afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Beithalachmi prepared a wonderful Purim feast that was partially sponsored by Yossi and Joannie Ziff on the occasion of their second anniversary. As always, Jeff Liss planned an excellent party, including first class entertainment (see the previous post), refreshments and a costume contest. Most importantly, our community really stepped up to the plate in terms of hospitality, friendliness and warmth. Led, once again, by Rabbi Mintz, many, many guests were ushered into the Shul. Read…


Mishloach Manos Packing on the Beach 2/14/10

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The Shul on the Beach

Yesterday was a great day for Pacific Jewish Center and our community.

A little while back, we decided that it would a lot of fun for the community to get together and pack mishloach manos together at the Shul on the Beach.

The event had a triple purpose. The goals were all met and exceeded. The first goal was to make a more creative mishloach manos that effectively reflected the spirit of the Shul on the Beach Read…