Temple of the ARTS Beverly Hills' Yom Kippur Service 2021! A Time for Fasting, Forgiveness and Famous Speakers!

By Rachel Ganz

On Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 and all day Thursday September 16, 2021 Rabbi David Baron and his High Holy Day guests observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Year at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Rabbi David Baron, founder of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts sermon spoke of heroism, and dignity in the face of terrorism and barbarism.

Rabbi David Baron's distinguished guests for Kol Nidre Service on Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 included:

Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and activist, activated a Facebook page to encourage all woman to protest against Iran's compulsory public hijab law for women and girls to wear headscarves. Masih Alinejad commitment to human rights has won her several awards including the UN Watch's International Rights Award, the AIB Media Excellence Award and others. She gallantly spoke about the difficulties she faced for fighting for women in Iran against the cruelty and domination of mullahs

Dr Hillel Newman, Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, spoke about the declined state of Lebanon and Hezbollah missiles, treaties between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, expedited by the United States and the state of the COVID response in Israel

Joe Buchanan, a well-known Country music composer, singe, and guitarist, chatted about his conversion to Judaism and performed some of his original music, which was motivated by his Torah study

Mona Golabek, a Grammy Award- nominated concert pianist and author spoke about and performed beautiful excerpts from her highly praised one-woman how, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane, including Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 and Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune.

Service Readers for the High Holiday Services Included:

Mary Hart, Entertainment Tonight's quintessential former American Television Personality

Jim Moret, syndicated television news magazine Inside Edition Chief Correspondent

Daphna E Ziman, President of Cinemoi Television Network and New York Times Best Selling Author

Beverly Todd, Actress, "Lean on Me," "Moving, ", "Crash" and "The Bucket List"Bernard Miller, acclaimed Acting Teacher

Service Performers for High Holy Day Services Included:

Ilysia J. Pierce, Cantor, Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre (Disney's " Beauty and the Beast)

Jordan Bennett, Co-Canter (Lead in "Les Miserables on Broadway ")

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. It is a somber day of prayer and fasting. The High Holiday Service ended Thursday evening with the blowing of the Shofar (Ram's horn) for good luck and blessings to all. The

There was a sumptuous buffet dinner and drinks for all guests following service

For more information: Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at Saban Theatre:( 323)658-9100


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