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Pat’s Catering


For over two decades, Pat’s has been the flagship kosher caterer in southern California, transforming dreams into reality and creating memories that will last forever. Pat’s has built a reputation on our commitment to providing every client an honest and caring environment and steadfast quest of perfection. Professionalism, creativity and passion are our badges of honor. We are dedicated to making all of your dreams come true and focus on each detail and commit every ounce of energy to ensure each and every event exceeds expectations. With our years of experience, remarkable personal attention and dedication to creating an unforgettable…

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Caring Community


BIKKUR CHOLIM: VISITING THE SICK Reaching out to those who are ill — as well as reaching out to those who are home-bound or lonely — is fulfilling this commandment. Under the auspices and impetus of Rabbi Nicole Guzik’s “Caring Community”, this year the Bikkur Cholim Committee has been very actively involved in doing this important work. Our emphasis on note writing has been extremely successful as well as our visits, phone calls, and food delivery to the sick. There are many laws and customs regarding visiting the sick. Some of the best practices derived from Jewish law and modern…

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Contact our Clergy


We at Sinai Temple can only be a community of concern when we know when and where we can be of support. If you know of anyone who may benefit from a visit or a talk with a member of our clergy, please call (310) 474-1518.

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Marriage


A Jewish marriage ceremony includes many different components. There are a few parts of the ritual which are required as well as many customs that have developed over the centuries. The marriage ceremony is a demonstration of two people’s pledging their exclusivity to one another. The required parts of the ceremony are betrothal (Erusin) and marriage (Kiddushin and Nissu’in). First a Jewish couple must become betrothed which is done via the betrothal blessing and a blessing over wine. To be married involves four parts: an exchange of something of value, typically a ring, a contract, the Ketubah, recitation of the seven wedding blessings (Sheva Brachot),…

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Birth


The first Jewish lifecycle ritual that a Jew will experience is typically one connected to birth. As with all major occasions Judaism has sought to sanctify the occasion of birth and mark the bringing of a new child into the covenant with God with rituals and ceremonies. The ceremony to bring a boy into the covenant is called a Brit Milah, a covenant of circumcision. A bris, as it is often called, occurs on the 8th day of life, not beforehand, but it can be delayed if there are medical reasons to postpone. The ceremony includes prayers to welcome the…

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Shop for Sinai


Sinai Temple and Sinai Akiba Academy have created new ways for you to “give” to Sinai Temple, while buying the things you buy already! GOODSHOP Goodshop is an easy way to earn money for Sinai Temple while saving YOU money! When you pick your cause be sure to select “Sinai Temple – Los Angeles.” Goodshop works with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of your purchase back to Sinai Temple. AMAZON SMILE To register for Amazon Smile: Follow this link: smile.amazon.com Login to your existing Amazon…

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Memorial Plaques


Sinai Temple offers the opportunity to honor the loving memory of departed family members or close friends by having his or her name inscribed on a Memorial Plaque placed on a beautiful Memorial Wall in Ziegler Sanctuary. The memorial plaque will be lit on the Yahrzeit and Yizkor days with Kadish recited on the respective Shabbat. A Yahrzeit notification will be sent to you for the Yahrzeit and your loved ones name will be listed in perpetual memorial in our annual Book of Remembrance distributed on Yom Kippur. We invite you to participate in the dedication of memorial plaques to…

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Planned Giving


THE WORLD IS IN YOUR HANDS, INVEST IN THE FUTURE “I have enjoyed the fruits of the trees others have planted for me. So I too plant for those who will follow.” ~Midrash With some advanced planning, Planned Giving allows you to make a charitable contribution that will benefit both Sinai Temple and you, today and in the future. Through careful estate planning you can realize significant estate tax and capital gain tax savings. Gifts made during your lifetime will qualify for an income tax deduction, creating additional tax savings. In many instances, gift annuities and charitable trusts produce a…

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