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The Rabbi on the Beach @ The Shul on the Beach

Outreach on the Beach 6/14/09

Sunday was the launch of a new initiative at Pacific Jewish Center.

First, some matters of introduction.

We are blessed with an incredible location for our Shul.

Our Shul is on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. With thousands of tourists and locals walking along the boardwalk every week, it is a great spot to meet and greet Jewish people from all over the world.

The Shul is on such a perfect spot for meeting new people it would almost be criminal not to be there on Sundays!

This Sunday we began our “Outreach on the Beach” initiative. I was there for most of the afternoon and we had a chance to meet many interesting folks from Los Angeles and around the world.

I met an Iranian Jewish couple. We spoke for a little while and they confirmed what I wrote about last week related to the treatment of Mid-Eastern Jews outside of Israel.

I also met a South African Jew whose son had his Bar Mitzva at our Shul 20 years ago.

Then I met a Hollywood stunt man who wants his son to have his Bar Mitzva and maybe even in our Shul.

Later I met a wonderful woman whose son lives in Venice and is a very well known attorney.

Towards the end of the afternoon I met two friends who were originally from Holland. One now lives in Los Angeles and the other is still living just outside Amsterdam.

This was just a sample of some of the great people we met and I have included some photos that we took at the bottom of this post.

It was a lot of fun and I hope that over the summer we will meet many more Jewish people from around the world.

Click the arrow buttons to navigate the short slide show.

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4 Responses

  1. simonsynett says:

    If you ever need a guest rabbi from Israel, let me know…sounds like fun 😉

  2. It’s so nice to be outside looking at the ocean and meeting so many people from different places and walks of life. Our shul is such a special place.

  3. […] Now, at the Pacific Jewish Center, and especially when we are at the Shul on the Beach, I feel it whenever someone new wanders in to our Shul. […]

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