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Judaism Through Music,
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High Holy Days 2020

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Temple of the Arts Preschool

TOTA Early Childhood Education Campus – Le Petit Gan International Preschool is now open for enrollment

High Holidays at Temple of the Arts
Yom Kippur Morning Services 5781/2020
Rabbi Baron welcomes special guests at the livestreamed Day of Atonement 5781/2020 services at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills. Above, Rabbi Baron shares a moment of levity and joy with Jewish Country Western singer-songwriter Joe Buchanan in an otherwise somber, introspective, and meaningful day of prayer, song, and observance.
Concluding Neilah Yom Kippur Services 5781/2020
Watch as Temple of the Arts' Rabbi David Baron, Music Director Sharon Farber, and Cantors Ilysia Pierce and Jordan Bennett conduct the concluding services and the final shofar blast in the Neilah portion of Yom Kippur services for 5781/2020.
Kol Nidre Yom Kippur 5781/2020 Services at Temple of the Arts
Watch and listen to the Kol Nidre "all vows" service that begins Yom Kippur, with Rabbi David Baron and Music Director Sharon Farber leading Cantors Ilysia Pierce and Jordan Bennett through the recitations.
Watch our 5781/2020 Rosh Hashana Service Here
Watch the Rosh Hashana morning services from Saturday, Sept. 19. Join Rabbi Baron, Cantors Ilysia Pierce and Jordan Bennett under Music Director Sharon Farber for a lively welcome to the new year.
Watch a Recording of the 5781/2020 Erev Rosh Hashana Service Here
We've recorded the livestream of our marvelous High Holy Day services from our Saban Theatre sanctuary stage. Click on the arrow to watch Erev Rosh Hashana services from Sept. 18, 2020.
Torah Talk: From Generation to Generation
Watch and listen as Rabbi Baron analyzes the Torah portion containing Moses' final farewell speech to the Jewish people, and how he meant to extend that message of learning to every generation. Hear how making good choices is one of the fundamental beliefs in Judaism.

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TOTA has a variety of memberships designed to match your individual lifestyle and interests.

By holding any type of membership here, you are invited to experience the High Holy Days in our beautiful Art Deco temple for no additional cost.  Our magnificent High Holy Day observances feature the soul-warming voices of Cantors Ilysia Pierce and Jordan Bennet, our phenomenal choir, special guest artists, and performers, all guided by Music Director Sharon Farber.

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About the Temple

Experience Religion Through the Arts

The Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts (TOTA) offers a unique, contemporary approach to engaging with Judaism through music, dance, drama, and film. For nearly 30 years, we have welcomed people of all backgrounds to gather and share values that transcend any religious or cultural boundary. Our congregation believes in the power of art to connect us all — a belief we have spread across the city of Los Angeles and beyond.

At TOTA, we harness creativity to explore the past, present, and future of Jewish life. Through magical performances and presentations orchestrated by the visionary Rabbi David Baron, thought leaders of every faith and culture can share their insights with the world. We create original music, art, and meditation prayer books, and host independent films, concerts, and engaging readings, helping our community interpret life and spirituality through the lens of art. When you enter the historic, Art Deco Temple of the Arts, you will discover:

– Internationally-recognized authors, singers, musicians, and speakers.

– A diverse, educated, and enthusiastic congregation.

– Breathtaking architecture and original design.

– Exclusive access to theater events and community and temple activities.

Experience Temple of the Arts today for an incredible blend of religion, art, and uplifting music.


Rabbi David Baron


A New York Times bestselling author, Rabbi Baron wrote the timeless business ethics and guidance volume “Moses on Management: 50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time.” A leader in our community, he believes in the power of art and religion to bring people together.

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News and Press


MAN/KIND Project Distributes 1,000th #CovidKindness Bag to Local Homeless and Other Vulnerable Populations

Temple of the Arts supports www.themankindproject.org in delivering food and meals to those in need. On behalf of TOTA and the Man/Kind project, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all your donations to the Man/Kind COVID-19 #CovidKindness campaign that supplies crucial items to elderly, infirm, homeless and First Responders.

The temple has been crucial to the success of other outreach -- whether it is fighting anti-Semitism, or the new fight that has united us -- the fight against this killer virus.

Congratulations to Temple Sustaining Member Helene Boston

Helen Boston, pictured here with her husband Ben, has been appointed as president of the board of directors of Friends of Sheba Medical Center (FSMC).

The Los Angeles-based, non-profit organization supports the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the Middle East, the Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer. FSMC is dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for the center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Join Us Online for a Prerecorded Shabbat Service

You can join Rabbi David Baron online to observe the Shabbat anywhere that you can access the internet. “We're not here together with one another physically filling our beautiful Temple home, the Saban Theatre, but we're still together emotionally and spiritually,” Rabbi Baron says. “Someone said that somebody you love can be thousands of miles away, but you feel that powerful connection and bond as if they were sitting right next to you.” Watch Rabbi David Baron’s inspiring message from a timeless Shabbat service with Cantor Ilysia Pierce and Music Director Sharon Farber.

In Sympathy


Our condolences go out to the passing of member Lya Cordoba Latta, who was one of the founders of Theater 40.


We offer our sympathy to the family sustaining member Dave Alpert, husband of Meryl, beloved brother, dad and grandpa.


Our condolences also go out to the family and friends of Harry Morton.


Our condolences to the family and friends of Max Ramberg.


Our sympathy to the family and friends of Joe Smith.


We offer Steve Tisch and family sympathy for the loss of their beloved daughter Hilary.

“May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”