Past Events

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Join us for an ice cream party!!!

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

10:30 AM

Westwood Jewish Center

1651 Westwood Blvd

LA 90025

Listen to the Ten commandments and enjoy Ice cream and cakes with fellow members of the tribe



Join other (very cool) members of the tribe for another amazing Shabbaton. Sushi, wine, Le’Chaims, What else could you ask for? Watch the sunset from our 5000 square ft. rooftop while socializing, praying and singing.
B”H Our guest speaker is Lorenzo Nourafchan

7:00-PM- Welcoming wine reception
7:25-PM- Shabbat Candle Lighting
7:30- PM- Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat.
8:30- PM- Kiddush, Hamotzi and Shabbat meal.

Shabbat morning, May 16th:
Men’s Mikvah will be open.
9:30 AM -Shabbat services
10:30 AM- Torah reading
12:15 PM- lunch
7:00 PM- Mincha and Se’udah Slisheet
$18 per person till May 1st 2015. $26 afterwards.
Lunch & Se’uda Shlisheet will be provided for the Shabbat observant. For sleeping arrangements Vered Kashani at

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Come join us for an unforgettable Shabbat and listen to the captivating journey of our guest speaker, Rabbi Parisi, who went from being a Pastor of an evangelical Church to becoming a wise Rabbi. He was born to Italian parents, raised and educated by the Catholic Church, and led an evangelical congregation. Friday, March 27th 6:15-PM- Welcoming wine reception 6:40-PM- Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:45 PM- Men’s Mincha 7:15 PM- Kabbalat Shabbat followed by a welcoming speech and short story by Rabbi Kashani 8:00 PM- Kiddush, Hamotzi and Shabbat meal L’chaim, L’Chaim Yaakov Ephraim! Rabbi Yaakov Parisi: A Pastor’s Journey to Judaism 10:30 PM Grace after meal followed by more singing, dancing and L’Chaims! Shabbat Morning, March 28 8:30 AM- Coffee & cake, Men’s Mikvah 9:00 AM -Shacharit – Morning Service 11:00 AM – Rabbi Kashani Shabbat Hagadol sermon followed by Musaf services 12:30 PM- Kiddush and lunch 1:15 PM- Rabbi Yaakov Parisi: Nothing is an accident, there are no coincidences when it comes to a Jewish neshama (soul) 5:30 PM- Rabbi Kashani’s class 6:00 PM- Mincha 7:00 PM- Third Shabbat meal 7:45 PM Maariv 8:15 Rooftop Havdalah with roasted marshmallows and sushi by the fire pit. Rabbi Yaakov Parisi : The Power of a Jewish soul Come and learn about who you are, the mission you have and the potential within you. Just like our forefather Avraham looked inside himself, became an emissary for Hashem. The world has never been the same since that day. So to, you have a soul that has the power to change everything and everyone around you, yes even the world. $18 per meal or $36 for the entire Shabbaton For sleeping arrangement or more info contact Sponsorships opportunities are available for a full tax deduction.

Per meal/ entire Shabbat

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail                                           Meet young Jewish professionals and have a beautiful Shabbat dinner right before Passover 7:05 Candle lighting 8:00 Kiddush and Dinner Make your own sandea, singing and dancing Shabbat morning 9:00 AM services 10:00- 12:00 Torah reading, Rabbi Kashani’s sermon and conclusion of services 12:30 -Kiddush and lunch Tickets: $18 If you are Shomer Shabbat and need sleeping arrangements, please contact Vered at 310-441-1018


Shabbat Chanukah Kiddush Lunch for


young professionals


Join us for a festive Shabbat Kiddush lunch in honor of Chanukah and our new baby girl Shaina. Mingle with young professionals and meet new friends. For overnight accommodations PM me (Vered Kashani ) or e- mail The event is free, donations are welcome


Saturday, November 30th.


Services begin @ 9:00


Torah reading- 10:30 followed by Rabbi Kashani’s sermon and Mussaf services. 


Lunch will be served @ 12:45




Let’s light up the world!


Join the Westwood Jewish Center as we light the sixth candle of


Chanukah at Bristol Farms in Westwood. 


Monday, December second 2013 @ 6:00 PM


Bristol Farms 1515 Westwood Blvd @ the corner of Westwood Blvd @ Ohio




Previous events


Baking Challah is a special Mitzvah given exclusively to women. It a special time for personal prayers and pleas.The first Shabbat after Passover is an especially auspicious time for those prayers and personal requests be it Bashert, health, wealth, happiness child bearing etc. In this fun and “hands on” workshop you’ll not only learn how to make and shape your own dough, but get an opportunity to pray and ask for whatever you want. So get your hands on some real dough! When? -Thursday, April 4th, 2013 7:30 PM Where?- Westwood Jewish Center 1651 Westwood Blvd L.A. CA 90024 Cost?- $18.00 minimum donation per person pre- paid $26.00 minimum donation at the door includes all materials   Shabbaton Ever wished you met Albert Einstein? Well, the Albert Einsteins Of Judaism and kabbalah, Rabbi & Mrs. Freeman are here as our featured speakers for the pre- Pesach Shabatton. Topics include: “Men, women & Kabbalah”, “Life after life” & more. Make sure to bring all your questions about Judaism, Kabblah or even personal questions. Candle lighting 6:49 followed by kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv. Shabbaton Schedule: 8:00 PM Kiddush & Dinner – “Is There Life After Life?” Mrs. Nomi Freeman 9:00 am- pre services refreshments & Jewish mysticism class 9:30 am – Morning services 10:15 am -Torah Reading 12:00 pm – Rabbi Kashani sermon 12:45 pm – Kiddush & lunch – “How to find your Bashert & keep it”- Rabbi Tzvi Freeman 6:00 pm – Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 7:45 pm -Havdalah & rooftop Kumzitz Costs: $36 per meal or $99 for all Shabbat meal. Havdalah &Rooftop Kumzitz INCLUDED bring a friend and save: $150 per couple Westwood Jewish Center 1651 Westwood Blvd L.A. 90024 a short walk from the “W” & the Palomar hotels For a special $149 rate for a double- bed room (up to FIVE people) @ the Palomar Hotel  Call Matthew @ (424) 901-7264 and ask for the Westwood Jewish Center rate. Rates are effective through March 13th.