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Beverly Hills temple marks Yom Kippur

BEVERLY HILLS — Lassana Bathily, Matthew Schrier and Edward James Olmos will be Yom Kippur High Holy Day guests at the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre, Rabbi David Baron has announced.

The temple, the largest arts and entertainment synagogue in the United States, owns the historic Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd.

High Holy Day services will be held on the eve of Yom Kippur Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 23 starting at 10 a.m.

Bathily and Schrier will appear at the Sept. 22 service and Olmos will attend the Sept. 23 service.

“My guests for this year’s Yom Kippur services will include Lasssana Bathily who saved the lives of 15 French Jewish hostages in Paris during a terrorist attack on a Jewish supermarket; Matthew Schreir, an American photographer who was abducted and tortured by the al-Qaida and escaped to freedom; award-winning and critically acclaimed actor, activist and humanitarian Edward James Olmos, who is bringing to light the life of an unsung hero during the Holocaust in a new film; and Hollywood screenwriter, author and Israeli Defense Force Reserve Officer Dan Gordon, who has fought on the front lines of the Gaza Wars,” Baron said.

Information: Kasey Carter at (323) 658-9100.


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