Temple B’nai Emet is a traditional synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism located close to downtown and the early centers of Jewish Life in Los Angeles.
We celebrate our diverse membership and are dedicated to growing and perpetuating meaningful Jewish life.
Importantly, everyone is welcome regardless of affiliation or membership!
Our grand, historic Temple was formed back in 1928, which is one reason why Temple B'nai Emet is woven into the fabric of Los Angeles' Jewish life.
It's not surprising, when visitors find out Temple B’nai Emet has been here for 91 years, that they often say, “It's so beautiful... Wait, I think my grandparents attended before they moved.”
They probably did...
Rabbi Sheldon Pennes' dynamic leadership is a significant reason members travel from far and wide to Temple B'nai Emet, and his humor, compassion and Torah Study sessions infuse the Temple with the best of Jewish life.
He has led our services and Torah Study since 1992 and has been a part of our community since he was a boy (he even attended Temple B’nai Emet for Hebrew School). Rabbi Pennes' work, research and giving in hospice has comforted and touched countless Angelinos.