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Mishkon is Celebrating 75 Years on Main Street

Mishkon Tephilo has a rich history. Our Articles of Incorporation are dated 1917, and the congregation’s first recorded board meeting was held in 1918. Among the founders of Mishkon was the great-grandfather of our current rabbi, Joshua Katzan, who was also the first president of Mishkon. Our first facility was built in 1922, and our current location was dedicated in 1948. We became the first Conservative synagogue in the Western United States to be led by a female rabbi when the congregation hired Rabbi Naomi Levy in 1989. She served until 1996.

"Two women members of the temple, tore a long ribbon apart on the steps and the procession filed inside." -The Los Angeles Times, September 1948

Thank You for Joining us!

We kicked off a year full of celebration at an open house event with festive music, fun nosh as well as historical and architectural tours.

Check out photos of the event on our Facebook.


History Trivia!

Test your Mishkon knowledge by taking part in our trivia series! We will post weekly trivia quizzes on our Instagram story and save each story in our 75th Anniversary highlight section. 

Learn and take part here

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784