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About our community

Our welcoming community in Venice Beach is egalitarian and participatory, joyously traditional and inclusive. Mishkon embraces the warmth of tradition while welcoming new thoughts and ideas. Our unique character attracts people from every profession, including artists, attorneys, educators, rabbis, scientists, non profit execs, therapists, business, finance, tech, entrepreneurs and golden years. Welcome to the family.

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Am Yisrael Chai

Coffee With the Rabbi
Email to schedule a time to meet for coffee or a phone call with Rabbi Katzan.

Join us for Services
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat
Receive Shabbat together with song and sharing on zoom.

Saturday Morning Shabbat
Shabbat morning services in the sanctuary include Shacharit, the Torah Service, and Musaf. Congregants often lead parts of the service and have the honor of reading the weekly Torah portion, and members and visitors alike may receive an aliyah. Rabbi Katzan shares a sermon and engages the community in discussion. Mourners and those observing a yahrzeit lead the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Things to Read

Board of Rabbis of Southern California Prayers for Israel

Bari Weiss and Haviv Retig Gur

Sam Harris, 5 Myths about Israel

Stay in Touch
Many members are affected personally. Call the office at 310-392-3029 (ext 1) if you would like to reach out to people in need or if you or anyone you know needs to be contacted.

Blue Ribbon Project
As a public act of solidarity, the Jewish Federations of North America launched a global #BlueRibbonsforIsrael campaign, symbolizing support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel.

Latest from Mishkon

Mishkon's 75th Anniversary

To kick off a year full of celebration, we hosted an open house event that included festive music, fun nosh as well as historical and architectural tours. 

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One of the great benefits of being a member of our Mishkon community is experiencing what it is to be a part of something “larger than oneself.” When it is time to celebrate, find support and healing, guidance, or nourishing friendship, sharing with this special community adds meaning and substance to our lives.

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Shabbat on the Beach

Mishkon always has so much fun getting together on the beach, singing songs, lighting candles, eating challah, and spending time with one another. 

Friday, June 21

Shabbat at Home

Surprising new connections are made at the Friday night Shabbat table as Mishkon members get matched to host families for a delightful evening of good food, camaraderie, and song. 

Keep an eye on the calendar for Mishkon's next Shabbat at Home!

Thu, June 13 2024 7 Sivan 5784