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This is a perfect time to join Mishkon. As of January 2021, we have a vibrant new rabbi, Rabbi Josh Katzan, and an enthusiastic, welcoming congregation.  Read more about Rabbi Josh here, and help make Mishkon everything you want it to be!

Because we are a relatively small shul, we hope that our members will find it easy to get involved in events, interfaith programs, committees, and, of course, holiday and Shabbat services. Our members can expect programming for everyone, from preschoolers to seniors.

If you love reading, we have an active book club. If you want to learn Hebrew, we offer several adult classes. If you enjoy community service, we have outlets for that, as well. Our education system extends from our well-regarded Susan Sims Bodenstein Preschool (on hiatus during the pandemic) to our Religious School to our extensive Adult Education programs.

We have alternative services and potluck dinners, Family Shabbat Experiences, Family Potlucks, Kidz, Kibbitz, and Cocktailz, and, occasionally, musical Kabbalat Shabbat following the meal. However, our in-person events are on hiatus during the pandemic. Above all, our Shabbat and holiday services are very much congregant-led, and Rabbi Josh always leaves room in his divrei Torah for congregants’ comments. Click here to learn more about our services.

One or two Shabbats per month, we have kiddush in the social hall, where we have a chance to catch up with friends, make new friends, and do some learning after our meal.  Kiddushim are on hiatus during the pandemic.

Contact the office for more information. If you are interested in learning more about membership, please contact us at or at (310) 392-3029 ext 5.

  • No one will be denied membership because of financial issues.
  • Mishkon Tephilo welcomes interfaith families with open arms.


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