Following the death of a close relative, Jews traditionally are obligated to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on a daily basis, as part of a minyan. Jews have been fulfilling this obligation since at least medieval times, and the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish is said to be one of the pillars that has helped contribute to the survival of the Jewish people over the millennia. The ritual is poetic and spiritual and helps salve the wounds of the bereaved. It provides a timeless space for acknowledging loss and grief in community.
The Los Angeles Reform Minyan Project was formed to create a daily minyan within the Reform Community of Los Angeles. Our hope is to provide inclusive prayer settings that welcome mourners to fulfill the obligation of reciting the Mourner's Kaddish within the warm embrace and traditions of our diverse Reform Jewish community.
Schedule of Services & Locations
Monday at 9:45am (Chapel)
Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Boulevard
Tuesday at 6:30pm (Sanctuary)
Congregation Kol Ami
1200 North La Brea
Wednesday at 6:45pm (Price Hall - Peachy & Mark Levy Beit Midrash)
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Thursday at 6:30pm (Belle Chapel)
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
300 North Clark Avenue
Friday at 9:15am (Sanctuary)
10345 W. Pico Boulevard
Saturday Each Congregation holds Shabbat Services. Check individual websites for dates and times.
Sunday at 8:45am (Factor Chapel)
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd. (enter through parking lot on Hobart)
Visit the LA Reform Minyan Project website for more information.
The Jewish Journal wrote about the LA Reform Minyan Project calling it "modern" and "an innovation." Read the full article here.