Rosh Hashana 5772 & Shabbat HaAzinu

S.T.A.R. News & Events

Here are S.T.A.R.’s upcoming exciting events:

October 16th

The most magnificent Sukka party EVER at the Levy’s!!! For Kids Ages 7-12 and Teens Ages 13-18.
Click here for the applications!

October 29th

The scariest night out with the STAR Gang. Join us for the fun of your life at Knott’s Scary Farm!
Click for application.

Rosh Hashana / This Shabbat


Rosh Hashana Day 1:
Wednesday Candle Lighting: 6:25pm

Rosh Hashana Day 2:
Thursday Candle Lighting: 7:18pm

Shabbat Parashat: HaAzinu

Candle Lighting: 6:32pm
Shabbat Ends: 7:25pm

Shanna Tova and Gmar Chatima Tova from all of us at STAR.

Torah Message


“Charity Saves From Death”

“Could you please spare a chicken for me? I have hardly anything to eat!”

This was the heartrending appeal a Jerusalem Torah scholar heard from the poor woman who had just knocked on his door. The trouble was that his financial situation was not much better than hers. With great difficulty he had somehow managed to secure two chickens for the sparse holiday meals for his very large family. After a momentary effort to explain his helpless situation, he quickly switched his mental gears and told the lady to wait while he went to fetch one of those chickens from his refrigerator.

The sight that greeted him when he opened the door of the fridge almost caused him to faint. There lay his three-year old son, unconscious and blue from the cold. He had playfully locked himself inside, and his cries were muffled by the locked door. Emergency medical help was immediately summoned and they were able to revive the boy. The attending doctor told the father that had the child been discovered a minute later he would have been beyond saving.

This was a timely reminder that “Charity saves from death” and that someone may give away a chicken and in return receive a child.


Rabbi M. Weiss                                                  Rabbi Y. Sakhai

Community News


Em Habanim Congregation

Weekly Parashat Hashavua class with Rabbi Joshua Bittan on Wednesdays at 8:30pm for more info. visit

Em Habanim Congregation’s annual banquet will be held on Sunday  the 6th of November, 2011. The honored Guests are: Mark Castiel, Andre Chrique and Johnny Elbaz Deckel.
Em Habanim will be celebrating close to 40 years of service to the community.

Yom Kippur services will be held at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Century City. More details will follow.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for mitzvot ofHessed including Bikur Holim . Pleasecall the office (818) 762-7779 to inform of your availability. Thank you

Sephardic Temple:

Mark your calendars:

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 A Gal celebration honoring the 2011 Sephardic Heritage award recipients Mr. Larry Clumeck and Dr. Samuel Newman.
For more info. visit

Sunday September, 3rd, 2011 Annual STTI Family picnic Mar Vista Park 10am -3pm Food, Music, Games and Fun!

Get Well Soon


We wish a speedy recovery for all the Jews that may need it where ever they may be and especially for:

Em Habanim:

Max Barchichat From Sephardic Temple: Al Azus,Buena Angel,
Elaine Leon,Itzchak Rachmanony

From S.T.A.R.:

Mordechai Chaim Ben Chana, Chaim Ben Buena,
Meshulam Dov Ben Chana Sarah
Bracha Eliza Bat Ehteram, Bracha Sara Chaya Bat Ronit

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