Jack and Jill star Adam Sandler attends Kehillat Israel. The environmentally conscious, 1,000-household-strong Pacific Palisades synagogue, which started a carbon-free initiative three years ago, opened its new building in October 1997. Bob Saget has done stand-up at numerous events. "He once admitted to me that temple shows are the hardest to do because he has to censor himself," Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben told the Jewish Journal in 2008.
16019 Sunset Blvd. Founded: 1950 Affiliation: Reconstructionist Other Notable Members: Bob Saget
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Kabbalah, a belief system focused on mystical interpretation of the Bible, gathered much media attention (and controversy) in the early 2000s after such celebrities as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton aligned themselves with the center (neither remain as members). On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Kutcher and his reportedly estranged wife, Moore, sent a message to the press when they were photographed attending services here together.
Kabbalah Centre of Los Angeles
1062 S. Robertson Blvd. Founded: 1984 Affiliation: Unaffiliated Other Notable Members: Madonna
Sixteen years after its formation, the congregation of Leo Baeck Tample moved to its permanent West L.A. home on 10 acres alongside the 405 Freeway. The temple is a popular destination on High Holy Days, so tickets are required for worship.
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Founded: 1947 Affiliation: Reform Notable Members: Ari Emanuel, Barbra Streisand and Marilyn & Alan Bergman
The Tower Heist and Academy Awards show director attends the Temple of the Arts. Founded by Rabbi David Baron, the temple's 1,900-seat Saban Theatre doubles as an entertainment venue (Joan Rivers and Marlo Thomas recently performed there). Baron calls his 2,000-member congregation "the largest arts and entertainment temple in the U.S."
Temple of the Arts
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Founded: 1992 Affiliation: Unaffiliated Other Notable Members: Jason Alexander, Sela Ward, Larry King, Steve Tisch, Peter Morton
Jeremy Piven is one of the many who attend the temple founded by Hollywood heavyweights Sol M. Wurtzel, Isadore Bernstein and Edward Laemmle. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the temple in February 1965.
Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd. Founded: 1926 Affiliation: Reform Other Notable Members: Writer-producer Jill Soloway, Jeremy Piven and the late Elizabeth Taylor (who was converted to Judaism by the temple's Rabbi Max Nussbaum in 1959), Leonard Nimoy, Phil Rosenthal.
Former chairman and CEO of United Artists Jerry Weintraub heads out to laid-back Chabad of Malibu. There's no need to scalp tickets for services at this temple, which boasts a "no reservations needed" policy.
Chabad of Malibu
22943 Pacific Coast Highway Founded: 1994 Affiliation: Unaffiliated Other Notable Members: Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan
Actress Mare Winningham has attended services at Temple Beth Am. Before construction of its main sanctuary in the 1950s, the temple held services at such since-razed movie palaces as the Circle and the Lido. To raise money for the new building, the synagogue held a fund-raiser emceed by MGM president Dore Schary.
Chabad of Malibu
1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Founded: 1934 Affiliation: Conservative Other Notable Members: Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson, producer Gabriel Brener.
CAA's Richard Lovett and ICM's Chris Silbermann are close with senior Rabbi Steven Leder at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. The temple is raising funds for a reported $100 million renovation.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd. Founded: 1862 Affiliation: Reform Other Notable Members: The Pritzker family, founders of Hyatt hotels, and Shamrock Holdings president Stanley Gold.
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