Monday, September 22, 2014

Free High Holiday Services at the Laugh Factory

If your a Jew in need of some Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services and don't have a place you can go, try The Laugh Factory, no joke. Later this week and next week, it opens it's door to the Jewish community for free.

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"The Laugh Factory, Los Angeles’s premiere comedy club, ushers in the Jewish New Year with its joyous gift to the Jewish community – free High Holiday services. This will be the 31st year the Laugh Factory will open its doors to the Jewish community for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory said, “Two of the main reasons I love doing this is it gives so many actors, writers, comedians, and the entire Hollywood community who are away from their families a place to pray for the holidays. And, with the economic crisis this country has been experiencing now for over a decade, so many people cannot afford the high cost of tickets that most temples charge in order to attend services. At the Laugh Factory Temple, all are welcome to come and pray.”
Services are conducted in the Reform Jewish tradition by Rabbi Bob Jacobs.
Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated on:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
11:00 am until 1:00 pm
with refreshments to follow
Yom Kippur will begin with the Kol Nidre service on:
Friday, October 3, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00pm

Services will continue on the morning of:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 am until 1:00 pm

Concluding with Neilah service from 5:45 pm until 7:00 pm.
A “break-the-fast” will follow. No contributions are accepted and tickets are not required.
Observers are requested to come early in order to be accommodated indoors. In the event of overflow capacity, The Laugh Factory is determined to include everyone in the services and will provide TV monitors outside on the sidewalk on Laurel Avenue.
The Laugh Factory is located at 8001 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, two blocks west of Fairfax.