Temple Knesset Israel

About Us


Knesset Israel is one of the oldest Conservative Congregations in Los Angeles,

having originated in a neighborhood home in the early 1920's. Our first synagogue,

on Lyman Place, was dedicated in 1926. The Congregation moved  to its current

location on Vermont Avenue in 1955.  Now in our eighty-sixth year, we continue to

flourish under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Robert Elias and Cantor Lee



If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, cultural awareness, or friendship and

fellowship, you will always find a warm welcome at Temple Knesset Israel. Our

traditional services are in Hebrew and English and our diverse congregants come

from many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Please join us for Shabbat services

beginning at 8:45 am every Saturday, followed by a Kiddush lunch and Torah

discussion with Rabbi Elias and Cantor Greenberg.  We also have  morning

services on all of the Jewish Festival days. Our annual communal Second Seder

and Hanukah Dinner always provide spirituality and fun along with good food and a

warm environment.

  • Help us help our community by supporting the SOVA food bank and other outreach programs

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Rabbi Robert Elias, beloved past President                 Blanca Luz Castellanos, President Harvey 

the late Ben Raber and son, Michael Raber                 Shield and Ana Castellanos Velazquez

The Raber Torah Dedication 2009                               Opening of Jose A. Castelanos School 2010


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