On March 26, 2017, Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, along with the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, hosted an Interfaith Unity Service.

At this moving service, Rabbis, Imams, Ministers, Pastors, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh priests, Native American Elders, Elected officials (City, County, and State), and community leaders joined together in prayer and song to represent the intricate tapestry of beautiful Los Angeles.

The following individuals, all leaders within their respective communities, participated in the service.


Government Officials

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson
Los Angeles Council Member Mitch O'Farrell
Los Angeles Council Member Bob Blumenfield
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
Zev Yaroslavsky, former Los Angeles County Supervisor
Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, Representing the 43rd District
State Senator Anthony Portantino, Representing the 25th Senate District
State Senator Ben Allen Representing the 2th Senate District
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister
Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes
Glendale Mayor Paula Devine
LAPD Deputy Chief Horace Frank
LAPD Commander Pete Zarcone

Religious and Community Leaders

Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, Theodore Bikel Legacy Project
Cantor Mike Stein, Temple Aliyah
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, Beth Shir Shalom
Rabbi Chaim Seidller Felle, Hillel at UCLA
Rev Dr. Gwynn Gibourd
Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Congregation Or Ami
Rabbi Jason Fruithandler – Sinai Temple
Rabbi Sheldon Pennes – Temple B’nai Emet
Swami Mahayogananda
Grandmother Gloria Arellanes, Tongva Tribe Elder
Mahomed Khan, King Fahad Mosque
Pastor and Mrs. Boyd, First African Methodist Episcopal Church
Rabbi Naomi Levy - Nashuva
Pandit Vinod Dave’, Hindu Priest Tibetan Buddhist Center
Rt. Reverend Alexei Smith, Roman Catholic Archdiocese, LA
Dr. Rose Aslan, Islamic Center of the West Valley
Granthi Angad Singh, Sikh chaplain, USC
Ani Zonnevel, President, Muslims for Progressive Values
Reverend Susan Webster Klein, Rector, St Alben’s Episcopal Church
Rabbi Ken Chasen, Leo Baeck Temple
Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom
Dr. Shawn Landres

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Click to view the Event Program



Click through the images below to see photographs from the Interfaith Gathering for Unity, Love and Mutual Respect.