Rabbi Elchanan Shoff – 310 480 4422
The Beis Knesses of Los Angeles or BKLA (formerly LINK East Shul and Beis Knesses of Faircrest Heights) is a community of young people committed to Torah, community and opening our arms and homes to others. We hope to grow, both as a community and as individuals. To help facilitate this, we provide both Torah study opportunities and socially centered ones, thoughtfully crafted to facilitate meaningful friendships and relationships, and positive spiritual experiences. An emphasis is made on creating family friendly atmosphere where children are welcomed supervised and catered to. Rabbi and Rebbitzen Shoff are committed to focusing their attention on individuals and families in a relationship oriented model of growth. They are available for questions and advice, for learning, teaching and other interaction with the community not as a distraction from their mission of building a successful community, but as the very definition of their mission.
BKLA has already had a great positive impact upon the LA Jewish landscape. Join us and be part of the next big thing here in LA!
Frequently asked questions:
Do we have a sit down Kiddush with delicious hot food and a warm atmosphere, where the deep camaraderie is palpable?
What is the service like?
A warm, inviting and inspiring davening with singing (just the right amount) concise but meaningful words of Torah and a lively spirit. BKLA aims to foster a Torah-oriented and uncompromisingly open-armed environment. On Friday nights, our frequent Carlebach-inspired services are always a hit!
How did BKLA begin?
Pico is bursting! As young couples frantically search for more affordable housing alternatives, many have identified Faircrest Heights (the area East of La Cienega) as an appealing place to live, and have begun to settle here. A dynamic shul providing warmth, community and direction for those who are there, and primed to anticipate the needs of those who will come is vital.
Will there be childcare/childrens groups?
We are committed to providing fantastic and exciting children’s programming for all ages, which is vital for a growing shul. Our childcare groups being at 8am every shabbos morning, when Rabbi Shoff’s shiur begins, and continue throughout the service, for children of all ages.
How much is membership?
Our model does not charge membership. Just come join us!