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Welcome to Synagogue Santa Monica!

We invite you to visit Living Torah Center/Chabad of Santa Monica synagogue of the greater Los Angeles Jewish community.

We welcome you and your family to look through this website and www.livingtorahcenter.com. Please note the various activities and educational and social programs being offered by one of the few Jewish Orthodox Synagogues here in Santa Monica.

We personally invite you to join us for any or all of these meaningful programs at Living Torah/Center Chabad of Santa Monica Synagogue.  

Chabad of Santa Monica Synagogue – Living Torah Center

1130 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, Ca 90401

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Yom Kippur Santa Monica


A Step-by-Step Guide for Yom Kippur in Santa Monica.   On Yom Kippur the day when we are likened to angels, many have a custom to wear white clothing while praying. Married Ashkenazi men traditionally wear a simple, long white garment called a kittel. The kittel is also the traditional Jewish shroud; wearing it reminds us of our mortality and urges us to repent. Before sunset, women and girls light holiday candles, and everyone changes into non-leather shoes...

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Rosh Hashanah Santa Monica


Rosh Hashanah - The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah is observed on the 1st and 2nd days of Tishrei.  In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "Head of the Year," and as its name indicates, it is the beginning of the Jewish year. The anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, it is the birthday of mankind, highlighting the special relationship...

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Torah Study in Santa Monica


Torah Scroll Facts • A Torah Scroll is the holiest book within Judaism, made up of the five books of Moses. • There are 304,805 letters in a Torah Scroll. • Each page has 42 lines. • The Torah Scroll must be written by a specially trained pious scribe called a sofer. • A sofer must know more than 4,000 Judaic laws before he begins writing a Torah Scroll. • It takes about a year to write an entire Torah Scroll. •...

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