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Leonard Lawrence
General Manager

Message from the General Manager


As the days of summer get shorter, we enter into the season of the High Holidays which means so much to Jews around the world.   It is a time of connection, redemption and reflection as we contemplate the past, the future, and the transitory nature of our lives.

On Sunday, September 28th, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries will observe our 60th annual Kever Avot Community Memorial service at both of our parks in the Hollywood Hills and Simi Valley.

If you are not familiar with the ancient custom of Kever Avot, it is the tradition of visiting the graves of parents and loved ones each year, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

We welcome all members of the community to join us on Sunday, September 28th for our free memorial services which will combine prayer, community, meditation and song.

Whether your loved ones are buried with us or far away, all are welcome.

Our sacred yet casual Kever Avot services begin with the sound of the shofar and end with the recitation of the Kaddish.  We will begin the day with our 10:00 am morning service at our Hollywood Hills Park and our afternoon service will be held at 1:00 PM at Mount Sinai Simi Valley.

Rabbi Nicole Guzik and Cantor Marcus Feldman from Sinai Temple will be leading the prayers and Memorial Address and they will also be joined by the Sinai Temple Choir, under the direction of Aryell Cohen, singing traditional music and prayers.

I very much look forward to greeting you on September 28th at our Kever Avot High Holiday Memorial Services.

From our Mount Sinai Family to yours,
A sweet, healthy and peaceful New Year

L’shana Tova!

Len Lawrence, General Manager
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries

For more information please visit our Kever Avot Website page, call me at 323-769-1301 or email me at llawrence@mountsinaiparks.org.

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  • 1st Day of Rosh Hashanah - September 25, 2014 ~ Park Closed
  • Kever Avot - September 28, 2014 ~ 10:00 am Hollywood Hills; 1:00 pm Simi Valley
  • Yom Kippur - October 4, 2014 ~ Park Closed
  • 1st Day of Sukkot – October 9, 2014 ~ Park Closed
  • Shemini Atzeret – October 16, 2014 ~ Park Closed


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