Summer with Stephen Wise Temple

Outdoor Summer Shabbat Services Are Back!

The summer months mean a return to our beautiful outdoor spaces for Shabbat services! This Friday we will celebrate in beautiful Geldin Chapel as we welcome Shabbat together against an inspiring backdrop. Remember to bring a sweater or jacket as temperatures and wind may change after sunset. Of course, should we experience a heat advisory or if we expect inclement weather, services will move back indoors – we’ll keep the schedule posted in Eyes On Wise every week, so watch this space for info.

Backyard Shabbat Service
and Potluck Lunch
Saturday, July 6 | 9 a.m. | Beverly Hills
(address provided upon RSVP)

Enjoy worship, music, food, fun, and friends at a Shabbat morning service in the backyard. We will study, pray, and enjoy our usual lunch. Bring your favorite A-list picnic dish (vegetarian please) to round out our potluck.Please note: We will not hold Saturday morning services on the Wise campus. Address provided upon RSVP.


Shabbat by the Shore
with Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Cantor Emma Lutz
Friday, August 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Crescent Bay Park, Santa Monica

Our seaside service has become a beloved summer tradition, bringing together friends from all over Los Angeles for a sunset Shabbat full of meaningful prayer and uplifting music. As always, arrive early to stake out a spot for your blanket and picnic “pre-neg” and be sure to pack your frisbees and beach balls for an after-service hangout!

WiseStock: Two Nights of Shalom and Music
Thursday, August 15 | 6 p.m. | Beverly Cañon Gardens
Friday, August 16 | 6:15 p.m. | Wise Campus

Celebrate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with two extraordinary summer nights of shalom, ahavah, and music. Wise clergy, musicians, singers, and special guests will lead a singalong with Mayor John Mirisch in Beverly Hills’ beautiful Cañon Gardens on Thursday evening. On Friday night, we will celebrate a Shabbat service inspired by music from Woodstock. Featuring hits by beloved artists that performed at Woodstock in the glorious summer of ‘69, this two-night celebration will bring all of our voices together to offer more peace, love, and music into the world.