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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Davening @ Venice Beach

Monica Almeida/The New York Times
The Pacific Jewish Center, an Orthodox synagogue, on the colorful Venice Beach boardwalk.

One of my favorite places in California is the synagogue on Venice Beach. I've only been inside once but it strikes me as truly awesome that there's an Orthodox synagogue in the middle of the chaos and "out there" stuff along the Venice Beach "boardwalk." A recent article in the Los Angeles Journal, At the Intersection of Synagogue and Boardwalk, a Feud, details how the synagogue is having some trouble with one less than welcoming (possibly anti-Semitic) neighbor.