The Marina Shul-Beit Menachem synagogue, located at 2532 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, will start its Yom Kippur services at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 12th.

Yom Kippur services begin at sundown on Wednesday with the Kol Nidre and continue through Thursday, October 13th, with the Yizkor.

The Yom Kippur luncheon is free, but reservations are required.

Services will be not held at the synagogue but at The Marina International Hotel, 4200 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.

The synagogue is not affiliated with a Jewish denomination and there are no membership fees. Voluntary contributions are made to the synagogue and some people pay nothing, but anyone who has attended the Marina Shul is considered a member, said Louis Ungar, a spokesperson for the synagogue.

“While The Marina Shul runs a traditional service in Hebrew and as such is set up to observe the requirements imposed by the Orthodox, at the end of the service everyone sits and eats together discussing Torah and current events,” Ungar said. Shabbat songs are sung in the Chabad style.

The synagogue rabbi is Yossi Naparstek.

Beit Menachem in the synagogue’s name means House of Menachem because Naparstek is a disciple of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a lifestyle based on the teachings of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.

Shul may be translated as a synagogue but also as a community headquarters where Jews gather to attend Hebrew school or discuss various topics of great interest, according to Ungar.

“For thousands of years, Jews found the Shul to be a place of warmth and refuge from external dangers,” Ungar said. “The Shul is where problems get solved, whether they are spiritual, emotional, or financial.”

Information, (310) 305-3200.

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