Hollywood strike and High Holy Days: L.A. Jews seek solace amid tough times

September 15th, 2023
“Our clergy are doing a lot more pastoral care,” said Rabbi Morris Panitz of IKAR, a large nondenominational community in Mid-City. “This is a time of year that comes with a lot of introspection: Who am I and who do I want to be in this world? Those existential questions, coupled with the tremendous uncertainty [of] the strikes, create more of a need to lean on community.”