An open, warm, and wonderful community welcomes you.

In a world so often large and impersonal, it’s nice to be a part of something small and friendly.  The Westwood Village Synagogue is such a place.  A Modern Orthodox congregation, the seeds of the “Village Shul” were planted nearly 25 years ago by three families who wanted to establish a minyan near the UCLA campus.  Since its inception, we have evolved into a welcoming congregation known for our hospitality and strong interest in Judaic study.

Come experience our dynamic programs, challenging intellectual discourse and very special sense of community.  Come home to Westwood Village Synagogue.



Daily Minyan

Daily Minyan

Daily Minyan during the Month of Elul

We will be resuming our daily minyan schedule throughout the month of Elul, and between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. While daily prayer is a central part of the Jewish experience throughout the year, it takes on an extra special meaning during Elul, the month when we spiritually prepare ourselves for the High Holidays. There are special prayers added during this period (including Selichot starting a week before RH), as well as the blowing of the Shofar every morning after Tefillah. Rabbi Bouskila will also be offering a very brief pre-HH "thought for the day" every morning.

Rosh Chodesh Elul, September 1st and 2nd, Shacharit at 8:00 am, otherwise, days and times noted below.

Mondays and Thursdays: 7:00 am

National Holidays: 8:00 am

Rosh Chodesh/Taanit: 6:45 am

Street Parking Available before 8:00 am

* Visitors saying kaddish and attending morning minyan, please email Russell at in advance of your visit so that we can guarantee a minyan.


Kiddush Room

Kiddush Room

Friday Night: (Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat)

Winter: Ten minutes before candlelighting

Daylight Savings Time: 6:30 pm

Shabbat Morning: 9:30 am

Kiddush immediately following services: 12:00 pm


Open House and Entertainment Panel

Open House and Entertainment Panel

We have events and activities throughout the year including Shabbat Lunch and Learns, holiday parties, kosher wine tastings, Shavuot dinner and learn, weekday classes, regular learning with Rabbi Bouskila, Seudah Shlishit learning, and more.