Beverly Hills Synagogue Dedicating Service to Ronni Chasen, Laura Ziskin

Temple of the Arts to honor departed high-profile members

Beverly Hills synagogue Temple of the Arts will memorialize publicist Ronni Chasen and producer Laura Ziskin by dedicating one of its High Holy Days services to them.

The Yom Kippur Yizkor memorial service is set for Oct. 8.

Chasen and Ziskin were members of the synagogue. Members of the temple have placed bronze tablets in memory of the two women on the Wall of Memory.

In a written statement, Rabbi David Baron said, "Each of these women of valor, in their own way, gave so much to humanity and the arts. They are eternal role models of decency and tzedakah."

"Tzedakah" is the Hebrew word for charity.

The Temple of the Arts draws heavily from the entertainment community, and recently acquired the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

The High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur begin at sundown Sept. 28.

On Yom Kippur, Oct. 8, services will be broadcast on Time Warner, Comcast, DirecTV and the Armed Forces Network.

 Ziskin, who produced "Spider-Man," "Pretty Woman" and "As Good as It Gets," among others, died of breast cancer in June.

Chasen (pictured above) was murdered in November.


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