My grandparents, Hans and Edith Wachtel, lived at 1652 Amherst Ave, just off of Bundy, near Santa Monica. I remember their house vividly, with the pool in the backyard where many a lazy Sunday was spent, the funky orange carpet, the brown/orange linoleum in the kitchen, the long walkway from the front gate, past the side of the house to the front door. The house oozed and breathed the 70’s. There were objects and pictures from their many world travels, a vase from Picasso, and lining the hallway, ancient fragments of cloth from Peru.
Robert Perks watched as a distinguished looking older gentlemen and a younger woman stood at the airport gate waiting for the plane to board. An announcement came over the loudspeaker and she hugged him, a tight embrace, they pulled back and looked into each others’ tear-filled eyes.
Established in 1938, Emanuel Synagogue is a pluralist community affiliated with the Masorti, Progressive and Renewal movements. We offer a variety of services, programs and activities. We welcome you to join us.