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Rabbi Hertzel Illulian JEM Community Center


Hertzel Illulian


Note from the Founder,


Dear Community, 


Our Children are our Future! The Children of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow! 


Using contemporary technology, sport activities and hands on approach to learning, JEM presents Jewish history, values, and traditions in a manner that inspires visitors with an increased interest and involvement in their heritage and Jewish Identity. JEM caters to the masses, affecting the survival of the Jewish people as a nation.


Primarily the facility serves Pre High School children up to College and their families from all over the Los Angeles area. JEM is a resource model for Jewish education nationally and internationally.


Additionally, JEM provides a setting for non-Jewish children to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding.





Rabbi Hertzel Illulian


Our Philosophy

The JEM Community Center was founded on Jewish Universal values.

Our Mission is to Provide a safe, all embracing, community center for youth after school with guidance and mentors to build their character & channel their energy in a positive way through exciting sports, recreational, & educational activities while instilling moral values and tolerance, t
hereby uniting all youth to become caring citizens & productive leaders of society, preventing drugs, violence, abuse, addictions, & todays modern calamities.


The Center is non denominational & welcomes everyone.

Our History

Located in the former (old) YMCA in Beverly Hills, the JEM Center was saved from becoming another Beverly Hills office building or coffee shop. Through lots of effort and community support the YMCA was kept to continue to be the only Community Center in the city that our youth can have to play basketball, swim, Martial Arts, and just have  a place to play, run and have fun!


We cater to the Los Angeles area, West Hollywood, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Pico-Robertson, and other surrounding areas. 

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