Religion: Synagogue, S.R.O.

Jerry Lewis has taken to its pulpit to deliver a sermon on what it means to him to be a Jew. Walter Matthau has charmed his fellow congregants with a rendition of Sholom Aleichem stories. Love Story Author Erich Segal read a poem on forgiveness for Yom Kippur. The site of all this star-powered piety? One of Hollywood's newest in-spots, the Synagogue for the Performing Arts.

Organized last May by Jerome Cutler, a Hollywood talent agent and part-time rabbi, the 400-seat house of worship has been virtually S.R.O. for its monthly services ever since. "They attend with enthusiasm on a...

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