Beit Tefilah – House of Prayer
5:45 pm PRE-ONEG Join us for a light snack, candle lighting and Shabbat singing as our community connects before services.
6:15 pm EREV SHABBAT SERVICES Services are highly participatory, spiritually engaging, and full of joy.
7:30 pm ONEG Immediately following services we continue to celebrate the sweetness of Shabbat with dessert and conversation.
EVERY 2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH- Shabbat Services with our Jazz Band
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Family Shabbat Service An engaging Shabbat experience geared towards families with younger children
6:00 pm Family Shabbat Dinner
5:45 pm Pre-Oneg and Lighting of Shabbat Candles
6:15 pm Shabbat Service Join our Rabbis and Cantor in prayer, song, and Shabbat reflection.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE* 10:30 am (Sanctuary)
SHABBAT AFTERNOON SERVICE* 5:00 pm (Sanctuary)
*Please check with the temple office to see if a service is scheduled
Second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:00am
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Join with Rabbi Klein every Shabbat morning to explore the Torah verse by verse. See how each word and phrase can have meaning in your life. The Shabbat morning Torah study group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the library.
Hearts and Minds:A Torah Roundtable
Join this passionate, joyous and sometimes critical study of Torah. Interpretations range from the poetic to the political, always thoughtful, provocative, well informed and respectful of multiples perspectives of contemporary readers.
2nd Saturday of each month, 9 -10:30 a.m.
In the city of Tsfat in the 15th and 16th centuries, every Erev Shabbat, Friday night, the mystics would gather out in a field and sing love songs, like Lecha Dodi. They believed that Shabbat, the day of rest, was also a day of wholeness, both in our world and in the heavenly realm. They treated Erev Shabbat as a cosmic wedding, and they celebrated the unity which is God. Tradition also teaches that every Jew receives a neshema yetera, a “second soul” on the Sabbath, so that on this day we become complete.
Los Angeles is not like that mountaintop city of mystics, however every Friday night at 6:15, we gather together in joy and in love, each of us striving toward a sense of wholeness. Whether or not we receive a second soul, one thing is certain: our spirits become full. Our stresses peal away and our souls expand as we are embraced with music, poetry, meditations and teachings of Torah.