Today is December 16, 2017 -

1300 North Sepulveda Boulevard|Los Angeles, CA 90049|Phone: 310.476.2861


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Leo Baeck Temple is a welcoming and inclusive Reform Jewish community committed to sharing moral, spiritual, and intellectual nourishment with each other and the world.

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ECCKidsBannerpromo072315MODonlineDO YOU HAVE A TODDLER? If your child is age two or older - he or she may begin attending the ECC.  For a personal tour of the school (with your child) please contact ECC Director Sally Loevner by email: or call 310.476.2274.

WE ALSO WELCOME YOUR INTEREST IN OUR FALL INFANT-TODDLER CLASSES!  Follow this LINK to print out the pdf with all of the details and to register. The series of eight Friday morning classes for ages 8-24 months began October 6 - but we invite you to join us - since we still have available space!

News & Announcements

Please see the message below from Abigail Goldberg Spiegel, Executive Director, regarding programming updates.

Dear friends,

As you know, as a result of the Skirball fire, we are unable to reopen our facilities for the time being. Generally we send our emails at night, but I am sending this one this morning as my daughter is graduating college later today. Today’s email includes an update for LBT events for:

Friday, December 15:

  • Leonard I. Beerman Early Childhood Center classes-will be held at Stephen Wise Temple-15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive (just south of Mulholland off of Casiano Road, across from American Jewish University) in the Parenting Center Classroom C (parents park on campus; staff at AJU lot 4 spaces H127-136)
  • The Chanukah Dinner will be held at Bel Air Presbyterian Church 16221 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles CA 90049 at 6:15pm. Parking is onsite, however, if you need assistance getting up the hill, please see the centurion guard and they will arrange for a ride up.

Saturday, December 17:

Shabbat + Sand + Crashing Waves = Replenishing Goodness

Join Rabbi Benjamin Ross for an LBT Shabbat Beach Walk at 10:00am - There is so much magnificence in the ocean and Shabbat too – take advantage of one of the great benefits of living in Los Angeles (the beaches – Shabbat is everywhere)!

Please RSVP to

Where: We will gather in front of Perry’s Café in Santa Monica right on the Ocean Front Walk, just West of where Ocean Park Blvd runs into the beach (not the Perry’s just north of there).  As a GPS point of reference, Dorothy Green Park is sandwiched between Perry’s and the parking lot. There is $1 an hour parking just south of where Ocean Park Blvd hits Barnarda Way. Turn into the parking lot on the right.

Preparation: Grab an iced latte, and prepare to sink your toes into the sand, receive some poetry, catch some soft ocean breeze and open to the Torah of the universe.

We will be in touch again on Sunday night, and every night, until we return to campus.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah,



EXPERIENCE 25 HOURS - our Temple-wide initiative to encourage all member of our community to celebrate Shabbat in a completely transformative way - reaching in, reaching up, and reaching out.  

We are taking Shabbat to the next level . . . SOMETHING DIFFERENT - EVERY WEEK.


Annual Chanukah Dinner for all ages on Friday, December 15 featuring services at 6:00pm with our ECC students singing, followed by dinner at 6:30pmJoin us as we gather in celebration of the upcoming festival of lights! Come celebrate Chanukah with your Leo Baeck Temple community with a delicious dinner, singing, latkes, Chanukah art, games, and sufganiot (jelly donuts).

DON'T FORGET to bring your chanukiah with FIVE candles so we can light up the Social Hall as a community!

The cost for dinner is $25 for adults, $12 for children, and $6 for children age 6 and under. Please RSVP to


Shabbat in Your Home on December 22 (No Service at LBT) - This fun and engaging program offers a way for congregants to celebrate Shabbat, engage in deep learning with one another, and take ownership of their Shabbat experience – all while building community among members and with our clergy and staff.




LBT'S BAECKBOOK IS BACK FOR 2017-2018! There are some amazing Baeckbook events and parties with spots still available in the coming months! The details for these fun-filled opportunities may be viewed by clicking on this LINKSign up today - and ENJOY - while benefiting LBT!


Located in West Los Angeles (at Getty Center Drive)

1300 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049