Today is December 11, 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 Rabbi Ken Chasen regarding programming updates.

Dear friends,

We hope that things are beginning to normalize again for the members of our congregation who have been most directly impacted by the fires.  We are delighted that our busy LBT weekend, including all of our scheduled services and programs, continued without interruption.  I want to express thanks once again to the leaders and communities of Stephen Wise Temple and Valley Beth Shalom, who have housed our events and Torah scrolls, and to the members of our congregation who have opened their homes to accommodate our programs.  This weekend certainly showed in the most beautiful of ways that Leo Baeck Temple is much more than a beautiful campus along the Sepulveda Pass.

Yesterday, our Executive Director, Abigail Goldberg Spiegel, and I visited our property once again to examine our buildings and grounds and begin the process of restoration.  Firefighters remain onsite to assist with any lingering dangers from the fires.  While our buildings emerged largely unburned, there is, of course, a significant smell of smoke which will require remediation.  As a result, we will be unable to reopen our facilities for the time being, but we are looking forward to holding the overwhelming majority of our scheduled programs this week offsite.  Many of our events 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).

The only events on this week’s master LBT calendar that will be canceled are:

  • Tai Chi and Zumba
  • Bridge on Tuesday and Friday

 All other scheduled events at LBT will be held at remote locations.  Each evening, we will send you an update for the following day which will indicate locations for all events and any additional information that you will need to know.  Please read these email messages carefully, or check our website and/or Facebook page, as they will also post all necessary information.

LBT events for Monday, December 11:

  • Leonard I. Beerman Early Childhood Center classes will be held as scheduled all week at Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive (just south of Mulholland off of Casiano Road, across from American Jewish University).

We will keep you posted by email each day this week.  We look forward to returning to our campus as soon as possible.

Wishing you many blessings this week,

Rabbi Ken Chasen



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SIGN UP NOW for Tasting & Torah
with Rabbi Benjamin Ross
on Friday, December 8 at 5:30pm - Unlock the secrets of Torah with Rabbi Ross over a good glass of wine and great company!
Join us for Wine & Cheese - once again - at Ammo Café located in the Hammer Museum* in Westwood Village. Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced fare in the Hammer Museum’s tranquil courtyard. We will dine alfresco so bring something cozy to wear (heat lamps provided!).


When: 5:30-7:30pm (parking on site is only $6)
Cost: $10 for cheese - participants buy their own wine or beer ($5 happy hour special)  Please let us know you're attending in an email to  The Hammer is now featuring Radical Woman: Latin American Art and other exhibits

*Come early and check out the museum (free) and / or stay late and grab dinner in Westwood Village.


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 by Monday, December 11 to




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