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Baeckbook Parties and Events

Welcome to Baeckbook! Please take a look at our events and sign up below! We can’t wait to see you at one of our Baeckbook parties; and there are a few remaining spots – so don’t miss out.


Sangria, Salmon, and Sorbet – 9/2/18 at 6pm

Join temple members Nancy Hammerman and Peter Cowen to cool off from the hot summer days. Check out two recipes for Sangria and learn how to make this refreshing drink. This summer treat packs a punch! Guests will also learn about cedar plank soaking and grilling for salmon. Finish dinner with mouth-watering sorbet.

Hosted by: Nancy Hammerman & Peter Cowen


  1. Nancy Marks
  2. Richard Marks
  3. Terri Oppelt
  4. Larry Sterling
  5. Gary Stern
  6. Sandy Stern
  7. Maribeth Scharlach
  8. Ed Scharlach

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Shabbat at Sea – 9/22/18 at 4pm

Enjoy a spectacular sunset sail aboard Tammy & Todd Bloomfield’s amazing 49′ sloop, The Romagic II. Meet in Marina del Rey at 4pm for a pre-cruise cocktail then head upwind searching for the perfect spot to “come about” and enjoy the serenity of Havdalah at sea with Rabbi Ken Chasen. A perfect way to start the week… good food, wine, song, and laughter.

Hosted by: Tammy & Todd Bloomfield


  1. Ed Scharlach
  2. Maribeth Scharlach
  3. Wendy Glickman
  4. Roger Glickman
  5. Larry Sterling (2)
  6. Sharon Rose Smith
  7. Larry Smith
  8. Allison Mirkin
  9. Jeff Mirkin

This event is currently FULL. Please email Drew at to be added to the wait list.

Mah Jong and Mimosas – 10/7/18 at 11am

Do you play Mahj? Then by all means join us for MAH JONG & MIMOSAS! Just bring your card and a smile… no quarters necessary! We’re planning a special fun-filled day. Win prizes! Eat good food! All for Leo Baeck Temple! Bring a foursome or we will find a table for you! This is not your typical tournament. National Mah Jong League Rules will apply.

Hosted by: Sue Meltzer & Nancy Marks


  1. Tamar Raff
  2. Pat Cohen
  3. Elizabeth Jacobs
  4. Allison Mirkin
  5. Marilyn Garber
  6. Terri Oppelt
  7. Bea Richman
  8. Rebecca Halpin
  9. Randi Levine
  10. Wendy Glickman
  11. Joanna Port
  12. Rachel Kennison
  13. Laurie Sobelman
  14. Allison Segan
  15. Sharon Baskin
  16. Janey Sweet
  17. Jill Fink
  18. Ruth Sobel
  19. Sandra Peters
  20. Marilyn Bendat
  21. Deb Marlin
  22. Dottie Lewis

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Take a Hike! – 10/14/18 at 9am

Join Abigail Goldberg Spiegel, the best executive director in the country, and her wonderful husband Adam for a spectacular morning hike through the Santa Monica Mountains followed by a gourmet brunch. (Beginner level hike on uneven terrain. Abigail promises beginner will really mean beginner this year).

Hosted by: Abigail Goldberg Spiegel and Adam Spiegel


  1. Ed Scharlach
  2. Danny Kaye
  3. Liza Kaye
  4. Ellen Spiegel
  5. Paul Beck
  6. Debbie Stein
  7. Wendy Glickman
  8. Joanna Port
  9. Jennifer Allan
  10. Sharon Rose Smith
  11. Larry Smith
  12. Judith Weissman
  13. Ted Cohen
  14. Iris Weinmann
  15. Drew Davis
  16. Jacki Benn
  17. Peter Benn
  18. Suhasini Yeeda
  19. Patrick Fay

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Hot Jazz on a Cool Night – 10/21/18 at 5pm

Join Cantor Linda and David Kates with special musical guests as they welcome you into their home for a cozy Sunday evening of Jazz. Enjoy come comfort food provided by Tami Lowensohn and experience the magical music that can only be experienced in this intimate setting.

Hosted by: Linda & David Kates, Diane & Peter Goldenring, and Tami Lowensohn


  1. Maribeth Scharlach
  2. Ed Scharlach
  3. Elizabeth Jacobs
  4. Allison Mirkin
  5. Jeff Mirkin
  6. Richard Nave
  7. Lois B. Miller
  8. Robert Davidson
  9. Susan Davidson
  10. Marjie Mautner
  11. Gary Stern
  12. Sandy Stern
  13. Debbie Stein
  14. Manny Weintraub
  15. Nancy Desser
  16. Paul Beck
  17. Sandy Savett
  18. Jerry Weissman
  19. Judith Weissman
  20. Laurie Sobelman
  21. Burt Sobelman

This event is currently FULL. Please email Drew at to be added to the wait list.

The Notorious RBG – A Supreme Afternoon – 11/11/18 at 2pm

There’s power in the house today! You won’t want to miss LBT member Marilyn Levin’s informative tour through the new Skirball lecture on the Notorious RBG (that’s the Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg… and NOT the rap artist Notorious BIG). After this amazing tour, everyone is invited to the President and First Lady’s nearby home (LBT President, Lloyd and First Lady, Allison Segan) for a scrumptious tea. A perfect day of power from beginning to end.

Hosted by: Allison & Lloyd Segan


  1. Sue Meltzer
  2. Ed Meltzer
  3. Maribeth Scharlach
  4. Ed Scharlach
  5. Cathy Rauch
  6. Banjamin Ross
  7. Liz Bennett
  8. Nancy Levinson
  9. Marlene Gilbert
  10. Larry Gilbert
  11. Emily Brecher
  12. David Brecher
  13. Richard Nave
  14. Lois B. Miller
  15. Vida Brucker
  16. Barbara Bilson
  17. Charlotte Myers
  18. Alex Brucker
  19. Marjie Mautner
  20. Debbie Stein
  21. Manny Weintraub

This event is currently FULL. Please email Drew at to be added to the wait list.

Senior Staff Supper and Song – 1/6/19 at 6pm

One of the most spectacular fine-dining experiences can only be held at the fabulous Bel Air home of Rabbi Ken Chasen & Allison Lee. The ever popular Senior Staff dinner party returns. Be the guest of Rabbi Ken Chasen &Allison Lee, Rabbi Lisa Berney, Rabbi Benjamin Ross, Cantor Linda Kates, and Abigail Goldberg Spiegel for a magical evening of a homemade farm-to-table feast as LBT’s senior staff provides for your every comfort. Better sign up fast if you want a spot for this one.


  1. Nancy Marks
  2. Richard Marks
  3. Richard Nave
  4. Lois B. Miller
  5. Marilyn Levin
  6. Marilyn Garber
  7. Ellen Spiegel
  8. Rita Loew
  9. Paul Beck
  10. Barbara Bilson

This event is currently FULL. Please email Drew at to be added to the wait list.

Gratifying Gravlax: Mastering the Art of Insanely Tasty Cured Salmon – 3/10/19 at 11am

The self-declared West Side King of Gravlax (aka Rabbi Benjamin Ross) and Liz Bennett welcome you into their home where the Rabbi will prepare an artisanal, hand-crafted, lovingly cured gravlax feast for 10 lucky Leo Baeckers.

Ask yourself: Do you crave smoked salmon more than oxygen? Do you dream about frisbee size bagels to transport more lox down
your gullet? Do you believe the lusciousness of salmon is a gift of the Gods? Well, whatever you answered, come! We will nosh on gravlax, drink premium coffee, learn about curing salmon, and make some of the “pink gold” to bring home. Be assured, once you master the simple art of curing salmon you will finally be a contribution to society and the star of any potluck.

Barney Greengrass step back! Saul Zabar move aside!

Hosted by: Rabbi Benjamin Ross and Liz Bennett


  1. Nancy Marks
  2. Richard Marks
  3. Marilyn Levin
  4. Marilyn Garber
  5. Rita Loew
  6. Eric Herzog
  7. Jane Herzog
  8. Bea Richman
  9. Robyn Samuels
  10. Debbie Stein
  11. Manny Weintraub

This event is currently FULL. Please email Drew at to be added to the wait list.