Today is August 16, 2017 -

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


Leo Baeck Temple -
  • Find us on Facebook

Professional Staff

Abigail Goldberg Spiegel

Executive Director

Abigail Goldberg Spiegel has been Executive Director since the spring of 2004, having joined the Leo Baeck Temple staff, as Program Director, in September 2002.  She is responsible for the daily management of the temple’s operations and facilities.  She serves as an ex-officio member of the Temple Board and Executive Committee and she staffs various temple committees including the Membership Committee, Finance Committee, Budget Committee, Endowment Committee, Communications, and the House and Grounds Committee.  Abigail is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.  She is currently President of the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA), having served as a member of the NATA National Board, and Vice President, overseeing Education.  She is also a Past President of the Professional Association of Temple Administrators (PATA).  Married to Adam Spiegel, they have four children, Sydney, Maxwell, Sascha, and Harry.

Sally Loevner

Director – Leonard I. Beerman 
Early Childhood Center

Sally Loevner is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in Jewish early childhood and elementary education as well as having been a reading specialist. She brings her passion for teaching and guiding children to Leo Baeck Temple.  Sally earned a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA and two Teaching Credentials and an M.A. in Education from CSUN.  Her understanding of young children, their development, and of early childhood education will continue to help the ECC achieve its ongoing vision of being an intimate, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children can grow and learn.

She is married to Joe Loevner and they have raised two daughters, Allison and Gillian – along with the addition of son-in-law Josh Lich. They joyously welcomed the arrival of granddaughter Madelyn in 2016.

Adam M. Greenwald

Director of Development

Adam M. Greenwald is the Director of Development at Leo Baeck Temple and is responsible for all annual, major, capital, planned giving, and endowment fundraising programs.  He is a graduate of Brandeis University where he served as President of the Alumni Club of Southern California for four years.  He holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a Certificate in Fundraising from New York University.  Adam previously worked at Brandeis, Yeshiva University, American Jewish University, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  He has also worked in the nonprofit world for children with special needs and for post-9/11 Veterans and their families.  Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his two children exploring Southern California.