Presented by Rabbi Ken Chasen: The Hartman Institute Video Lecture Series
Going deeper than politics or advocacy, the Engaging Israel course reframes the discussion about the enduring significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide. The iEngage curriculum elevates the conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis. Remaining two Tuesdays 7:00 to 9:00pm May 21 and June 4 Cost: Drop in rate - $25. per session
05.22.13 Community of Elders - Wednesday at the Temple Lunch & Bridge Bridge from 1-3:00. PLEASE NOTE: Yoga (for all ages) from 1:30-3:00 will take place only on the first and second Wednesdays of each month until further notice.
05.23.13 LBT Business Alliance A group dedicated to the success of each member by strengthening our temple community through the sharing of knowledge. This month they're meeting on the fourth Thursday - at Factor's Deli, located at 9420 W. Pico Blvd.
05.24.13 Shabbat Evening (late) Service with a special blessing for LBT's graduating seniors
05.25.13 Shabbat Morning Minyan
Abigail G. Spiegel has been our 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 a senior member of the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA), a member of the NATA National Board, Co-Chair of the Education committee for the Portland Conference and is a member of NATA’s Membership committee. Abigail serves as President of the Professional Association of Temple Administrators (PATA.)
She is married to Adam Spiegel and they have four children, Sydney, Maxwell, Sascha, and Harry.
Director of Education
Avram Mandell has been the Director of Education at Leo Baeck Temple since 2004. He holds a Masters degree in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education. Prior to his tenure at Leo Baeck Temple, he worked in San Antonio at Temple Beth-El and at the URJ’s Greene Family Camp and Camp Harlam. Avram currently serves on the board of the North American Temple Educators. Additionally, he was the first recipient of the URJ "Technology Award" for creating a radio station at his synagogue, and has a chapter entitled "Funny Man,” in the book Still Small Voice: Reflections On Being A Jewish Man, Michael Holzman, ed. URJ Press, 2007.
Director - Leonard I. Beerman
Early Childhood Center
Sally Loevner has a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in reading. She brings to Leo Baeck Temple many years of experience in Jewish early childhood settings. She has previously been an ECC director and teacher as well as having been a kindergarten teacher. Sally's understanding of young children, their development, and of early childhood education will continue to help the ECC achieve its ongoing vision to be an intimate, caring, and stimulating environment for children to grow and develop.