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25 Hours Shabbat

Sure, we have some of the best Shabbat Services in town, but have you ever asked yourself, “how could I observe Shabbat in other ways besides at a Shabbat Service?”  Well, we did too!  This is how 25 Hours was born – with the desire to capture the essence of Shabbat, which can happen in a Shabbat Service, over pizza with your family, or even on a hike.  Whatever the activity – and we have many – we hope this new way of approaching Shabbat will offer all who participate a much-needed respite from the week and a chance to reach in, reach out, and reach up.

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Choose from the many diverse ways (shown below) that you can “pause between the notes” each week during 25 Hours of Shabbat!

SHABBAT MORNING MINYAN
LBT’s Shabbat Morning Minyan fills our Saturday mornings with a joyful service in song, Torah learning prepared and presented by fellow LBT worshipers, interactive study with the community led by our rabbis, and a potluck dairy Kiddush luncheon that enables us to enjoy each other’s company.  It is our ultimate taste of Shabbat living and is a precious part of so many of our congregants’ lives.
When:  9:30am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at Leo Baeck Temple

FRIDAY NIGHT LIFTOFF (FNLO)
Friday Night Liftoff is LBT’s monthly Shabbat Evening Service filled with music, energy, reflection, and soul.  Featuring a group of LA’s finest professional musicians, Friday Night Liftoff will make your spirit soar, as worshipers from all corners of our community – from singles to seniors, from parents to preschoolers – come together to raise their voices, search their hearts, and discover the deep renewal that only Shabbat can offer.  This is the kind of service Angelenos will be talking about, so be a part of it from the beginning!
When:  1st Friday of every month, 6:15pm (with a 6:00 “PrOneg) at Leo Baeck Temple

SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES
When the busy week comes to an end, join our Shabbat Evening Services on Fridays and experience the gifts of restoration, gratitude, and soulful self-exploration.  With music that will open your heart, poetic words of prayer that will inspire your spirit, and insightful teachings that will engage and challenge your mind, these services are the perfect way to seek meaning, perspective, and vision that will carry through the week ahead!
When:  3rd Friday of every month, 7:30pm / 5th Friday, 6:15pm (with a 6:00 “PrOneg) at LBT

TASTING AND TORAH
Unlock the secrets of Torah with your clergy over a good glass of wine and good company at one of LA’s favorite hotspots.
When:  TBD, Location TBD (watch for details on the homepage)

MUSSAR
Last year, we began exploring the teachings and practices of the Jewish ethical movement known as Mussar.  This year, we will go even deeper with our new monthly Mussar class on Shabbat afternoons.  Each session will focus on a different middah (virtue) for us to examine, as we look more deeply inside ourselves and our Jewish tradition for the wisdom and inspiration to grow.
Cost:  $90 for the year and includes a copy of the book Everyday Holiness: The Path of Mussar.  For more information, contact Rabbi Lisa Berney at lberney@leobaecktemple.org.
When:  4:00-5:30pm Monthly at Leo Baeck Temple

TOT SHABBAT
Rejoice and dance with upbeat music, enjoy a Shabbat or holiday story, participate in an art project, and nourish your body with bagels at our Saturday morning Tot Shabbat Service!  These services are geared toward our young learners – ages six and under – and their families, but all are welcome.
When:  9:30am Monthly at Leo Baeck Temple

SHABBAT IN YOUR HOME
This new 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.
We encourage congregants to participate in this exciting new program by being a host!

GO TO THIS LINK to fill out the online form.  Pick out a preferred date to host, a topic, and clergy or staff person to guide the evening’s study and make Shabbat meaningful in a brand new way!

When:   Fourth Friday of each month –  October 28, November 25, December 23, January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, and May 26
Where:  at your home … or a friend’s home!