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


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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.


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

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 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

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

Calling all yogis for a monthly exploration of body, soul, and Torah at our Shabbat Morning Yoga class that invites the wisdom of our Torah into your yoga practice.  Master Yoga instructor, Natalie Bennett will work out your body and mind, so that you will leave renewed with the peace of Shabbat.  First-timers and beginners are welcome.
When:  11:00am-12:00pm Monthly on the 1st Saturday at Leo Baeck Temple

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)

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
When:  4:00-5:30pm Monthly at Leo Baeck Temple

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

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!

Explore Shabbat and reconnect with nature and the great outdoors by getting your legs and heart moving at our monthly Shabbat hike.
When:   9:00am-11:00am on various Saturdays (watch the homepage for details)
Where:  at the corner of Encino Hills Drive & Mulholland Drive

Add a Shabbat spin to your weekend experience with ShulCycle.  We will turn it up with an inspiring Shabbat intention, seek out our extra souls by exploring the limits of our physical selves, and work up a sweat.  Note:  these are regular cycling classes with the added Shabbat component, so be prepared for a great workout!  Cost:  $20 (classes are regularly $30; the Temple is off-setting part of the cost)
When:  Various dates and locations TBD (watch for confirmation of time and location on homepage)


  • Waiver: please bring a filled out waiver form at This will help speed up the process when you arrive!
  • Call Time: Plan to arrive at least 20 mins early so you will be ready to start the class on time.
  • Shoes: if you own bike shoes, bring them. Otherwise, everyone will be given bike shoes (normally you can rent them but they’ll be comp’d for this ride)
  • Dress: you can change into workout clothes at the studio or plan to change before arriving
  • Water: bring your own or you can purchase water in studio for $2
  • Towels: the studio provides towels
  • Parking: Free SoulCycle Assisted Parking: Access garage on Dayton Way, between El Camino Alley and N Beverly Dr. (across from Il Fornaio restaurant). Proceed to P4 for SoulCycle Assisted Parking. Once you’ve parked, follow the SoulCycle signage and gray pathway which will let you out at the Gersh building next door to SoulCycle. 2 hours free with SoulCycle validation.

Forget the 405, Leo Baeck Temple is coming to a neighborhood near you!  Welcome Shabbat in a home near you with a member of the clergy team and your local LBT community.  A light oneg will be served, as well.
When:  TBD in a neighborhood near you