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LBT Women

LBT Women provides a welcoming sanctuary for women to join together in meaningful activities.  It offers the women of Leo Baeck Temple a series of programs designed by women… for women.  Women of all ages from the congregation share religious, spiritual, cultural, and social experiences in both large groups and small, during the week and on weekends, fostering new friendships, and renewing old ties.

Join us for our
LBT Women Programming 2020-21
from HOME to HOME!  

All programs are monthly on Thursdays evenings (except the first one) with your LBT friends! NOTE:  Our Holiday Boutique will return in 2021!​​​​​​​

Good-bye and Good Riddance 2020 – And Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!
An evening of Restoration, Inspiration, Celebration and Aspirations 
Wednesday, December 23 at 7:30pm



Rugalach Smugalach – with Allison Lee
An Evening of Yummy Baking with LBT’s First Lady 
Thursday, January 21 at 7:30pm



LBTW Book Club Night
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Join Natalie Bennett and Laura Gottlieb for our
LBTW Book Club, with our pick The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. Buy now and start reading!


Baking Passover Desserts
Thursday, March 18 at 7:30pm
Join Stephanie Cohen & Iris Weinmann, and guest appearances by Jakob, Yonah, Kyle and Asher as we pass down recipes through the generations!


LBTW Book Club Night II
Thursday, April 15 at 7:30pm
LBTW Book Pick TBD


Our “Famous” Women’s Retreat
Saturday, May 1
We look forward to sharing in a one-day retreat with virtually everything!  Stay tuned for more details.

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Leo Baeck Temple Healing Blanket Project

Dear LBT Knitters,

In this time of ‘safer at home’ knitting can help us all. It can lift our own mood as well as those in our congregation in need a both a lift to their spirits, either from illness or loneliness.  Therefore, it is time to knit more blankets of healing.

Colors: We have chosen colors of the Tabernacle (The portable Ark that carried the Tablets of the Commandments):

BLUE, PURPLE, CRIMSON, GOLD or any variations on these colors.


Please check out this website and purchase 1 skein.


The pattern for making the squares is as follows:

Use: Size 10 needles or size that matches gauge

Gauge:  14 stitches x 18 rows = 4”x4” square.  Check gauge before starting project.

Cast on:  35 stitches

Top Border Knit: 6 rows (Garter stitch, All knit)

Row 7: Knit 5 stitches, place marker, knit across to 5 stitches before end, place marker, knit to end.

Row 8: Knit 5 stitches, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, knit to end

Repeat rows 7 & 8: until piece measures 9 inches from beginning.

Bottom Border Knit: finish by knitting 6 rows (as in the beginning of the work) and then

Bind off: loosely.

Block: to make a 10” x 10” square.  When you have finished, your squared can be dropped off at the temple with the guard.

Attention: Cantor Kates

Suggested Process:                              

  • Make a nice space for yourself that is relaxing and comfortable
  • Light a candle
  • Say a prayer of intention- your personal private prayer or try one of the attached prayers
  • Knit, knit, knit…
  • Say a concluding prayer – your personal private prayer or try one of the attached prayers

Prayer for Starting:

Adonai…Take away all my negative thoughts and feelings as I work on this shawl of comfort for someone in my LBT Community. Guide my hands as they work and keep my thoughts positive and centered around him/her. I make each stitch with love and a prayer in my heart for their comfort, hope, and healing. May he/she feel loving arms around them as they use this blanket. Comfort them, Bless them, Heal them. Amen

Knit Circle Prayer:

Adonai-We thank you for the generous gifts we have received and ask for your continued blessings on our homes and families.
May the spirit of lovingkindness guide us as we share of our time, talents, prayers and love in this Healing Blanket Circle.
We also ask your blessings on the recipients of the shawls that they may feel comforted by your steadfast love and if possible that their health be restored. Amen