We have an exciting calendar of events planned throughout the year 5784 – which will give all
members of our community opportunities to connect with each other and with the Temple in
celebration of our 75th Anniversary. Together, we will share the richness of our past, the sense of
community that exists today, and celebrate the collective light of a bright future to come.

Celebrate with us!

to Celebrate with Us

COE Shabbat

March 29, 2024
Come one, come all for a very special Community of Engagement Shabbat. Join us early at 5:00pm for a "bring your own dinner", followed by the service, and COE will provide dessert! COE Shabbat includes music, Torah, and the engaging elders of LBT. 

Heroes & Angels - Celebrating Our 75th

May 2024
Multigenerational Trip to Israel
June 19-30, 2024
Culminate our 75th anniversary year with a Heroes & Angels annual event unlike any other! Registration will open in 2024, but mark your calendars now to celebrate with our entire LBT community. 
If you’ve never traveled to Israel before, or have gone and now want to show the sites to the rest of your family, this trip is for you! Join Led  Rabbis Lisa Berney and Josh Knobel and featuring Shifra and Shiloh Berney Knobel as we hit all of the major attractions. This trip is geared for families of all configurations – from 3 to 83 and beyond! 

Share Your Family Photo with Us

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary, we want to capture the many faces of our incredible community as it stands today.
Therefore, we invite you to upload a photo of yourself or your family to add to this digital collection of the unique individuals that make us Leo Baeck Temple.

Looking Back to 75 Years Ago

In 1948, a small group of families in Los Angeles dreamed about founding a temple that would become a part of the sweeping movement to establish Reform Judaism in Southern California.  It was a dream of a religious home, the simplicity and sincerity of which would reflect our faith.

With the leadership and guidance of Rabbi Alfred Wolf, Temple Beth Aaron was formed.  Soon after, members of this young congregation heard a legendary rabbi speak.  
This rabbi had survived the Holocaust and risked his life as one of the most important leaders of German Jewry in its struggle to survive under Nazism.  He was a model of the human capacity to rise above the most degrading experiences.

This rabbi’s name was Leo Baeck.  So moved were they by his inspiration – our founders chose to rename the young congregation Leo Baeck Temple.