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Leo Baeck Temple is a warm and friendly congregation welcoming members from diverse backgrounds.  Our congregants make deep and long-lasting friendships among each other, learning and celebrating joyous occasions together, and supporting each other in times of need.  Our clergy is easily accessible to all members as sources of inspiration, teachers of Torah, and providers of comfort. We are proud of the active, caring and committed community that our temple offers its members.  

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Bubble Up 

Bubble Up is for those seeking new or deeper connections in a small group setting, enhanced community, and engaging conversation about the world and what is on our hearts,.

Caring Community

By being there for each other, bringing food when others are sick,  comforting the bereaved,  supporting families as they welcome new babies, and  reaching out to each other at times of simcha, the Caring Community is one expression of the communal culture at LBT

College Students

Whether our college student members have gone through our Religious School or are newly connecting to their Jewish home at LBT, we want to ensure this important segment of our community is engaged in all that LBT has to offer.

Community of Engagement (COE)

K-12 Students (Religious School)

LBT Men

The COE seeks to create a community within the Leo Baeck Temple community by engaging the senior members of the Temple in a variety of programs. 
Our Religious School meets the needs of all our learners from Pre-K through 12th grade through hands-on and experiential learning, gardening, dance, music, art, retreats, and more.
LBT Men creates and promotes social opportunities for the men of our congregation  to interact, network, and   grow as Jews.

LBT Women

Preschool-Aged Children

Youth  Group

Women of all ages  share religious, spiritual, cultural, and social experiences in both large groups and small, fostering new friendships, and renewing old ties.
From our Tiny Tots  and Pre-K family programs, to our monthly Tot Shabbat, to our partnership with the Aaron Milken Center at Wise, Leo Baeck Temple offers a variety of programming for families with children 6 years old and under.
LBT's vibrant youth group program includes fun, interactive, and unique activities and programs throughout the year for designated age groups—Grades 3 & 4, 5 & 6,  7 & 8, and 9-12. 

Lifecycles

 If you are interested in connecting with one of our clergy or are a member reporting a lifecycle event, please complete the form at the bottom of this section.

Birth

Brit Milah, or “Bris” is the ritual circumcision of a Jewish boy on the 8th day following his birth.  A “Brita” or “Brit Habat,” is a ceremony for girls that is akin to a Bris but without any medical procedure. Oftentimes, families choose to have a smaller, private Brit Milah or Brit Habat and a more public baby naming and blessing by our clergy members as part of a Friday evening service. Whether you choose to have your ritual at home or as part of a Friday evening service, our clergy team is happy to  give you referrals to a mohel and/or work with you to create a celebration of blessing for your newborn child. Contact us below.

B'nai Mitzvah

At the age of thirteen a Jewish child becomes a B'nai Mitzvah — a child of the commandments. Now responsible for their own ritual and ethical behavior, the child and family celebrate this milestone by coming to Torah and helping to lead services. Our clergy guide your family through the entire b'nai mitzvah process – from selecting a date, to tutoring, to the rehearsal, and ultimately, the ceremony. At Leo Baeck Temple this is an intimate, warm, joyful and meaningful experience. To learn more about B'nai Mitzvah at Leo Baeck Temple or to contact our clergy office to schedule your event, click below.

Marriage

The sacred bond between committed partners is a treasured cornerstone of Jewish community life. Here at Leo Baeck Temple you can find a rabbi, cantor, or both to officiate at your wedding.  Our rabbis and cantor cherish the bonds they establish with the couples that they marry. As a mazel tov, LBT offers a year of free membership to newlyweds that are married by one of our clergy. If you wish to have an aufruf, a special blessing on the Friday night Shabbat Service preceding your wedding, call the temple office and it will be arranged.

Conversion

Leo Baeck Temple is a warm and inviting community for those curious about Judaism, considering converting to Judaism or are raising Jewish children. We welcome those who wish to explore our faith and consider embracing the Covenant of Israel. Our rabbis work with individual candidates toward conversion.  Our Outreach Program provides programming and events designed to give you an opportunity to learn more about Jewish belief and practice, as well as to embrace and celebrate the multicultural aspects of our diverse LBT community.

Death & Mourning

One of the most important aspects of synagogue life is that people are there for each other at times of crisis, pain, and loss. At the time of a need, call us first so that we can be available for you and your family.

In accordance with Jewish tradition, some of our members “sit shiva,” receiving comforting guests at their home following the service. While the tradition is seven days, many people observe for one or sometimes two or three days. A rabbi, cantor, or layperson will officiate at shiva minyan services in the home of the bereaved for one service or up to the full week of shiva.  LBT provides appropriate prayer books as needed.

 The shiva service culminates in the recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish. Mourners may choose to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish during "shloshim" (the first 30 days following the death of a loved one) and on the first anniversary. Traditionally around eleven months, an unveiling takes place as the stone is placed at the grave. There is no set requirements for an unveiling so you can make it what you want it to be. Contact the temple if you want assistance with planning an unveiling service.

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Our LBT clergy want to be there for you in your time of need or celebration. Please connect with us by completing the form below, so that we can support you:








Connect to Self

Mindfulness at Leo Baeck Temple

There is now significant research demonstrating how a regular meditation practice will decrease anxiety, increase compassion and resilience, and sharpen your cognitive capacity. If you find starting or deepening a regular meditation practice difficult, you are not alone. In fact, most humans struggle to start new “good” habits. Leo Baeck Temple is here to help you with your mindfulness practice.

Join us every Tuesday at 12pm for 30 Mindful Minutes - Tiny Torah, Silence and Reflection  or on the first  Thursday monthly for our community and clergy led Evening Jewish Mindfulness Open Sit at 8pm