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Our Cantorial Soloists
Kimberly Haynes & Gary Levine singing Beyado

We are incredibly fortunate to have the musical talents and unwavering dedication of our volunteer cantors, Gary Levine and Kimberly Haynes. Their voices not only uplift our spirits during services but also touch our hearts with

a profound sense of spirituality.  Their tireless commitment to our congregation enriches our worship experiences, making each gathering a moment of true connection and reflection. We are deeply grateful for their extraordinary contributions and the beautiful melodies they bring to our community. They are the harmonious soul of our congregation, and we are blessed to have them as part of our spiritual family.

In addition to our fabulous Cantors, AT's own maestro musicians and recently honored Men of Valor have provided inspiring music for Ahavat Torah’s Shabbat services, holidays and on special occasions. With their musical souls they have enlivened our congregation and lifted our hearts. 


Ahavat Torah is a warm, spiritual, and welcoming Jewish synagogue, where we believe that a holy community not only embraces but celebrates everyone's unique individuality. We are committed to creating a warm and accepting environment that respects and values the diversity of our members. In our congregation, people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities come together to forge deep connections, share in meaningful experiences, and build lasting friendships. 

​Our congregation is a place where all have an opportunity to nurture their spiritual intention, share their wisdom, and participate in a lively discussions. We are deeply committed to Tikkun Olam (healing the world) within our congregation, the community, and the world. 

Our members are drawn together by a love of Jewish ethics, culture tradition and community. We are a supportive, inclusive and caring group of people, and we invite you to join one of our services or a class, so you can get to know us up close. 

We celebrate Jewish holidays, engage in meaningful discussions, and work together to make a positive impact in the world. Through diverse programming, engaging services, and educational opportunities, we aim to nourish the mind, uplift the spirit, and strengthen the bonds of our congregation. 

As a vibrant community, we cherish moments of togetherness and enjoyment just as much as our spiritual endeavors. Whether it's a cozy movie night, a hilarious play, or the magic of an evening at the Hollywood Bowl, we relish the bonds we create beyond our traditional gatherings. These shared experiences enrich our lives and further strengthen the connections that make our community so special.

Meet Rev Eli Lester, Joel Warren, Phil Cantor, Mike Levy and Fisherman Phil at one of our services or events.  Our Men of Valor and Musical Maestros!











So come and say hello, learn more about our community or contact the office for more information about joining us. 

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Shabbat Services

​Check in and Mussar: 9:00 am - 9:45 am with Rabbi Michal Morris Kamil

Shabbat Morning Service: ​10:00 am-11:45 pm
With Cantorial Soloists Gary Levine ​& ​Kimberly Haynes and our resident musicians

Services are led by Rabbi Michal Morris Kamil & Rabbi Miriam Hamrell 

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Learning @ Ahavat Torah

Learning with us Ahavat Torah is an inclusive and enriching experience that welcomes individuals of all ages and levels of familiarity with Judaism. At AT, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and there's always room to grow in our understanding of the Jewish tradition. With open hearts and a shared commitment, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey, delving into the essence of our faith. Join us as we explore the depths of Jewish wisdom, forging connections that bind our community

together on a path of lifelong learning 

and spiritual growth.

Tuesdays @6:30pm - 8pm

Sacred Circle book study with Rev Shayna Lester

Wednesdays @ 10 am -11:30 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Michal

 Classes are Free of Charge


What our members say

Keith DeBlasi

As a newcomer to Ahavat Torah,  I can attest without hesitation to how this congregation lives up to its name, and beyond.  Here, love of Torah, a deep and abiding exploration of and adherence to the core wisdom and values of Judaism’s written and oral teachings, and a torah of Love, a process of learning and worship based in respect, affirmation, and uplift of each individual’s capacity and willingness to participate, go hand in hand like the wings of a bird taking flight.. 

The Rabbis of AT are brilliant and inspiring, approachable, compassionate, and deeply committed.  

Connie O'Conner

We had the MOST loving and warm reception ever....and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our visit to their Rosh Hashonah Service. Cantor Gary, Rabbi Miriam, and the entire Congregation could not have been nicer if they tried!

SO warm and Spiritually uplifting....thank you all for a wonderful holiday.

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Gloria Orenstein

It is a pleasure to be a part of your community since I met you all as you marched your Torah up the street to the Little Church in the Glen, and invited me to join.

No one can say that a huge generous ear is not listening to our prayers.  I joined on the spot and for over five years I was actively organizing small salon presentations by important contributors to the vitality of Judaism through their work in different fields.

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