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Learning at Ahavat Torah

The Experience

Learning at Ahavat Torah LA is an enriching and transformative experience. We offer a diverse range of educational opportunities that cater to most interests. Whether you are seeking to deepen your knowledge of Jewish traditions, engage in thought-provoking discussions, or explore spirituality, our classes have something for everyone.

Our adult education classes provide a space for in-depth study of Jewish texts, history, philosophy, and ethics. Led by our knowledgeable Rabbis, these classes foster intellectual growth, promote lively discussions, and encourage personal reflection.

In addition to formal classes, our synagogue hosts guest speakers, workshops, and special events that delve into various aspects of Jewish culture, spirituality, and contemporary issues. These opportunities provide avenues for personal growth, community building, and connecting with fellow congregants who share similar interests.

Learning at Ahavat Torah is not limited to the classroom. Our services and prayer experiences are designed to be educational and spiritually uplifting. Through engaging and accessible prayer services, we provide a deeper understanding of the prayers, their meanings, and the rich traditions behind them.

We invite you to join one of our free classes, where you can expand your knowledge, deepen your connection to Jewish heritage, and foster a sense of community. We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit that nourishes the mind, strengthens the soul, and fosters a deeper connection to our faith and traditions.

Come, engage with us, and embark on a meaningful learning experience at AT.

Weekday Schedule

Tuesdays @ 10 am-11:30 am

Prayer Class by Rabbi Miriam

Jewish prayer is an essential component of Jewish religious practice, & it involves a complex set of rituals, texts, and customs. Prayer is seen as a way of establishing a connection with God and expressing gratitude, praise, & requests

Join Rabbi Miriam Hamrell’s class for an  in-depth understanding

of prayer, making it real & meaningful. 

Interaction and dialogue with the Rabbi are encouraged in this class. 

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Wednesdays @ 10 am -11:30 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Michal

Join our lively, interactive, and fun experiences delving through study in depth and breadth

of each weekly Parasha and Haftara, 

finding contemporary relevance and parallels.

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Both Classes are Free of Charge

Please check our calendar for additional programs and classes or when the  Rabbis will be on vacation. 

Find our Calendar here

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations for all Ages

Classes will consist of the following:

  1. The Rabbis will introduce you to the Shabbat morning prayers and help you uncover their deeper meanings. The Rabbis will work individually with each student on his/her drash. 

  2. Master teacher Rena Jaffe will teach you to read Hebrew, to learn the Shabbat service prayers, sing Torah trope and chant from the Torah. Rena will practice with you on the parts of the service you will lead. 

The class will culminate with a festive Bat/Bar Mitzvah Community Ceremony.  

Email us HERE if you are interested in joining this class. 

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Check in and Mussar

Each Shabbat from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (before services), our participants check in to share the highlights of their week. Then we explore Mussar in depth using a range of texts from the Jewish Canon. These experiences have inspired new ways of exploring our teachings through the ages. 

Mussar (also spelled Musar), a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life, arose as a response to this concern. Mussar is virtue-based ethics — based on the idea that by cultivating inner virtues, we improve ourselves. This is in contrast to most Jewish ethical teachings, which are rule-based. Today many are attracted to Mussar because it offers opportunities for personal growth through a Jewish lens.


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