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Learning at Ahavat Torah

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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 @6:30PM - 8pm 

Sacred Circle with Rev. Shayna Lester

Currently studying the book Torah, Tarot and Tantra by Rabbi William Blank, is very easy reading and creates great discussion.  

 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.

CC@7:30PM- 8:15PM Thursdays

Connect with your community.  

Join Rabbi Michal with a cup of tea or a glass of wine for a relaxed and rejuvenating chat & shake the week off pre-Shabbat.

All Classes are Free of Charge

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

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Torah Study with

Rabbi Michal

Wednesdays @10-11:30 AM

On Zoom

Join our lively, interactive, and fun experiences delving into study through the  depth and breadth of each weekly Parasha and Haftarah, finding contemporary relevance and parallels.

Torah study is the lifelong exploration of our sacred texts, an endless journey of learning, reflection, and spiritual growth.

Thursdays CC@7:30PM- 8:15PM 

Connect with your community.  

Join Rabbi Michal with a cup of tea or a glass of wine for a relaxed and rejuvenating chat & shake the week off pre-Shabbat. 

This is a safe space to air, vent, grieve, and talk about what’s going on in the conflict.

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Rev. Shayna's

Sacred Circle Class

Reading the book Torah, Tarot & Tantra.

Tuesdays @6:30pm

On Zoom

Rev. Shayna presents the Sacred Circle class on Tuesdays.

Join her every week for the sacred circle book study, where we come together to explore and discuss profound insights from spiritual literature.

Please, feel free to join in even if you haven’t attended before. Each class stands on its own. The discussion is always extremely interesting and very thoughtful.

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 9am on Shabbat Morning

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.

Rosh Chodesh  - a Monthly Class
by Rabbi Judy Weintraub

Rosh Chodesh, the celebration of the new moon, holds special significance in Jewish tradition as a time of renewal and spiritual growth. At Ahavat Torah we mark the beginning of each Hebrew month with a special class by Rabbi Judy, that honors the lunar cycle.

Women gather for Rosh Chodesh to study Torah, share insights, and connect. We welcome each new month filled with hope, blessings, and opportunities for spiritual elevation. Subscribe to our newsletter below for the dates and special message of the month by Rabbi Judy. 

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