Beth Am Welcomes Shabbat
Wishing you rest and renewal this Shabbat.
Sister Judy Donovan is the Lead Organizer of OneLA, the Los Angeles Chapter of the IAF
Before the service, you’re invited to enjoy an informal gathering with the Akselrad family and Sister Judy Donovan on the Social Hall Patio, graciously sponsored by Beth Am Women.
We are thrilled to announce two additions to the Beth Am team this summer! Rabbi Miriam Philips will be Director of Family Learning, and Madeline (Maddy) Winard will be Director of Teen Engagement. More details will follow on events this summer to welcome our wonderful new team members to Beth Am. We look forward to both of them becoming part of the Beth Am community! Learn more about our new staff members!
The period between Passover and Shavuot is called the “Counting of the Omer” (Sefirat Ha'omer). Omer means "barley sheaf" and refers to the offering brought to the Temple on the second day of Passover. Starting from that day, the Torah also instructs that “you shall count off seven weeks." The counting, which lasts for 49 days, takes place at night, commencing with the second night of Pesach. Those who "count the Omer" recite a blessing each night of the 50-day period. Learn more.
See what's going on at Beth Am in the May issue of the Beth Am Builder! The Builder provides coverage of this month's highlighted events and stories of note.
With the rush of spring holidays and family obligations, committee meetings and professional demands, it is easy to be focused solely on doing. Who has time, in this crazy valley of ours, to stop and reflect? Who has time to step back and look at where we have come from and where we are headed? Who has time to pause and appreciate all that we’ve accomplished? As I complete my first year as president and look forward to my second, we have an opportunity to take stock — to reflect on the state of the union, as it were. Read more...
The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming. The Service Schedule shows who is speaking at each service and other information.
Beth Am is a warm and friendly congregation. Our members form deep, long-lasting friendships and are dedicated to meaningful worship, dynamic Jewish learning and compassionate care through all stages of life. Beth Am is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
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For over 60 years, Congregation Beth Am has been sustained by the free will offerings of our members. Their heartfelt gifts of time, skill and financial resources have helped to create a place of remarkable physical and spiritual beauty.