The Library Minyan is a participatory, lay-led, davening and learning community that blends traditional observance with a fully modern and egalitarian approach to Jewish living. We’re now into our fourth decade. We hope you’ll find this web site a useful source for information about our activities.
As a lay-led organization, we encourage people to volunteer in any capacity. Ways to volunteer can be found here.
The Library Minyan meets every Shabbat and holiday morning at Temple Beth Am in the Dorff-Nelson Chapel. Pictured below are stained glass windows found either side of the Aron Kodesh.
Over these past summer months, artist Wanda Peretz supervised a Hiddur Mitzvah Adult Coloring Project with over 60 members of the Library Minyan.
This art installation above the Bimah honors the unique Jewish folkart that decorated the Prayer Halls of wooden synagogues in 18th Century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Library Minyan Annual Meeting
Calendar Information: The Calendar shows who will be gabbai for each service, contact information for gabbaim and other coordinators, assigned/open dates for reading Haftarah or giving a drash, and dates for special events.
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Most recent dinner/social event (Diaspora PotLuck) invitati on:
Ohel Patuach/Open Tent opens the tent of home hospitality for newcomers and others. If you’d like to share a Shabbat or holiday meal in your home or the home of another Library Minyan member, contact Essia Cartoon-Fredman, Ohel Patuach coordinator, to arrange a shidduch. Essia can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Chesed Committee supports Library Minyan members during the birth/adoption of a child, illness or death in the family. Contact Batya Ordin: firstname.lastname@example.org if you or another member of our community needs assistance with meals.
As an integral part of Temple Beth Am, we are proud of its wonderful heritage and leading role in the Los Angeles Jewish Community. For information on the broad range of religious, educational, and social activities at TBA:
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