What we're about

Ahavat Torah is a small and spirited congregation that comes together for soulful prayer, thoughtful discussion and joyous singing. We are a warm and welcoming Jewish community interested in turning Torah into hope and social action.

Located in Brentwood, near the 405 Freeway off Sepulveda Blvd. and Montana, Ahavat Torah has attracted Jewish men, women and families from Southern California since 2003. Individuals who grew up Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Secular and Unaffiliated come to Ahavat Torah to join our lively, non-judgmental and inspiring Jewish community.

In addition to weekly Shabbat Services, there is a weekly Shabbat Mussar or Jewish Ethics class taught by Rabbi Miriam Hamrell, the Founding and Senior Rabbi, and our Rabbinic Interns, Florence Dann and Greg Metzger.

Gary Levine and Kimberly Haynes are our Cantorial Soloists.

We have an Adult Bat/Bar Mitzvah Program

Our Social Action Projects have included blood drives, Adopt-A-Family, American Jewish World Service, Beyond Coal Campaign, Children's Institute, Jewish World Watch, SOVA Food Bank, Special Arts Festival for Disabled Children.

We are a Green, Eco-Friendly Congregation.

We have Theater Parties, a Book Club, Movie Club, Salons with Poets & Artists, Shabbats on the Beach, and Interfaith Events & Partners.

We celebrate Jewish holidays like the High Holy Days, Pesach, Hanukkah, Purim, TuB'shvat, Sukkot, Shavuot and more!

For more information about Ahavat Torah or to RSVP for any of our Events, please go to: http://www.ahavattorahla.org , or email: ahavattorahla@gmail.com or call (310) 362-1111

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TORAH & HAFTARAH PORTION OF THE WEEK: Mid Wilshire Area Date: Every Wednesday Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Place: A Private Home Please RSVP by email: [masked], or [masked]. Enjoy learning Torah like you never did before! Come and bring a friend

The Sacred and Mystical TANYA - A Manual for an Ethical Life

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Join us on Thursdays mornings to study the Tanya with Rabbi Miriam Hamrell. By popular demand AT’s summer Tanya class is returning. The TANYA is A Manual for an Ethical Life For the Seeker & the Perplexed. In 1797, while in a Russian prison, the Alta Hasidic Rabbe wrote the Tanya. This very special book has 53 chapters that are a “Character Defining Map.” It is a guide for spiritual journey improvement. These are 53 mystical steps that follow the natural physical and psychological growth and development of a person. Rabbi Miriam will be our “Coach & Teacher” for this mystical class. When: Every Thursday, 11:00AM to 12:00 Noon Where: Contact Rabbi Miriam for details at [masked] . Cost: $5 Members; $10 Non-members Come and bring a friend to this fascinating and rare class

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Meets every Thursday with Rabbi Miriam and Aharon Nachshon.

Mussar: Early Risers' Study Circle

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9am -9:50 Mussar: Early Risers' Study Circle: Proverbs, Ethics, Psalms and Prayer Teacher: Rabbi Miriam Hamrell WHEN: Every Shabbat/Saturday at 9:00AM WHERE: Ahavat Torah Congregation, 343 Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA. 90041

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Shabbat Morning Services & Dairy Potluck Lunch

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