Temple Judea is a vibrant, Jewish community with a variety of outstanding religious programming. Our hope is that by becoming a part of our synagogue community, your life will be enriched. Our tradition teaches us that synagogues are meant to fulfill three major functions for us in our lives:
As a Bet Tefilah, a house of prayer, Temple Judea serves as a spiritual beacon, welcoming us for our celebrations, consoling us at times of sadness, and allowing us to pause in our hectic lives for the moments of reflection that Shabbat and the holidays can bring.
As a Bet Midrash, Temple Judea is truly a place for learning. We are a learning community through our fine schools which serve toddlers through high schoolers. We are also a learning community of adults, concerned about searching our tradition to finding meaning in our lives.
As a Bet Knesset, a community center, we reach inward to ensure that we are meeting the social, spiritual and communal needs of our members. From our youth groups, to our active Havurot and senior programs, Temple Judea is always on the move! As members of the larger community, we turn outward and are involved with the issues of our city, our nation and our world.
I invite you to join us for Shabbat, for study, for a feeling of community. Experience a place filled with people who share your values, your dreams, your beliefs; a warm and haimish place, with open doors and open hearts.
If you have any questions, drop by or call us at (818) 758-3800. Rabbi Karen Bender, Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot, Cantorial Soloist Mark Britowich, Margie Ipp, our Early Childhood Center Director, and Ellen Franklin, our Executive Director, join me in looking forward to meeting you and sharing the life of this dynamic Jewish community with you!
L'hitraot - until we meet,
Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson