Many people in their 20's, 30's, and 40's feel left out of synagogue life and disconnected from Judaism. In fact, many Jewish organizations don't have a whole lot to offer to this age group. SBJC is trying to change that.
We believe that many people in this age group would like to experience, or at least experiment with, some of the rich customs and rituals in Judaism, but don't know how, or are uncomfortable. SBJC offers the opportunity to taste some of the experiences that Judaism has to offer, in a mutually supportive and non-threatening environment.
Before joining SBJC, many of our members had never been to a group Shabbat dinner; many of our members have always wanted to help the needy, but didn't know where to get involved. Through SBJC, those very people were able to spend a Sunday afternoon delivering food to needy families.
SBJC also blends Judaism and fun, whether it's attending one of our parties, hiking, Havdalah on the beach, or trips to the Performing Arts Center or Hollywood Bowl.
Check out our page on upcoming events, so that you can get a real good idea of exactly what kinds of things we do -- and consider joining us for one of them. It's a warm community.