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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Havurah


The term "havurah" means fellowship and comes from the Hebrew word "haver," meaning friend. We encourage our member families to connect and form new havurot by getting together to celebrate shared interests and hopefully, create meaningful bonds.

From one of our members in a havurah here at Adat Ari El:

"I have been fortunate to be part of a havurah for the past five years. We started with four families who met at Adat. We all knew each other casually, and enjoyed seeing each other at synagogue. Eventually, one of the moms suggested we start a havurah.  We quickly discovered that we enjoyed sharing our traditions and starting new ones together. The children in our group range in age from 11 to 15.  We have enjoyed Yom Kippur Break Fast and Passover Seders together as well as hikes, days at the beach and dinners at favorite restaurants. These are the people I eat Chinese food with on Christmas! We are also there as a support system for each other. It can be something simple like feeding a pet when someone goes on vacation or bringing food and a hug when a parent passes away.  I know I have someone I can always rely on and who can count on me."

It is our hope that a havurah will help you find people who truly enrich your life. If you are interested in joining havurah, please fill out either form below or contact our Assistant Executive Director, Jessica Biber at 818-766-9426 x257. If you would like to join a group with others the same age as you or your child(ren), please select the button on the left. If you would like to join a group with others who share similar interests, but may not be the same age, please select the button on your right. Don't forget to hit "submit" at the bottom of either form so we can get started finding the perfect match!
 

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783