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Young Professionals - Beth Jacob Congregation


A Note from the Rabbi

The Young Professional community within Beth Jacob has enriched the lives of so many, especially my own!
I am so proud to join Rabbi Topp and Rabbi Posy in leading our ever growing young professional community on our shared journey of learning, growing, and engaging the world around us through our Judaism and Torah values. I love the warm and welcoming environment fostered at our Shabbat morning minyan, Friday Night Inspires,Torah Classes, and Social ReNew Events. At the Young Professionals we have adopted the motto, “When you are here, you are family”!

- Rabbi Robbie

Shabbat Morning Minyan

On Shabbat morning, Beth Jacob is the place to be for a young professional. With a large, vibrant crowd, an uplifting davening ​​​​​and a tasty Kiddush, our YP Minyan brings together young Jewish adults to create a beautiful sense of community. See your friends, make new ones and enjoy the friendly, inclusive atmosphere. Pray and grow with us at our Young Professional Minyan which takes place in Rubin Hall Shabbat morning at 9:15 am prompt. If you have any questions or would like to get more involved in the yp community email Rabbi Robbie Tombosky at


Open Door: Be Our Guest!

As a leading force in young professional engagement, Beth Jacob has over 400 young professionals who currently participate in our programs on a monthly basis - including Shabbat Minyanim, Friday Night Inspires, Torah Classes, and Social Events.

We know that many of our young professionals are transplants to Los Angeles without native family and sometimes find themselves spending Shabbat meals alone. Open Door is your opportunity to join a warm and caring Beth Jacob family at their home for a Friday Night Shabbat dinner. After all, what better way to build relationships and become part of a community than around the Shabbat Dinner table!

We encourage you to be our guest by joining our Open Door program and experiencing the deep feelings of satisfaction and belonging that come from being part of our Beth Jacob community. If you would like to get set up for a meal email


Torah Classes

Life Goals:
Join other Young Professional and Rabbi Robbie for our signature Life Goals class – a Torah class held at various unique and interesting locations around town with meaningful connections around Torah, Life Goals, Insights & Inspiration. Think of Life Goals as your North Star on your journey towards a meaningful life! Class schedules are posted on social media and notifications are available through whatsapp and email so you never miss a class!

Real Talk with Rabbi Robbie: 
Our Real Talk with Rabbi Robbie class is geared specifically for our twenty-something crew! This platform is tailor made for a unique millennial learning experience. It is a no-holds barred opportunity for you to ask the questions you really want to ask your Rabbi (with no judgment)! Questions can be submitted in advance or during the robust and lively conversation that always ensues. The class schedule and location is communicated through a whatsapp group so please sign up through the front office!

Conversations over Wine & Cheese: 
Interested in exploring how the beauty of our tradition can bring meaning to your busy modern lives? Our Conversations over Wine & Cheese is a Torah class held in a relaxed atmosphere and led by Rabbi Topp. It meets monthly on Monday evening and brings together young professionals to learn, laugh and connect. Stay tuned for the upcoming dates of “Conversations”.

Shabbat Morning Cup of Joe:
Join us for your YP Shabbat Morning Cup of Joe! This is your opportunity to connect with Rabbi Posy for a morning cup of coffee and some delicious nosh, as we explore current events and modern life through the lens of the weekly Torah portion. This class starts promptly at 9:00am every Shabbat morning just prior to the Young Professional Minyan.


Friday Night Inspire

Friday Night Inspire brings Beth Jacob to you! The Young Professionals Friday Night Inspire is a warm and inviting Kabbalat Shabbat with an uplifting Carlebach-style davening and singing. Inspire is held in members’ apartments, homes and backyards and Kabbalat Shabbat is followed by a Kiddush and Shmooze.


Friday Night Dinners

Dedicated by Alan & Barbara Gindi
The Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner’s at Beth Jacob are the talk of the town! The dinners are hosted bi-monthly and are attended by over 150 Young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s. The night begins with uplifting davening followed by cocktails giving our attendees the opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed setting. We often invite thought provoking guest speakers including young Israel advocates, psychotherapists discussing today’s dating issues, and famous Jewish celebrities sharing stories from their unique journeys. While Beth Jacob is a Modern Orthodox synagogue, adhering to all the Shabbat observances and dietary laws, the dinner is open to those of all levels of observance. The dinners attract both singles and couples, and many of couple who have met at our dinners are happily married today. As with all our programming - when you are here, you’re family!


YP ReNew!

Friendship is a vital part of spiritual renewal! As we celebrate the energy of a new month we are reminded that as the moon waxes and wanes, so do our relationships. Join Young Professionals monthly in renewing and energizing our relationships through exciting and interesting excursions – hiking, bowling, movies, concerts and more! It's a great time to take your spouse or significant other on a fun and uplifting "YP Date" while getting to know new friends!


If you would like to support the Young Professional minyan by making a donation, please click here.


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Shabbat starts Friday: 5:35PM
Shabbat ends Saturday: 6:36PM
Tue, March 2 2021 18 Adar 5781