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Selichot Shabbaton @ LBT: Embracing Space

Selichot Shabbaton @ LBT: Embracing Space

Featuring Artist- and Scholar-in-Residence Noah Aronson

Saturday, September 9, 2023

(or join us for no charge for our minyan & potluck lunch and evening study & Selichot service!)


As we begin our journey through Elul closer to Rosh Hashanah, what would it be like for us to pause, take a moment, and embrace the present? Selichot Shabbaton @ LBT: Embracing Space includes events and activities throughout the day, full of music, learning, contemplation, and connecting, that will lead us into our annual congregational Selichot dinner, program, and service to prepare us for the High Holydays. You will not want to miss out on this special day!

 We are thrilled to feature world renown Jewish musician Noah Aronson as our artist- and scholar-in-residence throughout our Selichot Shabbaton.

 Lastly: we know that “all day” is a long day—as such, you can choose to attend all of the learning sessions, or pick and choose which piques your curiosity and come and go at your leisure. We have constructed the day such that, regardless of how long you choose to attend, we will nourish you with snacks, dinner, and a Havdalah dessert nosh. If you are seeking your own time throughout the day, we invite you to step into our Memorial Garden and grab a provided notebook, pencil, and contemplative prompt to aid in your relaxing.

 The cost for Leo Baeck Temple members is only $45, which includes programming, snacks, and dinner. Daily schedule and event details below! For scholarships, please contact Rabbi Scott Goldberg at

PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 so that we are able to plan appropriately for the day! Please contact Drew Davis at or 310.476.2861 ext. 202 with any registration questions.

The morning portion of the Shabbaton is offered at no charge to all members of our community. Please come as you are able--no need to RSVP.

LBT Shabbat Morning Minyan - 9:30-11:30am

Join us for a joyful service in song and Torah learning in-person or via livestream featuring a special Torah study led by artist- and scholar-in-residence Noah Aronson. Remember to bring your ID in order to gain entry to the service. Click here to watch via livestream if you are unable to attend in person.


Lunch – 11:45am-12:45pm

Per minyan tradition, please join us for a pescetarian potluck lunch following kiddush. Bring your own lunch and/or something to share!


Afternoon Session #1: Creativity and Wellness with Artist- and Scholar-in-Residence Noah Aronson – 1:00-2:30pm

Join artist- and scholar-in-residence Noah Aronson as we explore and embody the music and prayers of our tradition. As Noah says: if you can move, you can dance… If you can sit, you can meditate… If you can breathe, you can sing! Together, there will be opportunities to move our bodies and incorporate music and breath to collectively embrace the present. No experience necessary, all are welcome!


Afternoon Session #2: Walking as Practice – 2:45-4:00pm

We invite you to join Mindful LBT leaders alongside Rabbi Goldberg for Walking as Practice! In this session, you will have the opportunity to encounter “walking meditation,” a new modality for contemplative practice. We will learn the basics of walking meditation, such as how to become more aware of our body and the world around us; we will practice a short walk together; and we will come together in a poetry learning and reflection session to uncover understandings of this new practice. Note: this experience is welcoming of all levels of mobility in our community, with options for guided walking and sitting experiences.


Afternoon Session #3: Niggun Circle – 4:15-5:30pm

Join Cantor Hass and new member and lay leader Rebecca Caccavo as we use our voices and embrace the power of a simple wordless melody. We will learn about the history and impact of niggunim, learn new melodies, and prepare ourselves as we embark on the journey into 5784. Bring your voices and instruments (if you play one). If you love to sing, or if you love to listen, this is the perfect place to share your voice, hear other voices, and inspire your soul.


Dinner – 5:30-6:30pm

Register now to enjoy a catered dinner provided by LBT.


The Saturday night of Selichot is one of LBT’s annual treasures, as we enter afresh into the spiritual space of the High Holydays season through community, learning, and prayer

The evening portion of the Shabbaton is offered at no charge to all members of our community. Please come as you are able--no need to RSVP.

Selichot Learning Program: Preparing for Something Big with Artist- and Scholar-in-Residence Noah Aronson – 6:30-8:00pm

The High Holydays are drawing near at a rapid pace. How might we prepare our whole selves—our minds and our souls—so that we feel rejuvenated upon entering Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? How can we experience these High Holydays in a new light? Join world renown artist- and scholar-in-residence Noah Aronson for our annual Selichot evening program: Preparing for Something Big. Through music and communal learning, Noah will teach how Selichot rituals present us with opportunities to forgive, which in turn allow us to make space in our lives to invite in the new.


Selichot Oneg & Havdalah– 8:00-8:30pm

Following our learning program, we will gather for some nosh and bid farewell to Shabbat with Havdalah.


Selichot Services – 8:30-9:30pm

We are thrilled to gather for our annual Selichot service, featuring Cantor Hass and our LBT choir, as well as a special communal ritual of changing all our Torah covers from their year-round colors to their High Holydays white! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening in the Jewish year – we will study and pray and sing together like never before!


Amount Due

Wed, September 27 2023 12 Tishrei 5784