The Board of Rabbis of Southern California


The Board of Rabbis of Southern California serves the strategic initiatives of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles - Ensuring the Jewish Future, Caring for Jews in Need, Engaging the Community - by bringing together over 330 rabbis representing the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform and transdenominational streams of Jewish life.

The Board of Rabbis of Southern California produces and sponsors programs for its members and for the Jewish community at-large in the following areas.

Community Learning ... A variety of opportunities for individuals, lay leaders, and Jewish communities to engage in Talmud Torah, a lifelong engagement in Jewish learning

Interreligious Action Center ... Clergy seminars, public programs and interfaith missions designed to present a balanced and nuanced vision of Israel, and to foster knowledge and understanding with clergy and leaders from Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other faith communities.


Professional Development ... We provide our members with opportunities to develop their skills as religious leaders, as heads of organizations, and as pastoral care givers through programs designed specifically for their needs as rabbis in the twenty-first century.

Social Justice ... Locally, nationally, and internationally, the Board of Rabbis seeks the well-being of all humanity through its leadership and involvement in programs and activities that seek to repair our world.


Healing & Spirituality ... The Board of Rabbis actively engages in gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness) by supporting, developing or administering chaplaincy and other programs for Jews in need of physical and spiritual healing.

Talmud Torah for Colleagues ... the Board provides ongoing opportunities for its members to advance their skills and interests through programs of professional growth and development.

Israel ... The Board of Rabbis provides opportunities to show public support for the State of Israel, sponsoring community-wide festivals and other events, and providing educational speakers and resources to non-Jewish communities.


Leaders on Leadership

Being a leader is not only about setting an example—it’s about spiritual growth and self discovery. The Jewish Federation / Board of Rabbis will explore this journey throughout the year at our Leaders on Leadership monthly luncheon series. Leaders on Leadership features distinguished rabbis and scholars from our community in a warm and relaxed environment. Federation leadership, staff and Board of Rabbis members are invited to spend the lunch hour learning together. Kosher lunch provided.

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

October 7, 2013 - featuring Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein, University Synagogue, Los Angeles
November 13, 2013 - featuring Rabbi Sarah Hronsky, Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village
December 11, 2013 - guest speaker TBA
January 8, 2014 - guest speaker TBA
February 12, 2014 - featuring Rabbi Kalman Topp, Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills
March 12, 2014 - guest speaker TBA
May 14, 2014 - featuring Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades
June 11, 2014 - guest speaker TBA

For more information, contact the Board of Rabbis at 323-761-8600 or


For more information on the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, please visit our webpage at

Contact the Board of Rabbis at 323-761-8600 or



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Passover Seminar with Jack Miles (BOR)

Sinai Temple Tuesday 10:00 am

  Exodus: Is God's Redemption Universal? with the author of GOD: A Biography JACK MILES, PH.D. "A scintillating work of literary scholarship that will forever color, if not downright alter, our conception of the Bible as a work of art...Dazzling."  -Th Read More



Hartman Beit Midrash - Rabbi Steven Greenberg (BOR)

TBD Monday 12:00 pm

The Board of Rabbis of Southern California of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America present   The Hartman Beit Midrash for Rabbis Rabbi Steven Greenberg Rabbi Steve Greenberg is known as an award-winning author, noted teacher, and religi Read More



High Holy Days Conference (BOR)

Stephen S. Wise Temple Monday 8:30 am

A special conference for Rabbis featuring speaker Dr. Erica Brown. Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator who consults for The Jewish Agency, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and other Jewish non-profits.  She previously served as scholar-in-residence for both the Combined Jewish Read More