The Library Minyan is a participatory, lay-led, davening and learning community that blends traditional observance with a fully modern and egalitarian approach to Jewish living. We're now into our fourth decade. We hope you'll find this web site a useful source for information about our activities.

The Library Minyan meets every shabbat and holiday morning at Temple Beth Am in the Dorf-Neslon Chapel.

9:20 Mishnah Study (not on holidays)       10:15 Torah Service
9:45 Opening prayers (9:30 on holidays)   11:30 Drash and Musaf
10:15 Shacharit   12:15 Kiddush

To receive email from and about the Library Minyan:   To make a donation:Donate now




Sept 10 Cosponsored kiddush and lecture by OneLA
Sept 17 DPL Lunch after services

Calendar Information: The Gabbai Schedule shows who will be gabbai for each service, contact information for gabbaim and other coordinators, assigned/open dates for reading Haftarah or giving a drash, and dates for special events.Gabbai Schedule

Most recent Minyan Monthly:MM

Most recent dinner/social event invitation:DPL    Most recent messages:All messages

Ohel Patuach/Open Tent, opens the tent of home hospitality for newcomers and others. If you’d like to share a Shabbat or holiday meal in your home or the home of another Library Minyan member, contact Essia Cartoon-Fredman, Ohel Patuach coordinator, to arrange a shidduch. Essia can be reached at: ohelpatuach@libraryminyan.org or efredman@pressmanacademy.org.

As an integral part of Temple Beth Am, we are proud of its wonderful heritage and leading role in the Los Angeles Jewish Community. For information on the broad range of religious, educational, and social activities at TBA:TBA


Daveners:  The Library Minyan is updating its list of daveners, Torah readers and Haftarah readers. If you are interested in being included, please fill out the Tefillah Volunteer Questionnaire and return it as shown on the questionnaire or give it to Bill Seligman.

Greeters:  The Minyan needs greaters to help ensure a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.  Contact Sharon Grob, sharongrob@icloud.com.

We're still a work in progress. If you have any suggestions for ways to improve our new web site please send them to the webmaster.

Quick Connections

Explore past commentaries from one of our membersin our Parshat Ha'Shavua archive.

Read past Divrei Torah in our D'var Torah archive.

Contact a gabbai or Minyan facilitator by e-mail.

Check the Minyan’s simcha guidelines if you want to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf or other simcha with the Library Minyan. 

Visit the Minyan Community Board for announcements and events.