The LA Cohort

Supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the BMR LA Cohort consists of congregations from multiple movements that meet on a regular basis with a congregational liaison to rethink approaches to supplementary education and b’nai mitzvah in order to prepare and launch small experiments.

More about the BMR LA Cohort

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Which congregations are participating in the LA Cohort?

Adat Ari El (Conservative)
Congregation Or Ami (Reform)
Leo Baeck Temple (Reform)
Kehillath Israel (Reconstructionist)
Stephen Wise Temple (Reform)
Temple Akiba (Reform)
Temple Beth Am (Conservative)
Temple Beth Hillel (Reform)
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (Reform)
Temple Isaiah (Reform)
Temple Judea (Reform)
Temple Kol Tikvah (Reform)
University Synagogue (Reform)

LA Cohort Alumni:

Ikar (Independent)
Shomrei Torah  (Conservative)
Temple Aliyah (Conservative)
Temple Israel of Hollywood (Reform)


Why a local cohort?

Congregations in the LA Cohort have the unique opportunity to link silos in their efforts to revolutionize b’nai mitzvah. By working with colleagues in a similar geographical area, the congregations will strengthen their networks across denominations towards the ultimate goal of creating meaningful and long-lasting experiences for youth and their families.


The Family Impact Study

Congregations in the LA and Pilot Cohorts have the opportunity to learn from their families about the impact that their experiments will have over the course of three years. To learn more about this project, click here.



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