WHAT IS ATID?

Atid (pronounced ah-teed) is the Hebrew word for future.

 

For over 20 years, Atid has worked to ensure the Jewish future by making synagogue life relevant for Jews in their 20s and 30s living in Los Angeles. There is this myth that after you graduate college and before you have kids there’s really no place for you at a synagogue. Atid is here to squash that myth.

 

To that end, we offer a wide array of programming, through a Jewish lens, aimed to help you create new and stronger connections to each other, yourself, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, the State of Israel, and to God.

IS ATID A SINGLES GROUP?

Some of our programs are specifically designated for singles or couples, but most of our programs are open to everyone! Atid is a place to both make new friends and see old ones.

 

OKAY, SO HOW DO I ATID?

Our mission of reaching you where you are means that we require no formal membership or specific process for getting involved, it’s as simple as showing up! Check out our calendar and register for an event that excites you, and then once you’ve seen what we’re all about sign up for more.

 

While Atid itself requires no membership, we are very lucky to be a part of Sinai Temple, and we frequently offer event discounts to synagogue members. To learn more about becoming a Sinai Temple member, please email membership@sinaitemple.org  or call 310-481-3246 to speak with the membership department.

WILL I FIT IN AT ATID EVENTS? YOU SHOULD KNOW I _______. 

Look, there are a lot of things with which you could fill in that blank. At Atid, we’re really proud of the fact that we’ve created a thriving, robust community, that is extremely diverse. At any given Atid program you are likely to meet a Jew in their 20s and 30s who:

  • Was born and raised in LA.

  • Is a transplant from another part of the country.

  • Is Ashkenazi.

  • Is Persian.

  • Is Misrahi.

  • Is Sephardic.

  • Was raised in a Conservative Synagogue.

  • Was raised in a Reform synagogue.

  • Went to Sinai Akiba or Religious School here at Sinai Temple.

  • Is a lifelong Jewish summer camp, youth group, and/or Hillel participant.

  • Chose to convert to Judaism.

  • Came back from Birthright and was inspired to get involved in the Jewish community.

  • Wants to meet a significant other or a new friend.

  • Just thought a specific program sounded fun.

 

I'M OVER 39 YEARS OLD, CAN I COME TO YOUR PROGRAMS?

Atid is specifically for Jews in their 20s and 30s.

HOW DO I DO MORE ATID?

If you know you love Atid and want to give back, we’re always looking for mensches to volunteer at our events by helping with things like set up and registration. We’re also more than happy to hear your feedback and exciting ideas for future programs!

 

Email atid@sinaitemple.org or call 310-481-3244.

Atid Director

Briana Benaron

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Briana grew up at Sinai Temple and attended Sinai's Religious School and Chai School. She is a proud Camp Ramah alumnus, having spent many summers at Camp Ramah in California as both a camper and a counselor. She is currently earning her Masters in Organizational Leadership and Learning from Pepperdine University and received her Bachelors in Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Briana serves on the board of GW Hillel and is involved in Jewish organizations throughout Los Angeles. She looks forward to connecting with each of you and bringing her enthusiasm and love for Sinai, Israel, and the Los Angeles Jewish community to Atid!

Rabbi

SAM ROTENBERG

Rabbi Sam Rotenberg is from West Palm Beach, FL. Before becoming a Rabbi, Rabbi Rotenberg was on his way to become a professional jazz pianist. While at the beautiful University of Miami, Rabbi Rotenberg had an epiphany! After another day of sitting behind a piano, practicing in a tiny room for nine hours, he realized he didn’t really like sitting behind a piano, practicing in a tiny room for nine hours. Rabbi Rotenberg liked talking with people, and being outside, and reading books. That was when his path toward the rabbinate began. 

 

Now, Rabbi Rotenberg does what he loves. He talks with people, spends time outside, and reads books. He also loves Jewish learning in particular, and feels deeply enriched by Jewish tradition - he forgot to mention that. 

 

Rabbi Rotenberg’s wife, Rabbi Keilah Lebell is a Rabbi at Ikar in LA, and they have two very cute children, Meir (6) and Della (4).

A Program of Sinai Temple:

10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90024

Phone: 310-474-1518 | Fax: 310-474-6801