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Sperber Community Library

The Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles at American Jewish was dedicated by the Sperber Family in memory of noted philanthropist and landscape developer Burton Sperber. 

The library welcomes the entire Los Angeles Jewish Community to enjoy its state-of-the art facility and participate in a variety of programs for adults, children and families, including Grandparent & Me, book and film clubs, genealogy research and literary events with noted authors. Join our community of book lovers and learners.

  • Making Marriage Work Basic Seminar

    Making Marriage Work Basic Seminar

    Marriage, like life, is a journey, and the home that a couple creates together is their most important Jewish institution. At our Making Marriage Work seminars, couples meet with a licensed therapist in a safe, open environment where they learn to share, develop and enrich an intimate, loving relationship as they begin to create a home together. Couples explore the following topics: • Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy and communication • Discuss expectations, values, religion and traditions • Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love • Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money • Discover how family history influences marriage • Review family planning • Includes sessions with a rabbi and a financial planner Read More

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  • Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Shabbat

    Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Shabbat

    Learn to cook while experiencing the Jewish holidays together! A special way to end the Shabbat meal is with a warm, delicious and good for you dessert! Make fruit cobbler and learn the importance of separating Shabbat from the rest of our week. Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Folktales

    Grandparent & Me - Folktales

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • The Grandparents Circle

    The Grandparents Circle

    This five-session Grandparent Circle class will both inspire and teach you how to nurture the Jewish identities of your grandchildren while respecting the choices of your intermarried/interpartnered adult children. In this supportive environment, you will learn techniques for listening and talking with your adult children, incorporating Judaism into everyday conversations, and creating Jewish memories for your grandchildren. Most importantly, you will emerge with an optimistic mindset and the understanding that, like you, your grandchildren will have their own religious journeys. Read More

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  • Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Hanukkah

    Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Hanukkah

    Learn to cook while experiencing the Jewish holidays together! Potato latkes and sweet potato latkes! Make the best latkes while learning how each one of us has a Maccabee inside of us ready to do mitzvot! Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Chanukah

    Grandparent & Me - Chanukah

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Fun in the Sperber: Become a LEGO Maniac with Master LEGO Builder, Adam Ward

    Fun in the Sperber: Become a LEGO Maniac with Master LEGO Builder, Adam Ward

    Design, build and take home your own 3-dimensional LEGO dreidel after learning building techniques from Master Builder, Adam Ward, resident artist at "Bricksburg," where the LEGO movies are made. Read More

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  • Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Spend the weekend at our Brandeis-Bardin Campus, a 2,700 acre retreat center nestled in the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains. This retreat provides a safe, open environment to learn to share, develop and enrich intimate loving relationships. During the weekend, couples will: --Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy, communication, finances, lifestyle, family, religion and more. --Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love. --Discover how family history influences marriage. --Discuss expectations and hot topics, values and traditions. --Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money. Open to Jewish and interfaith couples. Includes sessions with licensed therapists, a rabbi and a financial planner, accommodations and meals. Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Tu b'Shvat

    Grandparent & Me - Tu b'Shvat

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Purim

    Grandparent & Me - Purim

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Passover

    Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Passover

    Learn to cook while experiencing the Jewish holidays together! Discover the story of Nachshon and how we can follow in his "footsteps" to help us be the best we can be - by making a delicious kosher-for-Passover breakfast! Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Passover

    Grandparent & Me - Passover

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Israel

    Grandparent & Me - Israel

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Spend the weekend at our Brandeis-Bardin Campus, a 2,700 acre retreat center nestled in the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains. This retreat provides a safe, open environment to learn to share, develop and enrich intimate loving relationships. During the weekend, couples will: --Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy, communication, finances, lifestyle, family, religion and more. --Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love. --Discover how family history influences marriage. --Discuss expectations and hot topics, values and traditions. --Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money. Open to Jewish and interfaith couples. Includes sessions with licensed therapists, a rabbi and a financial planner, accommodations and meals. Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Shabbat

    Grandparent & Me - Shabbat

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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