The term Havurah is derived from the Hebrew word haver, which means friend. Havurah reflects a group of Jewish people brought together through the sharing of similar ideas and experiences. Havurah is about family, friends, having fun, and being connected within your Havurah, the Temple, and the Jewish community.


The Advantage of a Havurah:

Getting to know people in a larger congregation can be intimidating to some. A Havurah is a terrific way to become acquainted with others who live near you, and have similar interests.

How to Join:

If you are interested in joining a Havurah, please download and fill out the application. After returning the completed Havurah application, you will be "matched up" with others who have similar interests. The time it takes will depend on the number of applications received.

Click here for the Havurah Application

The Purpose of a Havurah is:

  • To experience the warmth of belonging to an extended family and to celebrate Jewish life within a large community.
  • To enable families to share ideas and experiences with other people who have different viewpoints.
  • To enjoy life!


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7353 Valley Circle Boulevard
West Hills, CA 91304
Main Office: (818) 854-7650
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