I am selective in what I choose to dedicate my time to in the Jewish Community. Atid and the Atid Director + Board attract a large number of people, activities and, as a board, we are open to new ideas.
There is something for everyone: outdoor hiking or kayaking; Shabbat @ Homes; wine & cheese; torah studies. Any level of faith or Jewish culture can be had, as well as the people you meet.
Community. Belonging. Friends. These the the meaningful words that surround the Atid Family. Since 2007, I have been involved with Atid. The leaders - Stacey Zackin & Rabbi Nicole Guzik are incredible.. and irreplaceable. I thank them and the organization for making me want to build upon my life in LA, where I grew up. I had broken up from a long-term boyfriend at the time when I joined Atid's Coaching Havurah in 2007.. I was unemployed and lonely and Atid replaced that emptiness with support and love.
great program. attracting Jewish young adults is VERY hard, all over north America, yet, I was amazed to see how popular is the ATID program, getting a room with hundreds of Jewish young adults, hanging out and network. the program is diverse, interesting, and fun!
Atid is a warm and welcoming environment. I was looking for a group that shared my beliefs and my idea of what a young professioanls group should accomplish and do, and it far outweighs any of my expectations. There are so many ways to contribute and benefit that I not only wanted to learn more but actually become an active memeber participating in the events.
I was honored to be a participant of the Coaching Havurah group that was started with ATID members. It provided a valuable outlet to grow among my peers and to create a Jewish identity within the congregration. From this intimate, monthly meeting, I developed a sense of community and a stronger network of close friendships. It allowed me to explore my life's path and helped me become a more informed leader within my faith.
ATID has done a fabulous job in bringing the young professional community together through the many educational and social events that it organizes on a regular basis.
ATID has been a great source for connecting young jewish professionals in the great los angeles area. It gives us a chance to branch out of our work lifes in a safe jewish setting. It challenges us with strong educational programming and religious learning.
ATID by far is the best run and most creative group for Jewish young professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. They have found a way to make individuals feel welcomed, even if there is a big crowd. The orogramming is inventive and dynamic enough to meet the needs and interests of many.
I moved to Los Angeles 7 months ago and immediately heard about ATID at Sinai Temple. This is an amazing group with a variety of fun activities, a great group of volunteers, and incredible staff members. I'm not a big fan of mixers and much prefer activities or social action events. ATID addresses this need by offering a variety of activities that appeal to a wide audience. 3 months after I started attending ATID events I met my soul mate at a Friday night dinner.
I returned to Los Angeles after obtaining a Master's Degree in Texas, and I immediately started searching for a synagogue in which I felt comfortable. I tried synagogues in Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades. They ranged from Orthodox to Neo-Reformed, but none of them felt quite right. Then I found ATID at Sinai Temple. Being surrounded by observant, forward-thinking, and friendly folks of the same age, I immediately felt like a true temple member. The group has helped me give back to the community through my involvement in Big Sunday projects, High Holidays, and weekly events designed to be fun and informative. What I like most about ATID is they are constantly looking for ways to improve. Rather than rest on their laurels and grow complacent, the organization is constantly asking for feedback and suggestions, and then responding to the ideas that are presented. The true strength of this organization is their ability to adapt and grow, and I look forward to many years of participation with ATID.
I was invited to speak on a panel for singles along with a rabbi and a matchmaker. The event was full - 75 people in the room - eating, drinking, engaging in important questions. ATID does dozens of events every year, but from my limited involvement, they really put their members first, trying to provide for unique and valuable programming for the Jewish community in Los Angeles.
ATID is a great place to meet new people and being a person new to LA and America, the group has been a great way to meet new people. The staff have been very warm and welcoming.
ATID has been a wonderful organization to be involved with. I have both volunteered and served on the board. I attend many great events that they put on and have made amazing friends through my participation. Friday Night Live is one of their best programs and always provides both a fulfilling spiritual and social experience. I also enjoy the monthly Shabbat at Home events. I have gone on two trips with ATID, one to Germany & one to Israel, which have been life changing. The staff and clergy are special and truly care about providing lovely experienced for both members & non-members alike.
I had a profound experience with ATID. I lived in LA four six years. I went to services for high holidays with ATID at Sinai during year four at my mother's request. Finally during year six I took a chance and talked to Stacey Zackin about my interest in exploring Judaism in depth, something I had not done, having long been estranged from the conservative Jewish community since Bar Mitzvah age. Stacey graciously invited me to partake in the ATID havurah. This program was transformative. I always thought I was Jewish, I loved Woody Allen movies, and I enjoyed good deli food, and I can play a part in a Neil Simon play convincingly, but I know now that I so did not comprehend Judaism prior to ATID. Of course I'm far from being a master Rabbi, but with ATID I celebrated my first authentic Shabbat with kavanuh. I learned so many Jewish values like Tikkun Olam. And this experience inspired me to take a chance and go to the APAIC Conference and to even take on law school. Stacey deserves more praise and the ATID program and Sinai Temple are marvelous my heart can sing their praise indefinitely. I'm touched and inspired. I work each day now to be better man, a better Jew, and to help others live meaningful peaceful lives because of my experience with ATID. They are a leader.
I moved to Los Angeles in January of 2009 and did not know a soul. A friend from NY suggested I join ATID. I went to my first shabbat dinner and met wonderful new people. The temple embraced me with open arms and I felt like I was a part of the community right away. I met so many wonderful people through the Friday Night Live service and the Shabbat @home dinners. I am lucky I joined ATID. It feels like home. I look forward to attending many more educational, cultural and social events with ATID.
Whenever I have come to the Atid Lounge after a Friday Night Live service, I am always greeted with open arms. The board members and volunteers are always available to make me feel comfortable in a situation that I may not normally feel comfortable in. I am a single Jewish woman in Los Angeles who never frequents the bar or club scene. Atid has made their programming unique and welcoming so everyone is able to learn, grow and enjoy themselves. In a city that has MANY programs, ATID has made me a part of their community whether I come once a year or every month.
ATID is what it says it is. The premiere Jewish group for younger jewish types in LA. It offer the full range of programs from servies with 1000 people to hikes with 10. It is inviting, engaging, cutting edge and traditional and most importantly it is inclusive. ATID's Friday Night Live servicves helped me find a spriritual home at a time when I needed both spirit and a home.
ATID really is the pre-eminent community for young professionals in Los Angeles. Driven by member participation and offering programs an events for anyone's interest....outdoor programs, cruises, Israel trips, educational programs, life-coaching. Not to mention they put on Friday Night Live which is possibly the most cutting edge, hugely attended Friday Night Shabbat service in history. I've never failed to show up to Friday Night Live and not run into people I haven't seen in years, as well as met new people to connect with. It's a great monthly event. I've also enjoyed the more intimate Shabba @ Home services hosted in private homes around L.A. The clergy at both these small and larger FNL services really know how to make the services accessible and engaging to people...they're outside of the box...services for people who don't like services. If you're looking for some way to connect with other Jews in your peer group, you're definitely going to find something of interest to you with ATID.