Oneg Shabbat – North East Los Angeles Jewish Collaborative was founded in 2018 with the belief that many people in our local community have enormous talent and dedication but they have not found a non-threatening place to try it out. We wanted to offer classes and lectures to the community and find spaces where people can meet in person to cook together or share a picnic meal on a Friday night.

We believe that Judaism is not confined to a particular expression of immutable ritual but rather that ritual changes to accommodate each generation’s unique search for meaning. Jewish life is like a harmony sung by multiple voices: ritual and artistic performance, writing, dance, theatre, cuisine, and philosophy.