Next Stage seeks to create and maintain a mentoring culture in which members are nurtured and assisted not only by the clergy, but also by other temple members, in many areas of life--spiritually, intellectually, professionally, and personally. These relationships are generally face to face, sustained over a period of time, but could also involve e-mentoring through Skype or email. The roles and time commitment will be mutually decided by the participants. Our Mentor Match Program has two main tracts:

1. Professional Mentoring: Interested congregants who have a particular professional expertise and possess qualities of sensitivity, reflectiveness, ability to facilitate and inspire, to educate, and identify opportunities are matched with congregants who are seeking such professional guidance, often young adults who are deciding upon or embarking on a career path.

2. Life Experience Mentoring: Compassionate congregants who have experienced challenging life circumstances or transitions and have dealt with them in a constructive way are matched with congregants attempting to navigate similar experiences.



Potential Mentors and Mentees complete a brief questionnaire and profile, and the mentoring committee will seek to match participants, to follow up with a personal contact and to arrange for a meeting. Once a comprehensive data base is established, interested persons may be able to choose their Mentees and Mentors through self-selection.


Mentors and Mentees will receive brief training, oversight, and follow-up by a committee member. Please contact Joan Abrams: joanabrams@aol.com or 310- 625-9144 with any questions or comments.

Upcoming Events

Save the Dates for Our 2018 Wisdom Circles:

Wednesday, February 14

Wednesday. March 14

Wednesday, April 11

Wednesday, May 9

Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday, July 11

Wednesday, August 8

Wednesday, September 12

Wednesday, October 10

Wednesday, November 14

Wedneday, December 12

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