Welcome to
The Jewish Learning Exchange!

Welcome to The Jewish Learning Exchange, a warm, welcoming Educational Center and Synagogue for Jews from all walks of life. The JLE is an active congregation devoted to the enrichment of Jewish life, closeness to G-d, and cherished friendships within our community.

The JLE offers an array of programs and services to meet the vast needs of the community. This includes ongoing complimentary classes, an extensive Judaica Library, guest lecturers, Question and Answer sessions, counseling, Holiday and Shabbat user-friendly services, and community events.

We invite you to connect! Send us an email, give us a call, join us for a class or stop by for an in-person welcome!


Rabbi Czapnik, thank you for another meaningful High Holiday Service. Your words and the words of the other Rabbis always inspire me to grow in my Judaism and in my character. Thank you for all the honors. All the best.


Rabbi Czapnik, your weekly Torah videos are always filled with wisdom, kindness and gentle strength.

Rachel M.

Thank you very much for all the input that you gave towards our wedding. Thank you from before it all began, for the guidance you gave, for coming to our wedding, hosting sheva brachos, and more… The Gemara says it takes three partners to have a child; Hashem, the father, and the mother. In our family, there is a fourth partner: Rabbi and Mrs. Czapnik. Thank you for guiding and shaping my family.

Yoseph R

Thank you very much for helping provide me and my wife with such a meaningful Yom Kippur experience. Baruch HaShem for JLE…. it is a truly special and holy place… so warm, so welcoming, and so giving. And what makes it special are you all! I’m so happy to call it our home in La Brea!

Koby R.

Thank you Rabbi Czapnik for all the years of teaching and giving. I will always treasure the time you gave to us when my kids were little in Hidden Hills. Your influence, your stories, your wisdom – I want you to know the far-reaching and meaningful effect you have had (and continue to have) on myself, my children…. It is most certainly because of you that I started keeping a Kosher home (which I continue to do & love doing!) Because of you, I discovered the joy of “learning” about my heritage and Torah. When I think of you, I get a very big smile on my face. Thank you!

Lauren P.

What an incredible miracle to be able to read the blessings in Hebrew and light candles in a menorah for the first time ever in my entire life tonight! I can not thank you enough.

Rachel K.

Thank you Rabbi Czapnik and the JLE for warm and meaningful High Holiday services. There were a few thoughts in your discussion which were especially meaningful. Even Dr. Goldman’s thought about focusing on one’s role now was fantastic. Most importantly, thank you for guiding me in my growth as an enthusiastic and committed Jew!

Ted C.

Thank you Rabbi for the beautiful class today and the touching song about mother Rachel. Your guidance is really important to so many of us. So thankful for you. Thank G-D we have you as our teacher. 🙂

Mar F.

Thank you for the inspirational and practical drasha (sermon) this morning. I applied the “I have a choice” almost immediately. I got caught in the rain this afternoon and chose to enjoy the experience… and not even care that the shaitel (wig) got wet! When ladies saw me and felt badly, I joked and said, “I’d wondered when to have the shaitel (wig) done again… I guess I know now!”

Leah H.

I have endless appreciation for Rabbi and Mrs. Czapnik; selfless, humble, caring leaders of JLE. They go above and beyond their job duties and ensure that I and all JLE members feel the warmth of Yiddishkeit and connection to Hashem. They truly embrace individuals from all walks of life and provide constant guidance, support and nurture. Their deep understanding of humankind coupled with their unconditional love for all makes them approachable for all to reach out. Thank you for building a comfortable, supportive Shul!

Michael R.

My humble beginnings were in the JLE at the older shul.
I have tremendous hakaras hatov (gratitude) to those who assisted me.

Rivka Y.

JLE is a place where all feel welcome and cherished. The programming is inclusive no matter your background. Shabbos at JLE is one of song and togetherness and countless individuals make their way to the Rabbi’s home for enjoyable, delicious and uplifting meals. I am proud to be a part of JLE, an oasis of growth, friendship and kindness. Thank you for all you do for me and for so many others. May the Almighty repay you for your devotion to His children.

Stacy G.

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The Jewish Learning Exchange offers a wide range of ongoing complimentary classes, events, lectures and services for the Jewish community. In order to maintain our programming and ability to service the growing needs of the community, please help us with your tax-deductible donation. Your generous contribution will ensure the success of our efforts. Thank you for being a part of The JLE and sharing in our vision!

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