Clergy and Staff

Rabbi Len Muroff

Rabbi Len Muroff was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC 30 years ago, where he also received a Master of Arts Degree in Jewish Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree In Bible. He also holds a masters degree in Education from The AJU/University of Judaism and a bachelors degree in Political Science from Columbia University.

He was born in NJ and was raised in Canada.

He has served congregations in Georgia, Massachusetts and Los Angeles.

He has been a Hospice and Hospital Chaplain for fifteen years after having been a congregational rabbi for fifteen years.

He serves as the Co-Chair of the RA Health care Chaplains Affinity Group. In this capacity he has organized programs for rabbis across the country.

He is a devoted social justice advocate. He has focused on interfaith work, aiding the hungry, those suffering from AIDS, climate issues and oppressed people around the world.

He is the proud father of two adult daughters

He enjoys walking the Stairs in Santa Monica and hosting people for Dinners in his home. He is a devoted LA Dodger Fan, a weekend Bicyclist and Softball player and a grateful member of his synagogue (Ikar).


Rabbi Emeritus Alan Lachtman DHL, MFCT, LTC  ret, Certified Facilitator of Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment

Rabbi Lachtman was born in San Francisco. He has been our beloved Rabbi since 1976. He and his wife, Ellen, serve the congregation with warmth, dedication and a spirit of inclusion. Rabbi Lachtman has a degree in Marriage Family Child Therapy. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserves. He teaches at the University of Judaism, the American Jewish Committee and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Hebrew Union College honored him with a Doctorate of Divinity in 1999. He was voted best Rabbi by the readership of the Pasadena Weekly. To email Rabbi Lachtaman, email: