S.T.A.R. Groups

Join The Excitement At S.T.A.R.

Sephardic Tradition And Recreation (S.T.A.R.) is a thriving Jewish youth organization serving the Sephardic Jewish Community in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area. S.T.A.R. Provides monthly events for 4 age groups, Tikvah (7-9 Years old), Aviv (10-12 Years old), Mitzvah (13-15 Years old), Haverim (16-18 Years old). All events are age appropriate with a high Participant to Supervisor ratio to assure the safety of all of our members. The goal of S.T.A.R. is to provide meaningful after school programs to Sephardic youth to enhance their awareness of these six principles: Community, Values, Tradition, Preservation, Israel & Pride


Your donation and support will help Jewish children get in touch with their traditions and Jewish values.


The Magen Leadership Program is a 3 week experience of friendship, discovery and awareness in Israel. With an emphasis on Sephardim, Judaism, its’ people, language, history, traditions, heroes, places and values will all be brought to life through meaningful excursions filled with a sense of adventure. MLP participants will enjoy the best that Israel has to offer, with full access to Israel’s most sought after attractions. They will stay in fine accommodations and be treated to Kosher Israeli food and guided luxury transportation throughout the trip. Rabbi Yitzchak Sakhai of S.T.A.R., in addition to adult chaperons and an armed security guard/Medic, will accompany MLP participants. MLP participants will fly from LAX with Israel’s official airline El Al (non stop) to and from Tel Aviv.

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S.T.A.R. News

  • Acharei Mot/Kedoshim-April 27, 2018

    This Shabbat:

    Friday Candle Lighting: 7:16pm
    Shabbat Ends: 8:05 pm

    Torah Message:

    G-d’s Waiting Room

    “When you shall come to the Land and you shall plant any food tree, you shall treat its fruit as forbidden; for three years it will be forbidden to you.” (19:23)

    With macabre humor, Miami Beach is called “G-ds waiting room” because it abounds with retirement homes and hotels for the elderly.

    Retirement is a western concept, and one that has come under criticism from doctors in recent years. Studies have found that people who don’t retire but stay involved in their work (albeit at a level that befits their age) have longer life expectancies than those who retire and relax into their “golden years.” Read More