Temple Beth El

Shabbat Morning Options
At Temple Beth El, we recognize that our congregants have differing needs.  Therefore, we have several types of Saturday morning worship services.

Refuat HaNefesh - A Service of Healing for Body, Mind and Soul
First Saturday mornings
10:00 am  
Rabbi Briskin, Cantor Davidson and Chaplain Judith Sommerstein invite you to participate in a powerful service of healing. If you are in need of healing, provide care for someone who is ill, or are praying for the health and well being of a loved one then please join us for this special service that utilizes a blend of music, poetry, prayer and meditation. For more information, please contact Rabbi Briskin.

Lay-Led Shabbat Morning Service
Second Saturday mornings
From 9:30-10:15, join us for a discussion on a Jewish topic.
From 10:30-11:45, Irv Siegelman will lead a Shabbat morning Shaharit service from Mishkan Tefilah. Beginning at noon, there will be a potluck kiddush lunch coordinated by Sharon Siegelman.
Please call Irv or Sharon (310-540-1931) if you plan to attend.

Meditation Service
Third Saturday mornings

10:00 am 
Join Cantor Ilan Davidson and Pam Tarlow, our meditation facilitator, for a spiritual journey through the Shabbat Shaharit (Morning) Service. Our service includes some new prayer chants and guided meditations. Feel free to bring a floor pillow to sit on and come dressed comfortably. Contact Cantor Davidson for more information.

Torah on the Trails
Fourth or Fifth Saturday mornings or early afternoons
Once a month we meet for a contemplative walk along well traveled trails on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Along the way we pause to reflect upon our surroundings and explore Jewish texts and prayers that connect us to the environment. Walks are along easy trails, usually with minimal elevation gain. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Please check the website interactive calendar for locations and start times.

B'nai Mitzvah
Select Saturdays
A traditional Shabbat Service led by one or more students, both children and adults, within our community. Children reach this life-cycle event, becoming bar or bat mitzvah, sometime after their thirteenth birthday and upon completion of a minimum amount of study within our Torah School.  We also offer classes for those adults who wish be called to the Torah as a bar or bat mitzvah. We hope you can join us for these joyous event and participate as a community with family and guests. Please check the website interactive calendar for participants, dates and start times.