Temple Beth El is one of the oldest Reform Jewish congregations in the Los Angeles area.

We serve the South Bay – the communities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Beach Cities, Torrance, and San Pedro.

We strive to be warm, welcoming, friendly, inclusive, caring, and accepting.

Large enough to host a variety of inspiring services and events; small enough to maintain meaningful connections with each family personally. Our focus is on warmth and friendship, caring and acceptance without judging others. Here everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice as well as interfaith families. At Temple Beth El all are welcomed and cared about, elders are revered, and children are cherished.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 16
  2. Mon 17
  3. Wed 19

    o/s ADL Program

    ADL L.A. For Good Initiative “Empowering
    Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thu 20

    o/s Sisterhood Book Club

    Book Club Selections and Dates for
    Feb 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Thu 20

    Torah Study o/s

    Weekly Torah Study every Thursday Rabbi
    Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  6. Thu 20

    Torah School

    Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Fri 21

    Musical Shabbat Service

    Musical Shabbat Service Our Musical Shabbat
    Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Sat 22

    Torah on the Trails

    Feb 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  9. Sat 22

    Salon Concert

    Join Cantor Davidson for an intimate
    Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  10. Sun 23

    Torah School

    Feb 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Our Professionals

  • Rabbi Cassi Kail

    Rabbi Cassi Kail

    My name is Cassi Kail, and I am both humbled and overjoyed by the opportunity to serve as the next Rabbi of Temple Beth El. I look forward to serving Temple Beth El’s congregation and, along with my husband, Josh, and our children Noam and Talia, getting to know San Pedro and the South Bay.

    From the moment I walked through this synagogue’s doors, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Beth El community. It was not the stunning new building that most impressed me, but rather the people within. I feel immense gratitude to work alongside the superbly talented and devoted leadership of Cantor Ilan Davidson and Educator Racheli Morris. There is a sense of pride in Beth El’s rich 97-year-old history. I am proud to join in your commitment to upholding this rich legacy while embracing the enormous opportunities of today.

    Rabbi Cassi Kail
    Rabbi
  • Cantor Ilan Davidson

    Cantor Ilan Davidson

    Cantor Davidson has served Temple Beth El since 1995. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Cantor Davidson claims both the South Bay and Rishon LeZion, Israel as his home. The youngest in a long familial line of cantors, he began his training at the age of five with his mentor, Hazzan Philip Model z’l. With his strong performing arts background from the University of California, our cantor is also a talented secular musician and contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter.

    Ilan Davidson
    Cantor
  • Educator Racheli Morris

    Educator Racheli Morris

    Racheli Morris joined Temple Beth El as our new Educator on July 1st, 2018. Racheli is a sabra, born in Haifa. She was raised in the Golan Heights. She moved to Virginia Beach in 1985 and to California in 1990. She is completing her Doctorate in Jewish Studies. Racheli brings an infectious Israeli can-do spirit and enthusiasm to all that she does at Temple Beth El.

    Racheli Morris
    Educator

Our Professionals

  • Rabbi Cassi Kail

    Rabbi Cassi Kail

    My name is Cassi Kail, and I am both humbled and overjoyed by the opportunity to serve as the next Rabbi of Temple Beth El. I look forward to serving Temple Beth El’s congregation and, along with my husband, Josh, and our children Noam and Talia, getting to know San Pedro and the South Bay.

    From the moment I walked through this synagogue’s doors, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Beth El community. It was not the stunning new building that most impressed me, but rather the people within. I feel immense gratitude to work alongside the superbly talented and devoted leadership of Cantor Ilan Davidson and Educator Racheli Morris. There is a sense of pride in Beth El’s rich 97-year-old history. I am proud to join in your commitment to upholding this rich legacy while embracing the enormous opportunities of today.

    Rabbi Cassi Kail
    Rabbi
  • Cantor Ilan Davidson

    Cantor Ilan Davidson

    Cantor Davidson has served Temple Beth El since 1995. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Cantor Davidson claims both the South Bay and Rishon LeZion, Israel as his home. The youngest in a long familial line of cantors, he began his training at the age of five with his mentor, Hazzan Philip Model z’l. With his strong performing arts background from the University of California, our cantor is also a talented secular musician and contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter.

    Ilan Davidson
    Cantor
  • Educator Racheli Morris

    Educator Racheli Morris

    Racheli Morris joined Temple Beth El as our new Educator on July 1st, 2018. Racheli is a sabra, born in Haifa. She was raised in the Golan Heights. She moved to Virginia Beach in 1985 and to California in 1990. She is completing her Doctorate in Jewish Studies. Racheli brings an infectious Israeli can-do spirit and enthusiasm to all that she does at Temple Beth El.

    Racheli Morris
    Educator