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Temple Beth El’s 2021 Special Community Hanukkah Event Sunday, December 5 starting at 4:00 p.m. at TBE Join us and celebrate the last night of the Festival of Lights, part of a worldwide open house weekend of Jewish communities celebrating Hanukkah onsite and online together. We will have an amazing evening of Consecration of Torah School […]
Hanukkiah Contest on the 8th Night of Hanukkah Celebration Sunday, December 5 beginning at 4:00 pm at Temple Beth El Participants of all ages and artistic abilities are invited to roll up their sleeves and make their own hanukkiah for this fun competition! What is a Hanukkiah? A hanukkiah is a Hanukkah menorah. Unlike the […]
Join with Temple Beth El and the San Pedro Faith Consortium in Courageous Faith An Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Presented by the San Pedro Faith Consortium at Temple Beth El In-Person (Reservations Required) and Virtual Program on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. If you are fully vaccinated and would like to join us in-person, please […]
Taus Lecture Series 2021-22 Continues on Zoom with Rabbi Rachel Adler Wednesday, November 10 at Noon Rabbi Adler will be speaking about her book, “Tales of the Holy Mysticat: Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic,” a refreshingly humorous approach to Jewish text and life, reading her feline flatmate as if he were a page […]
Please join us for another in our series of Virtual Artists Beit Midrash with guest artist, Vicki Reikes Fox Sunday, November 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Vicki Reikes Fox is an artist, museum consultant, and educator who specializes in art and its relation to the Jewish experience. Fox was the founding project director of Museum of […]
First Taus Lecture of the Season with TBE Member, Jim Shneer Multi-Access Lecture on Sunday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This talk will explore in detail how the intricacies of the Jewish calendar harmonize with annual Torah reading requirements; how the liturgical calendar of American Reform Jewry more closely resembles that of Israel than the […]
Introduction to Judaism Course with Rabbi Cassi October 10 through April 8 Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 18 Sessions, plus a Shabbat celebration together This Introduction to Judaism class, under the auspices of the Union for Reform Judaism, is an engaging multi-session series delving into the beauty of Jewish traditions, teachings, and history through a Reform Jewish […]
Unscrambling the Genetic Mysteries of the Jewish Community Virtual Program, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 5 p.m. Zoom Registration Link Did you ever wonder why there are so many Jewish genetic disorders? Do you know why they are mostly found among the Ashkenazi community? Join us for an inspiring evening as we explore together the mysteries […]
MENsch Club of TBE invites you to become a member! The MENsch Club invites you to express your support by becoming a member. The MENsch Club is proud to offer programming of interest, to gift our B’mitzvah recipients with traveling candlesticks, to provide mentorship and career pathing to our community members. Your membership and support […]
A Special South Bay Community Beach Shabbat Friday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. at Torrance/Redondo Beach Parking at 387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach Please join us for our South Bay Community Beach Shabbat. We will meet in-person near Perry’s Cafe & Beach Rentals, 387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. There is a large […]
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. This summer I will move to San Pedro with my husband, Josh, and our children Noam and Talia.
From the moment I walked through the 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, Randi Sher, Carrie Hernandez, and Shoni Gramcko. Conversations with lay leaders demonstrated a sense of pride in Beth El’s rich almost century old history. I am proud to join in their commitment to upholding this rich legacy while embracing the enormous opportunities of today.
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.
Educator Randi Sher
Randi has a master’s degree in Education from the American Jewish University. Randi is active with the Builders of Jewish Educator’s Religious School Principals’ Council. At their Religious School Educators Conference in 2011, they bestowed upon her the Lainer Distinguished Educator Award. She directed the religious school, early childhood center, youth, and camp programs at Temple Menorah for many years. Randi was previously Director of Education at Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach until recently when she assumed this position at Temple Beth El San Pedro.