News & Upcoming Events 1-15-2019

Upcoming  Programs

Temple Beth El
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Friday, January 18
6:30 p.m. at TBE
“Gospel” Shabbat Service
Featuring The Gospel Choir of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and our in-house band, The Moody Jews.
Please join us for an uplifting and moving musical landscape commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Following services, we will have a special Oneg Shabbat “Meet & Greet” hosted by the TBE Member Engagement Committee.

Create! Hydrate! Fill Your Plate!
TBE Sisterhood invites all to attend these wonderful programs!
1:00-3:00 p.m. at TBE
on the following dates:
Sunday, January 27 Cooking with
Eliot Swartz
Sunday, March 3 – Create an Art Project
Sunday, May 5 – Create a Succulent Bowl
$45 for 3 programs
$32 for 2 programs
$18 for 1 program
Any questions? Contact Dina Dreizler or Allison Brandt.

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
Wednesday, January 30
12:30 p.m.
Think Cafe, 302 W. 5th Street
San Pedro
All are welcome, TBE membership not required. There are no dues, just the opportunity to meet and eat regularly with a group of like-minded people.
For more information, contact Irv Siegelman.

Temple Beth El presents
Playing the hits of the rockin’ 60s, the nostalgic early 70s, with a smattering of choice tunes from the 80s & 90s
Saturday, February 9
4:00 p.m.
TBE Social Hall
followed by havdalah
$18 adults in advance; $20 at the door
FREE for children (under 18)
All proceeds benefit TBE’s Torah School.

TBE Sisterhood Invites You to
Circle of Service Luncheon
supporting Youth, Education, Special Projects and featuring a Rabbinical Student Guest Speaker from HUC-JIR
Sunday, February 10

1:00 p.m.
at the home of Sandy Pickar
address provided with reservation


Minimum Donation
Payable to WRJ (memo: YES Fund)
Double Chai: $36
or consider an additional gift of:
Partner: $90 * Partner Plus: $180 * Lifetime: $1800
Please respond by Tuesday, February 5 
to Sandy Pickar
Bring your WRJ donation to the event

Support TBE Youth Choir
TBE Oscar Party
Sunday, February 24
5:00 p.m.

Have your photo taken on the Red Carpet!
Trivia Contests, Silent Auction, Cash Bar!
Tickets include dinner for the adults and
pizza & movie for the kids.
$18/adults; $9/child; $54 family maximum

TBE Sisterhood Fundraiser
Cruise the California Coast with your TBE friends
March 10-17, 2019
Aboard Ruby Princess Cruise

Embarkation Port Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, Ensenada, San Diego, Disembarkation Los Angeles

Early Bird Discounts available now with 10% deposit!
$799pp Inside Cabins
$999pp Unobstructed Picture Window
$1099pp Balcony
$1499pp Mini Suite
For reservations and information, please contact:
Barbara Matles here or call (310) 750-9406
Barbara Riker here or call (310) 750-9422
Important Notices

We need volunteers to help with Oneg Shabbat!
Do you enjoy the Oneg after Shabbat Services?
If you would like to assist and sign up to host an oneg shabbat, please signup through our SignUp Genius and pick your date(s).
For any questions, please contact Reva Skoll.

Helping Send Your Child To Camp

Deadline is March 31.

Sisterhood Camperships and the Bill Gren Campership Fund are available to our TBE Torah School students who need financial assistance to attend a Jewish summer camp. Please email or write a note to request these scholarships.

For Sisterhood Camperships, please contact Susan Goldstein.

For the Bill Gren Campership Fund, please contact Linda Gren.

First-time campers can receive scholarship grants up to $1000 from One Happy Camper. Click here for the website.

Please remember that URJ Camp Newman will match ALL
TBE Scholarship Money dollar for dollar.
URJ Six Points Camps will match up to their cap.

Put Your Guns Down:

Presenting music that speaks to different perspectives on the ways guns have affected our culture and the global call for peace

Saturday, January 26
7:00 p.m.
Manhattan Beach Community Church
303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach

Live choral performance featuring Tonality
Reception to follow with light refreshments
Discussion with those of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths
Learn more about gun violence and what might be done

Tickets: $20 (reserved seating)

Tickets & Info:

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents
the World Premiere of
Family Secrets

Moving and funny show of stories exploring secrets only whispered about, until now!

Sunday, January 27
7:00 p.m.
In a beautiful South Bay home…
Once you purchase your ticket, the performance address will be sent to you.
Tickets: $45 Pre-sale; $50 at the Door
Includes dessert buffet plus Q&A with Talent
We WILL sell out!
A South Bay Area Performance!
“…saying things that really do need to be said to the world.” 
-Los Angeles Times

New Singles Havurah
A new havurah for Single TBE members is now being formed.
If you are interested in joining this havurah or would like more information, please contact:

Joan Friedman, Havurot Coordinator

The word “havurah” comes from the Hebrew word “haver,”meaning friend. Its primary purpose is to promote Jewish fellowship. Each havurah is a small community of congregants who gather together to socialize, learn more about Jewish subjects, celebrate Jewish holidays, or may take any focus that the group chooses.

Help TBE’s Caring Community
Caring for one another is our obligation as Jews. By responding to the calls of our fellow TBE members is a way for each of us to reply “Hineini” here I am.
The Caring Committee reaches out to congregants when there has been a death in the family, when a ride is needed for a medical procedure, or a meal after a hospital stay.
But Without You, We Are One Volunteer Short!

The Caring Community invites you to help us realize our goal of having every congregant be a member of our Caring Community. The Caring Community is an unusual committee, because to be a “member,” you only need to be a member of TBE. When we are made aware of a congregant in need you will receive an email from a Caring Community chair, asking for your help. Please respond if you can, when we perform a mitzvah for others, we strengthen them, our entire community and ourselves.

To join the committee or for more information, please contact Gail Burch.

Torah School Needs Volunteers
Do you love children and want to have some fun?
We NEED YOU in the front office during Torah School days!
Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-Noon.
No experience needed!
Please email Racheli Morris, TBE Educator, here to signup.
Thank you!

Torah Study
Come study with Rabbi Doug Kohn
Thursdays at Noon
Join us to explore the weekly Torah portion.  No experience is necessary. If you have your own English Torah commentary, please bring it with you.

CLICK HERE for the TBE Amazon link.
Shop online & raise money for our Torah School at the same time!
Temple Beth El will earn money for every purchase you make at This can only happen if you use our special link, so we get the credit for your purchase. We raised over $1100 for our Torah School last year!

Religous Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)
Civic Engagement
Every Congregation Counts
Every Vote Counts
Please click here for an abbreviated introduction to the RAC’s Civic Engagement initiative that we will be working on through November.
The TBE Social Justice Committee is working to use the three pillars to engage the TBE community.

Copy and Print Services Now Available at TBE
Get your copying and printing done with people you know and trust.. for half the cost!
Temple Beth El has a new copy machine and you can use it! 30¢ for color copies
and 5¢ for black & white.
Contact Carrie or Shoni with questions.

Ten Minutes of Torah

TBE is delighted to partner with the
Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring opportunities for Jewish study right to your inbox. Five days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email.
Sign up today. Be sure to include our congregation’s name and location. It only takes 10 minutes to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!
Sisterhood News

Sisterhood Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is open after services Fridays
and on select Sundays when there is Torah School!

Tribute Card


Send a Tribute Card to recognize an event of someone who is important to you! The Sisterhood will send your wishes – on marriage, birth, b’nai mitzvah, bereavement, get well, and more – for $3.50 per card.

Contact Audrey Stempel to order a Tribute Card.
We hope to see you soon at Temple Beth El.
Find us on the web at:
Call the office for more information: 310-833-2467
Or drop by for a visit:
1435 W. 7th Street, San Pedro 90732