News & Upcoming Events 1-29-2019

Upcoming  Programs

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

Shabbat Dinner and
Family Shabbat Service
This Friday, February 1
4:00 p.m. Half-Pint Havurah & Hallah Bake
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Family Shabbat

Please RSVP for dinner.
Otherwise $5 at the door.
Our Shabbat Dinner is hosted by the Dalet/Heh Class.

The Music of Our Lives:
The Jewish Lifecycle in Practice & Song
Begins Thursday, February 7
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at TBE
Dine & Learn with Cantor Davidson
3-Session Course (Feb. 7, 21, 28)
Bring your own dinner and join us for an exploration of Jewish life from birth & childhood, to marriage & adulthood, to illness & end of life rituals as we learn about traditions and celebrating the music that accompanies them.
Classes are free of charge, but please RSVP to Carrie so we can prepare enough class materials and seating.

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 Chair: $36
or consider an additional gift of:
Partner: $90 * Partner Plus: $180 * Lifeline: $1800
Please respond by Tuesday, February 5 to Sandy Pickar
Bring your WRJ donation to the event

Support Our TBE Youth Choir
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

Temple Beth El Presents
Taus Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 26
7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Karen Fox
Getting Older Today
$18 Paid in Advance
$20 At the Door
or email the TBE Finance Office.

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:

Sisterhood’s 2nd Annual
Comedy & Magic Club Evening
with the Incredible Magic and Humor of Derek Hughes
Wednesday, April 3
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
All over 18 are welcome.
2-item minimum purchase.
Purchase your tickets ONLINE HERE
before March 23.
For questions, please contact Allison Brandt or Dina Dreizler.
Important Notices

Annual TBE Sisterhood
Hamantaschen Sale
Raspberry, Prune, Apple, Apricot, Chocolate, Poppy

Advance orders recommended!
On-site TBE Sales begins February 22.
We will sell on Fridays following Shabbat Services and on Thursdays and Sundays before and after Torah School.

World Wide Wrap
with Congregation Ner Tamid
Who Doesn’t Need a Friendly Reminder
to Wrap UP with God?
Super Sunday
February 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Congregation Ner Tamid
5721 Crestridge Road, RPV
Brunch will be served.
RSVP to for the Brunch

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 use our online sign-up and pick your date and signup through our SignUp Genius.
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.

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 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.
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Call the office for more information: 310-833-2467
Or drop by for a visit:
1435 W. 7th Street, San Pedro 90732