News & Upcoming Events 10-2-2018

Did you see our own George Mayer
in the newspaper?
Upcoming  Programs

Social Action Opportunity with
Family Promise 
We need your Help!
October 7 and 8
San Pedro United Methodist Church

580 W. 6th Street, San Pedro

Join our friends from local San Pedro churches to help host and care for homeless families at San Pedro United Methodist Church.
There are multiple times slots and volunteer opportunities.
Contact Laurel Perry for more information.

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, October 14 – Create a Hanukkah Decoration
Sunday, January 27 – Cooking with Eliot Swartz
Sunday, March 3 – Create an Art Project
Sunday, May 5 – Create a Succulent Bowl
$56 for all 4 programs
$45 for 3 programs
$32 for 2 programs
$18 for 1 program
Any questions? Contact Dina Dreizler or Allison Brandt.

Rabbi Cantor Lisa Levine
Temple Beth El welcomes Artist-in-Residence Rabbi Cantor Lisa Levine for these Soulful Shabbat Experiences:
Friday, October 19
6:30 p.m.
Bridge to Peace Shabbat Ruah Service
Join us for a Musical Shabbat service featuring Rabbi Cantor Lisa Levine as she shares songs from her newest album which promotes non-violence and healing through prayer and action.
Saturday, October 20
9:15 a.m. Light Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Yoga Shalom
11:30 a.m. Potluck Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon
Yoga Shalom
Join us for Yoga Shalom: a unique form of prayer which melds gentle Yoga, chant, meditation and breathing into an awe-inspiring worship experience.

Art of Community

A Gallery Installation Celebrating Artists of Temple Beth El
Opening Reception
Saturday, November 3
5:00-9:00 p.m. at TBE
Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres
Beer & Wine Tasting
Silent Auction
$40 Paid in Advance; $50 At the Door
A portion of the proceeds benefit San Pedro High School and Dodson Middle School Art Departments and TBE.

Sisterhood Annual Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 30
6:30 p.m. at TBE

Free to all Sisterhood Members!
Please RSVP by October 26 to  Reva Skoll.

Taus Lecture Series 2018-19
First Lecture of the Season!
Wednesday, November 7 at Noon
Lunch & Learn with
Dr. Sharon Gillerman, Hebrew Union College

The Temple of the Body: Jewish Boxers, Strongmen and the Development of “Muscular Judaism”

There will be 6 Lectures during this season:
December 5 at Noon with Dr. Laurie Levenson
February 26 at 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Karen Fox
March 13 at Noon with Rabbi Ed Feinstein
April 16 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Amir Hussain
April 30 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Marc Dollinger
Lunch & Learn Lectures: $25 Paid in Advance/$30 at the Door
Evening Lectures: $18 Paid in Advance/$20 at the Door
$110 for the Full Series of 6 Lectures

Salon Concerts 2018-19
Featuring Cantor Davidson & Friends
Saturday, November 17
JRB: The Masterpieces of Tony Award-Winning Composer Jason Robert Brown
6:30 p.m.
Hosted in a private home (location TBD)
Upcoming Concerts:
Saturday, January 12
Saturday, March 2
Tickets $100 per person or $250 for all 3 concerts
Space is limited, so please reserve today by making your payment to Shoni in the 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:
Barbara Matles here or call (310) 750-9406
Barbara Riker here or call (310) 750-9422
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.
Important Notices

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.

International City Theatre presents
A Splintered Soul
Alan L. Brooks’ play about war refugees torn between cultures – Holocaust survivors in 1947 San Francisco – resonates deeply today.
NOW through November 4
International City Theatre
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach

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.

Annual Endowment Gift Program

Tired of writing checks every time you want to make a donation honoring or memorializing someone? The Annual Endowment Gift Program allows you to make a one-time donation then designate a number of dedications (in honor of, in appreciation of, in memory of, etc.) throughout the year.

The dedications will receive formal acknowledgement and be listed as they are currently in the appropriate edition of Kol Beit El. Once your donation is received, you’ll be able to conveniently email the Finance Office with your specific dedications at any time.

Gifts of $250 will receive seven dedications, gifts of $500 will receive fourteen dedications, and gifts of $1000 will receive thirty dedications.

Your donation will be evenly split between the General Fund (Keren Beit El) to help fund TBE’s short-term needs and the Rabbi David Lieb Endowment to secure our long-term future.

For more information, please contact Shoni in the Finance Office here.

We need volunteers!

Oneg Shabbat Committee
Do you enjoy the Oneg after Shabbat Services?
If you would like to assist and be on the Oneg Committee, please contact Reva Skoll.
Participation is only once every 6 or 7 weeks.
Please contact Reva Skoll with questions and to sign up.

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!

Shop online & raise money for our Torah School at the same time!

When you shop at, you can raise money for our Torah School.

Click on the Amazon logo at the top or bottom of every page of our new TBE website, and 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!

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