News & Upcoming Events 12-04-2018

Happy Hanukkah
Upcoming  Programs

Hanukkah Latke Party

This Saturday, December 8
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Havdalah Service
Featuring the TBE Youth Choir and the Moody Jews

Delicious homemade latkes, salads, desserts
No host bar and soft drinks

Please bring your hanukkiyot and 8 candles (7 nights plus shamash)
to services as we mark the 7th night together as a community.
$18/adults; $9/children ages 3-12; Free for children under 3
Reservations are required!
Please contact Ellie Zamos. Checks made payable to TBE Sisterhood.

Hanukkah at Terranea
Wednesday, December 5
6:30 p.m.
Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, RPV
Join Temple Beth El, our TBE Youth & Teen Choirs and the Moody Jews as we celebrate Hanukkah.
Make reservations for dinner at any of the hotel’s restaurants following the candle lighting and enjoy complimentary childcare at the Terranea Kid’s Club.
Other Candle Lighting Dates at Terranea:
Thursday-Sunday, December 6-9 at 5:30 p.m.

Taus Lecture Series 2018-19
Wednesday, December 5 at Noon
Lunch & Learn with
Dr. Laurie Levenson
Jews and The Rule of Law: Why We Need to Care About What is Happening in our Courts and our Government?”

Upcoming Lectures:
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

The Exciting Complexity of Life, Death, and In-Between:
Medical Ethics and Jewish Law
Adult Learning Series with Rabbi Douglas Kohn
Last Session this Thursday December 6
6:00 p.m.
Bring Your Own Dinner
Dessert & Beverages Provided
What is life, itself, when does it begin, and what are our ethical obligations to life and our bodies? When is death, itself, can we hasten it or forfend against it? These questions, and more, have spurred Jewish thinking and legal decision-making from the time of the early rabbinic sages to the present, and still warrant profound consideration.
Rabbi Kohn has addressed these issues for a decade in sessions and seminars around the country and around the world, stemming in part from his own episode with cancer, and from writing/editing two volumes, Life, Faith and Cancer and
Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation and Moving On.
Kindly RSVP here to the TBE Office we can prepare sufficient materials.

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.

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

SPeTY News

(San Pedro Temple Youth)
SPeTY Board presents…

Ball Drive for the Boys & Girls Club
Accepting ball donations (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, etc) from NOW until December 9th. Please drop off at TBE.


Hanukkah Card Campaign for Elders

Make a hanukkah card and bring it to TBE by December 9th. Supplies will be in the social hall on Friday, December 7th and on Sunday, December 9th to make cards.

We appreciate your support!

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.

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.

Torrance Civic Chorale presents
Winter Miracles
December 14 and 15
8:00 p.m.
James Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Dr.
Celebrate the season with an uplifting evening of music from classical to Broadway. Reserved seating: $25.
For tickets, please call (310) 781-7171.

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

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.

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