News & Upcoming Events 12-5-17

Happy Hanukkah
from your Temple Beth El Family
Light the First Candle on
Tuesday Night, December 12
Upcoming  Programs

Sisterhood’s Hanukkah Latke Party
Still Time to Reserve Your Spot!
Saturday, December 16
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m
Havdalah and Youth Choir Concert begins
at 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for our annual Hanukkah party welcoming everyone! Bring your family and friends for homemade latkes, scrumptious desserts, raffles, great prizes and more!
$18/adults; $9/children (ages 3-12); Free for children under 3. 
EVERYONE is welcome!
Please don’t let cost to be an obstacle.
If you would like to sponsor a guest for the evening, please let Laurel Perry know.
For all reservations and payment, please contact
Laurel Perry

Hanukkah at Terranea
Thursday, December 14
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.

Pastries with the Presidents
Tuesday, December 17
9:30 a.m.
Sirens Java & Tea
356 W. 7th Street, San Pedro
Come chat with our TBE Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz & Eric Imley.
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula in RHE.

Coffee Talk
with Rabbi Briskin
Wednesday, December 20
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and share what’s on your mind….
We often sit outside; please dress appropriately.
Important Notices

*NEW TBE Directory
We are getting ready to send out the 2018 TBE Directory! Please email Carrie here if you have a new cell number, email or address. Thank you!

Torah Study
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.

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 above, or do the same on the home page of our 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!

 Sisterhood News

Sisterhood Gift Shop is now the Hanukkah Shop!

Hanukkiyah, candles, dreidels, toys, games,
milk & dark chocolate gelt, Jewish Magic 8 Ball,
Maccabee on the Mantle, and more!

Open Friday nights before and after services!
Select Sundays when there is Torah School!

TBE Sisterhood has a new website!

Click here to see all the wonderful events, activities and important ways to get involved and volunteer!

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