News & Upcoming Events 2-20-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Aladdin Purim at TBE
All Ages Purim-Palooza
THIS Saturday, February 24
4:00 p.m. Family Carnival, Adult Cocktail Hour & Entertainment
5:30 p.m. Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading followed by Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction, ‘The Moody Jews’ Go Motown, Simultaneous Youth Programs & Childcare
Kids’ Carnival Wristbands are only $10!
Adult Dinner is $18 Paid in Advance ($25 at the Door)
includes cocktail hour and entertainment, dinner, dancing and
2 drink tickets
Family Maximum with Advance Purchase is $50
All adults in Costume Receive an Extra Drink Ticket!
Become a Purim Sponsor!
$125 gets you dinner for 2, signage, a RESERVED table, and a bottle of wine compliments of the Briskins.
Help is wanted for ALL parts of the event.
Contact Karen Briskin to volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities with our friends at Family Promise 

Sunday, February 25 & Monday, February 26
San Pedro United Methodist Church
580 W. 6th St, San Pedro
Temple Beth El has committed to helping our friends at Family Promise, a community-based approach to addressing homelessness, engaging both the local community and houses of faith in an effort to combat family homelessness.
We need volunteers to drop off dinner, serve the meal & hang out, and sleep overnight at the church on both February 25 and 26.
Please note that ALL volunteers must participate in a one-hour Training.
Please click HERE for the Sign-Up Genius and choose a shift date AND a training date.
Contact the TBE Office with any questions.

Packages for Patriots 

Last day to donate is Friday, February 23.
The Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo has many programs to help support the men and women who serve our country, along with their families.  One of the ways we can show our support is by providing care packages for our troops oversees.  Our friends at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes are assembling these care packages and we have the opportunity to help by providing much needed donations for the boxes as well as helping with the cost to ship the boxes.
Please drop off your donations at TBE!


Girl Scout cookies
Powdered drink flavor packets (Gatorade, Lemonade)
Starbucks ground coffee (1 lb. bag), tea bags, sugar/sweetener packets, powdered creamers
Small salty snacks – beef jerky, protein bars, granola bars, nut packets, microwave popcorn
Instant oatmeal packs, individual servings of cereal, easy mac, cup a soup, canned fruit
Candy (no chocolate), gummy bears, gum, mints

Anti-bacterial wipes, Tide pods, Power strips
T-shirts, Tube socks
Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razors, shaving gel (not cream)
Sunscreen, deodorant, lip balm with SPF, foot power, Qtips
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, kleenex packs
Cough drops
Paperback books, current magazines, gently used DVDs/CDs
Plain paper, cards, envelopes and pens
Sudoku, crossword and word search books
Please contact Allison Brandt with any questions.

Taus Lecture Series
Dr. Leah Hochman

“Let’s Eat Already! Judaism and Food”
Tuesday, February 27
7:30 p.m. at TBE
$18 Paid in Advance
$20 At the Door

Educator Meeting:
We need your input about our new TBE Educator 
Sunday, March 4 at 9:15 a.m. at TBE
We will be holding a meeting to hear your thoughts and opinions about our future Educator. Please join us for this special open conversation.

Shabbat Service to honor the 5778 Zebulon Award recipients
Mary Cohn & Jodi Davidson
Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at TBE
You are invited to celebrate these deserving members of our Temple community for their many years of dedicated service to Temple Beth El.

Paint and Nosh

Sunday, March 18
3:00-5:00 p.m. at TBE
Please join us for a fun, simple painting class taught by TBE’s own Robin Sarner. Each person will create their own painting to take home and treasure. No talent required!
$18 per person includes art supplies, nosh & beverages.
Reserve by March 9 by mailing a check to TBE, made payable to “TBE Sisterhood.”
For questions, please contact Dina Dreizler.

Salon Concert
Prince of Egypt: Live!

Saturday, March 24
6:30 p.m.
at the Salon of Gale & Eliot Swartz
Please join us for an intimate evening of music and mingling.
$100 per person
Space is limited so please reserve today!
Make your reservation online here or email Shoni in the TBE Finance Office.

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.

Hamantaschen Sales

Click here for the Hamataschen Order Form

or contact Barbara Brickman.
It has been the tradition of Sisterhood to send hamantaschen free of charge to those TBE students who are now in college. If you would like to remind them of the joy of eating these delicious three cornered hats, please let us know their address and which flavor they prefer no later than February 16, so we can get the Hamantaschen to them by Purim!

Email information to Carrie in the TBE Office.

Last day to pickup orders is at the
Community Purim Celebration on
Saturday, February 24th!

TBE Oscar Party
Sunday, March 4
5:00 p.m. at TBE
Proceeds Support Youth Choirs
Tickets include:
Dinner for the Adults
Pizza and a Movie for the Kids
$18 per adult; $9 per child; $54 family max

 In The Community

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents
Crossing Our Red Sea
Stories of liberation & letting go that will make you laugh, cry and be glad you are alive. 
March 18 at 1:30 p.m. 
at Congregation Tikvat Jacob in Manhattan Beach 
March 18 at 7:00 p.m.

at a beautiful home in Palos Verdes


$40 includes ticket, dessert reception, and Q&A with talent.

Important Notices

Board of Directors Meeting
Open to all Congregants
Next Meeting:
Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
at TBE
Please email the Co-Presidents here one week in advance to have a special topic added to the agenda.

Single Women’s Havurah
Deborah’s Daughters Havurah

invites single, TBE women to join!

If you are interested or would like to learn more about the havurah, please email Joan Friedman, Havurot Chair.
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.

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

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