News & Upcoming Events 2-26-2019

Upcoming  Programs

Temple Beth El Presents
Taus Lecture Series
TONIGHT – Still space available!
Tuesday, February 26
7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Karen Fox
The Third Chapter with Resilience, Learning & Joy:
An interactive Conversation
$20 At the Door – Walk-ins welcome.
or bring cash or check to tonight’s lecture.
Next Lecture:
Wednesday, March 13
Lunch & Learn at Noon
with Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Being Jewish Today
$25 Paid in Advance; $30 at the Door

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
Wednesday, February 27
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, please contact Irv Siegleman.

The Music of Our Lives:
The Jewish Lifecycle in Practice & Song
Final class
Thursday, February 28
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at TBE
Dine & Learn with Cantor Davidson

Salon Concert featuring Cantor Davidson and Friends
Saturday, March 2
6:30 p.m.
Greatest Showman Live!
hosted at the Salon of Gale & Eliot Swartz
address provided with reservations
Tickets $100 per person
Space is limited, so please reserve today.

Create, Hydrate & Fill Your Plate 
sponsored by TBE Sisterhood
Sunday, March 3
1:00 p.m. at TBE
Floral Abstract Art
inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and taught by TBE member Robin Sarner
Last program is Sunday, May 5 – Creating Your Own Succulent Plant
1 program $18
2 programs $32
Please send your check to Temple Beth El payable to “TBE Sisterhood.”
Please contact Allison Brandt with questions.

Social Action/Social Justice Opportunity
TBE & San Pedro United Methodist Church have teamed up again to help with
Family Promise
A community-based approach to addressing homelessness, engaging both the local community and houses of faith in an effort to combat families experiencing homelessness.
Sunday, March 10
Monday, March 11
San Pedro United Methodist Church
580 W. 6th Street, San Pedro
We need volunteers to signup for shifts that include setup, cleanup, food prep, and overnight stays.
Please click this SignUp Genius link and volunteer your time to this important and worthwhile cause to help families in need.
For questions, please contact Laurel Perry directly.

Fabulous Purim
All Ages Celebration
Saturday, March 23
at TBE
4:00 p.m. Family Carnival & Adult Cocktail Hour
5:30 p.m. Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading followed by dinner, dancing, silent auction with simultaneous youth programs & childcare.
Kids’ Carnival Wristbands $10
includes games, prizes and hot dog meal
Adult Dinner $25 in Advance; $30 at the Door
includes cocktail hour and entertainment, dinner, dancing and 2 drink tickets
All Adults in Costume Receive an Extra Drink Ticket
Additional drink tickets are $3 each
Family Maximum with Advance Purchase $60
(2 adults and children/grandchildren under 18)
Become a Purim Sponsor!
$125 gets dinner for 2, signage, a reserved table at the dinner for yourselves and your friends.

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.

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

Annual TBE Sisterhood
Hamantaschen Sale
Raspberry, Prune, Apple, Apricot, Chocolate, Poppy
We will sell on Fridays following Shabbat Services and on Thursdays and Sundays before and after Torah School.

Contact Mary Cohn with questions.

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.

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 click THIS LINK and pick your date and signup through our SignUp Genius.
For any questions, please contact Barbara Brickman.

Single Women Havurah
A new havurah for Single TBE women is now underway.
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 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.
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