News & Upcoming Events 2-6-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Aladdin Purim at TBE
All Ages Purim-Palooza
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!

Pastries with the Presidents
Monday, February 12
10:00 a.m.
Panera Bread
2733 Pacific Coast Hwy in Torrance
(at Crenshaw)
Come and chat with our Temple Beth El
Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz and Eric Imley

Taus Lecture Series
Lunch & Learn with
Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Wednesday, February 14
11:45 a.m. at TBE
$25 Paid in Advance
$30 At the Door

Includes lunch, lecture, drinks & dessert

This lecture is generously co-sponsored by Lew Holzman and George Taus.
Next Lecture:
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. with
Dr. Leah Hochman “Let’s Eat Already! Judaism & Food.”

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.

TBE Sisterhood Invites You to the
Circle of Service Luncheon
Sunday, February 11
1:00 p.m.
at the home of Jan Simon
Reservation Deadline is TODAY
Address provided with reservations
Please join us in support of Youth, Education and Special Projects and featuring a Rabbinic Student Guest Speaker from HUC-JIR
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 6 to Sharon Gross and bring your WRJ donation to the event.
Minimum Donation: $36
Partner: $90
Partner Plus: $180
Lifeline: $1800
Payable to: WRJ (memo: YES Fund)

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.

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!

A Taste of

with Chaplain Bonnie Leopold
Has been cancelled
until further notice.

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

Teen Wellness Program for Tweens/Teens and their Parents
Topic: Teens & Sex


Tuesday, February 13
7:00 p.m.
at Temple Menorah
1101 Camino Real
Redondo Beach
Complimentary Admission!
RSVP to Temple Menorah (310) 316-8444

Dawn Unity Group presents Interfaith Discovery Series XVII
Annual Interfaith Bible Lecture Moses And Jesus In Dialogue


Sunday, February 11
7:30 p.m.
at Rollings Hills United Methodist Church
26438 Crenshaw Blvd, RHE
Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University
Prof. Marvin Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology
Bob Rothman, Moderator

Shalom Hartman Institute presents
Community Beit Midrash
Judaism and the Self
Personal Dimensions of Jewish Identity:
A three-part, text-based study series
Tuesday, February 13
Tuesday, April 10
Tuesday, May 8
7:30-9:30 p.m.
at American Jewish University
Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air

Congregation Ner Tamid presents
CNT Sisterhood Annual
Mah Jongg Day


Tuesday, February 20
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
$36/person with RSVP by February 8; $42/person after Feb. 8.
Contact Leslie Back to RSVP (310) 540-3598
Important Notices

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