News & Upcoming Events 3-6-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Shabbat Service to honor the 5778 Zebulon Award recipients
Mary Cohn & Jodi Davidson
This 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.

Dawn Unity Group presents
Interfaith Panel Discovery Series
“The Responsibilities of a Religious Leader”

with Rabbi Briskin

TONIGHT, March 6
7:30 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5845 Crestridge Rd, RPV
Rabbi Charles Briskin, Temple Beth El
Rev. Jon Gathje, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Pres. Mike Gazdik, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Rev. Paula Vukmanic, St. Francis Episcopal Church
Bob Rothman, Moderator

Bradley University Chorale Concert
This Sunday, March 11
2:15 p.m. at TBE
We welcome the Bradley University Chorale to Temple Beth El.  This 44-student strong chorale is awe inspiring and their performance will be filled with amazing music including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms as a tribute to this great Jewish Composer’s 100th birthday.
No charge for the event.

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.

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.

2 Youth Group Events this Saturday!
Yaldei Shalom
March 10 at 7:30 p.m. 
Sky Zone
1625 W 190th St, Gardena

Cost: $20 per person (for 2 hours of jumping) PLUS two slices of pizza and a drink.


Pick up time will be 10:30 pm at Sky Zone.
Contact Jaron Brunner to reserve your spot. 
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March 10 at 1:30 p.m. 
Back in Time Escape Room
23700 Western Ave, Harbor City
Cost: $25-30 per person + additional for snacks.
Pick up time is 4:00 p.m. at the Escape Room.
Contact Rachel Fischer to reserve your spot.

Coffee Talk with Rabbi Briskin
Wednesday, March 14
4:00 p.m. at Starbucks
Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Come by for a cup of coffee or tea and share what’s on your mind. We often sit outside; please dress appropriately.

Pastries with the Presidents
Wednesday, March 21
7:00 p.m. at Starbucks
Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Come by and chat with our Temple Beth El
Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz and Eric Imley.

Send Your Child To Camp
Financial Support is Available


Deadline is March 31.

Sisterhood Camperships and the Bill Gren Campership Fund provide support 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.

Community Passover Seder
Led by Cantor Davidson
Wednesday, April 4
5:45 p.m. at TBE
Sponsored by Sisterhood! Open to All!
Reservations must be received by Monday, March 26.
For questions, please contact Jodi Davidson.

Bloom Into Spring
Garden Tour
Sunday, April 22
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Temple Beth El Sisterhood presents the 2018 Garden Tour visiting 5 extraordinary private gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula plus lunch in a 6th garden.
Invitations coming soon. Contact Sandy Pickar with questions.

 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

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.

HUGE thank you to all those who donated items for the
American Soldier care packages! The assembly of the care packages was hosted by St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach on Saturday, February 24th, and was organized by Susie Zimmerman at St. Francis Episcopal Church’s Military Outreach program. They have been assembling care packages for over 10 years, and invited TBE to join their efforts. We were able to pack 68 boxes! In addition to snacks and toiletries, each box contained books and magazines, girl scout cookies and personalized letters and artwork. These boxes touch the hearts of our soldiers and let them know just how grateful we are for their service and personal sacrifice. If you would like to participate in the future with the LA Air Force Base’s programs for soldiers and their families, stay tuned for more information. Contact Allison Brandt with questions.

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.

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

The Gift Shop is open after services Fridays
and on 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