News & Upcoming Events 4-10-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Taus Lecture Series
Tonight, April 10 at TBE
7:30 p.m.
Professor Sarah Bunin Benor
Chutzpah to Chidush:
A Century of Yiddish-Influenced English in America
Evening Lectures $18 Paid In Advance; $20 At the Door

Yom Hashoah
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wednesday, April 11 
7:00 p.m.
at Temple Menorah
1101 Camino Real in Redondo Beach
Film Screening:
The Quarrel
Hosted by Screenwriter and Producer David Brandes
1992 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Best Feature Film
1992 Heartland Film Festival Crystal Heart Award
1993 WorldFest Houston Gold Special Jury Award
Rosh Hashanah 1948: A chance reunion of two Holocaust survivors – two friends that are rivals – leads to a discussion about life, faith and survival.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Yom HaShoah Ritual
Film Screening
Discussion with David Brandes

Yom Ha’atzmaut
A South Bay Celebration Concert
Sunday, April 15
4:00 p.m.
at Congregation Ner Tamid
5721 Crestridge Road, RPV
We will join our friends at CNT for a community concert celebrating Israel at 70! Experience a new generation of world music with a Jewish-Israeli flavor and a fresh reggae beat.
Reception and light snacks to follow concert.
Sponsor: $36
Gen. Admission: $18 ($25 at the door)
Kids & Teens: $5
Under 5: FREE
TBE receives 50% of all tickets sold to TBE’s friends and family when you include “TBE” in your RSVP.

Bloom Into Spring
Garden Tour
Sunday, April 22
Touring: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 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.
$40 with Reservations before April 14
($45 Thereafter)

Special Shabbat Service this Friday Shabbat Tekumah
Friday, April 13
7:30 p.m.
Please join us for Shabbat Tekumah-the Shabbat of Revival observed between Yom Ha’Shoah and Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Our service will include a creative liturgical framework to mark these two extraordinary moments in the entire history of the Jewish people. We will also honor adults with April birthdays and anniversaries with an aliyah to the Torah.

Coffee Talk with Rabbi Briskin
Wednesday, April 18
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Come by for a cup of coffee and share what’s on your mind……
We often sit outside; please dress appropriately.

Pastries with the Presidents
Sunday, April 22
10:00 a.m.
Yellow Vase
28902 S. Western Ave. RPV
Come by and chat with our Temple Beth El Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz & Eric Imley.

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
Wednesday, April 25
12:30 p.m.
Think Cafe 
302 W. 5th Street, San Pedro
What started as ROMEOs-has expanded to include the Jewliettes. 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 Siegelman.

Save the Date
Temple Beth El will honor Rabbi Chuck and Debi Rowe with a Congregational Party on Saturday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
More details coming soon….
In The Community

Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention
presented by the YWCA Harbor & South Bay
Thursday, April 26
437 W. 9th Street, San Pedro
Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Program from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
We invite the community-youths, parents and concerned individuals-for an educational & informative event at the YWCA in San Pedro.
Free to the public.
Important Notices

5th Annual Shoe Drive
NOW through May 20

at TBE

Please consider donating any gently used men’s, women’s, and/or children’s shoes and new (unworn) socks to benefit Shoes for the Homeless, Inc., a 501 (c)3 charitable corporation whose mission is to provide shoes, free of charge, to the homeless.
Shoes should be deposited in the three built-in collection bins located in the elevator alcove at Temple Beth El.
For questions and more information, please contact Bobbie Adler

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.

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