News & Upcoming Events 5-22-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Honoring & Saying Farewell to
Rabbi Chuck and Debi Rowe
Congregational Party
Saturday, June 2nd

Dinner has sold out!
Please join us at 8:00 p.m.
for Entertainment and Dessert
$18 per person
includes entertainment and dessert only.
Please be a part of the Tribute Book and re-create your memories with Rabbi Chuck and Debi Rowe
$360 for Full Page
$108 for Half-Page
$36 for Quarter Page
$18 for Single Line
Email Tribute Text and/or photos to

Rabbi Briskin is available to meet with you over the next few weeks.

If you would like to have some one-on-one time with him, please contact Carrie here to schedule a meeting.

Taus Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 30
7:30 p.m.
Dr. Marc Dollinger
Jews and the Civil Rights Movement
Please join us for a provocative and stimulating lecture from Dr. Marc Dollinger. $18 Paid in Advance; $20 at the Door.

Temple Beth El’s Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 31
7:00 p.m. at TBE
Please join us to learn about the state of the synagogue and vote for the proposed slate of Board Members. If you cannot attend, please mail or drop off the ballot that was mailed to you.

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
Wednesday, May 30
12:30 p.m. at Think Cafe
What started as ROMEOs-Retired Old Men Eating Out-has expanded to include the Jewliettes. All are welcome to join us at Think Cafe, 302 W. 5th Street in San Pedro.
For more information, please contact Irv Siegelman.

Sisterhood End-Of-Year Dinner & Open Meeting
Tuesday, June 5
6:00 p.m. at
Think Cafe,
 302 W. 5th Street in San Pedro
Please join us for TBE Sisterhood End-Of-Year Dinner and brief Board Meeting including Election of our 2018-19 Officers.
$30 includes dinner, tax and gratuity.
Please pay AT THE DOOR (checks made payable to TBE Sisterhood).
For reservations, please contact Ellie Zamos.
Reservation Deadline is June 1.

Pool Party for
Yaldei Shalom, SPeTY,
Youth Choir & Teen Choir
Sunday, June 3
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please contact Cantor Davidson with any questions.
Important Notices

Celebration of Life for Babette Neuberger
Sunday, June 3
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
3115 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates
Please join us on Babette’s birthday as we honor her memory. There will be a light lunch buffet along with birthday cake commemorating Babette’s 87th birthday.
The side gate on the east side of the garage will be open.
Please contact Sharon Siegelman with any questions.

Donations Needed for Family Promise
Our friends at Family Promise are looking for financial donations to help families in need. Due to the specific items needed, monetary donations are requested at this time.
If you are able, please make your donation to Shoni in the TBE Finance Office. Thank you for your contributions.

Torah Study
Thursdays at Noon
at PV Library Conference Room
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates
Enter from the Deep Valley street side and park on the roof top
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

TBE Sisterhood has a new website!

Click here to see all the wonderful events, activities and important ways to get involved and volunteer!

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