News & Upcoming Events 5-8-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Honoring & Saying Farewell to
Rabbi Chuck and Debi Rowe
Temple Beth El will honor Rabbi Chuck and Debi Rowe with a Congregational Party
Saturday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at TBE
Buffet Dinner * No Host Bar * Silent Auction * Havdalah
General Seating:
$36 for adults
$18 for Youth (13-17)
$5 for Children under 13
Reserved Seating:
$400 for Tables of 8
$54 for Individuals
Reservation Deadline is May 15
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

Shabbat Service of Confirmation
This Friday, May 11
7:30 p.m.
at TBE
Join our Temple family as we honor this year’s Confirmands, Leah Hannah and Elissa Luce, for completing their years of Torah School study.

Pastries with the Presidents
Tomorrow, May 9
11:00 a.m.
Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Come chat with our TBE Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz and Eric Imley.

Coffee Talk with
Rabbi Briskin
Wednesday, May 16
4:00-5:00 p.m.
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.

iEngage with Cantor Davidson
Continues Thursday, May 17
at 6:00 p.m. at TBE

Celebrate the Festival of Shavuot
The Torah of our Lives:
Texts that Inspire Us 
Saturday, May 19
6:30 p.m. Yizkor
7:00 p.m. Shavuot Learning Sessions featuring the rabbis and cantors of TBE and CNT
Congregation Ner Tamid
5721 Crestridge Road, RPV
Celebrate the day when God gave the Torah to the Israelites with learning and fellowship. All are welcome.

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 you will receive in the mail in a week.

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.
In The Community

Guilty Parties: A Wild Ride Through the Guilt of a New Generation
presented by Jewish Women’s Theatre
Sunday, May 13
1:30 p.m. at Congregation Tikvat Jacob
7:00 p.m. at a private home in Palos Verdes
Ticket price: $40 includes dessert reception, Q&A with talent, schmoozing and more!
Important Notices

5th Annual Shoe Drive at TBE
Ends May 20
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