News & Upcoming Events 6-19-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Upcoming Shabbat Services
Friday, June 22
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service with Torah reading
Celebrating adult birthdays & anniversaries with an aliyah
to the Torah.
Saturday, June 23
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Briskin and Cantor Davidson during which Maxine Lieb becomes bat mitzvah
All are welcome.
Saturday, June 23
2:00 p.m. Torah on the Trails walking Bluff Cove
Meet in the Bluff Cove parking lot located at 1301 Palos Verdes Drive West in PVE. If the lot is full, there is street parking along Paseo Del Mar.
Friday, June 29
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Koleinu Service welcoming
Rob Aronson
Celebrate a Shabbat of new melodies with Rob Aronson and Cantor Ilan Davidson.

Pastries with the Presidents
Friday, June 22
10:00 a.m. at
Yellow Vase
28902 S. Western Ave., RPV
(across from the Terraces)
Come and chat with our Temple Beth El Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz and Eric Imley.

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
Wednesday, June 27
12:30 p.m. at
Think Cafe
302 W. 5th Street, San Pedro
What started as ROMEOs-Retired Old Men Eating Out-has expanded to include the Jewliettes. All are welcome, TBE membership is not required. There are no dues, just the opportunity to meet and eat regularly with a group of like-minded people. For more information, contact Irv Siegelman.

Concert Under The Stars 2012Concert Under the Stars 2018
Broadway Then & Now
with Cantor Davidson & guests
Sunday, July 29
Hosted in the home of Susan Taus
Vintage Broadway: Before 1950
Saturday, August 18
Hosted in the home of Linda & Larry Rubin
Broadway: 2010 Plus
6:00 p.m. Bring your own picnic dinner
7:00 p.m. Concert begins
Hosted in private homes, addresses provided with RSVP.
One Concert: $18 per adult; $9 per child; $60 family max.
Both Concerts: $28 per adult; $15 per child; $90 family max.

Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium
Sunday, August 5
Game Time: 1:10 p.m.
Join TBE and the Jewish community of the Greater Los Angeles area for the Dodger’s Annual Jewish Community Day as the Dodgers match up against the Houston Astros.
This special event ticket package includes a ticket to the game and a Dodgers’ Jewish Community Day t-shirt. The first 12,000 ticketed kids 14 and under in attendance will also receive a Jr. Dodgers backpack.
TBE Group Seats in the Loge Section-$50 each includes t-shirt.
Tickets available through Shoni in the Finance Office here.
For questions, contact Andrea Lawrence.
Important Notices

TBE Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
Happy & Safe 4th of July!

High Holy Days Adult Choir Rehearsals

Join Us!
Do you love to sing? Ever wanted to be in the choir for the High Holy Days? Now is your chance! Please contact Cantor Davidson and prepare to join him for a melodious adventure through the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy.
Rehearsals are Mondays beginning July 9 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Choir sings on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

June Board of Directors Meeting has been cancelled
Please contact Gale Swartz or
Eric Imley with questions.
Next meeting is July 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Religous Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)
Civic Engagement
Every Congregation Counts
Every Vote Counts
Please click here for an abbreviated introduction to the RAC’s Civic Engagement initiative that we will be working on through November.
The TBE Social Justice Committee is working to use the three pillars to engage the TBE community.

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

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