News & Upcoming Events 6-26-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Shabbat Koleinu Service
This 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.
Rob Aronson is a contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter whose voice takes the listener on a journey through the Friday night Shabbat liturgy. He is excited to be debuting his first album, “Let Us Sing.” For the past 12 years, Rob has been actively involved in bringing the joy of Jewish music to worship service.

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.

Welcome Events for
Rabbi Doug Kohn
“Kibbitz with Kohn”
Sunday, August 12
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Welcome Brunch at the home of
Robin and Dina Dreizler. You are invited to meet, kibbitz and get to know Rabbi Kohn.

Space is LIMITED and reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Please kindly RSVP by August 5 to Carrie in the TBE Office here. Dreizler address provided with reservation.
Oneg Shabbats welcoming Rabbi Kohn:
Friday, July 6 – Family Shabbat Service at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13 – Shabbat Service with Torah at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 20 –  “

Welcome Rabbi Kohn” 

BBQ Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by 6:30 p.m. Musical Shabbat Service.

August “Kibbitz with Kohn” Events:
Sunday, August 5 – Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium at 1:10 p.m.
Sunday, August 12 – Brunch at the Dreizler home (see above)
Late August – Hosted at the Imley Home (date TBD)
For questions about any of these events, and to make reservations, please contact the TBE Office.

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.

ROMEOs and Jewliettes
Tomorrow, 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.

Coffee Talk with Rabbi Kohn
Wednesday, July 11
4:00-5:00 p.m.
with Rabbi Doug Kohn
Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE
Come and introduce yourself to Rabbi Doug Kohn.
We often sit outside so please dress appropriately. 

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.
Important Notices

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

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