News & Upcoming Events 6-5-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Shabbat Service with Officer Installations
This Friday, June 8
7:30 p.m. 
Celebrate Shabbat as we honor the leaders of our congregation as we install our newly-elected members of our TBE Board of Directors, the Officers of the TBE Sisterhood, and the Officers of SPeTY. Join us as we celebrate this annual moment of transition in our leadership.

Sisterhood End-Of-Year Dinner & Open Meeting
Tonight, June 5
6:00 p.m. at
Think Cafe,
 302 W. 5th Street in San Pedro
For questions, please contact Ellie Zamos.

Coffee Talk
with Rabbi Briskin
Wednesday, June 13
4:00-5:00 p.m. at
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.

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.
Important Notices

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.

A Gift For You
We have potted plant centerpieces from our Farewell Party for you to take home. Please call or just come by and pick yours up. Also, our “Postcards to Rabbi Chuck & Debi” Project will be going on for another month. Come by and write a message and we will mail them in early July.

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

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