News & Upcoming Events 7-10-2018

Upcoming  Programs


Coffee Talk with Rabbi Kohn
Tomorrow, 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. 


Upcoming Shabbat Services
This Friday, July 13
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service with Torah reading
Friday, July 20
5:30 p.m. BBQ Shabbat Dinner
6:30 p.m. Musical Shabbat Service
We welcome Rabbi Doug Kohn and Susan Wertheim to our TBE Family. Please join us for a BBQ Dinner including adult beverages. $10/adult; $5/children; $30 family maximum.


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
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 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.


Social Action
Screening & Panel Discussion “Bail Trap”

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at TBE
TBE Religious Action Committee will be hosting a screening and panel discussion of Bail Trap, a documentary from Brave New Films about America’s broken bail system. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.
Please contact Susan Brooks for more information.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Carrie in the TBE Office so that we can plan accordingly.


ROMEOs and Jewliettes

Wednesday, July 25
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. But don’t let the name fool you. It’s not only retired folks. All are welcome, TBE membership not required. There are no dues, just the opportunity to meet and eat regularly with a group of like-minded people.
For more information, please contact Irv Siegelman.


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 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Choir sings on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Important Notices


Torah Study
Come study with Rabbi Doug Kohn
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.


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.


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