News & Upcoming Events 8-21-2018

Upcoming  Programs

This Friday, August 24
Sunset Shabbat Service
Off-site at Torrance Beach
5:30 p.m. BYO Picnic
6:30 p.m. Sunset Shabbat at Torrance Beach
Join us outside to welcome the Sabbath Bride. Parking lot entrance at 213 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach/Torrance. We will be just below the two main ramps that take you from the parking lot to beach level. It is about 100 yards down the ramp from the parking lot to the beach.
Please bring chairs and blankets. Restrooms are on site.
*NOTE: No Shabbat Services will be held at TBE this evening.


SATURDAY, September 1 at TBE
6:00 p.m. Congregational Writing Project led by Theatre Dybbuk
6:30 p.m. Deli Dinner
7:45 p.m. Performance by Theatre Dybbuk
8:30 p.m. Selihot Service including Havdalah
At 6:00 p.m. the directors of Theatre Dybbuk will guide us through a writing exercise on T’Shuvah.
At 7:45 p.m. our performance begins featuring an original storytelling by Theatre Dybbuk based on the writings of our congregation done earlier in the evening.
We will begin our Selihot Service at 8:30 p.m. During that service we will change our Torah scrolls’ mantles to their white covers for the High Holy Days.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9
8:00 p.m.*
Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 10
9:30 a.m. Morning Service*

3:30 p.m. Family Service (New Time)

5:00 p.m. Tashlikh at Averill Park (New Time)

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 14
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Meditation Service
Kol Nidrei
Tuesday, September 18
8:00 p.m.*
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19
9:00 a.m. Family Service
10:30 a.m. Morning Service*
1:30 p.m. Learning Sessions
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Service
5:00 p.m. Yizkor/Ne’ilah
6:30 p.m. Break the Fast in the courtyard
*Tickets are required for this service
Childrens’ Programming & Babysitting will be offered on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for morning services only. Please register your children with  Carrie here. Thank you!

Shabbat Sukkot Dinner and Shabbat Service
Friday, September 28
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner welcoming our New Members
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Sukkot Service with Consecration for Kindergarten & older new students
Enjoy a wonderful Sukkot dinner followed by a fabulous service in our sukkah in the courtyard.
$25/adults; $10/children 5-12; Family maximum $60
Reservation deadline is September 16!
Don’t wait! Dinner sells out every year!
Please RSVP to Carrie here or call (310) 833-2467
Dinner is FREE for New Members since last Sukkot.

TBE Sisterhood Fundraiser
Cruise the California Coast with your TBE friends
March 10-17, 2019
Aboard Ruby Princess Cruise

Embarkation Port Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, Ensenada, San Diego, Disembarkation Los Angeles

Early Bird Discounts available now with 10% deposit!
$799pp Inside Cabins
$999pp Unobstructed Picture Window
$1099pp Balcony
$1499pp Mini Suite
For reservations and information, please contact:
Barbara Matles here or call (310) 750-9406
Barbara Riker here or call (310) 750-9422
Important Notices

Board of Directors
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 22
7:00 p.m. at TBE

High Holy Days
You’ll notice a change to your High Holy Days tickets this year; your ticket now takes the form of a name tag. We are excited to roll out this change to facilitate personal connections during this time of year when more people than usual are in our synagogue.
Your name tag-tickets will be mailed the last week of August. If you haven’t taken care of your annual commitment, please send it to Shoni as soon as possible so that your packet goes out on time.

Sisterhood Youth Scholarships for NFTY SOCAL Event
Saturday, September 8
New School Year-New Event-New Friends!
Join other Jewish teens for a first-of-its-kind floating party! Please click here for the scholarship application on the TBE Website.
Register for the event on the NFTY SOCAL Website here.

We need volunteers!

Oneg Shabbat Committee
Do you enjoy the Oneg after Shabbat Services?
If you would like to assist and be on the Oneg Committee, please contact Reva Skoll.
Participation is only once every 6 or 7 weeks.
Please contact Reva Skoll with questions and to sign up.

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