News & Upcoming Events 9-18-2018

Upcoming  Programs

Kol Nidrei
Tonight, September 18
8:00 p.m.*
Yom Kippur
Tomorrow, 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 these services
TBE Offices will be closed on Thursday, September 20.

We will re-open on Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 21
6:30 p.m. Musical Shabbat Service

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 blessings for new members, September adult birthdays and couples with September anniversaries.
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
Dinner is Almost Sold Out!
Reserve online here or call (310) 833-2467
Dinner is FREE for New Members since last Sukkot.

Sukkot Yizkor Service AND Simhat Torah
Sunday, September 30
at TBE
All are welcome to attend!
4:00 p.m. Family Learning
4:30 p.m. Sukkot Yizkor Service
5:30 p.m. Community Dinner. Free with advanced reservations to Carrie. 
6:15 p.m. Simhat Torah Service with Consecration for Kindergarten and new Torah School students!
Dancing, music, flag parade, mitzvah bar & more! Featuring Bob Remstein on piano!

Special Performance by
Karen Golden, Storyteller Extraordinare
Open to All
Sunday, September 23
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. during Torah School

at Temple Beth El

We are excited to have Karen Golden, a gifted storyteller and performer join us during Torah School. This performance is open to all – students, parents, congregants and our community. Please join us for this special morning.
Or contact Director of Education, Racheli Morris.

Pastries with the Presidents
Wednesday, September 26
10:00 a.m.
Starbucks, Promenade of the Peninsula

550 Deep Valley Drive, RHE

Come and chat with our Temple Beth El Co-Presidents, Gale Swartz and Eric Imley.

Social Action Opportunity with
Family Promise 
We need your Help!
October 7 and 8
San Pedro United Methodist Church

580 W. 6th Street, San Pedro

Join our friends from local San Pedro churches to help host and care for homeless families at San Pedro United Methodist Church.
There are multiple times slots and volunteer opportunities.
Contact Laurel Perry for more information.

Create! Hydrate! Fill Your Plate!
TBE Sisterhood invites all to attend these wonderful programs!
1:00-3:00 p.m. at TBE
on the following dates:
Sunday, October 14 – Create a Hanukkah Decoration
Sunday, January 27 – Cooking with Eliot Swartz
Sunday, March 3 – Create an Art Project
Sunday, May 5 – Create a Succulent Bowl
$56 for all 4 programs
$45 for 3 programs
$32 for 2 programs
$18 for 1 program
Any questions? Contact Dina Dreizler or Allison Brandt.

Taus Lecture Series 2018-19
First Lecture of the Season!
Wednesday, November 7 at Noon
Lunch & Learn with
Dr. Sharon Gillerman, Hebrew Union College

The Temple of the Body: Jewish Boxers, Strongmen and the Development of “Muscular Judaism”

There will be 6 Lectures during this season:
December 5 at Noon with Dr. Laurie Levenson
February 26 at 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Karen Fox
March 13 at Noon with Rabbi Ed Feinstein
April 16 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Amir Hussain
April 30 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Marc Dollinger
Lunch & Learn Lectures: $25 Paid in Advance/$30 at the Door
Evening Lectures: $18 Paid in Advance/$20 at the Door
$110 for the Full Series of 6 Lectures

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

Annual Endowment Gift Program

Tired of writing checks every time you want to make a donation honoring or memorializing someone? The Annual Endowment Gift Program allows you to make a one-time donation then designate a number of dedications (in honor of, in appreciation of, in memory of, etc.) throughout the year.

The dedications will receive formal acknowledgement and be listed as they are currently in the appropriate edition of Kol Beit El. Once your donation is received, you’ll be able to conveniently email the Finance Office with your specific dedications at any time.

Gifts of $250 will receive seven dedications, gifts of $500 will receive fourteen dedications, and gifts of $1000 will receive thirty dedications.

Your donation will be evenly split between the General Fund (Keren Beit El) to help fund TBE’s short-term needs and the Rabbi David Lieb Endowment to secure our long-term future.

For more information, please contact Shoni in the Finance Office.

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.

Temple Beth El will earn money for every purchase you make at This can only happen if you use our special link above or on the top and bottom of every page, so we get the credit for your purchase. We raised over $1100 for our Torah School last year!

 Sisterhood News

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