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Annual Sisterhood Hamantaschen Sale 2022
It’s Sisterhood Hamantaschen time! Like last year, there will be three dates for Hamantaschen pickup. Orders must be received one week before the date. You must pickup on your date; Hamantaschen cannot be held at TBE between dates. If you cannot pickup personally, we will arrange for a TBE neighbor to pickup for you. Advance […]
Chinese Food Fundraiser on Christmas Eve
Things that stay the same in 2021… Chinese Food on Christmas Szechwan Chinese is partnering again with Temple Beth El for a fundraiser on Christmas Eve. Order food for pickup on Friday, December 24 from Szechwan Chinese and they will donate 10% of your order total to Temple Beth El. We will have an early […]
An Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Join with Temple Beth El and the San Pedro Faith Consortium in Courageous Faith An Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration Presented by the San Pedro Faith Consortium at Temple Beth El In-Person (Reservations Required) and Virtual Program on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. If you are fully vaccinated and would like to join us in-person, please […]
Second Taus Lecture of the Year
Taus Lecture Series 2021-22 Continues on Zoom with Rabbi Rachel Adler Wednesday, November 10 at Noon Rabbi Adler will be speaking about her book, “Tales of the Holy Mysticat: Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic,” a refreshingly humorous approach to Jewish text and life, reading her feline flatmate as if he were a page […]
Upcoming Events and Ongoing Activities
Rabbi Cassi Kail
My name is Cassi Kail, and I am both humbled and overjoyed by the opportunity to serve as the next Rabbi of Temple Beth El. This summer I will move to San Pedro with my husband, Josh, and our children Noam and Talia.
From the moment I walked through the synagogue’s doors, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Beth El community. It was not the stunning new building that most impressed me, but rather the people within. I feel immense gratitude to work alongside the superbly talented and devoted leadership of Cantor Ilan Davidson, Randi Sher, Carrie Hernandez, and Shoni Gramcko. Conversations with lay leaders demonstrated a sense of pride in Beth El’s rich almost century old history. I am proud to join in their commitment to upholding this rich legacy while embracing the enormous opportunities of today.
Cantor Ilan Davidson
Cantor Davidson has served Temple Beth El since 1995. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Cantor Davidson claims both the South Bay and Rishon LeZion, Israel as his home. The youngest in a long familial line of cantors, he began his training at the age of five with his mentor, Hazzan Philip Model z’l. With his strong performing arts background from the University of California, our cantor is also a talented secular musician and contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter.
Educator Randi Sher
Randi has a master’s degree in Education from the American Jewish University. Randi is active with the Builders of Jewish Educator’s Religious School Principals’ Council. At their Religious School Educators Conference in 2011, they bestowed upon her the Lainer Distinguished Educator Award. She directed the religious school, early childhood center, youth, and camp programs at Temple Menorah for many years. Randi was previously Director of Education at Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach until recently when she assumed this position at Temple Beth El San Pedro.