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Unscrambling the Genetic Mysteries of the Jewish Community Virtual Program, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 5 p.m. Zoom Registration Link Did you ever wonder why there are so many Jewish genetic disorders? Do you know why they are mostly found among the Ashkenazi community? Join us for an inspiring evening as we explore together the mysteries […]
Introduction to Judaism Course with Rabbi Cassi October 10 through April 8 Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 18 Sessions, plus a Shabbat celebration together This Introduction to Judaism class, under the auspices of the Union for Reform Judaism, is an engaging multi-session series delving into the beauty of Jewish traditions, teachings, and history through a Reform Jewish […]
MENsch Club of TBE invites you to become a member! The MENsch Club invites you to express your support by becoming a member. The MENsch Club is proud to offer programming of interest, to gift our B’mitzvah recipients with traveling candlesticks, to provide mentorship and career pathing to our community members. Your membership and support […]
A Special South Bay Community Beach Shabbat Friday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. at Torrance/Redondo Beach Parking at 387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach Please join us for our South Bay Community Beach Shabbat. We will meet in-person near Perry’s Cafe & Beach Rentals, 387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach. There is a large […]
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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.