Tot Shabbat
Oct
4
5:45 PM17:45
OEC

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a special service for preschoolers and the adults who love them. This half-hour service lead by Cantor Beth and Rabbi Carrie features music, songs, stories, dance and play in our sanctuary. After the service, join us for a mini Kiddush or stay for our First Friday Family program.


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Coffee Chat 1st & 2nd Grade
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat 1st & 2nd Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Mahjong at CTJ
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!! $5. 


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Habitat for Humanity Build with the Jewish Community (Culver City)
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Habitat for Humanity Build with the Jewish Community (Culver City)

Habitat as Humanity for Humanity is building a Shelter for Sukkot with the Jewish Community. Builders needed but slots are limited, so please reserve your spot to participate at the Globe Ave job site in Culver City. No experience necessary, tasks for all skill levels are available but you must be 16 or over. Families with children under 16 may tour at lunchtime, hear about the journey of a future resident family, and learn more about how you may help. Support this build and for more information contact stacy.young@ctjmb.org

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Coffee Chat Kindergarten
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30
OEC

Coffee Chat Kindergarten

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.Celebrate, decorate the CTJ Sukkah and join together in a dairy meal.  


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Erev Simchat Torah Services and 3rd Grade Consecration
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30
OEC

Erev Simchat Torah Services and 3rd Grade Consecration

 5:45 pm light dinner

Erev Simchat Torah! We will sing, dance with the Torah, and have a ball. Third grade students will lead us in a musical cantata and joyous hakafot (dancing) as we celebrate the completion of the Torah reading cycle. Rabbi Kalev will be serving up some Lemonanas for the adults and we’ll have ice cream sundaes for the kids! Plus some fun songs and games


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Raised From the Dead and Otherworldly Tales with Rabbi Shelby
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Raised From the Dead and Otherworldly Tales with Rabbi Shelby

Witches casting spells, spirits from the cemetery roaming the world, children who had died brought back to life - is this really Jewish?? Yes! These stories and more are in our texts. Come explore the supernatural within Judaism and learn about the pagan influences inherent in our religion. Join Rabbi Shelby for a lively discussion.


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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Members - Free; Non-members $36

Sponsored by a congregant in honor of an amazing High Holy Day Season, we’re priviledged to watch this first run movie. Share this sports documentary about Israel’s underdog National Baseball team which includes several jewish American Major League players - most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Trailer


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CTJ Book Club
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

CTJ Book Club

CTJ is reading The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, a highly acclaimed historical best seller about art, history and family. Our book club meets every other month.  We read a book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme. For more information or to get on the reminder email contact dorittravel@gmail.com

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Nov
1
5:45 PM17:45

Tot Shabbat Friday November 1

Tot Shabbat is a special service for preschoolers and the adults who love them.
This half-hour service lead by Cantor Beth and Rabbi Carrie features music, songs,
stories, dance and play in our sanctuary. After the service, join us for a mini Kiddush or stay for our First Friday Family program.

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!! $5. 

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Raised From the Dead and Otherworldly Tales with Rabbi Shelby

Witches casting spells, spirits from the cemetery roaming the world, children who had died brought back to life - is this really Jewish?? Yes! These stories and more are in our texts. Come explore the supernatural within Judaism and learn about the pagan influences inherent in our religion. Join Rabbi Shelby for a lively discussion.


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Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Raised From the Dead and Otherworldly Tales with Rabbi Shelby

Witches casting spells, spirits from the cemetery roaming the world, children who had died brought back to life - is this really Jewish?? Yes! These stories and more are in our texts. Come explore the supernatural within Judaism and learn about the pagan influences inherent in our religion. Join Rabbi Shelby for a lively discussion.


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Coffee Chat 3rd & 4th Grade
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat 3rd & 4th Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Leil Selichot Movie and Service
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Leil Selichot Movie and Service

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Movie, Discussion & Havdallah

Selichot service from 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

A beautiful, musical Havdalah followed by the award winning movie “1945”.  This Hungarian movie begins on a summer day in 1945 after the end of World War II when a man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary from which they were deported. The townspeople who are suspicious, remorseful, and fearful, expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.  


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ShabarBQ
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00
OEC

ShabarBQ

For members only - we’d love to have you join!!

We love to BBQ around here. Bring the family and let’s grill with Rabbi Kalev! Party will take place in the CTJ parking lot.  Make new friends, and see old ones! RSVP so we know how many kosher hot dogs to buy.


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Discussion of Machzor Lev Shalem
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion of Machzor Lev Shalem

Learn your way around our new High Holy Day prayer book with Rabbi Kalev. Similar to our siddur (prayer book) with explanations, stories, and texts to deepen our time at High Holy Day services.  Get more out of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with this introduction and group discussion.


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Knitzvot
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Where there's a need there's a knitter - but knitters need YARN! Please consider donating yarn or gift cards to Joanne's to support Knitzvot's efforts. The next project will benefit patients at Torrance Memorial, providing baby and adult hats and blankets to those in most need of comfort. For more information contact Judi jilene@roadrunner.com.


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Coffee Chat - 5th & 6th Grade
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat - 5th & 6th Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Shabbat Zimra
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat Zimra

Wine and cheese at 6:45 PM.

This is that Shabbat service you’ve been hearing all the buzz about. Come vibe with the music, drink your wine and sing along. The words for the prayers are right there on the screen. Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth and the CTJ house band will elevate your soul and leave you with all the Shabbat feels. Don’t miss it!


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Listening Session on Gun Violence
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Listening Session on Gun Violence

We have witnessed some of the worst gun violence in our history over the past months and regardless of your background, religion, or political affiliation, the aftermath has left us all broken-hearted and deeply upset.  What affect has gun violence had on you, your family, our community, our world? Has your faith been shaken? How do we continue to recognize the blessings in our world when we have been plunged into darkness? 

 

Revered Mark Pettis and Rabbi Joshua Kalev will lead an evening of listening as they create a safe, engaging environment for people on all sides of this issue to come together and slowly heal from the many tragedies we have witnessed.  Please only attend if you are able to have an open heart to all voices and beliefs. 

Childcare available onsite.


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Mahjong at CTJ
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!! $5. 


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First Day of OEC Religious School Breakfast K-7
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

First Day of OEC Religious School Breakfast K-7

Celebrate back to school and have breakfast with us! Rabbi Kalev’s Cereal Bar and Back to School Breakfast for students and their parents. We’ll start serving at 8:45 then gather together to eat and kick off the school year together in the sanctuary. Meet the teachers, hear about all the fun programs happening this year and send your kids off to Sunday school. Coffee provided for the tired adults.


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Beach Shabbat Service Membership Open House and Potluck
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00
OEC

Beach Shabbat Service Membership Open House and Potluck

Membership Open House and Potluck at 6pm

Service at 6:30pm

27th and the Strand, Manhattan Beach

We have to start a bit earlier than usual because the sun sets earlier than you think!!  Bring your friends interested in membership at 6:00pm to meet the staff. Bring a sweater and quarters for the meters.


Vegetarian potluck at 6pm. Bring a main dish for 8 - 10 people to share.

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CTJ Book Club
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

CTJ Book Club

CTJ Book club meets every other month.  We read a book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme. For more information or to get on the reminder email contact dorittravel@gmail.com

The book for August is “God Knows” by Joseph Heller

A retelling of the Biblical story of King David, from his point of view. As King David lays dying he describes the episodes of his life. Modern midrash with a great deal of humor and sarcasm.

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Beach Shabbat Service Potluck
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Beach Shabbat Service Potluck

Vegetarian potluck 6pm

Service 7:00 pm

27th and the Strand, Manhattan Beach

We live in a place people come to vacation!  What better place than the beach for a Friday night service.  Bring a 8- 10 person main dish to share for the potluck and then settle down in your chair or blanket (it’s bring your own for this service) for a lovely evening service.  Bring a sweater and quarters for the meters.

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Knitzvot
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Where there's a need there's a knitter - but knitters need YARN! Please consider donating yarn or gift cards to Joanne's to support Knitzvot's efforts. The next project will benefit patients at Torrance Memorial, providing baby and adult hats and blankets to those in most need of comfort.

Please bring your completed projects for the Torrance Memorial. We will be adding size/care tags and sorting them.

For more information contact Judi jilene@roadrunner.com.

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We Miss You - an evening for OEC students with Clergy
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

We Miss You - an evening for OEC students with Clergy

CTJ misses you! It’s way too quiet and lonely around here and Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth and Rabbi Carrie can’t wait for religious school to start again and we need our students to stop by to liven things up! Students entering grade 3-7 are invited to stop by CTJ for a treasure hunt and festivities. Light dinner and snacks included. Space is limited so please RSVP below.

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Deadline for Granow Book
Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

Deadline for Granow Book

The Granows are in Florida for a brief two years. Help CTJ honor them Granows with a message in their keepsake book by entering your information and payment on this Form .

1/4 page - 10 words - $54

1/2 page - 25 words - $108

full page - photo and up to 50 words - $236

inside front or back cover with photo - $540

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Mahjong at CTJ
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!!

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Bereavement Support Group
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group for loss of partner, led by Jewish Family Services social worker will be meeting on the following date at CTJ from 12 - 1pm. Email Elenna at eking@jfsla.org for more information and to sign up.

July 30th

August 27th

September 24th (the week before Rosh Hashana)

October 29th

November 26th (week of Thanksgiving)


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Chemocessories Volunteer Days
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Chemocessories Volunteer Days

A great opportunity for families to volunteer together and make accessory sets for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Chemocessories is a 100% volunteer organization whose mission is to help women with cancer hold onto their strength and sense of themselves during treatment.Donation of scarves and jewelry are also needed. Sign Up Here

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