Mother's Day Social Action
Apr
25
to May 4

Mother's Day Social Action

CTJ Social Action is collecting and creating make up cases for women at 1736 Family Crisis Center Our goal is to make 50 cosmetics gift bags. Deadline for donations May 4th.
Please donate new items: 
50 - Lipstick
50 - Mascara
50 - Eye shadow
50 - Eye liner
50 - Blush
50 - Gift bag
Brands' Suggestion at Target for affordable prices: Wet N Wild, Elf, Cover Girl, Sleek Makeup

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Light Up Shabbat
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Light Up Shabbat

Light up your spirit and uplift your soul at our popular first of the month Light Up Shabbat service led by Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth, Rabbi Mark, and Mike Sirota. Sing in harmony with our Shabbat band and choir and welcome the Shabbat Bride with gusto!

 

 

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Book Club: The Family Orchard
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Book Club: The Family Orchard

This week, our book club discusses The Family Orchard, by Nomi Eve. 

The Family Orchard is a spellbinding novel of one unforgettable family, the orchard they've tended for generations, and a love story that transcends the ages.

Nomi Eve's lavishly imagined account begins in Palestine in 1837, with the tale of the irrepressible family matriarch, Esther, who was lured by the smell of baking bread into an affair with the local baker and follows the family and their land through multiple generations of unique and embraceable characters. At once epic and intimate, The Family Orchard is a rich historical tapestry of passion and tradition from a storyteller of beguiling power.

 

 

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JWW Walk to End Genocide
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

JWW Walk to End Genocide

Jewish World Watch works to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. The Walk To End Genocide brings together activists of all ages and background to rise up in one united voices to say: We will not stand idly by while genocide and mass atrocities occur. 

Come for the Walk, and stay for the crafts, projects, advocacy booths, food, art, music, and merchandise. Walk with friends who are committed like you to making the world a better place. For information, contact Gwen Wexler at gwen.wexler@ctjmb.org. To register to join Team CTJ or make a donation to Team CTJ visit Jewish World Watch

Event will be at Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center, 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

 

 

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Movie for Yom HaZikaron
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Movie for Yom HaZikaron

Join our Noar teens as they watch with others across the entire US this important movie in honor of Yom HaZikaron - Israeli Remembrance Day. "When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope" tells the true stories of 3 young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live.Returning to society, their trauma disconnects them from all they once valued, turning their lives upside down.

https://wsc.jerusalemu.org/about-the-film/ 
 

 

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Folklore Class with Rabbi Kalev
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Folklore Class with Rabbi Kalev

Jewish communities from around the world have passed down from generation to generation their folktales that often speak to the cultural, historical, and societal experiences that took place.

Come and explore flying horses, ghosts, giants and fairies all that have a deep place within our tradition. Unfortunately, many of these communities are long gone but their stories continue to be told - and now we will share some of the best ones at CTJ!

$36 for non-members, members free

 

 

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Yom Ha'Atzmaut Israel @ 70
Apr
15
4:00 PM16:00

Yom Ha'Atzmaut Israel @ 70

Lior Ben Hur and his Band, Sol Tevel will be in concert at Congregation Ner Tamid for Yom Ha'Atzmaut! Experience a new generation of world music with Jewish-Israeli flavor and a fresh reggae beat.  Reception and light snacks to follow concert.  

Tickets $18 General Admission, $25 a the door. Purchase tickets online https://cntosb.wufoo.com/forms/zl0aa6c0eec4jh/ 

 

 

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Movie and Havdallah - Woman in Gold
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Movie and Havdallah - Woman in Gold

Watch the Woman in Gold, and be prepared for the discussion when Don Buris comes to talk about this historic case next week. The incomparable Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in this true story of Maria Altmann's legal battle to recover her family's belonging taken by the Nazis in World War II.

The movie is $10 for non-members, members are free. 

Havdalah to follow! 

 

 

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Clergy Swap at CTJ
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Clergy Swap at CTJ

You've heard of wife swapping - we're trying something more exciting - a Clergy Swap!   Revered Mark Pettis will speak at CTJ Friday night for Kabbalat Shabbat, and Rabbi Kalev returns the favor on Sunday services, April 22, at 10:00am  at Manhattan Beach Community Church

 

 

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Noar Retreat
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Noar Retreat

The noar retreat this year will be super fun as our 7th graders are welcomed into the teen programs at CTJ on this weekend shabbaton! 


SUPER IMPORTANT: You must fill out the registration form to attend. See Rabbi Carrie for the forms. 
WHEN: Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15
TIME: Bus leaves CTJ Friday at 2:00 PM and returns Sunday at 12:30 PM
WHERE: Camp JCA Shalom COST: $207 (8th grade and above) Email Rabbi Carrie (rabbi.carrie@ctjmb.org) for the Packing List for things you need to bring to camp.


If you have any questions please email Rabbi Carrie! 

 

 

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Folklore Class with Rabbi Kalev
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Folklore Class with Rabbi Kalev

Jewish communities from around the world have passed down from generation to generation their folktales that often speak to the cultural, historical, and societal experiences that took place.

Come and explore flying horses, ghosts, giants and fairies all that have a deep place within our tradition. Unfortunately, many of these communities are long gone but their stories continue to be told - and now we will share some of the best ones at CTJ!

$36 for series for non members, free for members

Second class: April 17, 7:00 PM

 

 

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Passover Services
Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

Passover Services

Visitors and members alike are welcome to attend our Passover Shabbat Shacharit service in the sanctuary. Led by Rabbi Kalev, this warm and inviting service will give you the inspiration you need to recharge and greet the coming week and celebrate the coming of Passover.

 

 

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Service of the First Born
Mar
30
7:00 AM07:00

Service of the First Born

Calling All Firstborn!

Being a firstborn in Egypt for both the Jews (at the beginning of the story) and the Egyptians (at the end of the story) was precarious. Today, we get together with Rabbi Kalev to start your Passover off right: pray together and enjoy breakfast with the final chametz meal before the Seder.  Let’s do what we can to make sure we have a minyan - we are starting early at 7:00 AM and will get you wherever you have to go on time!

RSVPs requested. Please let us know if you are able to attend so we can plan for a minyan.

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Om Shabbat
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Om Shabbat

Shabbat shalOM!  Get into the flow of  unique Shabbat  at CTJ’s Second Annual Yoga Shabbat with Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth, and Rabbi Carrie. Meditate on our beautiful liturgy, and experience Shabbat in a special and mindful way. Bring a mat if you have one, pose on the carpet or sit in a chair. Chant or listen as your heart directs you. Wear comfortable clothing and come with an open mind.

 

 

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