What do you know about your ancestors?
This month's Hazak program will be presented by Judie Rice from the Jewish Genealogy Society and should be a fascinating discussion. Judie's focus is on Jewish surnames and dispelling the myth that our ancestor immigrants' surnames were changed at Ellis Island. She speaks with humor, and emphasizes and encourages people to record their family histories and stories.
Summer's here! Enjoy games and potluck with Cantor Beth, Rabbi Kalev, and your CTJ community at the beach. Potluck and games begin at 6:00 PM; Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 7:00 PM.
We will be located at 27th St. & The Strand in Manhattan Beach.
As we begin thinking about the High Holy Days, explore one of the most well known but possibly least understood prayers in our tradition, Kol Nidre. What does it actually say? Does it annul vows for the previous year or for the year to come? Be a part of a lively discussion with Rabbi Shelby and Rabbi Kalev.
Say hello or help man the booth at Fiesta Hermosa! We will be there all Labor Day weekend to hang out in the Hermosa Beach sun. Whether you are new to the South Bay or not, come meet our wonderful rabbi and members, and connect with your Jewish community!
We need volunteers and we are taking them in shifts! Please click here to sign up.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and our Rabbi's wisdom by exploring scripture and learning together. Rabbi Kalev will lead a Torah study session on our upstairs patio before Shabbat services.
Learning materials will be provided, but please bring your own sunglasses and a sweater!
Introducing CTJ POP UPS! All the joy of volunteering with none of the long term commitment. These Pop Up events are small groups of people, developing ideas, strategies, and more in short sprints for the synagogue.
If you are interested in data, come brainstorm and offer your expertise to CTJ at our first Pop Up event on dashboards.
Did you know that what's good for the body is good for the brain? On July 25th, we will host a speaker from UCLA whose topic will be "Living a Healthy Brain Lifestyle". The speaker will discuss the latest research on what you can do to keep your brain healthy as you age.
As always, lunch will follow the program for $5 per person.
Has midsummer boredom hit your house? Everyone needs a break. So drop off your kids (ages 7 - 13) to hang out with the cool CTJ clergy (fun, games, gaga, pizza & more).
RSVPs and permission slips are a must. Sorry, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT DROP-INS. Deadline to RSVP is July 18 at 12:00 PM.
This informative event, part of a series entitled "My Future, My Plan" and led by Stephanie Chais of Jewish Vocational Services, is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to begin a new career path. Come learn new skills and new strategies to promote your success.
All members are invited to our annual congregational meeting at CTJ at 10:00 AM, followed by a community picnic at Live Oak Park at 12:00 PM.
Rabbi Kalev will be BBQing! Bring the family and enjoy this amazing community event. Please RSVP so we can make sure to have enough food.
Members and prospective members are all invited to attend our annual congregational meeting where we will discuss the latest news and developments at our synagogue. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM. We will then head over to Live Oak Park to enjoy a fabulous and fun community picnic at 12:00 PM. See you there!
What's better than blintzes and cheesecake? Blintzes and cheesecake and Torah! We'll be cooking with Chef Rachel and studying meaningful texts on this Leil Shavuot. Come with open minds and empty stomachs for an exciting evening of learning.
Enjoy dinner with Rabbi Kalev and other CTJ staff at Rubio's on Sepulveda from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23! 20% of all collected proceeds will benefit CTJ. Enjoy a fish taco (maybe steer clear of the shrimp) and support your home synagogue. For questions, please call our office at 310-546-3667.
The JVS EZRA Network is introducing “TRANSITIONS – MY FUTURE MY PLAN.” This session focuses on transferable attributes, talents, and skills to help you take a “Fresh Approach” to improve your outlook in your job search. Led by Stephanie Chais.
Help us celebrate our graduating high school seniors! Whether your child is going off to college, the IDF, or taking a gap year, come and have Rabbi Kalev deliver a special blessing to them at this momentous time. Cantor Beth and Rabbi Kalev will be joined by Lilian and Giovanna Alves who will add their beautiful harmonies to our Shabbat service!