Tikkun Leil Shavuot
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

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.

 

 

Light Up Shabbat
Jun
2
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 Mark and Mike Sirota. Sing in harmony with our Shabbat band and choir and welcome the Shabbat Bride with gusto!

 

 

Shabbat Zimra
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat Zimra

Enjoy our new, creative, musical, and meditative Shabbat service in the round with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Mark, Cantor Beth, and house musicians. This spiritual service is warm and uplifting -- don't miss it!

 

 

Congregational Meeting
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Congregational Meeting

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!

 

 

Community Picnic
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Community Picnic

  • Live Oak Park

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.

Board Installation
Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Board Installation

 

Attend a special Shabbat service in which our new board members will be installed. Come to say goodbye to departing board members and welcome the newly elected members. These dedicated volunteers appreciate and are so worthy of your support!

 

 

Family Shabbat Service
Jun
24
10:30 am10:30

Family Shabbat Service

Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth, and Rabbi Carrie lead the most exciting, jump-out-of-your-seat, spectacular family service. The only thing missing will be fireworks because it is Shabbat!


Tot Shabbat
May
19
5:45 pm17:45

Tot Shabbat

Welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth in a special service geared toward 2-6 year-olds, their siblings, and parents. 

 

 

Poker Club
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Poker Club

Small stakes poker with snacks and friends every third Monday for all levels of play. Come to watch, learn, or kibitz. Men and women welcome! For more info, contact Alan at 310-376-4136.

 

 

Transitions: My Future, My Plan
May
15
10:00 am10:00

Transitions: My Future, My Plan

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.

High School Grad Night
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

High School Grad Night

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!

 

 

Z'Havah Dinner Club Happy Hour
May
7
6:30 pm18:30

Z'Havah Dinner Club Happy Hour

Calling all young and youthful women! Bring your favorite appetizers, dessert, or drink and come schmooze with us. It's a Z'havah Happy Hour!

The event will take place at a member's home. Please RSVP to receive the address.

Holocaust Survivor Speaker
May
7
11:00 am11:00

Holocaust Survivor Speaker

Ephraim Sales, a holocaust survivor and grandfather will be speaking at CTJ during Religious School. How many more opportunities will there be to hear from someone who remembers Kristallnacht? All are welcome and encouraged to come and learn from his incredible experience.

 

 

Rabbi Chef Cooking Class
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Rabbi Chef Cooking Class

Join Rabbi Mark and an array of renowned guest chefs and teachers in exploring the beauty and cuisine of the Jewish Holidays and related international Jewish cuisine.

This class is now full. Please contact office@ctjmb.org to get on the wait list!

Clergy Swap Sunday
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Clergy Swap Sunday

  • Manhattan Beach Community Church

Rabbi Kalev leads Sunday morning services at Manhattan Beach Community Church. All are welcome to attend! Services begin at 10:00 AM.

MBCC is located at 303 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

 

 

JWW Walk to End Genocide
Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

JWW Walk to End Genocide

Join Team Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah in the Jewish World Watch 5K/10K Run and Walk to end Genocide. Take a stand and raise your voice because GENOCIDE is not a thing of the past! JWW raises funds to educate and advocate, as well as to provide relief and build resilience in conflict-affected communities. For more information contact Gwen Wexler at gwen.wexler@ctjmb.org.

Register or donate by clicking here.

Clergy Swap with Reverend Mark Pettis
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Clergy Swap with Reverend Mark Pettis

Get inspired in a whole new way. Rabbi Kalev and Reverend Mark Pettis of Manhattan Beach Community Church will be welcoming each other to their respective Houses of Worship. All are welcome to attend, learn, and enjoy. Reverend Pettis will lead Kabbalat Shabbat services at 7:00 PM.

 

 

Hazak 55+
Apr
25
10:30 am10:30

Hazak 55+

Hazak will be showing a wonderful movie entitled Nicky's Family. Prior to World War II, Briton Nicholas Winton, masterminded the rescue of more than 600 Jewish children from Nazi occupied Prague. This wonderful documentary recounts Winton's selfless heroics as well as his 50 year silence about his efforts. Come and see the "families" created by the rescued children.

As always, lunch will follow for $5.00. Please feel free to invite a friend!

CTJ Book Club
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

CTJ Book Club

Join a lively and enlightening discussion with the CTJ book club once a month. This month we are reading The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. Click for more details.

Poker Club
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Poker Club

Small stakes poker with snacks and friends every third Monday. Come to watch, learn, kibitz... Men and women welcome! For more info, contact office@ctjmb.org.

 

 

 

Post-Passover Pizza Shabbat
Apr
21
6:15 pm18:15

Post-Passover Pizza Shabbat

Passover and Tax Season are over! Time for some much needed chametz. Come for a make-your-own-pizza party potluck. We'll be making the pizzas at 6:15 PM before services. Services will start at 6:30 PM. Then the potluck begins at 7:15 PM.

We'll provide the pizza ingredients. Just bring a salad to share!

 

 

Tot Shabbat
Apr
21
5:45 pm17:45

Tot Shabbat

Welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth in a special service geared toward 2 - 6 years old, their siblings, and parents. This super fun service happens just once a month. Stay for dinner at 7:15!

 

 

Shabbat Morning Services
Apr
15
9:30 am09:30

Shabbat Morning Services

Visitors and members alike are welcome to attend our weekly 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. Kiddush will follow the Torah service.

 

 

Kabbalat Shabbat
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat at CTJ is a warm, spiritual, memorable experience. We invite you to join us for an evening of singing, dancing, and davening to your favorite Kabbalat Shabbat melodies.

 

 

Second Night Seder - SOLD OUT
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Second Night Seder - SOLD OUT

This is not your mother's seder! Rabbi Kalev hosts this spectacular event, complete with games, singing songs, exploring the history of our people, and solving a murder mystery called "Who Stole the Afikomen?"