Beach Shabbat & Potluck
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Beach Shabbat & Potluck

  • The Beach at 27th & The Strand

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.

 

Shabbat Services
Jul
29
9:30 am09:30

Shabbat Services

Come together to daven, read Torah, and sing Psalms of praise. Our Shabbat Services are always meaningful and lively, and Rabbi Kalev tries to make them brief! Stay and schmooze at our kiddush, following the service.

Erev Tisha B'Av Service
Jul
31
8:00 pm20:00

Erev Tisha B'Av Service

Together with Temple Menorah, we will host a powerful Tisha B’Av service here at CTJ. In addition to the traditional readings, we will also engage in a discussion on “IF” questions. Click to read more.

Chemocessories Volunteer Event
Aug
9
Aug 10

Chemocessories Volunteer Event

We will be assembling sets of accessories and we welcome participation from all interested! Sign up for an hour-long shift (or a couple) here and participate in a great mitzvah for a great cause.

Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium
Aug
13
1:10 pm13:10

Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium

  • Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium hosts its annual Jewish Community Day on August 13. Come and bring the whole family for some fun in the L.A. sun! Let's try again this year to convince Rabbi Kalev to root for the Dodgers.

Open House
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

Open House

Are you new to CTJ or know someone who might be interested? Would you like to know more about about all we have to offer? Please come to our New Member Open House! We will provide nosh, good company, and answers to all your questions.

CTJ Book Club
Aug
28
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 Our August meeting will discuss All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan.. All are welcome! Click for more details.


Hazak 55+
Jul
25
10:30 am10:30

Hazak 55+

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.

Honey from the Heart
Jul
24
12:30 am00:30

Honey from the Heart

Wish family, friends, and business associates "A Sweet and Happy New Year!" with an 8 oz. gift jar of Kosher clover honey that includes a personalized greeting!

Hang with the Clergy! (FULL)
Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Hang with the Clergy! (FULL)

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.

Poker Club
Jul
17
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.

 

 

Kabbalat Shabbat
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat at CTJ is a warm and inviting experience. Welcome the Shabbat Bride every Friday with Rabbi Kalev and occasional special guests. We will sing traditional songs and daven. Stay for our delicious Oneg!

JVS Workshop: The Power of 50+
Jun
26
10:00 am10:00

JVS Workshop: The Power of 50+

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

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.

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!

 

 

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!

 

 

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 Kalev and Mike Sirota. Sing in harmony with our Shabbat band and choir and welcome the Shabbat Bride with gusto!

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.