Membership Survey
Jan
1
to Feb 28

Membership Survey

Look out for a short survey later this month designed to help us make CTJ an even better "home away from home" for members like you.

By completing the 3-5 minute survey, you'll help the board and synagogue leaders understand what's engaging you at CTJ and where there might be room for improvement.

We are also using the survey to create 5-10 affinity groups that bring members with common interests together for fun, casual gatherings. Whether it's board games or theater nights or outdoors activities, we'll find others who share your interests and facilitate ways for you to get together doing things you all enjoy. 

Your feedback is vital to CTJ leaders' efforts to ensure that CTJ continues to be a thriving source of community and spirituality for Jews in the South Bay. Please share your thoughts. 

 

 

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Marketing Pop-Up
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Marketing Pop-Up

CTJ would like to use your marketing wisdom. Attend this one-hour pop up to discuss some ideas about how to differentiate CTJ's brand and develop some marketing themes. Brainstorm and help us develop our ad campaigns.

 

 

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Erev Purim
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Erev Purim

It's time for Purim again! At 6:00, there will be the Purim Celebration for the whole community with the religious school, including a light dinner, family megillah reading, and our annual costume parade. Kids and adults welcome.

If that wasn't enough fun, we'll also have a traditional reading of the whole megillah around 7:30 PM. We hope to see you there! Costumes are encouraged for children and adults alike.

 

 

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Purim Carnival
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Purim Carnival

For students, families and community members with games, food, and fun family activities.   Carnival games, prizes, dunk tank, an obstacle course bouncer and alittle bouncer just for the little ones.  DUNK TANK! Cake Walk!  Hammentaschen and sno-cones.  

Hebrew school will take place as usual 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Parents must pick up or join their kids at noon. Friends and family are encouraged to join the students at 11:00 am to enjoy the whole celebration!  

Lunch if you stay - Pizza and chips lunch ($5 per person)

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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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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. 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 310-216-9131. To register 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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Sisterhood Book Club
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Sisterhood Book Club

  • A private home, address provided with RSVP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an event that is not to be missed! We begin the event 5:00 PM with a light dinner, then there will be a book discussion with the author. We are reading A Narrow Bridge by J.J. Gesher. You can purchase the book through Terry Gilman and pick it up either at her store or at CTJ. Event costs $18 for Sisterhood/Z’havah members. $25 for non-members. Please RSVP to zvia@verizon.net by February 8.

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Fiddler on the Roof Shabbat
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Fiddler on the Roof Shabbat

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles!

Come early to get a seat by the Eastern Wall as we take a trip to the little town of Anatevka for Fiddler on the Roof Shabbat! Enjoy Shabbat prayers sung to the tunes of your Fiddler favorites with Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth, Stacey Morse, pianist, Ryan Dorin, plus more musical guests. Arranged by Dan Spector and Stacey Morse. 

Don’t miss this new CTJ Tradition! 

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Israel Trip Meeting
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Israel Trip Meeting

CTJ is going to Israel in the summer of 2019. Come and see a first itinerary and hear about exciting plans that are in the works. Rabbi Kalev and Rabbi Mark will be there to answer all of your questions. RSVP below and we'll add you to our Israel Information List.

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Light Up Shabbat
Feb
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, 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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Shelach Manot for Purim
Feb
1
to Feb 16

Shelach Manot for Purim

DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Members: it’s Shelach Manot (Purim Basket) time. Our once-yearly fundraiser for the OEC Religious School to fund scholarships starts with an email containing a personal code so you can order for all of your CTJ friends. Please be as generous as possible and help fund our education program.

If you buy for everyone it’s only $380. SUCH A DEAL!!!

Call or email us if you need help at 310-546-3667 or office@ctjmb.org.

 

 

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Beginner Conversational Hebrew
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Beginner Conversational Hebrew

If you know your Alef-Bet and your basic todah and bevakasha, this is the class for you! Learn how to adequately converse in Hebrew! Especially appropriate for those planning a trip to Israeli the near future.

This conversational class with CTJ superstar Amir Orbach will be fun, casual, and educational.

$20/class for members, $45/class non-members. Class dates will depend upon participation.

Email Amir at theorbachboy@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

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Z'havah Dinner
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Z'havah Dinner

Enjoy an Indian themed evening catered by Samosa House in the CTJ social hall with food, fun, friendship, and henna tattoos! Dinner is $25 per person. Henna $5 - $15 depending on the design.  Please bring cash.  Contact Lisa rosenbauml@verizon.net or Einav at eaviram@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP.

 

 

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Hazak 55+ Hosts a Movie
Jan
23
10:30 AM10:30

Hazak 55+ Hosts a Movie

Hazak 55+ will meet to watch a movie and munch on popcorn. All CTJ members are always welcome to attend our meetings if they think it's something that they will enjoy. There is no charge for the first event attended and each event is only $5.00 after that unless you join for $18.00 for a full year's meetings. Lunch is served after the program for $5.00.

Our topics change each month and include medical issues, guest speakers, movies and even included a visit with a famous artist who gave us a lesson in how to use color and paint one of our own copies of his works. For more info, please email ileenem@aol.com.

 

 

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Pub Trivia Quiz Night
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Trivia Quiz Night

Do you shout out the Jeopardy answers? This is a fun evening for trivia buffs, game show lovers, and people who want a fun night out. Pay at the door and leave your smart phone at home. Beer and wine for purchase at honor bar. Snacks provided. This is a 21 and older evening. RSVPs helpful, but just show up if you can!

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New Member Get-Together
Jan
20
4:45 PM16:45

New Member Get-Together

We are truly honored to welcome new members who joined in 2017-18 to our sacred community with a special get-together. Come for a chance to meet the clergy and leadership of the community  and join Rabbi Kalev and Cantor Beth for a meaningful moment on the bimah and to celebrate Havdallah together in recognition of this special occasion! 

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Beginner Conversational Hebrew
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Beginner Conversational Hebrew

If you know your Alef-Bet and your basic todah and bevakasha, this is the class for you! Learn how to adequately converse in Hebrew! Especially appropriate for those planning a trip to Israeli the near future.

This conversational class with CTJ superstar Amir Orbach will be fun, casual, and educational.

$20/class for members, $45/class non-members. Class dates will depend upon participation.

Email Amir at theorbachboy@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

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