Get into the flow of Shabbat and join us for a unique Shabbat Experience. 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. Namaste at CTJ!
Snacks - 7:00pm
Book Discussion - 7:30pm
The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Based on three years of conversations with Ludwig (Lale) Sokolo, an Auschwitz survivor, before his death in 2006. Lale was imprisoned in 1942 and given the task of tattooing ID numbers on new arrivals. He later emigrated to Australia and only told his story after his wife’s death, having always feared being seen as a collaborator. It’s difficult to imagine that a love story begun in such a place could have a happy ending. But by alternating the abject horror and brutality of the camps with Sokolov and Gita’s tender love story, we are reminded that humans are capable not only of great evil, but also great love.
Jasmyne Boswell , communication specialist, author, writing coach, and teacher, uses her intuitive sense, her gift of the written word and her years of experience to help you bring your ideas and inspirations into a usable form. What would you like your family and friends to know about you as a youth, growing up and now? What were you favorite times, events and experiences? We've all thought about writing down our memories but never knew how to start. With Jasmyne's help - we can!!
In prayer we struggle with the structure (keva) vs. the emotional feeling and intention (kavanah) - the fixed prayers of Judaism vs. the spontaneity of praying from the heart. We'll discuss these two opposite poles of Jewish prayer as Rabbi Kalev & Lilian Alves offer two different approaches that combined, might be the answer to meaningful prayer.
CTJ’s Yoga Aficionados, Cantor Beth Garden and Zvia Hempling, host a carefully curated monthly Yoga field trip to an LA area Yoga studio, then out for coffee or lunch nearby. Plans will be announced via email and carpools arranged as needed. Please email email@example.com to get on the info list!
Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles!
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, pianist Ryan Dorin and more musical guests. Arranged by Dan Spector and Stacey Morse.
Don’t miss this CTJ Tradition!
Sisterhood and The Healing Sisters come together again. This service brings together women in a warm, nurturing environment to send healing thoughts to loved ones, cherish memories of those we have lost, and nurture ourselves. Service is open to all women, members/non-members. No cost. We hope you will come.
The Shabbat you’ve always dreamed of is coming to CTJ! Wear your favorite PJs! Bathrobes and slippers welcome but stay awake for the Shabbat raffle and pot luck dinner afterward. Teddy bears welcome! . Bring a main dish for 8-10 to share at our potluck which follows this fun family-friendly service
Rabbi Kalev explores modern Israeli music which has moved from pioneer songs to winning the Eurovision Contest and landing on the 21 century international music scene. What does the current music scene tell us about what Israelis believe and where they are headed?
Salon style play readings by professional actors. Q & A and Dessert reception to follow.
"Family Secrets" - Secret stories of youthful indiscretions, missteps, dishonest acts and outright naughty activities that make for a moving, eye-opening, and funny show exploring events only whispered about, until now!
Presenting Music that speaks to different perspectives on the ways guns have affected our culture and the global call for peace. Featuring Live choral performance of Tonality and interfaith discussion $20 reserved seating. Limited reserved seating for $20 a ticket available through CTJ. Check or cash only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-546-3667 to reserve your ticket.
Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 Peck Avenue, MB 90266
Dinner: 5:30 pm Service: 7:00 pm
Torah fund theme for 5779 is “ATID - FUTURE” As Torah Fund begins its 77th year and Israel enters its 71st year, we look forward with joy to our future together - our Congregation, our Sisterhood members and our Torah Fund Supporters.
CTJ’s Yoga Aficionados, Cantor Beth Garden and Zvia Hempling, host a carefully curated monthly Yoga field trip to an LA area Yoga studio, then out for coffee or lunch nearby. Plans including time will be announced via email and carpools arranged as needed. Please email email@example.com to get on the info list!