Congregation Beth El
Mission and News
Congregation Beth El is a Conservative synagogue whose mission is to create a home for every soul by offering a variety of Jewish experiences to nourish the mind, heart, and spirit, while being a caring Jewish community.
Thank you to all congregants who attended the May 10th or May 17th Rabbinic Search Meetings. We appreciated your participation and input, and will be sending further communications and updates regarding the search.
Please continue to send comments for the Senior Rabbi Search and Our Shared Commitment Membership Model to Laurie Greenberg, President at firstname.lastname@example.org and Senior Rabbi Search to Alan Viterbi and Nancy Dosick, Rabbinic Search Committee Chairs at email@example.com.
The Zmanim Spring 2016 issue celebrates what’s best about Beth El, “Reaching Out and Stepping Up". The issue was mailed to congregants the week of 3/14/16 so we hope you are enjoying it. You can also read it cover to cover here!
We also wanted to share an interactive version of one of the issue's feature stories "What It Means to Be a 21st Century". A conversation Beth El’s Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Tad Parzen had with Rabbi Graubart. View the full 38 minute video which includes an overview of our new Shared Commitment membership model or shorter 10 minute version.
Farewell Havdalah Reception and Memory Book for Rabbi Philip Graubart
Join Congregation Beth El as we celebrate and thank Rabbi Graubart for his 14 years of spiritual guidance, passionate teaching, and dedicated leadership. In lieu of gifts, donations can be made in Rabbi Graubart's honor to the Education and Youth Wing Renovation Fund, or to the Philip Graubart Senior Rabbinic Chair Endowment.
MEMORY BOOK FOR RABBI GRAUBART
We are creating a handmade memory book to pay tribute to Rabbi Graubart and will present it to him at Beth El’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28th. We welcome and encourage all congregants, along with those in our community to contribute a message for the book. Please send special experiences or stories you shared with Rabbi Graubart, including photos. Easy guidelines to create and submit a message are below.
Format/Size (Completed and ready to insert page with text, photos, and/or images AND must fit in one of
the following page sizes):
-8” W X 9” L (Full Page)
-4” W X 4 ½” L (Half Page)
Submission (Choose one of the following options):
-Mail to Congregation Beth El, Attention: Memory Book, 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
-Drop off at Beth El’s Front Office (Same address as above)
-Email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF or JPEG file
Deadline: Monday 6/13/16
Summer Beach Shabbat Services
Join us for the first Beach Shabbat Service of the summer at Playa Pacifica in beautiful Mission Bay Park (please see directions in promotional piece).* Bring family and friends, plus a dairy or vegetarian potluck dish to share.
*2016 Summer Beach Shabbat Service Dates also include July 1, August 5, and September 2
Men's Club Shabbat - Parashat Bamidbar
Join Men's Club for SHABBAT - PARASHAT BAMIDBAR, with a special presentation to appreciate our "Honorable Mentsch" BERNARDO BICAS. Kiddush will be sponsored by Men's Club following services.
Tuesday, May 31st 6:30p to 8:30p
Wednesday, Jun 1st 7:00p to 8:30p
Thursday, Jun 2nd 7:00p to 8:30p
- Summer Beach Shabbat Services
Friday, Jun 3rd 6:15p to 7:45p
- Schmooze with Amelia Glaser on Cossacks and Jews: The Stories and Myths of Five Centuries of Coexistence
Shabbat, Jun 4th 12:00p to 1:00p
Sunday, Jun 5th 10:00a to 1:00p
Tuesday, Jun 7th 6:00p to 8:30p
Tuesday, Jun 7th 6:00p to 8:00p
- Beth El Without Walls Shabbat in the Park
Friday, Jun 10th 5:30p to 7:15p
Shabbat, Jun 11th 9:30a to 12:30p
Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World
Life Long Learning
Educational programming at Beth El offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth.
Tikkun & Hesed Committees
Women's Connection & Men's Club
Our Women's Connection (celebrating its 60th year!) and Men's Club provide a fun and vibrant environment for their members through programming and friendship. They support the congregation, its youth and religious school, and sponsor programs of joint interest with
Youth & Family
Our Youth & Family groups combines social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for our synagogue’s families with children to create lasting friendships.
The mission of Beth El's Israel Committee is to engage CBE members and inspire a connection with Israel through
Our Rabbi's Blog
Read Rabbi Graubart's weekly Torah commentary, or better yet SUBSCRIBE and get it via email.
We're collecting photos for a shul-wide photo gallery. Remember, this year is the 60th anniversary of the Congregation Beth El Sisterhood (now Women's Connection ... where it all started. Stay tuned!