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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 president@cbe.org and Senior Rabbi Search to Alan Viterbi and Nancy Dosick, Rabbinic Search Committee Chairs at rabbisearch@cbe.org.

Read and enjoy Our Shared Commitment, Congregation Beth El, 2015-16/5776 booklet. It highlights our values, what we have accomplished together, and some of our goals for the new year ahead. 

 

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

FAREWELL HAVDALAH RECEPTION FOR RABBI PHILIP GRAUBART ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016

RSVP BY THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

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 president@cbe.org in PDF or JPEG file

                                     Deadline: Monday 6/13/16

Summer Beach Shabbat Services

SUMMER BEACH SHABBAT SERVICE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 AT 6:15PM

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.

HOPE TO SEE YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING OF SINGING AND SERVICE BY THE SEA!

*2016 Summer Beach Shabbat Service Dates also include July 1, August 5, and September 2

Men's Club Shabbat - Parashat Bamidbar

MEN'S CLUB SHABBAT - PARASHAT BAMIDBAR ON SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016

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.

To participate and help with services, contact Phil Shapiro at philshapiro@gmail.com or help co-sponsor the Kiddush, click here.

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Upcoming Events

 

Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World

CBE Adult Education 2015-2016  

Life Long Learning

Educational programming at Beth El offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth. 
Whether through Beth Montessori, Viterbi Torah School, or Jewish Journeys: Adult Education at Beth El, people of all ages are
challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey. 

     
 

Tikkun & Hesed Committees

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam,
repairing the world. Visit our Tikkun Page and Hesed Page

     
 

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
other Congregation Beth El committees.

     
 

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.

     
 

Israel Committee

The mission of Beth El's Israel Committee is to engage CBE members and inspire a connection with Israel through
advocacy and education. Take a look at our page and join us for inspiring programming.

     
 

Our Rabbi's Blog

Read Rabbi Graubart's weekly Torah commentary, or better yet SUBSCRIBE and get it via email.

 

     
 

Our Gallery

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!

Fri, 27 May 2016 19 Iyyar 5776