Knitzvot
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Learn to knit! And do a mitzvah!  Basic knitted hat patterns available, as well as someone to help you start knitting.  Yarn and needles available. Or bring your own.Spend some time with friends and help others at the same time. Drop in for a few minutes or stay a few hours. Completed projects are also welcome. Contact Laura Pinsky for more information: laurap4rbiz@verizon.net


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CTJ Book Club - The Human Stain
Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

CTJ Book Club - The Human Stain

We are reading “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth, published in 2000. The book is set during the period of President Clinton's impeachment hearings. Coleman Silk is a former professor accused of racism by two African American students. The charge is a lie, but the real truth would have astonished even his most virulent accuser. For more information or to get on the reminder email contact dorittravel@gmail.com


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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!!


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Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Where there's a need there's a knitter - but knitters need YARN! Please consider donating yarn or gift cards to Joanne's to support Knitzvot's efforts. The next project will benefit patients at Torrance Memorial, providing baby and adult hats and blankets to those in most need of comfort. For more information contact Judi at jilene@roadrunner.com.

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“Meet the Author “ - Aviva Gat
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

“Meet the Author “ - Aviva Gat

Aviva Gat who grew up at CTJ, will be speaking about her book “My Family’s Survival”.  


In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing and go out dancing at a local night club, while her older brother David was busy running a farm and raising a family with his wife Hinda. But all that changed when the war reached Butla. My Family’s Survival is the incredible true story of how the Shwartz family survived the Holocaust. It is a powerful tale of one family’s triumph during history’s darkest moments.  The book is available for sale on Amazon and copies of the book will be available for sale at the event for autographing.


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Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Xmas in July at Project Needs

Sisterhood and Social Action host Christmas in July for the South Bay Needy! Please bring your donations of sunscreen, beach towels, flip flops and more and join us for the festivities and to prepare and serve a meal at Project Needs. Volunteer opportunities 2-7pm. Sign up Genius Here. For more information contact Gwen.Wexler@ctjmb.org


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Beach Shabbat Service
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Beach Shabbat Service

Vegetarian potluck 6pm

Service 6:30pm

27th and the Strand, Manhattan Beach

The best reason to live in California - Friday night services at the beach as the sun sets!  Bring a 8- 10 person main dish to share for the potluck and then settle down in your chair or blanket (it’s bring your own for this service) for a lovely evening service.  Bring a sweater and quarters for the meters.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Chemocessories Volunteer Days

A great opportunity for families to volunteer together and make accessory sets for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Chemocessories is a 100% volunteer organization whose mission is to help women with cancer hold onto their strength and sense of themselves during treatment. Watch our email for sign ups

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Chemocessories Volunteer Days

A great opportunity for families to volunteer together and make accessory sets for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Chemocessories is a 100% volunteer organization whose mission is to help women with cancer hold onto their strength and sense of themselves during treatment. Watch our email for sign ups

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mahjong at CTJ

Come play once a month in our social hall.  All levels are welcome! We have a few experienced players who love to share their knowledge. We want to keep this fun tradition alive that all of our grandma's played!!! It keeps your mind sharp and we socialize and have fun. Please rsvp to lizglozman@gmail.com, so we know how many card table to set up!!!

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Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Where there's a need there's a knitter - but knitters need YARN! Please consider donating yarn or gift cards to Joanne's to support Knitzvot's efforts. The next project will benefit patients at Torrance Memorial, providing baby and adult hats and blankets to those in most need of comfort. For more information contact Judi jilene@roadrunner.com.

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Beach Shabbat Service Potluck
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Beach Shabbat Service Potluck

Vegetarian potluck 6pm

Service 6:30 pm

27th and the Strand, Manhattan Beach

We live in a place people come to vacation!  What better place than the beach for a Friday night service.  Bring a 8- 10 person main dish to share for the potluck and then settle down in your chair or blanket (it’s bring your own for this service) for a lovely evening service.  Bring a sweater and quarters for the meters.

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Hadassah Speaker at Friday Night Services
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Hadassah Speaker at Friday Night Services

Hadassah is the founding organization that established one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the Middle East. Hadassah’s leaders will share with us some of the cutting edge medical research and innovationsthat benefit all of us. You will be proud to hear Hadassah’s history since pre-state Israel until today that is filled with stories of empowered, Jewish women.

Debbie Kessler, Hadassah Southern California President as well as other leaders from Southern California are looking forward to celebrating Shabbat with CTJ and sharing the latest medical innovations and science coming out of Jerusalem!


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Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

What's better than cheesecake? Cheesecake, cheese kreplach and Torah! We'll be cooking cheese kreplach with Chef Rachel and studying meaningful texts on this Leil Shavuot. Come with open minds and empty stomachs for an exciting evening of learning.


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Congregational Picnic
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Congregational Picnic

RSVPs Required

An end of year/ beginning of summer picnic for CTJ members.   We are at Polliwog Park, Tables P7 - between the play structure and MB Middle School.  Park in the MBMS lot (entrance on Redondo Ave b/W 15th & 18th) and walk over. RSVP’s essential and required so we know how many hot dogs to buy!!


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Congregational meeting
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Congregational meeting

Members are all invited to attend our annual congregational meeting where we will discuss the latest news and developments at our synagogue. Watch the kosher sausage being made.  Afterward head over to Polliwog Park to enjoy a fabulous and fun community picnic.


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Prophets, Prostitutes, and the Patriarchy: Lesser-Known Women of the Bible with Rabbi Shelby
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Prophets, Prostitutes, and the Patriarchy: Lesser-Known Women of the Bible with Rabbi Shelby

You’ve probably heard their names - Deborah, Delilah, Rahab, to name a few, but who are they again? This class will (re)introduce you to several Biblical women and explore the context in which they lived. We’ll read their stories and discover what we can learn about them, and what they have to teach us. Along the way, we’ll look at issues of power and how women are portrayed in the text. Join Rabbi Arinna Shelby for a lively discussion.


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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Christianity and Judaism - 2nd  Session
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Christianity and Judaism - 2nd Session

MBCC - followed by Interfaith prayer and Ramandan dinner.

Rabbi Kalev and Reverend Pettis from Manhattan Beach Community Church will share their five favorite facts about their respective faiths that might surprise even the most learned among us. Join the clergy for a meaningful back and forth discussion that will definitely make you say, “I didn’t know that!"

At 7:30pm - Muslims, Christians and Jews come together for communal prayer and meal.

7:30pm, Q & A and communal Prayer

8:00pm Dinner

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Prophets, Prostitutes, and the Patriarchy: Lesser-Known Women of the Bible with Rabbi Shelby
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Prophets, Prostitutes, and the Patriarchy: Lesser-Known Women of the Bible with Rabbi Shelby

You’ve probably heard their names - Deborah, Delilah, Rahab, to name a few, but who are they again? This class will (re)introduce you to several Biblical women and explore the context in which they lived. We’ll read their stories and discover what we can learn about them, and what they have to teach us. Along the way, we’ll look at issues of power and how women are portrayed in the text.  Join Rabbi Arinna Shelby for a lively discussion.


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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Christianity and Judaism
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Christianity and Judaism

First Session at 6:30pm at CTJ

Second Session at 6:30pm at MBCC - followed by Interfaith prayer and Ramandan dinner.

Rabbi Kalev and Reverend Pettis from Manhattan Beach Community Church will share their five favorite facts about their respective faiths that might surprise even the most learned among us. Join the clergy for a meaningful back and forth discussion that will definitely make you say, “I didn’t know that!"

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“No Home to Two Homes: Adapting to Jewish Reality in the 21st Century” Tal Becker
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

“No Home to Two Homes: Adapting to Jewish Reality in the 21st Century” Tal Becker

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America


Within a space of less than 100 years, the Jewish people have moved from a mindset of having no fixed home, to one in which there are seen to be two permanent homes - one in the Land of Israel and one in North America. How are we responding to this new reality? Do we have the language and categories to understand this unprecedented situation? And what does it mean for the future of Zionism and Israel-Diaspora relations?

Lecture and dessert reception - $15.  Information and to register shalomhartman.org/SouthBayLecture


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Knitzvot
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Knitzvot

Learn to knit! And do a mitzvah!  Basic knitted hat patterns available, as well as someone to help you start knitting.  Yarn and needles available. Or bring your own.Spend some time with friends and help others at the same time. Drop in for a few minutes or stay a few hours. Completed projects are also welcome. Contact Laura Pinsky for more information: laurap4rbiz@verizon.net


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Celebrate Israel Festival at Rancho Park
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Celebrate Israel Festival at Rancho Park

  • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park) 2551 Motor Avenue, Los angeles, CA 90036 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate with our CTJers. Buy your tickets in advance here or $30 at the door.

Join thousands of Angelenos from all corners of our community as we come together to mark Israel's momentous occasion, its 71st Independence Day! Let’s show our unity and strength as a community and declare our solidarity with Israel.

Israel’s strength, democracy and hope for the future is a light unto the nations. With Israel in our hearts and Israeli "ruach" - our nation's spirit, - the Israeli Spirit we invite you to celebrate like never before. 

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Volunteer to Assemble Packages for the Homeless

Form an assembly line to breakdown bulk containers of pre-packaged food containers for the estimated 80,000 LA homeless. The Giving Spirit provides immediate aid and a human connection to homeless lives--men, women, children and families in Greater Los Angeles. Register here. Breakfast and Lunch provided.

There will be a ton to do pre-packing one of the sub-components of survival kits an opportunity for everyone to hear some speakers and learn about Homelessness and what we can do to help.

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ShaParkit
May
11
11:45 AM11:45

ShaParkit

Our second annual Shabbat celebration together at the Park.  We'll bring rice and beans and chips and salsa to share! Bring some snacks to share and a yoga mat - Cantor Beth is leading. Relax and enjoy!   We are at Polliwog Park, Tables P7 - between the play structure and MB Middle School.  Park in the MBMS lot (entrance on Redondo Ave b/W 15th & 18th) and walk over. Shabbat is a day different that the rest, a special day, a day of rest. How Jews observe shabbat varies depending on their community, beliefs and customs. Tryout a new way for CTJ come to ShaParkit.


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