CTJ Book Club
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

CTJ Book Club

CTJ Book club meets every other month.  We read a book by a Jewish author or on a Jewish theme. For more information or to get on the reminder email contact dorittravel@gmail.com

The book for August is “God Knows” by Joseph Heller

A retelling of the Biblical story of King David, from his point of view. As King David lays dying he describes the episodes of his life. Modern midrash with a great deal of humor and sarcasm.

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First Day of OEC Religious School Breakfast K-7
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

First Day of OEC Religious School Breakfast K-7

Celebrate back to school and have breakfast with us! Rabbi Kalev’s Cereal Bar and Back to School Breakfast for students and their parents. We’ll start serving at 8:45 then gather together to eat and kick off the school year together in the sanctuary. Meet the teachers, hear about all the fun programs happening this year and send your kids off to Sunday school. Coffee provided for the tired adults.


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Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

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!!! $5. 


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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Listening Session on Gun Violence

We have witnessed some of the worst gun violence in our history over the past months and regardless of your background, religion, or political affiliation, the aftermath has left us all broken-hearted and deeply upset.  What affect has gun violence had on you, your family, our community, our world? Has your faith been shaken? How do we continue to recognize the blessings in our world when we have been plunged into darkness? 

 

Revered Mark Pettis and Rabbi Joshua Kalev will lead an evening of listening as they create a safe, engaging environment for people on all sides of this issue to come together and slowly heal from the many tragedies we have witnessed.  Please only attend if you are able to have an open heart to all voices and beliefs. 


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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shabbat Zimra

Wine and cheese at 6:45 PM.

This is that Shabbat service you’ve been hearing all the buzz about. Come vibe with the music, drink your wine and sing along. The words for the prayers are right there on the screen. Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth and the CTJ house band will elevate your soul and leave you with all the Shabbat feels. Don’t miss it!


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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat - 5th & 6th Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Sep
16
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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Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Discussion of Machzor Lev Shalem

Learn your way around our new High Holy Day prayer book with Rabbi Kalev. Similar to our siddur (prayer book) with explanations, stories, and texts to deepen our time at High Holy Day services.  Get more out of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with this introduction and group discussion.


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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Leil Selichot Movie and Service

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Movie, Discussion & Havdallah

Selichot service from 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

A beautiful, musical Havdalah followed by the award winning movie “1945”.  This Hungarian movie begins on a summer day in 1945 after the end of World War II when a man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary from which they were deported. The townspeople who are suspicious, remorseful, and fearful, expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back.  


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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat 3rd & 4th Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Oct
4
5:45 PM17:45
OEC

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat is a special service for preschoolers and the adults who love them. This half-hour service lead by Cantor Beth and Rabbi Carrie features music, songs, stories, dance and play in our sanctuary. After the service, join us for a mini Kiddush or stay for our First Friday Family program.


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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00
OEC

Coffee Chat 1st & 2nd Grade

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.


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Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

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!!! $5. 


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Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30
OEC

Coffee Chat Kindergarten

Coffee chats are an opportunity to meet your child's teachers learn what the students will be learning, the teacher's expectations and goals for the year and ask any questions you might have. In addition, you will get to meet other parents with students in your child's class, and schmooze with Rabbi Kalev, Rabbi Carrie, and Cantor Beth.Celebrate, decorate the CTJ Sukkah and join together in a dairy meal.  


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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30
OEC

Erev Simchat Torah Services and 3rd Grade Consecration

 5:45 pm light dinner

Erev Simchat Torah! We will sing, dance with the Torah, and have a ball. Third grade students will lead us in a musical cantata and joyous hakafot (dancing) as we celebrate the completion of the Torah reading cycle. Rabbi Kalev will be serving up some Lemonanas for the adults and we’ll have ice cream sundaes for the kids! Plus some fun songs and games


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Beach Shabbat Service Potluck
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Beach Shabbat Service Potluck

Vegetarian potluck 6pm

Service 7:00 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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Knitzvot
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.

Please bring your completed projects for the Torrance Memorial. We will be adding size/care tags and sorting them.

For more information contact Judi jilene@roadrunner.com.

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We Miss You - an evening for OEC students with Clergy
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

We Miss You - an evening for OEC students with Clergy

CTJ misses you! It’s way too quiet and lonely around here and Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Beth and Rabbi Carrie can’t wait for religious school to start again and we need our students to stop by to liven things up! Students entering grade 3-7 are invited to stop by CTJ for a treasure hunt and festivities. Light dinner and snacks included. Space is limited so please RSVP below.

Parent's Name *
Parent's Name
Parent's Cell Phone
Parent's Cell Phone
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Deadline for Granow Book
Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

Deadline for Granow Book

The Granows are in Florida for a brief two years. Help CTJ honor them Granows with a message in their keepsake book by entering your information and payment on this Form .

1/4 page - 10 words - $54

1/2 page - 25 words - $108

full page - photo and up to 50 words - $236

inside front or back cover with photo - $540

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Mahjong at CTJ
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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Bereavement Support Group
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group for loss of partner, led by Jewish Family Services social worker will be meeting on the following date at CTJ from 12 - 1pm. Email Elenna at eking@jfsla.org for more information and to sign up.

July 30th

August 27th

September 24th (the week before Rosh Hashana)

October 29th

November 26th (week of Thanksgiving)


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Chemocessories Volunteer Days
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.Donation of scarves and jewelry are also needed. Sign Up Here

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Chemocessories Volunteer Days
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.Donation of Scarves and jewelry are also needed. Sign Up here.

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Beach Shabbat Service
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Beach Shabbat Service

Vegetarian potluck 6pm

Service 7:00pm

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 (potluck policy) 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 up until 8pm

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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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“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
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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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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Honey for Sisterhood
Jul
2
to Aug 5

Honey for Sisterhood

Wish family, friends and business associates "A Sweet and Happy New Year!" with an 8 oz. gift jar of Kosher clover honey. Your cost is $12 per jar, plus shipping until Sept 4, 2019.( in order for Rosh Hashanah arrival).

Your purchase benefits Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah Sisterhood.

To order honey online visit www.orthoney.com/CTJ or

www.honeyfromtheheart.org/CTJ and follow the step-by-step instructions. *Our 3 digit code is CTJ.* We are only taking online orders.

Orders outside of the United States (and to APO/FPO addresses) will have shipping charges added regardless of order date.

For more information contact Gwen Wexler at gwen.wexler@ctjmb.org.

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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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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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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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