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Through a roster of cutting edge programs and projects we provide for the spiritual and cultural needs of thousands annually in Southern California, the USA and Israel. Your contribution will help us expand and reach even more.

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    Pico Shul

About

About

We undertakes a wide variety of activities and projects ranging from providing classes and an afternoon minyan to the local area, to sending rabbis to isolated communities and organizing youth gatherings.
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Activities

Activities

Beth El supports SoCal Jewish Student Services, Shabbat Tent, Pico Shul, JConnect LA, Campus Outreach, Rabbi-in-Residence at USC and Long Beach State Hillels.
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Tradition

Tradition

We believe in the eternal beauty of Jewish tradition. In order to serve Jews of all backgrounds we ensure that we keep true to the spirit of Torah.
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Staff

Staff

Beth El features some of the country's most talented community leaders and organizers. With over 50 years of community building experience, our talented professionals are amazing!
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Rabbi Yonah: Creating the Foundation for a Healthy Marriage

Spiritual-RelationshipRabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein’s Pre-Marriage Class
Creating the Foundation for a Healthy Marriage
A Class for Engaged Couples and Newlyweds
Sun. June 2, 16, 23 at 8pm Free

Mazel Tov! You are engaged to the love of your life, you are walking on cloud 9 and have to slap yourself twice a day just to be sure you are awake and not dreaming! Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein and JConnect present this 3 part class to help you build towards the successful marriage you want and deserve. This course includes three, ninety-minute classes with Rabbi Yonah, PLUS a one hour one-on-one counseling session w/ Rachel Bookstein for each couple.
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SoCal JSS: Rituals & Rums Fundraiser Event

On Sunday, February 10th, Southern California Jewish Student Services (SoCalJSS) held its third bimonthly texts and tippling event. “Rituals & Rums” was an enjoyable experience for an adult crowd, where participants got to enjoy exploring a variety of rums as well as exploring withRabbi Drew why Judaism has wine in so many of its rituals. Whether it be lifecycle events or holiday/shabbat activities, the topic under discussion provided some questions and insights as to why and how wine came to be associated with them.

As with previous such events being “Witches & Whiskies” in October and “Torches & Tequilas” in December, in addition to exposing the crowd to the topic and the spirits, the purpose of the series is also to serve as an opportunity for giving of one’s tzedakah money to support the work of SoCalJSS in Jewishly enriching the lives of young adults in Southern California.

The next such event will feature a single-malt Scotch tasting on Sunday, April 21st at 7pm.