• CELEBRATE YOUR UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
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    BE PART OF A KEHILLAH KEDOSHAH (HOLY COMMUNITY)
  • CONNECT WITH ISRAEL FROM A RANGE OF PERSPECTIVES
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    HONOR YOUR HERITAGE
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    KEEP THE FLAME BURNING BRIGHTLY
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    INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION
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    ENSURE THE JEWISH FUTURE
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    HEED THE CALL
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    ENGAGE IN THE REPAIR OF OUR WORLD
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    ADD YOUR VOICE

WELCOME TO TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL

Temple Beth Israel is a warm, dynamic Reform Synagogue of over 400 families that serves the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys of Southern California, approx. 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. At TBI you will find a community that celebrates Jewish tradition,  kindles spiritual fulfillment, values Jewish study in all its variety, and vigorously participates in social justice.
Please join us!  Jews in all their diversity, including families, singles, couples, interfaith families, the LGBT community, and people with special needs are all welcome at TBI.

Note: Interactive participation on Zoom is password protected, but viewable by all on Facebook and on YouTube. Please consider leaving a comment or greeting. Contact the TBI Office for access assistance.

TBI Current Events Update

Shabbat and other congregational gatherings have resumed.   Please note that vaccination verification and masking are no longer required to attend TBI events, though they remain highly recommended. You can view the most recent update from our clergy and lay leadership here

Wednesday, 5/11
TBI Annual Auction continues
– Judaica Shop – Browse and Shop 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
– JCS@TBI @ 4p.m. Online
– Zoom Siyyum @ 6:45 p.m. Also on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube.

Friday, 5/13
TBI Annual Auction continues
– Family Shabbat Service @6:30 p.m. in person in our sanctuary and on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Designed for families with children but all are welcome. Access on Zoom also available (click here).
– Erev Shabbat Service @7:30pm in the sanctuary and also on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Sanctuary attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated and remain masked while indoors. Socially distanced seating remains available. Oneg Shabbat to follow service. Access on Zoom also available (contact tbi@tbipomona.org).

Saturday, 5/14
TBI Annual Auction continues
– Torah Study, via Zoom, led by Mikey Rhein, @9:30-11:00am every Saturday morning. Please contact Mikey Rhein if you would like to join the Torah Study, or would just like the commentary and questions that are sent out every Thursday.
– Special Havdalah and Live Auction Preview @ 7:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn with wine, cheese, dessert, and live jazz with the Reed Gratz Trio. Not able to join in person?  Join Havdalah at 8:10 p.m. on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube.

Sunday, 5/15
TBI Annual Auction continues – Final Day
– JCS@TBI @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
– Bunco @ 3:00 p.m. in the Social Hall 
Virtual Live Auction event @ 7 p.m. Register Here.

Monday, 5/16
– Zoom Siyyum at 6:45 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Tuesday, 5/17
– Team Tzedek RAC Event @ 5:00 p.m. on Zoom (contact tbi@tbipomona.org for access)

Wednesday, 5/18
– Judaica Shop – Browse and Shop 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
– JCS@TBI @ 4 p.m.
– Zoom Siyyum @ 6:45 p.m. Also on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube.

Friday, 5/20
Family Shabbat Service @ 6:30 p.m. on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Designed for families with children but all are welcome. Access on Zoom also available (click here).  
Erev Shabbat Service @ 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary and also on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Sanctuary attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated and remain masked while indoors. Socially distanced seating remains available. Oneg Shabbat to follow service. Access on Zoom also available (click here). See graphic at right.

Saturday, 5/21
– Torah Study, via Zoom, led by Mikey Rhein, @9:30-11:00am every Saturday morning. Please contact Mikey Rhein if you would like to join the Torah Study, or would just like the commentary and questions that are sent out every Thursday.
– Zoom Siyyum/Havdalah @ 7:30 p.m. on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Access on Zoom also available(contact tbi@tbipomona.org).

Sunday, 5/22
– JCS@TBI. @ 9 a.m. Final Day for this year.




Check out our 
@TBIPomona Facebook Page where you can get the latest info and view info about our upcoming Shabbat services and other events held online. Our services are archived on Facebook and YouTube and Streamspot.

Click below to download the latest version of JLife Magazine, sponsored by our Jewish Federation.

Bid Now on Great Auction Items

Our fabulous online silent auction is now in full swing featuring unique art items, beautiful one-of-a-kind clothing and jewelry items, photo packages, and so much more. The silent auction runs until our live virtual auction which begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, May 15,  with our favorite auctioneer, Tony.

Bid live on a wide variety of Live Virtual Auction items on Sunday evening, including glamorous trips, vacation homes, gourmet dinners, event tickets, and more. You can preview the Live Auction items HERE.
Be sure to register for the Live Virtual Auction! 

Also, join us in-person on Saturday evening, May 14 @ 7 p.m. for wine, cheese, dessert and live jazz under the stars on the TBI Great Lawn.  
You’ll be able to bid on silent auction items and preview the live auction items for the next evening, while enjoying seeing your friends and making new ones.  Why not bring a guest?
RSVP to bparker@tbipomona.org

BID NOW!


Starting May 15th, we will be hosting small group meetings in congregants’ homes all around our TBI neighborhoods to explore the future of TBI. This is your opportunity to gather with fellow congregants and share thoughts, opinions, and hopes about our beloved Temple Beth Israel. Click here or the graphic above to register to participate.


Our TBI Preschool reopened on August 31, 2020 and and is now known as the Tree of Life Children’s Center. Our students are playing, learning, and thriving just as they have for over 30 years as we observe the proper guidelines and procedures. Find out how your child can join them by contacting our director, Robin McConnell.  Info here.
Click here to read the Claremont Courier feature about TLCC.


Click above to register or for more information



The Judaica Shop at Temple Beth Israel is Open!

The Judaica Shop has a new selection of tallitot (prayer shawls) for men and women. Are you considering a purchase of a tallit for a member of your family? Make an appointment to shop for tallit by contacting Denise Gubman at claremontcat4@ca.rr.com. You may also come to the Judaica Shop during the Browse and Shop Hours, Wednesdays 2 to 4 pm. Note: TBI COVID-19 guidelines regarding masking and vaccination will be observed when visiting the Judaica Shop. 

PLEASE NOTE: We want to remind you that all TBI sponsored interactive online events on ZOOM now require a password in order to participate. This does not affect the opportunity to view Zoom gatherings that we share on our regular or preschool Facebook pages or that are streamed on Facebook directly. In addition, all those calling in on their phones and not using the Zoom app will be asked to identify themselves by a host.  We also now require that anyone joining on Zoom through a computer or app, whether you have activated a camera or not, must identify themselves clearly with their name displayed.  Those wishing to  join Zoom events by cellphone or landline without using an app or program can still do so, but must request password prior to accessing by an email to cantor@tbipomona.org.We look forward to sharing the events above with you and your family. 

Buy Scrip
Did you know that you can support TBI through our Scrip program?  Scrip is available for hundreds of merchants, for things you buy everyday, and it costs you $0 to participate. It’s particularly useful in times such as these when we are doing a lot of shopping remotely. We can also  arrange for your scrip to be delivered to you! And, it’s great for gift giving too!  Download the form here.  You can also pay for your Scrip online here where you can also make other financial contributions to support our community.