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 online is password protected, but nearly all public events are viewable on Facebook, YouTube, and Streamspot
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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. 

Friday, 1/27
– Erev Shabbat Service/Team Tzedek Shabbat @7:30pm in the sanctuary and online on Facebook and YouTube. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated and remain masked while indoors. Socially distanced seating remains available. Festive Oneg Shabbat to follow service. Live and archived video is also available on Streamspot (click here).
– Judaica Shop – Now Open Every Friday Prior to Services. Find unique and beautiful items by artisans from around the globe personally selected by expert congregant volunteer, Denise Gubman.

Saturday, 1/28
-Torah Study, via Zoom, led by Mikey Rhein, @9:30am-11am 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.
– Shalom Chadash Shabbat Service @10am in the Library. Followed by kiddush.

Sunday, 1/29
– JCS @TBI @9am-12:15pm
– Interfaith Exchange with Claremont Presbyterian Church @10am at Claremont Presbyterian Church. Watch live on the CPC Facebook or YouTube pages.
– Security Training Session @3pm in Social Hall 

Wednesday, 2/1
-Judaica Shop – Make an appointment to browse and shop 2-4pm. (Learn More)
– JCS@TBI Hebrew Club @4pm on Zoom
– Short Stories with Sara Truitt @7pm on Zoom.

Friday, 2/3
– Erev Shabbat Service/Shabbat Shirah/Interfaith Exchange with Claremont Presbyterian Church @7:30pm with the Shul Band and birthday blessings in the sanctuary and online on Facebook and YouTube. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated and remain masked while indoors. Socially distanced seating remains available. Festive Oneg Shabbat to follow service. Live and archived video is also available on Streamspot.

Saturday, 2/4
– Torah Study, via Zoom, led by Mikey Rhein, @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 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.
– Shalom Chadash 
Shabbat Service @10am in the Library. Followed by kiddush. (Learn More)
A Red Carpet Night Moveable Feast @6pm 

Sunday, 2/5
– JCS @TBI @9am-12:15pm
– Women of TBI present Trudie Stable, survivor of the Holocaust, speaking on her book “Stitched & Sewn” @ 11am in the Rabbi Earl Kaplan Social Hall.



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.

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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.

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.