• 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 Online Events Update

Erev Shabbat and other congregational gatherings have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 concerns and are virtual only.   When they resume, sanctuary attendees must be fully vaccinated and remain masked while indoors. Read our complete guidelines here.

Friday, 1/14
Family Shabbat Service @6:30pm on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Designed for families with children but all are welcome.
Erev Shabbat Service @ 7:30 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and YouTube.

Saturday, 1/15
– 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 with Havdalah @6:45 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Sunday, 1/16
No JCS@TBI – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
– Zoom Tu B’Shvat @2pm by Hadassah Sharon Group.

Monday, 1/17
– Office and TLCC Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
– Zoom Siyyum at 6:45 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Wednesday , 1/19

– Judaica Shop – Browse and Shop 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
– JCS@TBI @ 4 – 6 PM Virtual Only
– Zoom Siyyum @ 6:45 p.m. Also on the TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Friday, 1/21
Family Shabbat Service @6:30pm on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Designed for families with children, but all are welcome.
Erev Shabbat Service @ 7:30 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and YouTube.

Saturday, 1/22
– 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 with Havdalah @6:45 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and You Tube.
– Every Person Has a Name Holocaust Remembrance Program @7pm at the Pasadena City Hall and on Zoom.



Check out our 
@TBIPomona Facebook Page where you can get thelatest 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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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.

Nefesh Mountain Concert Postponed

Dear TBI Community and Friends,
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Nefesh Mountain and Temple Beth Israel have mutually decided to postpone the concert at TBI originally scheduled for Saturday evening, January 8, 2022.  Please stay tuned for updates on the new date. Ticket purchasers who have used Eventbrite may request refunds through that system or directly through TBI, though those tickets will certainly be good for the new date. We will continue to update you as soon as new information becomes available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out personally to cantor@tbipomona.org or call the TBI Office (909-626-1277) if you want specific questions answered. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you as soon as possible in the future!

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

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.