• 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

Support our Annual Food Drive through October 3rd.  Bring your contributions to the TBI Office 9 a.m. –  2 p.m. weekdays when office is open or Sundays during JCS@TBI hours (9a- Noon)

Wednesday, 9/15
– Erev Yom Kippur T’filah @ 7:30 p.m.on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube.  

Thursday, 9/16
TBI Office and Tree of Life Children’s Center closed.
– Yom Kippur Morning T’filah at 10:00 a.m. on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube. 
– Yom Kippur Afternoon Discussion @ 1:00 p.m.  (See your TBI Temple Update for Zoom link information).
– Yom Kippur Family Service @ 2:00 p.m. on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube. 
– Yom Kippur Afternoon Service @ 4:00 p.m. on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube.  
– Yom Kippur Yizkor Service and N’ilah (Concluding) Service @ 5:15 p.m.on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube. 

Friday, 9/17
– Family Shabbat Service @ 6:30 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and YouTube.
– Erev Shabbat Service @7:30pm in-person on the TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Viewing on Zoom also available, please email for link. Please note – resuming in-person worship indoors at TBI has been indefinitely postponed.

Saturday, 9/18

– 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 @7:30 p.m. on TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Sunday, 9/19
– First Day of Jewish Community School @ TBI- 9:00 a.m.
– Hebrew Level 1 Kickstart Program @1-2pm – Grades 5 and 6 Beit Sefer students and parents will study Hebrew on Zoom with Dina Lane.

Monday, 9/20
– Erev Sukkot T’filah @ 6:45 p.m. on
 TBI Facebook page and You Tube.  

Tuesday, 9/21
Sukkot 1st Day – Office and Tree of Life Children’s Center closed
– Sukkot Morning T’filah @ 10:00 a.m. on
 Zoom, TBI Facebook page and You Tube.

Wednesday, 9/22
Israel Bookshelf with Professor Gary Gilbert @7:15pm. on our Adult Jewish Learning Zoom link. (Contact the TBI Office for access)

Friday, 9/24

Family Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm on TBI Facebook page and You Tube (best for families w/children).
Erev Shabbat Service @7:30pm on TBI Facebook page and YouTube. Viewing on Zoom also available, please email for link. 

Saturday, 9/25
– 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 TBI Facebook page and YouTube.
Please note – Traditional Sukkot gathering at Rabbi’s home has been cancelled for this year.


PLEASE HELP US “RAISE THE ROOF!”
Please consider supporting our campaign to replace the roof on our synagogue and education buildings.  Click here to see a video that illustrates the current condition and here to contribute.


High Holy Days at TBI

If you are connected to our congregation by email, you have by now received a notice that we have made the difficult decision to move away from in-person worship these High Holy Days and rely on our virtual connections to sustain and inspire us. We realize this brings much disappointment to those who so looked forward to being together. We understand, as we are deeply disappointed as well. We pray for the continued presence of holy wisdom to guide our decisions going forward and that our community remain united in a shared vision of what can be learned and how we can grow more connected as we transition out of this latest wave of COVID concern. May that come speedily and soon. See your TBI email updates for more details.  More information and a full schedule of High Holy Day services online can be found here.

Support our annual High Holy Day Appeal by clicking here.


Click here to read the Claremont Courier feature about TLCC


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.

Our TBI Preschool reopened on August 31, 2020 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 for Fall 2021 when we expect to be fully open for all age levels.  Info here.

 

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.