President’s Message

Welcome to TBI!

On behalf of the TBI Board of Trustees, I warmly welcome you to Temple Beth Israel.

As our mission statement says, “Temple Beth Israel is a warm, welcoming inclusive community, creating lives of meaning and striving to bring healing to the world.”  Our religious and spiritual programs allow our congregants to connect with Judaism in personal and meaningful ways.  Our Religious School (“Beit Sefer”) offers a place for our children to learn about Jewish history, language, and tradition. For over 30 years, our Preschool has offered 2 to 5-year-olds an opportunity to play and explore in a Jewish context. We are very proud of our Adult Jewish Learning programs which offer year-round opportunities to explore past and current Jewish topics, and our Choir which integrates spiritual and uplifting music into our services.

We offer a variety of social activities for our congregants to connect with each other, including Brotherhood, chavurot (friend groups), book clubs, and Shabbat dinner groups. If you are interested in tikkun olam (repairing the world), we have a vibrant Social Action committee working on housing/homelessness, refugee assistance, and direct service to the community, including our annual High Holy Days food drive.

We also have partnerships with local community and interfaith organizations such as Inland Valley Hope Partners, David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, Claremont Canopy, and Newcomers Access Center. When you visit us, please take a walk through our 10,000 square foot farm made possible through a partnership with Uncommon Good.

ALL are welcome to come check us out at any Friday night service throughout the year, and our welcoming policy for High Holy Days offers admission to all programs at no charge for first-time attendees (contributions appreciated).  We look forward to welcoming you to our Jewish community!

L’shalom,

Deena Benjamin, President, TBI Board of Trustees

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