Welcome to Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah. CTJ has many programs and events to offer - see what's happening below.


Yom HaAtzmaut Community Coffee House

Thursday, April 23 7:00pm              Israeli flag
Torrance Cultural Arts Center,
Toyota Meeting Hall

3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance
Come celebrate Israel's Independence Day with coffees, teas, desserts and great entertainment. The South Bay cantors will be performing. General seating $18 and Premium seating $36. To purchase tickets and for more info, email Cantor Beth at bmitzvah@ctjmb.org


A Death Cafe

Monday, April 27, 7:00pm

Everyone will experience it, but few will talk about it.  Those people who are able to face death are often able to love, laugh and live more fully.  This death cafe will provide a safe and confidential space for people to discuss anything and everything related to death with the goal of helping people make the most of their finite lives.  Just as talking about sex does not make you pregnant, talking about death does not kill you.  Discuss death over coffee and cake with other Jews. For more information on the Jewish Wisdom and Wellness conference and to register for events, including the Death Café, please click here 


CTJ Book Club-The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

Tuesday, April 28,

7:30pm @ CTJ

We are reading The Midwife of Venice,by Roberta Rich, a novel full of rich historical detail that transports the reader into sixteenth-century Venice and the social mores and customs of the time.The novel is a dramatic and poetic tale of suspense that examines religious differences of the time and offers an interesting view into the history of midwifery. The book is widely available including from Amazon as a Kindle or paperback, and from the library. The bookclub is coed and has a wide variety of readers.  Come once, come every time - whatever your schedule allows.  For more information email Dorit at 





Hazak 55+

Tuesday, April 28, 10:30am


We are fortunate to have as our speaker Reverend Vanessa from the Advent Church, where we recently shared an early interfaith Passover Seder. She is a lovely and dynamic woman with a most pleasant personality. Her topic will be, My Journey from So. Africa To The United States. She has had such an interesting life that this promises to be an excellent presentation. Lunch will follow program for $5.00




Camp scholarships

CTJ Summer Campership Fund -
Deadline May 15th 
Scholarships for Jewish Camp & Israel Programs
There are CTJ campership funds available to help defray the costs of youth trips to Israel, Jewish camps, Jewish youth programs, youth group retreats and Jewish studies. Forms are available through the office or on line. Please email office@ctjmb.org for more information.


1st Time Camper Scholarships
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is offering incentive grants of up to $1250 through the One Happy Camper program. Apply for a grant here. For more information please contact Nina Patchak at 323 761-8320 orNPatchak@JewishLA.org.


TikvaTimes April/May/June 2015