Temple Beth El

Art of Community

Join Temple Beth El San Pedro as the Social Hall transforms into a stylish and lively art gallery, spotlighting 15 TBE community artists, ranging in age from 17 past 87, many who are being shown in local and national gallery shows.

Irwin Brown, Elliott Brunner, Ellen Cantor, Susan Cohn, David Feldman, Jerry Green, Marcia Kovalsky, Scott Ortner, Alex Paul z"l, Bailee Roberts, Robert Sarner, Michael Sherman, Mark Spector, Alissa Wagner and Joyce Weiss.

The Art of Community

Sunday, November 19 ~ Gallery Closing Celebration

5:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El San Pedro

Featuring Guest Culinary Artists, Music, Beer & Wine Tastings, Silent Auction, $40 per person

For reservations: http://bit.ly/ArtofCommunityClosingTBE or call 310-833-2467

Cantor Ilan Davidson’s leadership has brought TBE a decades-long reputation of excellence in Cultural Artistic programs, including film, literature, concerts, and other community building and supporting arts programs. He credits San Pedro’s amazingly artistic community for blessing TBE with a vibrant collection of working and up and coming artists.  “When TBE began thinking about our 3 year programmatic plan, it became obvious to me that the one area which we have not programmed in well over a decade was the visual arts,” says Cantor Davidson. “It was also clear that we had only hosted auctions of other peoples’ art and had never celebrated our own wonderful artists.  For these reasons, Art of Community was born.”

With this in mind, Cantor Davidson knew Art of Community was also the perfect opportunity to incorporate TBE’s Cooking with Cantor program, a highly popular and successful program for the past 10 years. The TBE community also counts many professional chefs and talented amateur epicureans, and Art of Community will feature 7 guest chefs, organized by CIA trained Master Chef, Eliot Swartz.  Each will present tables of Hors d'Ouevres and/or desserts for patrons to enjoy throughout the program.

TBE has enjoyed relationships with local wine and beer merchants, so joining Art of Community are wine tastings sponsored by Daniel J. Franks and Wine Warehouse and beer tastings sponsored by our own San Pedro Brewing Company. 

Art for sale and auction, with a portion of the proceeds returning to the TBE program, says Cantor Davidson, “to support future arts programs and Temple Beth El, as well as purchase much needed art supplies for our local school programs.  San Pedro High School has a history of excellence in Visual Arts and Dodson Middle School will be opening their new Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in the Fall of 2018.”

Contact: Sharyl Holtzman, sharyl@girlrockltd.com, 773-398-9009