South Bay




WHEN:  Next conference will be May 5, 2020.


THEME: Faith Rituals and Celebrations: A Woman's Significance.

WHERE: Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay:

              5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

EARLY REGISTRATION: March 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020. Cost $25.

             This fee includes a continental breakfast from      

             8:30-9am, lunch and beverages.

LATE REGISTRATION: After May 1, 2020. Cost $30.

              Lunch is not guaranteed.


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2020 Amazing SPEAKERS

Rabbi Cassi Kail

Rabbi Cassi Kail recently began her tenure as the rabbi at Temple Beth El in San Pedro. She was ordained in 2011 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received a Masters in Jewish Literature. For the past eight years, she worked as a congregational rabbi for temples in New York. Previously, she served on the steering committees of InterFaith Matters, Reform Jewish Voice and the Empire State Anti-Poverty Initiative of the Mohawk Valley. While in Seminary, she co-founded a young egalitarian minyan called The Wandering Jews of Astoria, serving unaffiliated Jews in their 20s and 30s. Rabbi Kail is passionate about worship, Israel, interfaith work, tikkun olam(repairing the world) and building Jewish community. She loves teaching people of all ages, singing, and playing guitar. Rabbi Kail and her husband, Josh are proud parents to their two children, Noam and Talia.  

ValLimar Jansen

Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded inspirational/catechetical speaker, singer, composer and recording artist. She is also a college professor, a leader of worship and prayer, and a workshop presenter at conferences across the US and abroad. ValLimar has a long history of singing sacred music, starting from the age of five. She received most of her training in music and performance from Howard University in Washington, DC. She holds professional degrees in the arts from California State University, San Bernardino, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

ValLimar sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. In 2005, she released her first solo collection, You Gotta Move. Other collections include Anointing, Psalms from the Soul and Give God the Glory. Her most recent collection, Spirit & Soul, features popular contemporary songs from fellow Spirit & Song composers produced and sung with ValLimar's signature style.

ValLimar tours regionally, nationally and internationally as an inspirational speaker, author, storyteller, psalmist, song leader, principal vocalist and emcee. ValLimar has been a keynote speaker and presenter at many major events. She participated in several events, concerts and catechetical sites during World Youth Day 2019, which took place in Panama City, Panama. ValLimar is an excellent choice for concerts and faith formation workshops. She works with youth and educators on the subjects of music and liturgy.

ValLimar composes much of her music with the help of her husband, Frank. They live in California and have three children.