Congregation Beth Am’s Speakeasy

This year Congregation Beth Am went back in time to the Roaring ‘20s to celebrate its annual gala. Members and friends of Beth Am got dolled up in their glad rags, flapper dresses and pinstripe suits and headed over to their local juice joint where they “beat their gums” (danced) and enjoyed an evening of blackjack, craps, and roulette — all in support of the synagogue and its programs. Guests enjoyed an all-American menu by John Baylin Catering and danced through the decades from 1920s Charleston to the present with the help of DJ Matt Phipps.

The Speakeasy fundraiser committee was led by Veronica Leff, and included Brian Davis, Juli Bear, Marci Laulom, Kimberly Reckles, Stacey Rael, Susan Mualim and Dorith Weinbaum.

Congregation Beth Am is at 5050 Del Mar Heights Road in Carmel Valley. Visit or contact Executive Director Mark Gulner at 858-48108454 or