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October 2014
Free

Shabbat Service Buddies

Friday, October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every month on the fourth Friday until Friday, June 26, 2015
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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New to Judaism? Curious how the flow of Shabbat services works? We invite you to attend Friday night services accompanied by a Shabbat Service Buddy. Every month on the fourth Friday you will find a friendly person wearing a Shabbat Service Buddy name tag at 6:00 p.m. just outside the sanctuary. Your buddy will greet you, then help you navigate the service, which begins at 6:15 p.m. He/she will also be available afterward for anything that still needs clarification. If…

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Members $225 per person, $250 per couple Nonmembers $275 per person, $300 per couple

Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Most Thursdays, October 23 - March 19
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Most Thursdays, October 23, 2014 – March 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Members $225 per person, $250 per couple*  Nonmembers $275 per person, $300 per couple* Fee includes books and Shabbat dinner for registrants. *Couples are two people who register together and share a set of books. This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn fundamental concepts of Jewish…

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November 2014
Free

Shabbat and Havdalah at Home

Thursday, November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Rabbi Arlene Bernstein will lead you through the blessings, rituals, food, music and creative ideas in order for you to do it yourself (DIY) and create a joyous Shabbat in your home. No fee. Please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at bgraff@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2597.  

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Synagogue Geography

Thursday, November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Rabbi Michael Berk takes you on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about Beth Israel campus and takes the mystery out of the ritual items found in the sanctuary. No fee. Please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at bgraff@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext. 2597.  

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December 2014
Free

Light Up Your Chanukah

Thursday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us to create your own memorable Chanukah celebration, one of the most joyful holidays of Judaism! Rabbi Arlene Bernstein will teach you how to do it yourself (DIY) in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop. No fee. Please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at bgraff@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2597.  

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January 2015

Discover Shabbat: Learners Shabbat and Potluck Dinner for Introduction to Judaism Class

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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6:15 p.m. Service, 7:30 p.m. Dinner Join us for a Learners Shabbat service followed by a potluck Shabbat dinner. This unique Shabbat service will provide a complete explanation of a Friday night worship service as it happens, encouraging participants to interrupt with questions at any time! Held in the Chapel while the traditional service takes place in the sanctuary, this is the place for you if you’ve ever had questions about a Friday night service (and who hasn’t?). Intro students…

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February 2015
Free

Conversion Q&A

Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Have you or someone you know ever thought about becoming Jewish? Do you have questions, but were afraid to ask? Conversion to Judaism is not mysterious – it is actually quite straightforward. This is an important discussion for those who are considering the possibility, but haven’t decided yet. Individual meetings with the rabbis are also available.

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March 2015
Free

Passover Step by Step

Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Experience the rituals, traditions, foods and music of Passover in this do it yourself (DIY) workshop taught by Rabbi Arlene Bernstein. Learn how to lead a Passover Seder and take home a booklet complete with recipes and songs to use at home. Please RSVP at least one week in advance.  

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Outreach Shabbat Service

Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Outreach Shabbat Service and Dinner to Honor Introduction to Judaism Graduates 6:15 p.m. Service, 7:30 p.m. Dinner Join us in this moving Shabbat service that will honor our Intro to Judaism graduates as well as interfaith families, Jews by choice and those of other faiths who play a key role in raising Jewish children. Members of our community will share their personal stories of their journeys toward Judaism in sermonettes. All are invited to join us for the celebratory Shabbat…

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May 2015
Free

Interfaith Panel

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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In what has become a Beth Israel tradition, Rev. Craig Brown, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, Imam Taha Hasane and Rabbi Michael Berk will engage in an open and spirited panel discussion on a topic of contemporary interest. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Irv Kass.

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