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November 2016

NFTY Social Justice Kallah

Friday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm - Tuesday, December 20 @ 3:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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sign up your High Schooler for a weekend of Social Justice with reform teens all around Southern California https://southerncalifornia.nfty.org/event/nfty-socal-sj-kallah/?event_date=2016-11-18

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Parent Association Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 10:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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December 2016

WBI – Latkes & Vodkas

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Friday, April 7, 2017
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 20, 2016 – March 30, 2017 (no class Nov. 24, Dec, 22, Dec 29 and Jan 26) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, January 27, 2017 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017  Outreach Shabbat dinner at 6:15 p.m. and service at 8:00 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel members $225 per individual, $250 per…

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Light Up Your Chanukah

Thursday, December 8 @ 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/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach you how to do it yourself (DIY) in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop. No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516

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Erev Shabbat Family Service – 2nd Fridays

Friday, December 9 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.25 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, June 16, 2017
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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A family-friendly service open to all and featuring music by the Teen and Youth Choir and Chai Band. Followed by an oneg.

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Choir & Tizmoret Family Shabbat Dinner December 2016

Friday, December 9 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Immediately following the service, we would like to invite all our choir members, instrumentalists and their families to join Rabbi Bernstein for a hosted dinner. We will eat together, sing together, and strengthen our musical community. RSVP using the form below with the number of adults and children in your family so we can make sure we have enough food for all who want to join us. We ask that everyone that joins us to please bring a dessert to…

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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, December 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, June 9, 2017
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Soul Food

Feed your soul with contemporary music and prayer in this intimate and informal service open to all and followed by an Oneg. “The Sabbath is the presence of God in the world, open to the soul of humankind. God is not in things of space, but in moments of time.”  Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, July 1, 2017
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week's Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Prayers & Pancakes

Saturday, December 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us on Saturday morning for Prayers & Pancakes!! Songs, stories, and Shabbat joy- come one, come all. No fee and open to all. 9:30-10am      Tot Service in the North Social Hall 10-10:30am    Pancake Nosh to follow Please RVSP below for planning purposes.

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Shabbat Morning Lay-Led Minyan Service

Saturday, December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, June 24, 2017
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Minyan

An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Latke Preparation Help December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Latka Preparation Assistance Requested - December 11, 2016 Please join the Men's Club in fulfilling the mitzvah of preparing and serving latkes during Chanukah. Specifically, the Men's Club will be getting together on Sunday, December 11th at 7:30 am at the Beth Israel kitchen near the social hall.  We need your assistance in preparing and serving latkes to our Religious School students and Early Childhood Education toddlers. This is a very rewarding experience and we need your help to make it a success. if…

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Latke Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Hunger Project

Sunday, December 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, August 19, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, January 14, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, March 24, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, October 29, 2017
St. Vincent de Paul Village, 1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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2nd through 5th Sunday of Every Month, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Beth Israel’s San Diego Hunger Project relies on wonderful volunteers like you to help us serve lunch to hundreds of San Diego's homeless and hungry on Sunday mornings at St. Vincent de Paul Village. Your help is needed to set up, serve and clean up. Volunteers over the age of 12 are welcome (accompanied by an adult). Beth Israel provides food, funding and volunteers for this program. Cash donations are also…

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1st Grade Consecration

Sunday, December 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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First Grade Friends & Family are invited to join in the celebration of the 5777 First Grade Consecration Ceremony. Followed by  casual luncheon.

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NOAR Goes Laser Tagging

Sunday, December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join all of your NOAR friends for an afternoon of laser tag on December 4th from 1:00-5:00pm. All participants are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge after Religious School. Food will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gilad Hoffman at Ghoffman@cbisd.org or 858-900-2555.

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Meal for Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, December 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Rachel’s House, is 759 8th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Congregation Beth Israel is one of many organizations that brings and serves dinner to 25 - ­30 women at Rachel’s House on a given evening. The Women of Beth Israel and their family/friends have been involved with this project for over 20 years. Our goal is to ensure there are enough human resources on the second Sunday of every other month (and also Christmas night) to nourish the current residents of the day center and shelter, so we coordinate and count on magnanimous volunteers like…

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Jewish Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, December 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Ohr Ami -- the Jewish hospice program -- invites you to its Jewish bereavement support groups, facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk, LMFT While each individual processes grief and loss differently, healing is enhanced by sharing with others who have experienced loss, Together, the group will address the social, psychological, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of the bereavement process from a Jewish perspective. Congregation Beth Israel (UTC) Tuesdays 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Dates: November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27 and January 3…

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Social Action Night (HS)

Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Tonight, instead of class, there will be a social action event planned by your very own BITY Board Social Action VP. Teens will still be fed, classes will just be replaced for the night.

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Lunch and Learn: “Belief and Faith” led by Rabbi Jonathan Stein

Wednesday, December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Is there a difference between belief and faith? Is one of the mind and the other of the spirit? If faith and belief are different, can they overlap? Can the two exist in harmony, or are they irreconcilable? Together, we will explore the concepts of faith and belief and consider the philosophic underpinnings of each. Are there consequences in our lives dependent on how we understand these terms? Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein, a native of Pennsylvania, was ordained in 1975 from…

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