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June 2016

Summer Camp

Monday, June 13 @ 8:00 am - Friday, August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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We will be hosting 9 weeks of exciting summer camp for our K-4th graders and 2 weeks of B'Nai Mitzvah Boot Camp for our 7th Graders! To learn more about our camps and sign your child up for some or all weeks, please click here to visit our camp page! For more information, please contact Gilad Hoffman at ghoffman@cbisd.org or Allie Mangel and amangel@cbisd.org.

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July 2016

The Seven Rungs – A Guided Jewish Meditation

Tuesday, July 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In this three-part course, in collaboration with the JCC, you will be introduced to and explore the roots of Jewish Meditation and practice as well. In our first meeting, we will learn about the basic form and techniques of Zen meditation — sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin) and a variety of methods designed to help us get into the meditative state. The second meeting will be dedicated to the foundations and characteristics of Jewish forms of hitbonenut and kavanah, among others.…

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Caregiver Support and Discussion Group

Tuesday, July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s) with no end date,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s) with no end date
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free Caregiver Support and Discussion Group at Beth Israel Offered by Alzheimer’s San Diego in partnership with Beth Israel and Jewish Family Service/University City Older Adult Center 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m. Leader: Claudia Barret Caregivers, family members, and friends of those living with dementia can often feel isolated or overwhelmed. This group offers a compassionate and safe environment to discuss caregiving experiences, learn strategies for coping, and gain emotional support. To register for this free…

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Sizzling Summer Classes – Reflections in Fiction

Thursday, July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, August 11, 2016

A journey highlighting critical periods in modern Jewish history, reflected through the lens of Jewish writers who chronicled the transition from the world of the Shtetl through pre-Holocaust denial, to the Kibbutz experiment and the socio-psychological issues encountered by Israelis today. Each session will consist of an introductory lecture and a close analysis of literary works.and political theory. This program is offered in collaboration with the JCC. DR. NEHAMA ASCHKENASY, back by popular demand, is Professor of Comparative Literary and…

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Summer Outdoor Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, July 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Friday, September 16, 2016

Welcome Shabbat with this service open to all in the Price Family Courtyard. Join us for the Oneg following this service.

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Free

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, July 30 @ 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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Free

Shabbat Morning Lay-Led Minyan Service

Saturday, July 30 @ 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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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, July 30 @ 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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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Free

Hunger Project: Volunteer with the Men’s Club

Sunday, July 31 @ 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, October 30, 2016
St. Vincent de Paul Village,
1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Men's Club coordinates volunteers for the Hunger Project on the 5th Sunday of the month. Volunteers will help serve the morning meal to 700 hungry men, women and children at the St. Vincent de Paul Village. To volunteer and/or make a donation, please contact Jeff Easton at jeffreaston@gmail.com or 619 871-2783.  

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Hunger Project

Sunday, July 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, August 14, 2016
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 11 are welcome (accompanied by an adult). Beth Israel provides food, funding and volunteers for this program. Cash donations are also…

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August 2016

DayTimers Book Club

Tuesday, August 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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First Tuesdays, every other month: February 2, April 12, June 7, and August 2, 2016 No fee (Beth Israel members only) DayTimers Book Club members share the wonder they discover "between the lines." Limited openings in the book club are available for newcomers interested in attending regularly and willing to lead book discussions. February 2: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain April 12: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr June 7: Everything I Never Told You by…

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Young Families Tot Shabbat Dinner – 18 Shabbat Tables

Friday, August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Young families with children ages 0 to 7 years old are invited to join us at Beth Israel for a fun Tot Shabbat Dinner! Join us for an incredible community event at Beth Israel. We will eat Shabbat dinner family-style: sitting together with other families, learning and singing the Shabbat prayers and Shabbat songs. Come learn how to bring the Shabbat experience to your home and share traditions with other Beth Israel families To sign up for "18 Shabbat tables" hosted…

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Summer Outdoor Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Shabbat with this service open to all in the Price Family Courtyard. Join us for the Oneg following this service. An earlier start time this week to make room for 18 Tables!

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18 Shabbat Tables: Hosted Shabbat Dinners

Friday, August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We're holding another 18 Shabbat Tables! On Friday August 5th, you're invited to a Shabbat dinner at the home of a Beth Israel member (see preschool dinner note below). See the form below to select your dinner host and pay the nominal fee. We'll be in touch to confirm and answer any questions. We also encourage you to join us for a beautiful Erev Shabbat service at Beth Israel before your dinner. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EREV SHABBAT SERVICE WILL BEGIN…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Monday, November 28, 2016
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The purpose of the Men's Discussion Group is to create a forum for men who are members of Congregation Beth Israel to meet together, enjoy camaraderie and to discuss relevant issues. Participation is not limited to CBI members and a reservation is not required. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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Stuff the Bus – Beth Israel’s School Supply Drive

Friday, August 12 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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During the last school year more than 23,000 children were identified as homeless in San Diego County. Students experiencing homelessness and in foster homes face many hardships – having the right school supplies shouldn’t be one of them. Students equipped with the school supplies they need are able to participate fully in the classroom from the first bell. Every student should have that opportunity. You can play a significant role in a child’s life when school reopens in the fall.…

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“God’s Mercy Endures Forever” An Interfaith Dialogue and Opportunity to Work Together

Sunday, August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fr. Joe’s Village,
1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The three great religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all teach that God is merciful and God expects us to be merciful to others in return. Join us for an Interfaith Panel with: Rabbi Michael Berk, Congregation Beth Israel Monsignor Dennis Mikulanis, Catholic Diocese of San Diego Imam Taha Hassane Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00pm-6:00pm Fr. Joe's Village 1501 Imperial Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Who will speak on how each of our communities reach out to show God's mercy…

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Meal Provision for Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, August 14 @ 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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Free

Tuesdays in the Park

Tuesday, August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Once on Tuesday, July 12, 2016,
and Once on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for our annual summer series, Tuesdays in the Park! Bring a picnic dinner, blanket, and your family & friends to relax, play, and sing along to some great tunes on our Beth Israel 'Park' (the lower playground). This summer we have THREE great family outdoor Tuesday evenings at Beth Israel. Open to All! 5:30—7:00pm No RSVP needed. FREE musical entertainment (Kid-friendly Live Music!) and dessert! Tuesday, June 28—Craig Parks http://www.craigparksmusic.com/ Tuesday, July 12— Kathryn the Grape www.kathrynthegrape.com Tuesday,…

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