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October 2016
Free

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, October 1 @ 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, October 1 @ 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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DayTimers Book Club

Thursday, October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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, December 5, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, October 6, 2016
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. October 6 (Please note this is a Thursday): The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman December 6: The Family by David Laskin February 7: Title TBA April 4: Title TBA June 6: Title TBA August 1: Title TBA October 3: Title TBA December 5: Title TBA RSVP at least one week in advance to Randy…

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$7 - $13

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Please join us for a short Shabbat service on Friday, October 7th. Tot Shabbat is designed for families with young children and includes singing, simple prayers, and stories. There is no need to RSVP for the service. Just show up! A family-friendly dinner follows the service. Dinner reservations are required. Click here for flyer on this event. Please RSVP by Monday, October 4, 2016.  

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Erev Shabbat Service – 1st Fridays

Friday, October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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 2, 2017

8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Welcome Shabbat with this service geared toward adults and featuring Beth Israel's Zimriyah Chorale. Followed by an oneg.

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Meet the Judaica Teachers

Sunday, October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come meet your student's Judaica teachers and hear about what they will be learning this year.

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Meal Provision for Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, October 9 @ 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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San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: “Shores of Light”

Sunday, October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MOPA – Museum of Photographic Arts,
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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Join the San Diego Italian Film Festival as we celebrate the sharing of the two cultures featured in the film, “Shores of Light". From 1945 to 1947 the people of Puglia and and Jewish survivors of Nazi concentration camps developed a symbiotic relationship through the sharing of food and skills that renewed a sense of life and purpose for all. Holocaust survivor, Fini Horowtiz, remembers that Pugliese villagers, “were as hungry as we were because they also have survived a…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, October 10 @ 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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Caregiver Support and Discussion Group

Tuesday, October 11 @ 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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Yom Kippur “Food for Thought”

Wednesday, October 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Partake of some enticing "food for thought" on this somber day of fasting. After the early morning service on Yom Kippur this year, we are offering a variety of learning opportunities. No fee or reservation needed. 10:30 – 11:15 A.M. Session 1 Types of Forgiveness: Mechila, Selicha and Kapparah led by Albert Ray Session 2 Judaism and the Environment led by Seekey Cacciatore and Cory Briggs 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Session 3 Numbering Your Years: A Dialogue on Aging led by…

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$10

TRIBE (young adults): Yom Kippur Break Fast

Wednesday, October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific Beach Alehouse,
721 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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Chai @ Beth El and Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego are coming together for an awesome Break The Fast event! Join us at Pacific Beach Alehouse @ 8PM for an evening of good food and even better company! https://www.cbe.org/event/break-the-fast-with-chai--cbi.html# Registration costs $10* which includes appetizers and a main course. If you have any questions please contact Jenna at chai@cbe.org. *Wine, beer & spirits will be available at an additional cost.

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Erev Shabbat Family Service – 2nd Fridays

Friday, October 14 @ 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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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, October 14 @ 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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Welcome to the Sukkah – New Religious School and Transitional Kindergarten Families

Sunday, October 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An open invitation to our new Religious School families and those whose children are in our Transitional Kindergarten Class. Followed by our annual Religious School 'Party in the Sukkah' open to everyone.

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NOAR Goes to Rockin Jump

Sunday, October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join all of your NOAR friends for our first event of the year at Rockin' Jump on October 16th from 1:00-4:00pm. All participants are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge after Religious School at 11:30am. Food will be provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Mangel at amangel@cbisd.org or 858-900-2518.

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Men’s Club Dinner Forum – October 2016

Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring a Representative From; The League of Women Voters of San Diego Beth Israel's Men's Club is pleased to announce that a representative from the League of Women Voters of San Diego will be our guest speaker at the October 19 Dinner Forum. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.  You will have an opportunity to gain important information at the Forum regarding the upcoming…

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$5 - $8

DayTimers Series: Guri Stark

Thursday, October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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"Degenerate Art" is the term Hitler used for all the art he didn't like (which included all modern artists of the time). In this presentation, Guri Stark will acquaint us with the cultural and artistic renaissance in Berlin before the Nazis came to power and the obsession the Nazis had with modern art and culture. He will introduce a few of the artists who were considered "degenerate," including Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, and Marc Chagall. Finally,…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, October 20 @ 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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Beth Israel Book Club

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 Thursday, June 15, 2017,
and Once on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Beth Israel,
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Beth Israel Book Club

Monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 3rd Floor Rotunda Conference Room. No fee. See below for the scheduled meeting dates and books being read. New members are always welcome, and no reservation is required. Most book club selections are available in libraries or through online booksellers used or in paperback. September 15-Herzog by Saul Bellow; facilitated by Ilene & Charles Mittman October 20-Catch the Jew by Tuvia Tenenbom; facilitated by Arnie Gass November 17-The Seven Good Years by…

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