Outdoor Shabbat

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Worship Schedule

Friday,September 19
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, September 20
Torah Portion: Vayeilech, Deut. 29:9-31:30
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Janice Alper; Torah Reader: Janice Alper & Bob Wolfson; D’var Torah: Janice Alper
8:30 p.m. Community Selichot service at Congregation Beth El

Wednesday, September 24
6:00 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Early Service
8:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Late Service

Thursday, September 25
8:00 a.m. Cafe Beth Israel (until 12 noon)
8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Early Morning Service
9:00 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Family Service
11:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Late Morning Service
4:00 p.m. Tot Rosh Hashanah
5:00 p.m. BITY’s Beachin Rosh Hashanah Bash at La Jolla Shores Beach
6:00 p.m. Tashlich Service at La Jolla Shores Beach

Friday, September 26
9:30 a.m. Second Day Morning Service, followed by a light kiddush lunch
10:30 a.m. Letting Go, Starting Over, Beginning Again: A New Year Contemplative Hike with Rabbi Jordie Gerson
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Shuva Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, September 27
Torah Portion: Haazinu, Deut. 32:1-52
Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Gordon Glenn; Torah Reader: Judy Glenn; D’var Torah: Joe Oppenheimer

Sunday, September 28
Kever Avot Cemetery Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. Sol Stone Chapel at Cypress View Mausoleum (see event for more details)
12:30 p.m. Park Chapel at El Camino Memorial Park (see event for more details)

Friday, October 3
6:00 p.m. Kol Nidre Early Evening Service
8:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Late Evening Service

Saturday, October 4
8:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Early Morning Service
9:00 a.m. Yom Kippur Family Service
11:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Late Morning Service
1:30 p.m. Contemporary Confessions: A Creative Service with Modern Readings and Folk Music
2:45 p.m. Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
4:30 p.m. Yizkor and Neilah Services
6:00 p.m. Break the Fast
6:30 p.m. 20s & 30s Community Break-fast at Puesto Mexican Street Food, RSVP required

Thursday, October 9
10:00 a.m. Sukkot service in Foster Family Chapel

Friday, October 10
6:00 p.m. Sukkot Casual Family Dinner
7:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, October 11
Torah Portion for Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Exod. 33:12-34:26
Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18:39:7
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Ellen Kahn; Torah Reader: Eric Berent; D’var Torah: Janice Alper

Wednesday, October 15
Erev Simchat Torah
6:30 p.m. Evening Celebration/Service (time subject to change)

Thursday, October 16
10:15 a.m. Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Yizkor Service

Friday, October 17
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service,followed by an Oneg

Saturday, October 18
Torah Portion: B’reishit, Gen. 1:1-6:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-45:10
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Jim Spievak; Torah Reader and D’var Torah: Naomi Woods
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah
4:00 p.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, October 24
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, October 25
Torah Portion: Noach, Gen. 6:9-11:32
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-13, 23
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Joe Oppenheimer; Torah Reader and D’var Torah: tba
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah
4:00 p.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, October 31
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg. Special guest speaker Rabbi Richard Address will share Jewish Views on Mental Illness

Saturday, November 1
Torah Portion: Lech L’cha, Gen: 12:1-17:27
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Leslie Mark; Torah Reader: Jane Best; D’var Torah: Louise Winheld
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bar Mitzvah
4:00 p.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bar Mitzvah

Friday, November 7
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Simcha Service
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, November 8
Torah Portion: Vayeira, Gen. 18:1-22:24
Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Steve Ritter; Torah Reader: Janice Alper; D’var Torah: Elissa Shuchter

Friday, November 14
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service, followed by an Oneg
8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, November 15
Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah, Gen. 23:1-25:18
Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Howard Hian; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: Joe Nalven
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, November 21
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the JDC with guest speaker, Alan H. Gill, CEO of the American Joint Distribution Committee, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, November 22
Torah Portion: Tol’dot, Gen. 25:19-28:9
Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7 or I Samuel 20:18-42
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Al Kohn; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: Erica Berent
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bar Mitzvah
4:00 p.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Wednesday, November 26
7:30 p.m. Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Beth Israel followed by a reception

Friday, November 28
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, November 29
Torah Portion: Vayeitzei, Gen28:10-32:3
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: tba;

Friday, December 5
8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service and Installation of Rabbi Jordie Gerson, followed by an Oneg
(Tot Shabbat and Shabbat Simcha moved to next Friday)

Saturday, December 6
Torah Portion: Vayishlach, Gen. 32:4-36:43
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-12:12
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leaders: CBI Men’s Club
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, December 12
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Simcha Service
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service, followed by an Oneg
8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, December 13
Torah Portion: Vayeishev, Gen. 37:1-40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Jerry Sampson & Elissa Shuchter; Torah Reader: tba; D’var Torah: tba
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bar Mitzvah

Friday, December 19
6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat Experience
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, December 20
Torah Portion: Mikeitz, Gen. 41:1-44:17
Haftarah: Zechariah 4:1-7
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: Al Kohn; Torah Reader: Erica Berent; D’var Torah: Al Kohn Chanukah Program
10:00 a.m. The congregation will celebrate a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, December 26
6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service, followed by an Oneg

Saturday, December 27
Torah Portion: Vayigash, Gen. 44:18-47:27
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28
8:30 a.m. Torah Study
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Service Leader: tba;