Beth Israel’s Membership and Engagement Committee would like to introduce “Member Meet Ups”. These meet ups will vary from on-site (with COVID safe protocols) to virtual and may be limited in participation levels. They are meant to be fun, interactive and a way for folks to chat and get to know each other while participating in the activity. If you are interested in participating, please register using the registration link for the activity. 

Each “Member Meet Up” event idea comes from and is hosted by our very own congregants. If you have an idea for something you’d like to host and get on the schedule, please email Bethany Eisenberg to share your thoughts.

Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong
Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder
Wednesdays, starting October 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Register your foursome if you are interested and we will have tables and coffee available for your enjoyment. Please join us if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player and do not have a partner. If you are interested, one member of your foursome should register on behalf of your group to reserve a table. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.



Host: Sarah Garrick
Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm
We are bringing the vineyard to you! Motzi on up to your favorite spot and join us for Wineappajewza Tuesday, October 26. Raise a glass….or five….from the comfort of your home, complete with literary, music, and delightful food pairings. Our wine guide will treat us to a fun-filled evening of wine tips, tricks, and trivia. The fun will continue after our wine tasting with some time to nosh and talk. Don’t miss this unique event curated to tantalize your palate and spend time together.

**The RSVP is now closed for this event. We hope you will join us for a future event!


Knitting and Crocheting for Caring Community
Host: Netanya Cranford and Melanie Book
Sunday, October 31 during Religious School
Once you’ve gotten the kiddos settled into Religious School, come join us in the Price Family Courtyard at Beth Israel (masks please) to knit and crochet items for Caring Community. We will supply the yarn and knitting needles, just bring yourself! If you need to freshen up your knitting or crocheting skills, Netanya and Melanie have offered to provide some direction, but you should have some familiarity with knitting already. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning space is limited to 12 folks. Once you register, we will provide you details on where to meet.


Bicycle ride up the coast
Host: Alison and Steve Prager
Sunday, October 31 during Religious School
Drop the kids off at Religious School or just come and join for a 20 mile round-trip bike ride up the coast. Meet at the top level of the Temple parking structure and plan to leave no later than 9:15 am. If desired, others can go for a longer ride. Road bicycles only. Registration will be limited to 20 folks. No fee, but please RSVP below.

Pumpkin Succulent Planting
Host: Heather Cohen
Sunday, November 14 during Religious School
Join us in the Price Family Courtyard at Beth Israel around 9 am (masks please) to create your own seasonal pumpkin succulent design. Please bring your own pumpkins to decorate and you are welcome to bring more than one. Extras are encouraged to be donated to Caring Community to brighten up our care packages for others. All other materials will be provided by Beth Israel for a $5 fee. Space will be limited to 12 folks and further details of meeting place, what to bring, etc. will be provided once you register.

Walk around Mission Bay
Host: Allison Golding
Sunday, December 5 during Religious School
Meet at the newly remodeled Mission Bay Visitor Center (2688 E Mission Bay Drive) around 9:15 am for a leisurely walk around Mission Bay. We’ll stretch together first as an opportunity to introduce ourselves to each other and then set out on a walk around the Bay. Masks are optional if vaccinated since we will be outside. Once finished, we can grab a coffee/juice at the new Visitor Center for those that have time. Space will be limited to 15 people.

~~ RSVP has reached its maximum number of participants. To be added to the waitlist, please email ~~



Stay tuned for details on a Saturday night Trivia Night activity on-site outdoors at Beth Israel. We will plan for a wine happy hour and appetizers beforehand so folks can schmooze and visit first before the games begin!