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May 2024

Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Zoom CA United States

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 Beth Israel members and a reservation is not required. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held via Zoom every second and fourth Monday of each month. Please RSVP via email to Marty Stern at mrstern847@gmail.com.

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The Madwoman in the Rabbi’s Attic: Rereading the Women of the Talmud

Tuesday, May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

How does the Talmud portray its heroines? Why are they never as they first seem? And what does this tell us about the rabbis' views of marriage, sex, childbirth, and what it means to be a woman in the world? In this first international launch of her new book, Gila Fine sits down with Rabbi Dr. Shai Cherry to discuss the stories of six talmudic heroines, how to read them, and why she came to write about them. Join us…

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Member Meet Up: Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong

Tuesday, May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Tuesdays, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to play Mahjong. All levels are welcome. If you would like to watch and learn, just let the organizer know you will be watching. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

Wednesdays mornings from 10:00-10:45 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie Potiker for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-five-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. For past sessions, visit: https://blubrry.com/balancedmind/ About Julie: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her Mindful Methods…

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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Tuesdays, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to play Mah jongg. All levels are welcome. If you would like to watch and learn, just let the organizer know you will be watching. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.

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Erev Shabbat Chai Services

Friday, May 31 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspirational service open to all in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary (YouTube).

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June 2024

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2024

Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be via diverse access: in person in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center or on Zoom You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions, by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 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…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. Located in the Foster Family Chapel, or via the Beth Israel Chapel YouTube Channel. Please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those attending virtually and who do not have your own Mishkan Ti’filah for Shabbat, you can get a Kindle version for $4.99 at the following link: Amazon/Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Tfilah-Shabbat-Reform-Siddur-ebook/dp/B016R0HSLU/ref=sr_1_2  If you have an…

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Ruth: A Play in Four Acts

Sunday, June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

The Book of Ruth tells its story with charm and pathos, and our tradition teaches us that “This scroll tells us nothing either of purity or impurity, of the forbidden or the permitted. For what purpose was it written? To teach how great is the reward of those who do deeds of loving-kindness” (Ruth Rabba 2:14). This quote looks to Ruth as we tend to see her, the generous, sweet, devoted convert who will do anything for her widowed mother-in-law.…

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Antisemitism, Zionism & Anti-Zionism

Tuesday, June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Both in the past and present, Antisemitism, Zionism, and Anti-Zionism are interrelated and even symbiotic phenomena—and understanding their historical relationship is a critical step toward meeting the challenges they may pose for the Jewish future. To fully understand the current problem of Anti-Zionism, we must first gain a better understanding of both Antisemitism and Zionism, and hence our first lecture, on "Antisemitism," examines the origins and dynamics of modern Jew-hatred; the second, "Zionism," takes a closer look at the dialectic…

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DayTimers Book Club: Beartown by Fredrick Bachman

Tuesday, June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Diego, CA United States

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. Men and women are welcome! This series is held in the Rotunda Conference Room on the 3rd floor of Beth Israel. RSVP at least one week in advance to Randy Savarese at randybeth@aol.com. No fee (Beth Israel members only) June 4, 2024 –  Beartown by Fredrick Bachman, led by Deborah…

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Member Meet Up: Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong

Tuesday, June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Tuesdays, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to play Mahjong. All levels are welcome. If you would like to watch and learn, just let the organizer know you will be watching. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

Wednesdays mornings from 10:00-10:45 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie Potiker for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-five-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. For past sessions, visit: https://blubrry.com/balancedmind/ About Julie: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her Mindful Methods…

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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Tuesdays, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to play Mah jongg. All levels are welcome. If you would like to watch and learn, just let the organizer know you will be watching. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.

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Marc Chagall: Biblical Narratives Reimagined Through Modern Artistry

Thursday, June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Marc Chagall was profoundly inspired by the Bible throughout his career, producing biblical works in a broad array of mediums, from paintings, etchings, mosaics, and tapestries, to stained-glass windows, ceramics, and stage set designs. Discover how memories of his youth in Vitebsk, his 1931 visit to Palestine, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and his admiration for the old masters, informed his imagination to create uniquely modern visual interpretations of the core text of the Jewish people. Jean Bloch Rosensaft is…

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Young Families Shabbat Experience

Friday, June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, June 7, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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5:00 p.m. Young Families Shabbat Experience (in person only in the Foster Family Chapel) Welcome Shabbat with this service geared toward our youngest congregants, birth – 5 years old. Join us for singing, storytime, and welcoming Shabbat together.

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Erev Shabbat Services, and the congregation celebrates our Confirmation class

Friday, June 7 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspirational service open to all in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary (YouTube).

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2024

Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be via diverse access: in person in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center or on Zoom You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions, by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 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…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. Located in the Foster Family Chapel, or via the Beth Israel Chapel YouTube Channel. Please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those attending virtually and who do not have your own Mishkan Ti’filah for Shabbat, you can get a Kindle version for $4.99 at the following link: Amazon/Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Tfilah-Shabbat-Reform-Siddur-ebook/dp/B016R0HSLU/ref=sr_1_2  If you have an…

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Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Please join us at Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser as we present the CARL M. ESENOFF MEMORIAL AWARD for Extraordinary Community Service to Lee and Frank z”l Goldberg. Share in the excitement of this special evening, featuring entertainer and comedian Jason Alexander! LEE & FRANK Z”L GOLDBERG Lee and Frank z”l Goldberg joined Beth Israel in 1967. Their children and grandchildren grew up in the congregation, and the family celebrated countless lifecycle events at Beth Israel. The Goldbergs are the embodiment…

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