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April 2021

J Street’s 2021 National Virtual Conference

Sunday, April 18 - Monday, April 19

Join us at J Street’s 2021 National Virtual Conference, April 18-19. J Street's conference is a major, landmark gathering for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, the American Jewish community, and pro-diplomacy progressives across the country. The entirely-virtual format for 2021 will showcase more diverse and innovative programming than ever before. Participants will receive access to pre- and post-conference training and community events, as well. At the dawn of a new day for our country, this event will send a clear message about…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

San Diego, CA United States

Start your week off on a positive note. Join Katey Lindley, Director of Caring Community, every Monday morning at 9:00 am  on Zoom with your favorite morning wake-up beverage, as we explore Jewish quotes, humor and blessings. What could be bad? No fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. RSVP just once to receive the Zoom link and password.

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Author Lecture: “Women and God” with Rabbi Philip Graubart

Monday, April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join Rabbi Philip Graubart for an Author Lecture on his latest book, "Women and God." About the book: Rabbi Moishe Weinstein of the Hebrew Theological Institute has been accused of a sexual impropriety regarding a student. Rabbi Yael Gold, a friend and former student of Moishe, is reluctantly persuaded by Miriam, the president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative rabbis, to leave her home in Desert Valley, near Las Vegas, and travel to New York immediately to investigate.…

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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, April 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 15, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join our Rabbis for a musical morning filled with song and prayer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Tuesdays 2021, 10-10:30 am: January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1 Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdumqrDopHdxVb_KD2RCPkfEFHa13S6vO Zoom ID: 857 1022 1378; Password: havdalah  

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The “Jewish American Princess” on Screen: From Stereotype to Role-Model

Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for a three part series with Dr. Julia Wagner, live from the UK, as we examine the evolution of the "Jewish American Princess" character-type in film and television, from its misogynistic origins to unlikely heroines. Dr. Wagner will draw together the themes of the three lectures outlined below to ask how Jewish women on screen can assert their independence and effect social change. How do the characters portray female power, money and privilege, duty and loyalty, personal responsibility…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, April 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 30, 2021

One event on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

Zoom 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…

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April’s Coffee Hour with Rabbi Nevarez

Wednesday, April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join Rabbi Nevarez for monthly virtual coffee hours. Get to know your Senior Rabbi, ask him questions and enjoy this informal time with him. Space is limited to 15 people (Beth Israel members only), RSVP is on first-come first-serve basis. RSVP below.

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Men’s Club Monthly Forum

Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

We hope you will join us for our next Men’s Club Forum on Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 pm This month, our guest will be economist Alan Nevin. Mr. Nevin will opine on the state of the economy with particular emphasis on San Diego County and its ebullient real estate market. Alan Nevin is the Director of Economic and Market Research at Xpera Group. Mr. Nevin has an extensive background in real estate economics, lending and market analysis. He serves the…

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What about the Women? A Search for a Useable Past

Thursday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

  Much is known about the lives of medieval Jewish Rabbis. The famous sages, Rashi, R. Tam, the Tosafists, and others have been studied for many generations. Yet little has been said about the lives of women during this period. This talk will focus on the daily lives of Jewish women in Ashkenaz (Germany and Northern France) in the medieval period (12th and 13th centuries). Their family responsibilities and religious practices as well as male attitudes towards the place of…

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Preschool Shabbat

Friday, April 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 28, 2021

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

Start your Shabbat with your family, our Beth Israel Clergy, Cathy, and your preschool friends. We will sing, hear a story, and do the Shabbat prayers together. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Fridays, 10:00 - 10:30 am (Zoom Shabbat, recurring weekly) in 2021 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Register in…

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Shining Light on “In The Dark”: A Conversation About Racial Bias in the American Legal System

Friday, April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Most important podcast journalist of the past few years? It’s got to be fearless Madeleine Baran. You may know her from her work exposing routinely covered-up sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis—and exposing it so thoroughly that victims’ legal cases became irrefutable, leading the archdiocese to declare bankruptcy in 2015. You may know her as the host and lead reporter of American Public Media Reports’ "In the Dark", the podcast that has won two Peabody Awards (the…

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Virtual Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, April 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until Saturday, July 31, 2021

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 All our services will be ONLINE only until further notice. Watch the pre-recorded Shabbat services HERE (recorded earlier in the week). Access an online Siddur for Shabbat here. .

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TRIBE Virtual Oneg

Friday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

TRIBE is for adults in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together.  Virtually meet, mingle, and celebrate Shabbat with your fellow TRIBESTERS! Join us for a Virtual Oneg on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 7:30 pm. Register in advance for this Oneg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Oneg on Zoom. We are always looking for new ideas! Do you have a hot topic you’d like to discuss? A quote you have found meaning in? We are…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, April 24 @ 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, July 31, 2021

Torah Study has moved to online only with the new time of 9:00 a.m.. You can connect via your computer or telephone. You will need to register just once for all future sessions: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJcqc-GhqzIswQYDIgFGeKY4EgkXp7tauA 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 as through the lenses of history,…

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Virtual Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 31, 2021

An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. For the Zoom link, please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those 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 iPad or iPhone, you can download a Kindle App from the iTunes Store and…

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NOAR Event

Sunday, April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Save the Date! Great things coming! 

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The Preservation of Jewish Monuments in Eastern Europe

Sunday, April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, April 25, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, and thirty years after the fall of Communism, how is the Jewish past being preserved and presented in Eastern Europe? In these three illustrated lectures Dr. Samuel Gruber reviews efforts in Eastern Europe by government and private agencies, institutions, and organizations to document, protect, conserve, and maintain Jewish historic and religious sites, especially synagogues, cemeteries, and Holocaust-related sites.  In the decades since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the quantity and quality of this work…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

San Diego, CA United States

Start your week off on a positive note. Join Katey Lindley, Director of Caring Community, every Monday morning at 9:00 am  on Zoom with your favorite morning wake-up beverage, as we explore Jewish quotes, humor and blessings. What could be bad? No fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. RSVP just once to receive the Zoom link and password.

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, April 26 @ 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 until Monday, December 13, 2021

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday, December 27, 2021

San Diego, CA United States

The purpose of the Men's Discussion Group is to create a forum for men who are members of Beth Israel to virtually meet together, enjoy camaraderie and to discuss relevant issues. Participation is not limited to  Beth Israel members.   There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, April 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 15, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join our Rabbis for a musical morning filled with song and prayer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Tuesdays 2021, 10-10:30 am: January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1 Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdumqrDopHdxVb_KD2RCPkfEFHa13S6vO Zoom ID: 857 1022 1378; Password: havdalah  

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