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January 2021

Wisdom in Isolation: A Study of Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel

Wednesday, January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Dates: Wed. January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am Pirkei Avot — a book which means “The Teachings and Wisdom of our Ancestors” — was codified during a short time after the expulsion from Jerusalem (the second time). During this period of figuring out their own “new normal,” the rabbis wrote down their words of wisdom, which we still study and use today. From humility to what happens when we do mitzvot to why b’nei mitzvah is at 13…

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Grief & the Healing Art of Writing

Wednesday, January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

San Diego, CA United States

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Join us for 6 sessions on Grief & the Healing Art of Writing.  Space is limited to 8 participants. Facilitator: Gail Braverman, LMFT, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator, Yoga instructor Writing about emotional topics can bring improved physical and emotional well-being. Join us as we explore where grief is calling us…

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Men’s Club Zoom Forum – Guri Stark: Artist, Author, Lecturer

Wednesday, January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

The next Speaker Forum (sponsored by the Men’s Club) will feature Guri Stark discussing Marc Chagall – Master of Dreams and Story Telling. Stark will present Chagall’s uniquely expressive and poetic paintings. We will see images of Chagall’s childhood memories, as well as floating people, flying goats, brides, grooms, and fiddlers on the roof that are shown in his paintings, stained glass windows, tapestries, and mosaics. Join us to learn what and who both motivated and influenced Chagall, and how…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Thursday, January 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, March 31, 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 10:00-10:40 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Thursday, January 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 28, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Thursday mornings from 10:00-10:40 am  (moved to Thursdays only for January) Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Rabbi Jason Nevarez “The Rabbi’s Lens: A Personal Journey Through the Promised Land”

Thursday, January 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us as Beth Israel's Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Jason Nevarez, takes on a virtual journey of his favorite places in Israel - from historical to the cultural adventure and beyond. Originally from New York City, Rabbi Nevarez graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, and went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his BA in 1998. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2006, where he earned…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 8, 2021

One event on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Zoom CA United States

All sessions are held virtually on Zoom until future notice.  Thursdays, October 15, 2020 – April 8, 2021 (no class Nov. 5, Nov. 26, Dec. 10, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, 2020 / Feb. 25, 2021) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, February 5, 2021, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.) Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel members $225 per individual, $250 per couple*; Nonmembers $275 per individual,…

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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom or 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 17, 2020: Racing Against History - with author Rick Richman attending and facilitated by Arnie Gass. October 15, 2020: Perfidy by Ben…

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Preschool Shabbat

Friday, January 22 @ 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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Virtual Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, January 22 @ 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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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 23 @ 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

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, January 23 @ 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

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. 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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MiDor LeDor

Sunday, January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 7, 2021

San Diego, CA United States
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Community-Wide Virtual Tu BiShvat Event

Sunday, January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Jewish National Fund of San Diego and Beth Israel invites you to join us for a community-wide virtual Tu BiShvat event taking place Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 2:30pm on Zoom. A Virtual Tu BiShvat Celebration and Gardening Workshop Join us for a dynamic, community-wide virtual Tu BiShvat celebration! Nan Sterman, award-winning gardener, will lead us through an interactive, step-by-step gardening workshop (supplies list provided below) where you will learn to plant succulents from the comfort of your…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, January 25 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 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, January 25 @ 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, January 26 @ 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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San Diego Sneak Preview of “Our Natural Right”

Tuesday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

David Ben Gurion reading the Declaration of Independence of Israel This program is sponsored by The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative and co-sponsored by Beth Israel. Join award-winning filmmakers Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein for a sneak preview of their new documentary, “Our Natural Right,” followed by a discussion with special guests, descendants of the signers of Israel’s Declaration of Independence interviewed in the film! Registrants will receive a link to the film on Friday, January 22. Our Natural Right | Over…

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Wisdom in Isolation: A Study of Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel

Wednesday, January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Dates: Wed. January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am Pirkei Avot — a book which means “The Teachings and Wisdom of our Ancestors” — was codified during a short time after the expulsion from Jerusalem (the second time). During this period of figuring out their own “new normal,” the rabbis wrote down their words of wisdom, which we still study and use today. From humility to what happens when we do mitzvot to why b’nei mitzvah is at 13…

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Grief & the Healing Art of Writing

Wednesday, January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

San Diego, CA United States

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Join us for 6 sessions on Grief & the Healing Art of Writing.  Space is limited to 8 participants. Facilitator: Gail Braverman, LMFT, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator, Yoga instructor Writing about emotional topics can bring improved physical and emotional well-being. Join us as we explore where grief is calling us…

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