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January 2020

Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood @ Congregation Beth El

Thursday, January 23 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 6, 2020

Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood led by Dr. Ray Fink Using the latest iEngage curriculum from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, we’ll explore a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. This narrative serves as a foundation for a new covenant between Israel and world Jewry, elevating the existing discourse from a crisis-based focus to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Dr. Ray Fink is a Past President of Congregation Beth El,…

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Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 27, 2020

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

Mindfulness is both a way of being in the world and an approach to life's joys and challenges. It's about practicing to be fully present to here and now, in a nonjudgmental way. Join us for the next class on Mindfulness, called Foundations of Mindfulness. Foundations of Mindfulness Renée Lewis, UCSD Renée is Business Manager of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and Project Manager for UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. This 8 week session will help cultivate a mindful practice.…

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Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 24 @ 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. Followed by an oneg. Located in our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, except during the summer and other dates as noted. Our Friday Erev Shabbat Schedule is as follows: 1st Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Young Family Service 2nd Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Teen and Youth Choir and Band 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service Last Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth Israel’s Chai Band All Other Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 27, 2020

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Havdalah & S’mores

Saturday, January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Havdalah & S'mores! Saturday, Jan. 25th, 4:30-6:30pm Join us for a fun night on the Beth Israel Playfield... for activities, crafts, Havdalah & S'mores! Bring your own picnic dinner. This event is FREE to the community- please RSVP to mberkowitz@cbisd.org by Thursday, Jan. 23rd for planning purposes. See the flyer attached here: Havdalah & S'mores Jan. 2020

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Hunger Project

Sunday, January 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 29, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Village, 1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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2nd through 5th Sunday of Every Month, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Beth Israel’s San Diego Hunger Project relies on wonderful volunteers like you to help us serve lunch to hundreds of San Diego's homeless and hungry on Sunday mornings at St. Vincent de Paul Village. Your help is needed to set up, serve and clean up. Volunteers over the age of 12 are welcome (accompanied by an adult). Beth Israel provides food, funding and volunteers for this program. Cash donations are also…

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2nd Grade Family Education

Sunday, January 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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RAC-CA Regional Gathering 2020

Sunday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007 United States
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$36

The RAC-CA Regional Gatherings are a time for clergy and lay leaders engaged in congregational social justice work to come together, build connections, learn from each other, and reflect on what we have learned from our work so far.  This year, we will also focus on growing a shared political analysis to help us to strategize our next steps together. The coming year will offer big opportunities for legislative advocacy as well as a voter engagement campaign in anticipation of…

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Platt Youth to Israel 5780 Post-Trip Luncheon

Sunday, January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our Youth to Israel class of 5780 join together with members of the Platt Family, our Youth to Israel benefactors, to share their experiences in Israel. Please indicate how many total members of your family will be attending, including the students. Loading...

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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DayTimers Event: Fused Glass Workshop Series

Tuesday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$235

Back by popular demand, glass artist Ilanit Shalev takes you step-by-step in creating your own one-of-a-kind creation. Learn the process of fused glass making and let your creative side shine. In each class, you will learn a new technique and create an individual project. You will leave the class with a collection of 4 pieces that you have created on this artistic journey led by Ilanit. Ilanit was born and raised in Israel and studied at the World Center for…

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BITY Runs Hebrew High!

Tuesday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Bagel Breakfast with Professor Shai Feldman, President of Sapir College

Wednesday, January 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Topic: "The Western Negev and Gaza: Caught in the Paradoxes of the Broader Middle East" Prof. Shai Feldman is the President of Sapir Academic College in Sha’ar Hanegev (near Sderot). He was born in Jerusalem – his family dates there as far back as the mid-1850s -- but he grew up in Rehovoth. In 1997-2005, he served as Head of Tel Aviv University’s Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (since then renamed as the Institute for National Security Studies – INSS).…

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Divrei Shir: Words of Song with Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein

Wednesday, January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

Divrei Shir: Words of Song with Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein Wednesdays, January 22 and 29, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center No Fee The great 20th century Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote that "...music is a vessel that may hold anything." For Reform Jews, music holds our prayers, lifting them from the soul of the individual to create communal bonds and magnificently reach the Divine. As Reform Jews grow and change, so will the music of the synagogue,…

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Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood @ Congregation Beth El

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 6, 2020

Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood led by Dr. Ray Fink Using the latest iEngage curriculum from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, we’ll explore a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. This narrative serves as a foundation for a new covenant between Israel and world Jewry, elevating the existing discourse from a crisis-based focus to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Dr. Ray Fink is a Past President of Congregation Beth El,…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 30 @ 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 9, 2020

One event on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 17, 2019 – April 17, 2020 (no class Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Dec. 26, 2019 / April 9, 2020) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. Friday, January 3, 2020 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel…

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Shabbat and Havdalah at Home

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week – the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Ahad Ha-Am has observed: “More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people.” Shabbat truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over. To learn more about Shabbat,…

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