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October 2021

The Rag Race: Jews and the Schmatta Trade

Tuesday, October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

How and why did Jews come to dominate parts of the clothing trade in the United States in the late 19th century? Providing a lively tour of the clothing markets of antebellum America, this session will explore the unlikely path of Jews from the underside of the clothing trade to its upper reaches. Adam D. Mendelsohn is Director of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The…

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Member Meet Up: Wineappajewza

Tuesday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wineappajewza 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.…

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Platt Trip Informational Dinner

Tuesday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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11th & 12th Grade Israel travelers, save the date!  We will be having our Platt Trip Informational Meeting on October 26th at 6:30pm. The meeting will start with dinner, and the evening will be spent sharing various pieces of important information related to our trip, including our itinerary. Your high schooler won't want to miss it.

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, October 27 @ 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

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One event on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 27, 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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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 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. Space is limited. If you are interested, one member of your foursome should register on behalf of your group to reserve a table. No fee, but…

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Documentary Screening and Discussion: “SPARK: A Systemic Racism Story”

Wednesday, October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

The tragedy of George Floyd’s death sparked a look at the historical context of deep-seated, systemic racism in America. In just 32 minutes, Spark explores the root causes of this systemic racism and proposes remedies in public safety, policing, criminal justice, and social norms. This short documentary is a call to action: Consider becoming a Black community ally. Spark, made by white allies, encourages recognition of unconscious bias and commitment to unlearning a historical narrative that redefined an entire race.…

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Jewish Genealogy as a Spiritual Pilgrimage

Thursday, October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Arthur Kurzweil, the author of From Generation to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and Personal History will explain how to successfully climb your family tree and why this pursuit can be a life-changing spiritual experience.  Find out why there is no better time than now to begin or to continue your family history research--and how to do it! Often described as America’s foremost Jewish genealogist, Arthur Kurzweil’s name has become synonymous with Jewish genealogical research. His highly praised book, From Generation to Generation: How…

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Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Thursday, October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 7, 2022

One event on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Thursdays, October 14, 2021 – April 7, 2022 (no class Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2021 / Feb. 24, March 17, 2022) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. Friday, May 6, 2022, Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat at 6:15 p.m.) YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS….  Did you:  Miss out on becoming a Bar or Bat mitzvah as a child?   Recently convert to Judaism and are looking for your next learning opportunity?   Interested in learning Hebrew and learning Judaism’s basic tenets to participate in…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, October 28 @ 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 7, 2022

One event on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Thursdays, October 7, 2021 – April 7, 2022 (no class Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2021 / Feb. 24, March 17, 2022) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, 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, $300 per couple*. The fee includes books and…

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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, October 29 @ 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.

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Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, October 30 @ 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 2, 2022

Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be virtua ONLY on Zoom continuing at 9:00 a.m.. You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJcqc-GhqzIswQYDIgFGeKY4EgkXp7tauAT 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, ethics, sociology…

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Virtual Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, October 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Tuesday, November 30, 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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Member Meet Up: Knitting and Crocheting for Caring Community

Sunday, October 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

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…

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Member Meet Up: Bicycle ride up the coast

Sunday, October 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

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…

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Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet

Sunday, October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Seth Rogovoy presents a multimedia program exploring the Jewish influences in the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet. With the aid of video, audio clips, still images and textual comparison, Rogovoy will illustrate how Bob Dylan’s songwriting has always been profoundly rooted in Jewish writings, including the Torah, the Prophets, the Talmud, liturgy, and mysticism. Seth Rogovoy is a writer, radio commentator, lecturer, and concert and record producer. Termed “American Jewry’s greatest Dylan scholar” by Religion News Service, Seth is the…

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November 2021

Virtual Food Drive supporting Mama’s Kitchen

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30
Virtual San Diego, CA United States

Beth Israel is once again proud to partner with Mama's Kitchen for our November Food Drive! Mama's Kitchen provides medically tailored nutrition and meals to San Diego County neighbors living with HIV, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease. Last year, Mama's Kitchen home-delivered more than 528,000 meals to San Diegans in need. Please help me support Mama's Kitchen by making a Virtual Food Drive donation through my page. The process is fast, easy, and secure.…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, November 1 @ 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. For Beth Israel members only. RSVP just once to receive the Zoom link and password.

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“From Rajisthan to the World, the History and Culture of the Roma” led by Yale Strom

Monday, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 22, 2021

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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For many people, the word Gypsy evokes an air of mystery and romance and scenes of unbridled dancing, fortune-telling, music, and brightly painted caravans of horse-drawn carriages. The word “Gypsy” has become synonymous with the kind of wanderlust and exhibitionism we find tempting and dangerous, fantasies kept hidden deep within ourselves, rarely acted upon. No other ethnic group in the world has its name so popularly used as an adjective by an artist (all too often written with a small…

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Ethiopia: The Land of Origins

Tuesday, November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture and great modern challenges. Within its borders, you’ll find the world’s fourth-holiest Islamic city, along with the oldest continuously-occupied town south of the Sahara. Compelling antiquities include the medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Gheralta, palaces and temples dating back 3,000 years, the magnificent 17th century castles…

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That Sounds Familiar: The Stories of Adam & Eve, The Garden of Eden and Noah in Context

Wednesday, November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

The stories in the first few chapters of Genesis are familiar to us all; we know what we see in our mind’s eye when we hear the phrase “forbidden fruit,” or what we envision when we think of the ark that Noah built. But how were these stories heard in a world where Zeus, Marduk, or Amon-Ra reigned supreme? The stories of the nascent world had elements that would have been easily recognizable and understandable to the ancient audiences, but…

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