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January 2022

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Thursday, January 20 @ 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, January 20 @ 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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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

One event on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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9/23/2021: "Antiquities" by Cynthia Ozick - Barbara Pedley 10/21/2021: "Agent Sonya:  Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy" by Ben Macintyre - Catherine Hand and Jeff Dosick 11/18/2021: "The Boats of Cherbourg" by Abraham Rabinovich - Debby Sherman and Jeff Dosick 12/16/2021: "The Rise of David Levinsky" by Abraham Cahan - Arnie Gass 1/20/2022: "Red Notice" by Bill Browder - Vivian Giudice 2/17/2022: "Thread of Grace" by Mary Doria Russell- Eleanor Lazarow 3/24/2022: "The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that…

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Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 10, 2022

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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TRIBE Virtual Oneg

Friday, January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

TRIBE is for adults in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together. Meet, mingle, and celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Nevarez and your fellow TRIBESTERS! Join us for an Oneg on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 7:30 pm 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 looking for volunteers to help host our Oneg discussion! Please email Tribe Chair, Sarah Garrick (sarah.tribecbi@gmail.com), if you’re interested!…

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Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 22 @ 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, January 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 25, 2022

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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Sunday Afternoon Series: Dena Weiss, Rabbi Michael Rosenberg, and Rabbi Aviva Richman

Sunday, January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, January 23, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

  Sunday series 1, 1/9 at 5:00 PM PST/8:00 PM EST Pride and Privilege: How Do We Sensitively Navigate and Appreciate Having More Than Others? Dena Weiss One of the enduring truths of human society is that the pie of privilege is not equally distributed. Some of us have economic privilege, some of us racial privilege, some of us social capital, some of us happy partnerships and families, and some of us all of the above and more. We should,…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, January 24 @ 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 12, 2022

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday, December 26, 2022

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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Dirshuni: A Taste of Israeli Women’s Midrash (Rabbi Avi Killip)

Tuesday, January 25 @ 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, January 25, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

Dirshuni: A Taste of Israeli Women's Midrash Rabbi Avi Killip Tamar Biala, editor of the modern midrashic work, Dirshuni, has written breathtakingly beautiful midrashim that function as commentaries on the Torah, Israeli society, feminism, and so much more. This series will explore three of her midrashim. You can join for any or all. No Hebrew background is needed. We will be studying in English translation. LINK   Session 1: The Kiss of Death: Reflection on Miriam  This session will explore…

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Men’s Club Monthly Speaker Forum – 2022 San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Preview

Tuesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual San Diego, CA United States

Join the Men's Club on Zoom on January 25th as we preview films of the 32nd San Diego International Jewish Film Festival with commentary by Linda Levine. The mission of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is to offer outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people to attendees of the community at large. Festival programs aim to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, January 26 @ 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 30, 2022

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

One event on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

One event on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 29, 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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Bereavement: Spiritual Healing through Psalms and Poetry with Rabbi Aliza Berk

Wednesday, January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Virtual San Diego, CA United States

There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you.  We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Series is led by Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director 6 Wednesdays, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm beginning January 5th - February 9th…

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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, January 26 @ 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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The Torah of Music (Joey Weisenberg and Deborah Sacks Mintz)

Wednesday, January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

The Torah of Music Joey Weisenberg (1/5 and 1/12) and Deborah Sacks Mintz (1/19 and 1/26) Music has the power to express the soul’s deepest prayers, to bridge divides between disparate people and strengthen communal ties, to translate ancient narrative into modern reality. In this series, Joey Weisenberg and Deborah Sacks Mintz will uncover the essential role of song across Jewish history, offering a sweeping view of traditional sources and revealing pathways to infuse song into our own lives.  LINK…

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“Anti-Zionism is Almost Always Antisemitism” with Micha Danzig

Wednesday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Have you heard people say “I am not antisemitic, I am only anti-Zionist” or that “Zionists are trying to weaponize antisemitism to stop legitimate criticism of Israel”? If you want to explore what’s wrong with those types of statements and understand better how to respond to them, as well as differentiate between legitimate “criticism” and plain and simple Jew-hatred, then this is the presentation for you. About Micha: Micha Danzig served in the Israeli Army and is a former police…

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Praying Anew: Unlocking Meaning in the Words of the Siddur (Rabbi Elie Kaunfer)

Thursday, January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 27, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

Praying Anew: Unlocking Meaning in the Words of the Siddur Rabbi Elie Kaunfer The Jewish prayerbook is a collage of texts that reflect our deepest emotions, longings and experiences. But sometimes it takes some work to unlock this meaning. Together we will interpret the texts of our prayers, uncovering new insights and learning a method of understanding the prayerbook in a new way. LINK   Session 1: New Ways to Understand the Siddur: The Literary Method of Interpretation Explore the…

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MGSDII Through the Lens: Israel’s Success in Television!

Thursday, January 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Join MGSDII Visiting Professor and Creator of Netflix’s “The Girl from Oslo,” Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, with Special Guest Star, Amos Tamam! The Girl from Oslo has become one of the most viewed series on Netflix! Join the MGSDII and creator Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz for a discussion about her hit series, what she is working on now, the Israeli television industry, and her role as one of Israel’s “leading ladies” of film and television. To register, please fill out this form: https://mgsdii.org/event/mgsdii-through-the-lens-israels-big-success-in-television/ This event…

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Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Thursday, January 27 @ 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, January 27 @ 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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