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July 2021

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, July 31 @ 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 has moved to diverse access continuing at 9:00 a.m.. You can attend in person,or connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You will need to 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…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, July 31 @ 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 30, 2022

An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. The Shabbat Lay Led Service will be  via diverse access starting July 24, 2021 with both in-person and streaming options. 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.  If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can download a Kindle App from the iTunes Store…

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August 2021

Men’s Club goes to the San Diego Padres

Sunday, August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
petco park CA United States
$36

Join the Men's Club for a fun afternoon at Petco Park for a baseball game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies. Reserved seating: Section 121 (in the shade) Location: Along Right Field line Discounted price: $36.00 (Handicap seats are available) Parking: Petco has a number of parking lots. The Padres are no longer issuing physical tickets. Tickets are sent to an app on your smartphone. Instructions will be sent to you via email. Open to all Beth Israel members, their…

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The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China

Sunday, August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for an epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties – the Sassoons and the Kadoories - that flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and losing nearly everything as the Communists swept into power. In The…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, August 2 @ 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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The Torah of The Lord of the Rings

Tuesday, August 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a philologist who borrowed from Biblical Hebrew for many of the character’s names in his famous trilogy. Join us to learn the Hebrew basis of Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Sauron, Saruman, Tom Bombadil and even Tolkien’s own name. There is no better place than Hobbit-country itself to understand how Jewish ideas lie embedded in this epic novel. Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS). He has a doctorate in Theoretical Physics,…

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DayTimers Book Club

Tuesday, August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 1, 2020

One event on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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DayTimers Book Club members share the wonder they discover "between the lines." Limited openings in the book club are available for newcomers interested in attending regularly and willing to lead book discussions. Men and women are welcome! This series is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Oct. 6, 2020 - Judy Winter—The Great Believers—Rebecca Makkai Dec. 1, 2020 - Judy Friedman—Where the Crawdads Sing—Delia Owens February 2, 2021—Ronni…

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“The Jewish Idea of Radical Listening: What the Rabbis Teach Us About How To Argue” led by Rabbi Emeritus Michael Berk

Wednesday, August 4 @ 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, August 4, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Dates: Wed., July 21, 28, and August 4 2021 @ 10:00am-11:30am Has the polarization of American politics impacted your relationships? Do you have relatives or friends you can’t talk to about politics? Have these relationships been strained? Are you frustrated by filibustering and the lack of cooperation and compromise between Democrats and Republicans for the sake of the American people? This class will explore some of the rabbinic wisdom about how to engage in conversations “for the sake of heaven”…

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GEMS of the Zohar (All New 3-Part Series with Prof. Daniel Matt)

Thursday, August 5 @ 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, August 19, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

The Zohar is the masterpiece of Kabbalah, a vast mystical commentary on the Torah, composed in 13th-century Spain. In this all new 3-part series, we will explore more of the Zohar’s striking ideas, including passages from the Zohar on the Hidden Light, the meaning of dreams, and meditating on a candle. A recording of our 3-part series with Prof. Matt from last summer as well as other programs on the Zohar can be enjoyed at this LINK. Daniel C. Matt is a teacher of Jewish spirituality…

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Summer Outdoor Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, August 6 @ 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, August 20, 2021

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this service open to all in the Price Family Courtyard. Join us for the Oneg following this service

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, August 7 @ 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 has moved to diverse access continuing at 9:00 a.m.. You can attend in person,or connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You will need to 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…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, August 7 @ 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 30, 2022

An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. The Shabbat Lay Led Service will be  via diverse access starting July 24, 2021 with both in-person and streaming options. 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.  If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can download a Kindle App from the iTunes Store…

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Volunteer at Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, August 8 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm

One event on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 4:15 pm

San Diego, CA United States

Rachel’s Women's Center provides overnight, emergency, short/midterm, safe and sober shelter for homeless women. Beth Israel is one of many organizations that brings and serves dinner to 32 women at Rachel's House. Beth Israel members and their family/friends have been involved with this project for over 20 years. Our goal is to ensure there are enough human resources on the second Sunday of every other month (and also Christmas night) to nourish the current residents of the day center and shelter, so…

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APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS (Burt Visotzky)

Sunday, August 8 @ 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, August 22, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Synagogue Art in the Ancient World Sunday August 8, 2021 Although 19th century anti-Semites dismissed Jews as "an artless people," there are hundreds of examples of synagogue and funerary art from the period of the Talmud (70-600 CE). We will explore these images to see biblical interpretations in frescos and mosaics, and also see pagan motifs, even pagan gods(!), depicted in ancient synagogues. Together we will "read" the art to learn about our ancestors and their beliefs. Pirke Avot is…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, August 9 @ 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, August 9 @ 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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WBI: Rosh Chodesh Elul – Julie Potiker

Monday, August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The themes for Rosh Chodesh Elul are forgiveness, compassion, and waking up, as we prepare for the High Holidays. We are happy to welcome Julie Potiker who will be leading a Mindfulness Class for our next Rosh Chodesh. Julie is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings and her book — “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods…

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Art, Cinema & Theater Three More Jewish London Adventures

Tuesday, August 10 @ 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, August 24, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining Rachel Kolsky is a popular prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focusing on the 'human stories behind the buildings' Rachel's talks are known to be fun and informative filled with anecdotes past and present. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of all aspects of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Before embarking on her career as Guide and Lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in…

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Conversations on Zionism Reclaiming the Narrative

Tuesday, August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The time has come to show the world what Zionism looks like. That Zionism comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. That it’s inclusive, diverse, beautiful, respectful. That is builds bridges. That it’s about freedom: freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom from preconceived notions. That Zionism supports Israel, a country where synagogues, mosques and churches all share the same skyline. A country where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live as neighbors and sit around the same table – and while…

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Beth Israel Presents Elul Master Series: In Residence with Neshama Carlebach

Tuesday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Beth Israel Presents Elul Master Series: In Residence with Neshama Carlebach Each year, the ascent through Elul does its magic – affording us time and space for intentional focus to shake old bitterness from our hands and hearts. During the month which precedes our Days of Awe, we itemize the ways in which we want to change and teshuvah (turning/repentance). Every year the work is different because we are different. We bring this year’s version of ourselves to the work…

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