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March 2019

12th Grade AIPAC Policy Conference Trip

Friday, March 22 - Tuesday, March 26
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00am

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

Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. 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), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 & April 3 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Shabbat Tzedek: Tye Gregory, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

A Wider Bridge is a North American organization working through education, advocacy, relationship-building and grant-making to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for Israel by cultivating constructive engagement with Israel. Tyler (Tye) Gregory envisions a progressive movement in the U.S. that sees no contradiction between a love for Israel and a commitment to social justice and equality. Tye serves as the ​Executive Director of A Wider Bridge​, the LGBTQ organization advancing equality in Israel, and…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, March 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

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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BITY goes to Julian pt. 2

Saturday, March 30 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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I am very excited to announce that our BITY youth group is going to Julian for their next event! Additionally, since we are nearing the end of the year we would love to extend this invitation to our incoming Freshman class of current 8th graders. This event is a fun filled day, complete with a fun scavenger hunt, lunch, and of course no trip to Julian would be complete without Apple Pie! Chaperones will be myself, my super cool co-teacher Jason…

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

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 Afternoon Service

Saturday, March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

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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Hunger Project

Sunday, March 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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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Platt Youth to Israel 5780 Informational Meeting

Sunday, March 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Mandatory informational meeting for rising 11th grade students and their parents who are interested in participating in the 5780 Platt Youth to Israel program.Loading...  

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The Art of Aging – with Rabbi Lenore Bohm

Sunday, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla, 92037 United States

PRIVATE ART EXHIBIT TOUR AND DINNER DISCUSSION WITH RABBI LENORE BOHM Join Rabbi Lenore Bohm as she leads a private tour and dinner discussion of the art exhibit created by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.The Art of Aging is a fine arts exhibition that celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. The exhibit explores the ways in which aging is less than an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the…

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April 2019

DayTimers Book Club

Tuesday, April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

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

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! 2019: Feb. 5—Evelyn Rady—Hillbilly Elegy—J.D. Vance April 2—Linda Valfer—Pachinko—Min Jin Lee June 4—Susan Ulevitch—An American Marriage—Tayari Jones Aug. 6—Judy Winter—Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine—Gail Honeyman Sept. 24 (for Oct. 1)—Arlette Smith—Unsheltered—Barbara Kingsolver Dec.3—Renee Barnow—Little Fires Everywhere—Celeste Ng RSVP at least one week in…

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00am

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

Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. 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), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 & April 3 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Where is God in Reform Judaism?”: ‘Biblical God’;‘Rabbinical God’;‘Medieval God’;‘Modern God’

Thursday, April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 25, 2019

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

Where is God in Reform Judaism?: ‘Biblical God’;‘Rabbinical God’;‘Medieval God’;‘Modern God’ led by Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am For over 3,000 years, Judaism has claimed a unique insight into the nature of God. But that insight has evolved together with the stories of our people. In the most recent centuries, the Reform Movement emerged as a religious response to modernity. But modern events and ideas, from the Holocaust to…

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First Friday TRIBE Shabbat Gathering

Friday, April 5 @ 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Meet, mingle, and celebrate Shabbat with your fellow TRIBESTERS! Join us on Friday, April 5 at 6:15 pm for an Erev Shabbat service in the Sanctuary, followed by potluck dinner with our TRIBE members in the Foster Family Chapel. Desserts will be served at the end together to celebrate a beautiful Shabbat experience! TRIBE is for adults in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together.   

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4th Grade Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, April 5 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our 4th Grade students have been diligently preparing to share their ruach with the whole congregation on Friday, April 5, 2019. Services will begin at 6:15, open to all!

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Young Family Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, April 5 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, June 7, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Welcome Shabbat with this service led by one of our Religious School grades. 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 4th Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, April 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

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, April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

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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