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May 2024

The Madwoman in the Rabbi’s Attic: Rereading the Women of the Talmud

Tuesday, May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

How does the Talmud portray its heroines? Why are they never as they first seem? And what does this tell us about the rabbis' views of marriage, sex, childbirth, and what it means to be a woman in the world? In this first international launch of her new book, Gila Fine sits down with Rabbi Dr. Shai Cherry to discuss the stories of six talmudic heroines, how to read them, and why she came to write about them. Join us…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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June 2024

Ruth: A Play in Four Acts

Sunday, June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

The Book of Ruth tells its story with charm and pathos, and our tradition teaches us that “This scroll tells us nothing either of purity or impurity, of the forbidden or the permitted. For what purpose was it written? To teach how great is the reward of those who do deeds of loving-kindness” (Ruth Rabba 2:14). This quote looks to Ruth as we tend to see her, the generous, sweet, devoted convert who will do anything for her widowed mother-in-law.…

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Antisemitism, Zionism & Anti-Zionism

Tuesday, June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Both in the past and present, Antisemitism, Zionism, and Anti-Zionism are interrelated and even symbiotic phenomena—and understanding their historical relationship is a critical step toward meeting the challenges they may pose for the Jewish future. To fully understand the current problem of Anti-Zionism, we must first gain a better understanding of both Antisemitism and Zionism, and hence our first lecture, on "Antisemitism," examines the origins and dynamics of modern Jew-hatred; the second, "Zionism," takes a closer look at the dialectic…

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DayTimers Book Club: Beartown by Fredrick Bachman

Tuesday, June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Diego, CA United States

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 in the Rotunda Conference Room on the 3rd floor of Beth Israel. RSVP at least one week in advance to Randy Savarese at randybeth@aol.com. No fee (Beth Israel members only) June 4, 2024 –  Beartown by Fredrick Bachman, led by Deborah…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Marc Chagall: Biblical Narratives Reimagined Through Modern Artistry

Thursday, June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Marc Chagall was profoundly inspired by the Bible throughout his career, producing biblical works in a broad array of mediums, from paintings, etchings, mosaics, and tapestries, to stained-glass windows, ceramics, and stage set designs. Discover how memories of his youth in Vitebsk, his 1931 visit to Palestine, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and his admiration for the old masters, informed his imagination to create uniquely modern visual interpretations of the core text of the Jewish people. Jean Bloch Rosensaft is…

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Antisemitism, Zionism & Anti-Zionism

Tuesday, June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Both in the past and present, Antisemitism, Zionism, and Anti-Zionism are interrelated and even symbiotic phenomena—and understanding their historical relationship is a critical step toward meeting the challenges they may pose for the Jewish future. To fully understand the current problem of Anti-Zionism, we must first gain a better understanding of both Antisemitism and Zionism, and hence our first lecture, on "Antisemitism," examines the origins and dynamics of modern Jew-hatred; the second, "Zionism," takes a closer look at the dialectic…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Antisemitism, Zionism & Anti-Zionism

Tuesday, June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Both in the past and present, Antisemitism, Zionism, and Anti-Zionism are interrelated and even symbiotic phenomena—and understanding their historical relationship is a critical step toward meeting the challenges they may pose for the Jewish future. To fully understand the current problem of Anti-Zionism, we must first gain a better understanding of both Antisemitism and Zionism, and hence our first lecture, on "Antisemitism," examines the origins and dynamics of modern Jew-hatred; the second, "Zionism," takes a closer look at the dialectic…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Frank Stella’s Artistic Odyssey: Exploring Jewish Themes and Cultural Reflections

Thursday, June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Discover how Frank Stella, the celebrated American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, has found inspiration in Jewish themes throughout his career, from his earliest minimalist paintings influenced by the Nazi propaganda newsreels of his childhood, his mixed-media “Polish Wooden Synagogue” works commemorating “the obliteration of a culture,” and his Had Gadya narrative abstractions, illustrating the popular Passover seder song and expressing a universal, aspirational message of justice and hope. Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Senior Advisor to the President and Director of…

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The Sound of Now: Israel’s Musical Response to a National Tragedy

Sunday, June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Since October 7th the Israeli music scene has been mourning, grappling, responding, creating and supporting. How are the radio stations thinking about the music choices? What kinds of realities are reflected in Israeli music in the months since then? In this session we'll listen to and analize 6 songs from the past months to learn about the voices of different communities and explore the tapestry of reactions and sentiments that exist in contemporary Israel. Artist and educator artist Shirel Horovitz,…

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Sketching Community: Honi’s Story and Our Circles

Tuesday, June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Taking inspiration from the Talmudic story of "Honi the Circle Maker", this session examines friendships and the role of the individual within the community. What circles do we belong to, and what will remain of us after we have gone? Combining text study and art we'll explore a known story from a new angle and see how it connects to each of us personally. Please have basic drawing materials (pen, pencil, paper) at hand if you want to engage with…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Breaking Boundaries, Building Faith: The Pioneering Journey of Women in the Rabbinate

Thursday, June 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Judaism was transformed by the 1972 ordination of the first woman rabbi in America, Rabbi Sally Priesand, which opened the way for nearly 1,500 women rabbis of all movements who have transformed Jewish tradition, worship, spirituality, scholarship, education, and pastoral care. Experience the impact of 24 pioneering women rabbis across all denominations of Judaism, as evoked by 24 leading Jewish contemporary women artists who capture their mission, vision, and values. Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Senior Advisor to the President and…

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Legacy, Leadership & Scholarship

Sunday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

We are excited to invite you to an engaging conversation with Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. As a leading scholar, Professor Heschel's work spans Jewish and Protestant thought during the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on areas such as the history of biblical scholarship, Jewish scholarship on Islam, and anti-Semitism. Her notable publications, which include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany,…

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July 2024

Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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