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February 2024

Jews on the Silver Screen: TUESDAY SERIES

Tuesday, February 27 @ 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, February 27, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Over eight enlightening weeks, we delve into the tapestry of Jewish representation, both overt and subtle, in Hollywood's history. From the pioneering Jewish visionaries who shaped global cinema to the enduring fascination with biblical narratives and the layers they hold, we uncover the intersections of culture and storytelling. We also confront and deconstruct stereotypes through the lens of Jewish gangsters and explore how cinema has exposed and healed societal ills. As we transition to adaptations of literature and the works…

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Rabbi Graubart: An Introduction to Zionism

Tuesday, February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States
$36 – $45

In this class we’ll study the history of Zionism by examining four distinct phases of the movement. We’ll study each phase in chronological order, but also discuss how each particular stage still influences Israel today, and Israel’s relationship with the Jewish diaspora. We’ll study classical Jewish texts that illuminate each type of Zionism, and examine primary sources, mostly taken from the book The Zionist Ideas edited by Gil Troy and Catch 67 by Micah Goodman. The four sessions will cover:…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, February 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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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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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$250

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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March 2024

Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds, and is being incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. His writings about the intersection of religion and science have appeared on the homepages of several sites, including The Huffington Post, Nautilus, and Science and Religion Today. A message from Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman Hello Congregation Beth Israel — I'm really looking forward to being with…

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“Hamas & I”

Tuesday, March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Elhanan Miller has been following Hamas for years as a journalist, interviewing senior movement officials as well as families of Hamas assailants. What insights has he gleaned from these interactions? Where did he get it wrong before the massacre of October 7th? This talk will vacillate between an historical and ideological overview and anecdotes from his reporting. Rabbi Elhanan Miller is the founding editor of People of the Book, an online initiative that teaches Jewish faith and culture to Muslim…

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Conversational Hebrew Course – Tomer Osman

Tuesday, March 5 @ 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, April 16, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$75 – $90

Previous class students and new students are welcome. This course is for Hebrew beginners and intermediate levels, no writing skills are necessary. The class will meet on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26, and April 2, 9 and 16. Students participating in this course will learn the following: • How to use tools available on the internet to properly translate, conjugate and pronounce Hebrew. • Translate English greetings and basic sentences into Hebrew and incorporate them into daily conversations. • Basic…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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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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Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism

Thursday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In our series "Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism: The Disentangling and Development of Biblical Worldviews," we explore the distinct roles of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in shaping Jewish thought and practice. Over four sessions, we delve into how these texts influenced early Rabbinic Judaism, were interpreted by medieval Jewish philosophers and mystics, and how their differing perspectives on God's relationship with the Jewish people have impacted the evolution of Jewish theology and anthropology. Thursday March 7, 2024 Session #1: The…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$250

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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Israeli Society and Economy in the Shadow of the October 7 War

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

This overview presentation focuses on the impact of the October 7, 2023 War, delves into the current situation and outlines actions crucial both during the ongoing conflict and post-war. It focuses on key social policy issues in Israel in numerous socio-economic areas, including education, welfare, labor markets, healthcare, and macroeconomics. Professor Avi Weiss is an authority on the Israeli economy and the array of social issues facing Israel today. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1987,…

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How To Create a Jewish Sexual Ethic

Tuesday, March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In the modern world, there are few sexual boundaries beyond pleasure and content. What do Jewish texts have to say about creating a sexual ethic, both within marriage and outside of what is traditionally sanctioned. Can we go deeper than what is permitted and prohibited to use foundational values to infuse our sexuality with greater meaning? Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash is a respected educator in contemporary halakhah and Talmud, teaching at institutions like Matan, Midreshet Torah V’Avodah, and the Pardes…

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Conversational Hebrew Course – Tomer Osman

Tuesday, March 12 @ 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, April 16, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$75 – $90

Previous class students and new students are welcome. This course is for Hebrew beginners and intermediate levels, no writing skills are necessary. The class will meet on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26, and April 2, 9 and 16. Students participating in this course will learn the following: • How to use tools available on the internet to properly translate, conjugate and pronounce Hebrew. • Translate English greetings and basic sentences into Hebrew and incorporate them into daily conversations. • Basic…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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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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Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism

Thursday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In our series "Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism: The Disentangling and Development of Biblical Worldviews," we explore the distinct roles of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in shaping Jewish thought and practice. Over four sessions, we delve into how these texts influenced early Rabbinic Judaism, were interpreted by medieval Jewish philosophers and mystics, and how their differing perspectives on God's relationship with the Jewish people have impacted the evolution of Jewish theology and anthropology. Thursday March 7, 2024 Session #1: The…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$250

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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Green Commemorations Towards New Strategies of Public Memory

Tuesday, March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In her presentation, Aleksandra (Ola) Janus will explore innovative strategies for commemorating Holocaust sites, focusing on integrating green spaces and ecological sustainability. Addressing the challenge of caring for forgotten graves of Holocaust victims in Polish cities and villages, the non-profit "Zapomniane" (meaning "forgotten") plays a key role in rediscovering and respectfully commemorating these sites in collaboration with local communities. Janus' approach emphasizes environmental sustainability through the use of local materials and technology, artistic and architectural quality, and a strong scientific…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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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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Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism

Thursday, March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In our series "Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism: The Disentangling and Development of Biblical Worldviews," we explore the distinct roles of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in shaping Jewish thought and practice. Over four sessions, we delve into how these texts influenced early Rabbinic Judaism, were interpreted by medieval Jewish philosophers and mystics, and how their differing perspectives on God's relationship with the Jewish people have impacted the evolution of Jewish theology and anthropology. Thursday March 7, 2024 Session #1: The…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
+ Google Map
$250

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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