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April 2024

Jewish Art Restitution Today, A Case Study

Thursday, April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

During the last two decades there has been a growing determination to restore works of art that were plundered by the Nazis during WWII. This lecture will examine the possible reasons for this shift in awareness, based on Sophia's personal experience and research in connection with the remarkable case of the restitution of the painting by Jozef Israëls (Dutch, 1824–1911) titled From Darkness to Light. see article. Since 2016, Sophia Berry has been working as an Assistant Curator at the Tel Aviv Museum…

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May 2024

Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 1 @ 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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Tracing the Footsteps of Jewish Prague: A Journey Through Centuries of Resilience

Thursday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Join us on a compelling virtual journey through the Jewish history of Bohemia, starting from the 10th century. We'll uncover the stories behind the WWII Stolpersteine (“stumbling stones”) and the annexation of Czechoslovakia, delve into the narratives of the Shoah and the Terezín Concentration Camp, celebrate the heroism of Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children, and visit one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. Our journey will conclude with insights into the life of former US ambassador Norman Eisen and the history…

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Navigating the Spring 2024 NYC Art Scene: A BONUS Virtual Gallery Tour with Artist Tobi Kahn

Sunday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Join artist Tobi Kahn as he takes us on a BONUS virtual Spring 2024 tour of multiple galleries in New York City. Throughout the tour we will view exhibitions, virtually meet artists, curators and art historians and hear about their perspectives on the works viewed. Participants will be introduced to what is new and important in the art world. The goal of the tour is for participants to view art critically. Tobi Kahn’s gallery tours were ranked #1 in New York Magazine’s “Best Bets”.…

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Artifacts of Identity Exploring Jewish Material Culture Through Time

Tuesday, May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

When we think about archaeology, we think, of course, about antiquity. But Jews in all times in places lived in communities surrounded by the material culture – the architecture, the furnishings, the clothing, and the artifacts– of their time. Join Professor Marc Michael Epstein for a deep dive into Jewish spaces places, clothing, and the material remains of daily and synagogue life— of Jewish “stuff“ throughout the ages. How should we go about digging for clues in this vast array…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 8 @ 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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Jewish Heritage Across the Balkans: A Journey Through History and Culture

Thursday, May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich culture of Balkan Jewry with our exclusive series, "Jewish Heritage Across the Balkans: A Journey Through History and Culture." Starting on May 12th, join us for a virtual exploration through Croatia, Trieste, Slovenia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Discover the enduring legacy of Jewish communities, from ancient synagogues to modern-day resilience. Witness the unique blend of Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions, and learn about their significant contributions throughout history. May 12, 2024 SESSION 1: Croatia…

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Artifacts of Identity Exploring Jewish Material Culture Through Time

Tuesday, May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

When we think about archaeology, we think, of course, about antiquity. But Jews in all times in places lived in communities surrounded by the material culture – the architecture, the furnishings, the clothing, and the artifacts– of their time. Join Professor Marc Michael Epstein for a deep dive into Jewish spaces places, clothing, and the material remains of daily and synagogue life— of Jewish “stuff“ throughout the ages. How should we go about digging for clues in this vast array…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 15 @ 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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Intersections of Art, Conflict, and Memory George Segal’s ‘The Sacrifice of Isaac’

Tuesday, May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

It’s been 51 years since American pop artist George Segal’s sculpture “Sacrifice of Isaac” was first installed outside Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. The modernist artist, raised in New York by his Eastern European immigrant parents, chose the story of the sacrifice of Isaac as an homage to his father and his own affinity with the biblical story. The sculpture was first exhibited in May 1973 at the outdoor plaza of Tel Aviv’s Mann auditorium. Five months following the sculpture’s installation,…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 22 @ 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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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom CA United States

Are you a reader looking to connect with others and discuss great literature? Join our monthly book club! We welcome adults of all ages to come together and engage in thought-provoking discussions about a diverse range of books. Whether you’re a seasoned bookworm or a newcomer to the reading scene, we encourage you to join us for an enjoyable and enriching experience. Sources for 2023-2024 Book Lists There is no fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes. After registering,…

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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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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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