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June 2022

Peggy Guggenheim’s Special Relationship with the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Peggy Guggenheim is well known as the collector who discovered and promoted many of the Abstract American artists. She is credited for bringing the first paintings by Jackson Pollock to Europe and introducing him at the Venice biennale in 1948. What is less known is that, in 1953, she donated 36 works by many of her gallery artists to the Tel Aviv Museum. The lecture will discuss Guggenheim's immense influence on the art scene during the middle of the 20th…

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Dancing with Fire: The Hasidic Masters

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The great Mexican chef Enrique Olvera says that Mexico is rich with poverty. When people have nothing to eat, they have to eat nothing and everything; they have to make something strange taste wonderful. Hasidut is a theology of poverty; a theology of suffering, of deprivation. Hasidut is a theology that sees miracles in the dirt; God – in a falling shack; redemption in the heart of despair, joy in the darkness of exile. In this sense, Hasidut shares similar…

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1177 BC Revisited: Updating the Late Bronze Age Collapse and the Rise of Israel

Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites,…

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Dancing with Fire: The Hasidic Masters

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The great Mexican chef Enrique Olvera says that Mexico is rich with poverty. When people have nothing to eat, they have to eat nothing and everything; they have to make something strange taste wonderful. Hasidut is a theology of poverty; a theology of suffering, of deprivation. Hasidut is a theology that sees miracles in the dirt; God – in a falling shack; redemption in the heart of despair, joy in the darkness of exile. In this sense, Hasidut shares similar…

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Mirror Image A Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Jewish Israeli grandparents are challenged by their grandchild to compose an agreed-upon version of the untold story of a large mirror, taken from an Arab village after the 1948 war. An intimate discussion that reflects on how history is written, contested and negotiated. With its accented aesthetic and what can be seen as a surprising choice of topic, Mirror Image teaches us that these counter-spaces can also be occupied by “accented filmmakers” who were born and raised in Israel. It…

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Dancing with Fire: The Hasidic Masters

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The great Mexican chef Enrique Olvera says that Mexico is rich with poverty. When people have nothing to eat, they have to eat nothing and everything; they have to make something strange taste wonderful. Hasidut is a theology of poverty; a theology of suffering, of deprivation. Hasidut is a theology that sees miracles in the dirt; God – in a falling shack; redemption in the heart of despair, joy in the darkness of exile. In this sense, Hasidut shares similar…

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Cultural Icon, Talk Show Host, Rock Star A Conversation with Yair Nitzani

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Join us on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 at 12:30 PM PDT/3:30 PM EDT for a conversation with Israeli rock star, songwriter, comic, television host and cultural icon Yair Nitzani. We'll explore his distinctive take on life, his work with the hit Israel band T-Slam, his Jon Stewart-inspired news satire television show and the strange reality of being a rock and television star in the land of Israel. Yair Nitzani: Known as the Israeli Jon Stewart, Yair Nitzani is a musician, writer,…

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Dancing with Fire: The Hasidic Masters

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 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, June 28, 2022

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The great Mexican chef Enrique Olvera says that Mexico is rich with poverty. When people have nothing to eat, they have to eat nothing and everything; they have to make something strange taste wonderful. Hasidut is a theology of poverty; a theology of suffering, of deprivation. Hasidut is a theology that sees miracles in the dirt; God – in a falling shack; redemption in the heart of despair, joy in the darkness of exile. In this sense, Hasidut shares similar…

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Evolve, a Children’s Book for Adults with Author Jean-Pierre Weill, live from Israel

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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In the follow up to his critically acclaimed first book, The Well of Being, Jean-Pierre Weill's EVOLVE: A Children's Book for Adults takes readers on a philosophical journey that explores the age-old question -- who am I? Join us we unpack three foundational stories from the book of Genesis in the hopes of answering where we come from and where we might choose to go. Jean-Pierre Weill is a painter and writer of picture-books for adults that explore philosophical and spiritual ideas. Weill was born…

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July 2022

The Music of Zionism

Sunday, July 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sunday July 24, 2022 4:00-5:00 PM PDT/6:00-7:00  PM CDT/7:00-8:00 PM EDT One hundred years ago, Zionist pioneers created a new repertoire of songs, designed specifically to further their ideological goals. We will examine both lyrics and music of several songs from this period, to see how they reflected this ideology. We will also observe how, in recent years, the popular music of Israel has reflected the changing face of its population and its institutions. Dr. Joshua R. Jacobson holds a Bachelors degree in…

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September 2022

The Four Kingdoms

Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had a dream - a vision of the kingdoms that would succeed and surpass Babylon in world domination. Babylon was conquered by the Persians, the Persians by the Greeks, and the Greeks by the Romans. These Four Kingdoms shaped the world as we know it. These Four Kingdoms dominated and influenced Jerusalem in different ways, and their history is intertwined with our history. Nachliel Selavan, originally from Jerusalem’s Old City, is back in Israel after seven years…

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Living in English, Writing in Hebrew

Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us on Sunday September 18, 2022 for a special program in honor of Dr. Rachel Korazim, winner of CSP's second annual "Maimonides Award for Excellence in Jewish Education" for her work in bringing Israeli poetry to life. In conversation with Basmat Hazan, a noted Israel theater director, playwright, author and educator, award-winning author Ruby Namdar will discuss his sources of inspiration, his new-found relationship to the great Jewish-American authors of the previous generation and the rewards--as well as the challenges--of living in one language while…

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Exclusive One Night Screening

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MOPA – Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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The Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative (MGSDII) invites you to an exclusive San Diego “Sneak Screening” of a documentary about Micha Bar-Am, Israel’s most celebrated war photographer.  This special screening will be followed by a Q and A with the film’s director visiting from Israel. Bar-Am mines his extraordinary archive of over half a million negatives, as questions and self-doubt surface, in a profound exploration of photography, memory, and the personal cost of a life devoted to recording a…

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Siberian Jews

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Siberia is a giant region of Russia that extends from the Ural Mountains in the West to the Pacific Ocean in the East. Usually, it is only assosiated with frost, snow, prisons and woods. The first Jews in Siberia were those exiled from Moscow as early as the 17th century. Next to arrive were Jewish soldiers who were sent to serve in Siberia by the Russian Tsar Nicolas I. Some Jews even came to Siberia by their own choice trying…

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October 2022

Israel Trip with Rabbi Nevarez 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Thursday, November 3, 2022
San Diego, CA United States

Join us on the Beth Israel Trip to Israel (and optional extension to the UAE) led by Rabbi Jason and Nicole Nevarez and Nir Nitzan of Nitzan Travel Service The Tour price includes the following: - 10 hotel nights: 3 nights in Tel Aviv, 3 nights in the Galilee, 1 night by the Dead Sea, 3 nights in Jerusalem - Portage at the hotels - Breakfast daily - 7 dinners: welcome dinner, 1 dinner in Tel Aviv, 1 home hospitality…

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Key Trends and Developments in Israeli Society and Economy

Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This overview presentation – also known informally as “Israeli Society and Economy 101” – offers the most up-to-date findings on key social policy issues in Israel, including education, welfare, labor markets, healthcare, and macroeconomics, and the demographic shifts that affect all of these areas. This presentation addresses how Israel’s social and economic landscape has changed over time, how it compares with other developed countries, and how trends differ between Israel’s diverse population groups. It is the Center's most widely requested…

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November 2022

“Israel’s Fifth Election in Four Years: Will the Fifth Time Be the Charm?” with Eetta Prince-Gibson

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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This presentation will include an analysis of the reasons behind Israel’s political instability and repeated elections, along with a breakdown of the results of the most recent election and the chances for the formation of a stable government.  Or are we likely to return to the voting booths soon? Based on her extensive reporting on Israel’s political system and her academic-activist understanding of Israeli society, Eetta will provide an original, comprehensive, and thought-provoking description of the political situation following the…

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Jerusalem Rediscovered: New Archaeological Findings from Ancient Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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This program is made possible by MGSDII. The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) seeks to strategically promote, support and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration. The MGSDII is a network of Israel Studies programs on San Diego campuses including UC San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), CSU San Marcos (CSUSM), University of San Diego (USD) and Cal Western School of Law supported by a growing consortium of…

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December 2022

Mor Shilon, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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This program is made possible by MGSDII. The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) seeks to strategically promote, support and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration. The MGSDII is a network of Israel Studies programs on San Diego campuses including UC San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), CSU San Marcos (CSUSM), University of San Diego (USD) and Cal Western School of Law supported by a growing consortium of charitable funders.…

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January 2023

The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America Can we talk about them? We can, and we do.

Sunday, January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as they tackle the complex issues of Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the role of religion in America. "The Elephants in the Room: Israel, Palestine, Zionism, and the Role of Religion in America - Can we talk about them? We can, and we do" will provide a unique perspective on these sensitive topics and offer the chance for meaningful dialogue. Don't miss this important event -…

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