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February 2023

Dominican Republic Service Learning Trip

Friday, February 17 - Saturday, February 25
Off Site San Diego, CA United States

When:         Friday, February 17 (late evening) to Saturday, February 25, 2023 Where:        We will be living and working in the village of La Guama, in the northwest region of the Dominican Republic. What:        We will primarily be building a home for one beneficiary family. More importantly, we will be participating in a cross-cultural exchange as well as witnessing the harsh realities of poverty. Who:        Beth Israel has up to 20 spots this February.…

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[New Date] 15th Annual Interfaith Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, February 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Balboa Park San Diego, CA United States
Free

This remarkable event brings people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds together for a wonderful morning of hands-on community service, fun and fellowship. Families are encouraged to participate together on this day of community work, suitable for all ages. NO PETS PLEASE. WHERE TO MEET AND PARKING: Meet in Balboa Park at President’s Way, in the first parking lot on the left. WHAT TO BRING: Water, work gloves, and pruning tools (if possible). Tools will also be provided. Lunch (optional) WHAT…

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March 2023

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Do you hear that? The distant sound of groggers in the wind? It can only mean one thing... ...the annual Purim Carnival is coming to Beth Israel! Get the wind in your hair on bouncy houses and exciting rides, or challenge your friends to fun carnival games. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, hit the dining area in Café Shushan. There's endless fun to be had, so don't wait—buy your wristbands today! Schedule & Information The Purim Carnival will be…

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Passover Seder Plate Fused Glass Workshop

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$135 – $150

Beth Israel is thrilled to offer a special opportunity to explore the art of fused glass with renowned glass artist Ilanit Shalev. During this 10" seder plate workshop, participants will have the chance to learn the process of fused glass making and create their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Ilanit, who was born and raised in Israel and studied at the World Center for Glass in Portland, Oregon, will guide participants step-by-step through the process, allowing them to tap into their own…

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New Member Shabbat

Friday, March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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New Member Shabbat is a longstanding tradition at Beth Israel when our community joins together at Erev Shabbat Services to welcome all members who have joined in the past year with open arms. The service features a special blessing from our clergy in honor and in celebration of our newest community members. All are invited to a festive oneg immediately following services. New Member Reception: Our new members are invited to an intimate happy hour reception in the Foster Family Chapel…

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April 2023

Congregational Second Night Passover Seder

Thursday, April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for our traditional Congregational 2nd Night Seder with the Beth Israel clergy. This joyous celebration will feature a delicious catered dinner and Haggadot will be provided. Tickets are $55 for nonmembers (per person), $50 for members and their guests (per person). Children 6-12 years old are $20 and children 5 and under are $10. Registration coming soon!

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

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
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. ****Please RSVP for each session using its individualized Zoom Registration Link found below each bullet point.***** Friday, April…

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May 2023

CommUNITY Trip to Israel

Thursday, May 4 - Thursday, May 11
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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A CommUNITY Trip to Israel enables you to engage with Israel through exclusive access to premier hotels, venues, and experiences. Along with fellow San Diego Jewish community members, you will meet with high-level government officials, journalists, academics, and experts in a variety of fields, while also connecting with everyday Israelis. Most of the trip experiences will be in groups of 30-40 people. We’ll also have special, meaningful moments when our entire group gathers, representing people involved in our local synagogues…

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Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

6:00 p.m. - Volunteer and Member Appreciation FREE Dinner 6:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting All Beth Israel members and our volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner. We look forward to treating you to this fun and festive evening. David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall.  

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June 2023

Dancing with the Stars of Beth Israel: Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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