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November 2019

Musical Erev Shabbat Service in Celebration of Shabbat San Diego

Friday, November 15 @ 6:15 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Beth Israel is excited to welcome Julie Silver to our community on Friday, November 15th, 2019 in celebration of Shabbat San Diego. This joyus Erev Shabbat Service will be followed by a hearty enhanced oneg. Julie Silver is one of the most beloved performers in the world of contemporary Jewish music today. She tours throughout the world and has been engaging audiences with her gorgeous compositions and liturgical settings, her lyrical guitar playing, her dynamic stage presence, and her megawatt…

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This year marks the 39th year we have a shared interfaith service on Thanksgiving Eve with First United Methodist Church (2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108). The service will be held at First United Methodist Church. Acting Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Cantor Bernstein, will speak and our combined choirs will sing. A reception will follow the service. FOOD DRIVE FOR MAMA’S KITCHEN Together with the First United Methodist Church, we will collect food to benefit Mama’s Kitchen, a…

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December 2019

Light Up Your Chanukah

Thursday, December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us to create your own memorable Chanukah celebration, one of the most joyful holidays of Judaism! Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach you how to do it yourself (DIY) in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop. No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516

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January 2020

Social Justice Shabbaton with Rabbi David Saperstein

Friday, January 17, 2020 - Saturday, January 18, 2020
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Social Justice Shabbaton in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. featuring Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Saperstein Friday, January 17 6:15 pm : Erev Shabbat Service with Sermon by Rabbi David Saperstein 7:45 pm : Post-Oneg Presentation by Rabbi David Saperstein Saturday, January 18 8:30 am : Torah Study led by Rabbi David Saperstein 12:30 pm: Catered Lunch & Study Session with Rabbi David Saperstein ($15 members, $25 nonmembers) Rabbi David Saperstein Biography: President, World Union for Progressive Judaism Senior Advisor…

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12th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Community Service

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 8:15 am - 11:30 am
Balboa Park San Diego, CA United States + Google Map
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This remarkable event will bring together people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a wonderful morning of community service, fun and camaraderie. Families are encouraged to participate together in this hands-on community service day for all ages. JOIN DIVERSE SAN DIEGO FAITH COMMUNITIES IN HANDS-ON VOLUNTEER SERVICE IN BALBOA PARK. MAKE IT A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF!

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Shabbat and Havdalah at Home

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week – the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Ahad Ha-Am has observed: “More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people.” Shabbat truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over. To learn more about Shabbat,…

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Family Camp 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
Camp Marston, 4761 Pine Hills Rd
Julian, CA 92036 United States
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Come and enjoy the fun, and friendship and experience of Beth Israel’s Family Camp! Reserve your space now for a special and memorable two- night retreat at Camp Marston. There will be eating, singing, sports, nature walks, games, crafts, Shabbat services, Havdalah, s'mores, and more... programming is designed for the whole family! Where is Family Camp? Camp Marston is San Diego’s oldest overnight camp, operating on over 200 acres of pristine mountain land next to lake Jessop in Julian, approximately…

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March 2020

Passover Step-by-Step

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Experience the rituals, traditions, foods and music of Passover in this hands-on workshop led by Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein. Learn how to lead a Seder and take home a booklet complete with recipes and songs to use at home. No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516  

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Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Liturgist, Alden Solovy

Friday, March 27, 2020 - Saturday, March 28, 2020
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Liturgist, Alden Solovy Friday, March 27, 2020 6:15 pm   Erev Shabbat Service with D’rash by Alden Solovy: Parashat Vayikra - Alden weaves together his prayers, poetry and insights into a lyrical drash. 7:45 pm   Post Oneg Presentation: Halleluyah: The Biblical Basis of Prayer - From the single word Halleluyah, to the structure of daily prayers, Alden illustrates how the Bible has influenced prayer, adding his contemporary voice to ancient yearnings. Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30…

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April 2020

Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice 2019-20 Graduation

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Friday, April 17, 2020  Erev Shabbat Services at 6:15 p.m. in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, Dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the North-side of the David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall You are cordially invited to join us for this special service honoring our Intro to Judaism “graduates.” Dinner is complimentary for the students. Family and Friends of students are $18 per person.

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