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September 2019

Young Family Selichot Service

Saturday, September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for fun, exciting and BRAND NEW Young Family Selichot Service, geared for kids ages 2+! Kids are encouraged to come in pajamas for Havdalah, and a short Selichot service focused on repentance, forgiveness and will sound the shofar. Kids will be changing the Torah covers to white ones (including our plush Torahs). The service will be followed by potluck dinner. Please bring a (labeled) dish to share. Beth Israel will provide dessert and drinks.  

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October 2019

Synagogue Geography

Thursday, October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Beth Israel’s campus brings Jerusalem to San Diego.  The theme of the buildings can be summed up as community, connectedness, and holiness through its connection with Jerusalem.  The architect and his team felt it was very important to preserve the past while building the future.  They spent time in Jerusalem, studying how to bring the feel of our holy city to San Diego. Enjoy this fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about Beth Israel campus and takes the mystery…

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November 2019

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. One of the Methodists 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 support organization…

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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

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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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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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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