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May 2022

Annual Meeting 2022

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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All Beth Israel members are invited to our Annual Meeting with our Board of Directors, Clergy, and staff. We look forward to hosting you in person.  Anyone planning to attend the meeting needs to RSVP. 6:00 P.M. –Volunteer and Member Appreciation Dinner 6:30 P.M. – Annual Meeting in the David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall All Beth Israel members and volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner served by staff and lay leaders. We look forward to treating you…

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June 2022

Shabbat Under the Stars

Friday, June 10 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Join us as we kick off our Courtyard Summer Services, Beth Israel style! Our signature outdoor Erev Shabbat Services begin on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 6:15 pm. This is the perfect time to bring your friends or family members to check out Beth Israel! Immediately following services, join us on the lower field for a tapas-style enhanced oneg and dessert bar. Children’s activities will be available. This event is free and open to all, but please RSVP by Tuesday,…

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July 2022

Trivia Night

Saturday, July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$25

Think, Drink, and Win! Cruise on out to Beth Israel for a Saturday night of friends and fun at this in-person Trivia Night hosted by the fine folks at Sunset Trivia. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with registration, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and appetizers. Trivia begins sharply at 7:00 pm. Each team will have 8 players. Team registration is welcome. Groups of 8 or less will be paired with other groups to create a team. If you are…

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Poster & Shirt Making Party for San Diego Pride Parade

Wednesday, July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Join us anytime between 5:00 pm-7:00 pm for a Poster and Shirt Making Party in advance of Pride Parade! The annual San Diego Pride Parade, on July 16th, 2022, is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 300,000 people. To learn more and sign up to march with Beth Israel, visit: https://cbisd.org/programs/beth-israel-marches-san-diego-pride-parade-2/ Materials will be provided (A supply of 20 blank white t-shirts in Med, L, and XL…

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Beth Israel marches @ San Diego Pride Parade

Saturday, July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
intersection of Normal Street and University Avenue, intersection of Normal Street and University Avenue
San Diego, CA United States
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Free

The annual San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 300,000 people. Cheer on colorful floats & parade participants as we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community at the San Diego Pride Parade in Hillcrest. We are hosting a Poster & Shirt Making Party on July 13: https://cbisd.org/programs/poster-shirt-making-party-for-san-diego-pride-parade-2/ When & Where Theme: TBD Parade Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 Time: 10:00 am – 3:00…

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August 2022

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Join Rabbi Nevarez and new and old friends for Torah on Tap: Interesting Conversation, Good People, Pub Style Food, and Cold Beer! Have some delicious food and drinks while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. When: Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 pm Where: Beth Israel, Price Family Courtyard Who: This event is open to everyone aged 21 and older Cost: $20 This event is co-sponsored by the Men’s Club and Women of Beth Israel ** This RSVP is now…

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End of Summer Sunset Shabbat

Friday, August 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Come join us for our last Summer Outdoor Shabbat Service of 5782. Following the service, we will have a end of Summer Sunset celebration. We will enjoy Israeli dancing, an Oneg featuring light fare and a dessert bar. Bring your friends and family! Children’s activities will be available This event is free and open to the community. Please RSVP for planning purposes by Tuesday, August 23.

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Facing God Before–and During–the High Holidays

Tuesday, August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Judaism, and all religions, are about ultimate truths. The High Holydays call us to re-examine and possibly recast our relationships with God and the universe. As we prepare to enter the Jewish New Year, eternal questions face us once again. How do we live a life of meaning in a turbulent and often violent world? What makes sense as we live through life's absurdities, losses, and tragedies? What does the Torah teach us about comforting one another as we journey…

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Dominican Republic Service Learning Trip: Info Session

Wednesday, August 31 @ 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 an informational session about a special service learning trip to the Dominican Republic! Beth Israel has partnered with Bridges to Community for this upcoming February 2023 expedition. Become immersed in the daily life of the Dominican people, learning about their country and culture while working to alleviate poverty in one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. This chance to empower a community in need is sure to be an unforgettable experience for 9th-12th graders and adults…

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September 2022

Facing God Before–and During–the High Holidays

Tuesday, September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Judaism, and all religions, are about ultimate truths. The High Holydays call us to re-examine and possibly recast our relationships with God and the universe. As we prepare to enter the Jewish New Year, eternal questions face us once again. How do we live a life of meaning in a turbulent and often violent world? What makes sense as we live through life's absurdities, losses, and tragedies? What does the Torah teach us about comforting one another as we journey…

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Facing God Before–and During–the High Holidays

Tuesday, September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Judaism, and all religions, are about ultimate truths. The High Holydays call us to re-examine and possibly recast our relationships with God and the universe. As we prepare to enter the Jewish New Year, eternal questions face us once again. How do we live a life of meaning in a turbulent and often violent world? What makes sense as we live through life's absurdities, losses, and tragedies? What does the Torah teach us about comforting one another as we journey…

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Tashlich 5783/2022

Monday, September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Meet at La Jolla Shores Beach for a beautiful Tashlich service led by our clergy. Appropriate for all ages. Many stay to picnic following the service. We will meet at lifeguard station 32.

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Rosh Hashanah Hike Day 2

Tuesday, September 27 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

Spend a few hours of reflection while enjoying nature and conversation on our annual Second Day Rosh Hashanah Hike. Join Rabbi Nevarez and a few new/old friends as we walk and talk beside Penasquitos Creek. We will meet at the Penasquitos Creek Park kiosk at the trail head on the west side of the park. The (ambitious) goal is to make it to the waterfall, but we can play it by ear. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and lots…

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October 2022

Dominican Republic Service Learning Trip: Info Session

Tuesday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Join us for an informational session about a special service learning trip to the Dominican Republic! Beth Israel has partnered with Bridges to Community for this upcoming February 2023 expedition. Become immersed in the daily life of the Dominican people, learning about their country and culture while working to alleviate poverty in one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. This chance to empower a community in need is sure to be an unforgettable experience for 9th-12th graders and adults…

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Beth Israel 411

Sunday, October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

EREV SIMCHAT TORAH FESTIVITIES Sunday, October 16 5:00 Mix and Mingle with members old and new at Beth Israel 411 (reg link: https://cbisd.org/programs/beth-israel-411/) 6:00 p.m. Simchat Torah Pizza Dinner (reg link: https://cbisd.org/programs/simchat-torah-pizza-dinner-5783/) 6:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Simchat Torah Service followed by Israeli Dancing (YouTube) Please save the dates for our next 411 session on January 31, 2023. Our final gathering will take place on March 24, 2023, as part of New Member Shabbat.

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Israel Trip with Rabbi Nevarez 2022

Sunday, October 23 - Thursday, November 3
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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Beth Israel Day of Service 2022

Sunday, October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us as we come together and give our time on various synagogue projects, such as painting our gaga pit, sprucing up a garden bed, preparation of materials for our 2nd graders, or assembling packets for membership. Beverages and snacks provided. Please RSVP for planning purposes:

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November 2022

Challah Braiding with The Challah Prince

Thursday, November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$18 – $25

Be the life of the Shabbat table when you show off your newfound challah braiding skills, courtesy of our special virtual guest and expert challah braider/baker, The Challah Prince, Idan Chabasov! This braiding demo is part of our Shabbat San Diego offerings at Beth Israel. Shabbat San Diego is an independent grassroots level community-wide, inclusive and egalitarian organization of volunteers dedicated to encouraging the entire San Diego Jewish community to participate in a unique, international Jewish identity event that inspires…

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Broad commonalities & differences of the Abrahamic faiths, addressing the question of: Who is my neighbor?”

Saturday, November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The San Diego School of Christian Studies (SDSCS) cordially invites you to celebrate and join the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 curriculum.  Who is my neighbor? Engage with us in asking deep questions.  How do we build relationships with those who are different from us?  How can we understand “the other?”  Join us as we explore these and many similar questions through 1) expert lectures and a panel discussion;  2) experiencing art from various cultures and religions; 3) and participating in…

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42nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Experience

Sunday, November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Beth Israel and First United Methodist Church will join together for the 42nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m. This year Beth Israel is hosting the service (9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122). The event will begin in the Sanctuary at 4:00 pm with communal worship. We will continue into the Social Hall at 5:00 pm for a community service project and festive meal. Please bring some of the following items to contribute…

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