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March 2022

Purim Carnival 5782

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come one, come all for the magnificent return of Beth Israel’s Purim Carnival! 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. Don’t forget to grab your goodie bag at the redemption booth on the way out, to bring the fun home with you! Mishloach Manot You can also fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot and…

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Nature Journaling at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Sunday, March 27, 2022 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am

Nature Journaling at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (west approach) Host: Seekey Cacciatore Date: Sunday, March 27 @ 9:15 am (during Religious School) Meet at 9:15 am at the parking lot/trailhead of Los Peñasquitos Canyon (west approach) located at 4733 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121. This is a 10 minute drive from Beth Israel. This will be a slow-paced walk making plant and animal observations, journaling/drawing, and getting to know one another on a well-maintained trail. The elevation gain/loss…

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April 2022

Judaica Roadshow: Passover Edition

Sunday, April 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

Join Joellyn Zollman, Ph.D for a curated conversation about our most treasured Jewish objects. Dr. Zollman will use an Antiques Roadshow-style approach to explore how our own Jewish art and artifacts can be legitimate, articulate sources for understanding American Jewish history and identity. Having worked with the Judaica collections at the Smithsonian, the Skirball Museum, and the American Jewish Historical Society, Dr. Zollman can't wait to see the Judaica treasures that come out of your closets. This session will focus…

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Congregational Second Night Passover Seder

Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The evening begins at 5:30 pm and takes place in the Social Hall. 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 FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. Menu: 2nd Night Seder…

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Come together to commemorate Yom HaShoah at the Kriah sculpture. This Holocaust memorial sculpture, donated by the Men’s Club, is meant to evoke the tearing of cloth as a symbol of mourning for the six million Jews killed in the Shoah.

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May 2022

Beth Israel Fundraiser: 25th Anniversary of Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Please join us for Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser celebrating Rabbi Cantor Bernstein’s 25th Anniversary at Beth Israel! We are thrilled to honor Rabbi Cantor Bernstein’s 25th Anniversary at Beth Israel on May 7, 2022. She has had an immeasurable impact on our community through her musical gifts, pastoral care, spiritual guidance, inspired teaching, and friendship.  The event will include signature cocktails, Israeli-inspired cuisine and a wonderful array of silent auction items. A special tribute to our beloved Rabbi Cantor will…

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Cooking with Caring Community with Rabbi Michael Berk

Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Learn a new recipe and provide a Mitzvah all in one evening. Join us for another Cooking Caring Community evening. Our hosts will welcome you into their home and demonstrate a family recipe or a favorite holiday dish. Once you have prepared the meal you will donate half to our Fill the Freezer Program that supports delivery of Mi Sheberach (healing) Bags to those in our community who are dealing with illness or loss or celebrating the birth of a…

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Celebrate Israel Festival

Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
House of Israel, 2156 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Free

Join the Jewish community for a celebration of Israel’s diversity, culture, heritage and people as we observe her 74th birthday. Explore the different threads of the Jewish diaspora that are rooted in the land of Israel, through live music, delicious traditional food, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate Israel Festival May 15th, 11AM–4PM For security purposes, you must pre-register for this event to attend. You will not be able to register at the gate. Click HERE to Register

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Annual Meeting 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 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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July 2022

Trivia Night

Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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