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April 2021

Violins of Hope: Yom Hashoah Event

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

In commemoration of Yom Hashoah, join us for a special event with Dr. James A. Grymes on his book Violins of Hope (winner of the National Book Award). A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The book, which composer John Williams described as “one of the most…

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YOM HA’ATZMAUT ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

Sunday, April 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

THE FOREMOST LIVE CONCERT & CELEBRATION OF ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY RETURNS APRIL 11TH, 2021 AT 11AM PT Yom Ha'atzmaut Across North America is a live virtual concert experience hosted by "Hadar and Sheldon" and featuring some of the most recognizable names in Jewish music and leadership around the world.   In addition to a joyous celebration of Israeli music, proceeds from Yom Ha'atzmaut Across America support Covid-19 relief. HEADLINING FULL BAND PERFORMANCES BY: CHAVA MIREL AND BAND JOSH NELSON AND BAND Proceeds from the 2021…

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April’s Coffee Hour with Rabbi Nevarez

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join Rabbi Nevarez for monthly virtual coffee hours. Get to know your Senior Rabbi, ask him questions and enjoy this informal time with him. Space is limited to 15 people (Beth Israel members only), RSVP is on first-come first-serve basis. RSVP below.

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May 2021

Spring Forward – Virtual Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Please join us for Beth Israel’s Virtual Annual Fundraiser, Spring Forward- May 1st, 2021! Join us from the comfort of your home for our first Virtual Fundraiser, Spring Forward. The event will feature Havdalah with our clergy, a short program highlighting our Caring Community, and entertainment by comedian, Joel Chasnoff. Most ticket packages include food and beverage options, and you can bid on fabulous items in our online silent auction (to bid, click HERE). Evening Line Up 7:00 pm PRE-EVENT…

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
San Diego, CA United States

Tikkun Leil Shavot Sunday, May 16 @ 5:00 - 9:00 pm The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. One of the most distinctive customs of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening-long study session held on the night of Shavuot. Tikkun means a “set order” of something and refers to the order in which the texts are read. We have an exhilarating line-up for the night with the Beth Israel clergy and special guests. 5:00 p.m.: Young Family…

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Annual Meeting 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

All Beth Israel members are invited to our Annual Meeting with our Board of Directors, Clergy and staff. We look forward to hosting you both virtually and in-person.  Anyone planning to attend the meeting, whether in person or virtually, needs to RSVP.  In-person attendance is capped. AGENDA Welcome & blessing Remarks by President Kimberly Carnot and Senior Rabbi Jason Nevarez Appreciation of retiring Board Members Board and Nominating Committee Elections Volunteer of the Year Award presentation to Stacey Eaton, Russ…

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June 2021

June Coffee Hour with Rabbi Nevarez

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Join Rabbi Nevarez for monthly virtual coffee hours. Get to know your Senior Rabbi, ask him questions and enjoy this informal time with him. Space is limited to 15 people (Beth Israel members only), RSVP is on first-come first-serve basis. RSVP below.

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August 2021

Beth Israel Presents Elul Master Series: In Residence with Neshama Carlebach

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

Beth Israel Presents Elul Master Series: In Residence with Neshama Carlebach Each year, the ascent through Elul does its magic – affording us time and space for intentional focus to shake old bitterness from our hands and hearts. During the month which precedes our Days of Awe, we itemize the ways in which we want to change and teshuvah (turning/repentance). Every year the work is different because we are different. We bring this year’s version of ourselves to the work…

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Torah on Tap

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Join Rabbi Nevarez and new and old friends for our Inaugural 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. Rabbi Nevarez will also share some brief insights on: The intersection of a New Normal and a New Year. Don’t miss out! When: Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30 pm Where: Beth Israel, David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall Who: This event is…

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S’lichot: An Evening of Reflection, Prayer & Music

Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us at Beth Israel on Saturday, August 28 at 6:30 pm for a night of reflection, prayers and music at our S’lichot service. The S’lichot service prepares us for the 5782 Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur and helps to put us in a reflective state of mind for the Days of Awe. Additionally, this year, we will begin our evening with a special concert, “The music of High Holy Days from the Cutting Room Floor,”…

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September 2021

Caring Community Challah Bake!

Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bake One/Keep One! In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, we are excited to have our very own virtual Challah Bake with our resident Challah baker, Eric Whinston. Join us on Zoom on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm and let’s bake some challah! The recipe makes for 2 ROUND loaves – keep one and donate one to Fill the Freezer to help fill our mish bags! We will also be testing your challah knowledge, as we will be asking challah-related trivia…

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Tashlich 5782/2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Jolla Shores Beach, 8200 Camino Del Oro
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States

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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2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Hike

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Rosh Hashanah is known as “Hayom Harat Olam – the birthday of the world”. Join Rabbi Nevarez and our Beth Israel community for a wonderful hike, surrounded by nature. We will sprinkle in some relevant teaching throughout our time together. Hike specifics: We will be hiking the Rancho Penasquitos Adobe Loop. Park at the softball fields at the very back (west) end of the Canyonside Park. Please bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat. This is a walking trail for all levels. The…

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Simchat Torah Pizza Dinner

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Before the Congregational Simchat Torah service, join the Beth Israel community for a pizza dinner. RSVP below. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please note: all pizza orders must be received by 5:00p.m. on Sunday, September 26. Pizzas requested after this deadline will not be available. 

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October 2021

Walk Against Hate with Beth Israel

Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

Please join us in supporting ADL’s work to fight hate on the streets and online by making a contribution to our team and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise allows ADL to carry out its anti-bias education programs, advocacy efforts and other programs that fight hate for good. Let’s get moving together!

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Shabbat San Diego 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

TOGETHER AGAIN ON OCTOBER 21-24, 2021   MAKE SHABBAT SAN DIEGO YOURS!  CHALLAH BAKE: (Thursday, October 21st) SSD's challah recipe 1 Tbsp Dry Yeast 1/2 cup Sugar 1 cup Water 1 tsp Salt 1/3 cup Oil 2 Eggs 4-41/2 cups Flour 1 Egg Yolk beaten for glazing SHABBAT MEALS: (October 22nd&23rd) Please take this time to reach out to a family or friend you haven't spoken to in awhile and let them know WE ARE UNITED and NO ONE IS…

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Member Meet Up: Wineappajewza

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wineappajewza Host: Sarah Garrick Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm We are bringing the vineyard to you! Motzi on up to your favorite spot and join us for Wineappajewza Tuesday, October 26. Raise a glass….or five….from the comfort of your home, complete with literary, music, and delightful food pairings. Our wine guide will treat us to a fun-filled evening of wine tips, tricks, and trivia. The fun will continue after our wine tasting with some time to nosh and talk.…

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Member Meet Up: Bicycle ride up the coast

Sunday, October 31, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Bicycle ride up the coast Host: Alison and Steve Prager Sunday, October 31 during Religious School Drop the kids off at Religious School or just come and join for a 20 mile round-trip bike ride up the coast. Meet at the top level of the Temple parking structure and plan to leave no later than 9:15 am. If desired, others can go for a longer ride. Road bicycles only. Registration will be limited to 20 folks. No fee, but please…

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November 2021

Installation of Rabbi Jason Nevarez

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Please join us at 6:15 pm for a special Installation Service of Senior Rabbi Jason Nevarez. Upscale festive oneg following services, open to all. Please RSVP for planning purposes. The Installation service will feature guest speaker Rev. Paul Alcorn, Pastor Emeritus of Bedford Presbyterian Church in New York. For nearly 30 years Rev. Alcorn served as Pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford, NY, a congregation known, among other things, for its commitment to the community. In partnership with Rabbi…

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Member Meet Up: Pumpkin Succulent Planting

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Pumpkin Succulent Planting Host: Heather Cohen Sunday, November 14 during Religious School Join us in the Price Family Courtyard at Beth Israel around 9 am (masks please) to create your own seasonal pumpkin succulent design. Please bring your own pumpkins to decorate and you are welcome to bring more than one. Extras are encouraged to be donated to Caring Community to brighten up our care packages for others. All other materials will be provided by Beth Israel for a $5…

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