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February 2024

Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Zoom CA United States

The purpose of the Men’s Discussion Group is to create a forum for men who are members of Congregation Beth Israel to meet together, enjoy camaraderie and to discuss relevant issues. Participation is not limited to Beth Israel members and a reservation is not required. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held via Zoom every second and fourth Monday of each month. Please RSVP via email to Marty Stern at mrstern847@gmail.com.

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Jews on the Silver Screen: TUESDAY SERIES

Tuesday, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Over eight enlightening weeks, we delve into the tapestry of Jewish representation, both overt and subtle, in Hollywood's history. From the pioneering Jewish visionaries who shaped global cinema to the enduring fascination with biblical narratives and the layers they hold, we uncover the intersections of culture and storytelling. We also confront and deconstruct stereotypes through the lens of Jewish gangsters and explore how cinema has exposed and healed societal ills. As we transition to adaptations of literature and the works…

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Rabbi Graubart: An Introduction to Zionism

Tuesday, February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States
$36 – $45

In this class we’ll study the history of Zionism by examining four distinct phases of the movement. We’ll study each phase in chronological order, but also discuss how each particular stage still influences Israel today, and Israel’s relationship with the Jewish diaspora. We’ll study classical Jewish texts that illuminate each type of Zionism, and examine primary sources, mostly taken from the book The Zionist Ideas edited by Gil Troy and Catch 67 by Micah Goodman. The four sessions will cover:…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, February 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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Wednesdays mornings from 10:00-10:45 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie Potiker for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-five-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. For past sessions, visit: https://blubrry.com/balancedmind/ About Julie: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her…

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March 2024

Erev Shabbat Services/Scholar-In-Residence Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman,

Friday, March 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspirational service open to all in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary (YouTube).

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study: Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman, Scholar in Residence

Saturday, March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be via diverse access: in person in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center or on Zoom You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions, by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. Located in the Foster Family Chapel, or via the Beth Israel Chapel YouTube Channel. Please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those attending virtually and who do not have your own Mishkan Ti’filah for Shabbat, you can get a Kindle version for $4.99 at the following link: Amazon/Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Tfilah-Shabbat-Reform-Siddur-ebook/dp/B016R0HSLU/ref=sr_1_2  If you have an…

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Cooking with Caring Community

Monday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Hostess Amy Weiner welcomes you into her home and demonstrates an amazing revision of Gefilte Fish, just in time for Passover. Delicious, easy and wow your family and friends with this new take on an old favorite. Check out the ingredients below and get ready for an evening of FUN! Ingredient list: 1 pkg. A&B or Ungars frozen gefilte fish whitefish and pike log 1 Yellow onion 1 Fennel bulb 3 Whole carrots 3 Celery stalks 5 Garlic cloves 1…

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“Hamas & I”

Tuesday, March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Elhanan Miller has been following Hamas for years as a journalist, interviewing senior movement officials as well as families of Hamas assailants. What insights has he gleaned from these interactions? Where did he get it wrong before the massacre of October 7th? This talk will vacillate between an historical and ideological overview and anecdotes from his reporting. Rabbi Elhanan Miller is the founding editor of People of the Book, an online initiative that teaches Jewish faith and culture to Muslim…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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Wednesdays mornings from 10:00-10:45 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie Potiker for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-five-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. For past sessions, visit: https://blubrry.com/balancedmind/ About Julie: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her…

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Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism

Thursday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In our series "Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism: The Disentangling and Development of Biblical Worldviews," we explore the distinct roles of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in shaping Jewish thought and practice. Over four sessions, we delve into how these texts influenced early Rabbinic Judaism, were interpreted by medieval Jewish philosophers and mystics, and how their differing perspectives on God's relationship with the Jewish people have impacted the evolution of Jewish theology and anthropology. Thursday March 7, 2024 Session #1: The…

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Erev Shabbat Family Services

Friday, March 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspirational service open to all in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary (YouTube).

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, March 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2024

Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be via diverse access: in person in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center or on Zoom You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions, by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well…

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Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, March 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
+ Google Map

An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. Located in the Foster Family Chapel, or via the Beth Israel Chapel YouTube Channel. Please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those attending virtually and who do not have your own Mishkan Ti’filah for Shabbat, you can get a Kindle version for $4.99 at the following link: Amazon/Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Mishkan-Tfilah-Shabbat-Reform-Siddur-ebook/dp/B016R0HSLU/ref=sr_1_2  If you have an…

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Israeli Society and Economy in the Shadow of the October 7 War

Sunday, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

This overview presentation focuses on the impact of the October 7, 2023 War, delves into the current situation and outlines actions crucial both during the ongoing conflict and post-war. It focuses on key social policy issues in Israel in numerous socio-economic areas, including education, welfare, labor markets, healthcare, and macroeconomics. Professor Avi Weiss is an authority on the Israeli economy and the array of social issues facing Israel today. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1987,…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Zoom CA United States

The purpose of the Men’s Discussion Group is to create a forum for men who are members of Congregation Beth Israel to meet together, enjoy camaraderie and to discuss relevant issues. Participation is not limited to Beth Israel members and a reservation is not required. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held via Zoom every second and fourth Monday of each month. Please RSVP via email to Marty Stern at mrstern847@gmail.com.

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How To Create a Jewish Sexual Ethic

Tuesday, March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In the modern world, there are few sexual boundaries beyond pleasure and content. What do Jewish texts have to say about creating a sexual ethic, both within marriage and outside of what is traditionally sanctioned. Can we go deeper than what is permitted and prohibited to use foundational values to infuse our sexuality with greater meaning? Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash is a respected educator in contemporary halakhah and Talmud, teaching at institutions like Matan, Midreshet Torah V’Avodah, and the Pardes…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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Wednesdays mornings from 10:00-10:45 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie Potiker for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-five-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. For past sessions, visit: https://blubrry.com/balancedmind/ About Julie: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Through her…

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Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism

Thursday, March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

In our series "Leviticus is Christianity, Deuteronomy is Judaism: The Disentangling and Development of Biblical Worldviews," we explore the distinct roles of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in shaping Jewish thought and practice. Over four sessions, we delve into how these texts influenced early Rabbinic Judaism, were interpreted by medieval Jewish philosophers and mystics, and how their differing perspectives on God's relationship with the Jewish people have impacted the evolution of Jewish theology and anthropology. Thursday March 7, 2024 Session #1: The…

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Women of Beth Israel: Rosh Chodesh with Janice Alper

Thursday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States

WE ARE ALL A STORY On March 14, Rosh Hodesh Adar II, Janice Alper, an active member of Congregation Beth Israel, and local author will discuss her book, Sitting on the Stoop: A Girl Grows in Brooklyn, 1944-1957. She will share her writing journey, read excerpts from her book, and engage the Women of Beth Israel in sharing their stories through short writing prompts. Be sure to bring, pen, or pencil and paper to share your most joyful memories. There…

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