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April 2021

“Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah: The World is a Gateway” led by Rabbi Marty Lawson

Tuesday, April 27 @ 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, June 1, 2021

Zoom CA United States

Dates: Tues., April 27, May 4, 11, 25, and June 1, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:30am The study of Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah is marked by a unique challenge.  On one level, the material is easy to grasp.  This is due to the fact that the insights which Kabbalah introduces are spiritual in nature.  Each of us has the capacity to know the world in a spiritual way. Yet, on another level, the wisdom of Kabbalah is extraordinarily elusive. Kabbalah addresses some…

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The “Jewish American Princess” on Screen: From Stereotype to Role-Model

Tuesday, April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for a three part series with Dr. Julia Wagner, live from the UK, as we examine the evolution of the "Jewish American Princess" character-type in film and television, from its misogynistic origins to unlikely heroines. Dr. Wagner will draw together the themes of the three lectures outlined below to ask how Jewish women on screen can assert their independence and effect social change. How do the characters portray female power, money and privilege, duty and loyalty, personal responsibility…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 30, 2021

One event on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

Zoom CA United States
Free

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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Loving Your Neighbor: The Transformative Power of Service Learning with Rabbi Nevarez

Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Join Rabbi Nevarez on April 28th for a rich, enlightening (and visual) overview of his 17 years of leading service-learning trips to Latin America, the transformative impact and takeaways behind these experiences, and its subsequent introduction right here at Beth Israel. Promises to be an inspiring session! Originally from New York City, Rabbi Jason Nevarez…

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CONCEALED: Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America

Thursday, April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us on Thursday April 29th at 12:30 PM PDT (3:30 PM EDT) for a compelling CSP author event with Esther Amini. Esther grew up in Queens, New York, during the freewheeling 1960s. She also grew up in a Persian-Jewish household, the American-born daughter of parents who had fled Mashhad, Iran. In Concealed, she tells the story of being caught between these two worlds: the dutiful daughter of tradition-bound parents who hungers for more self-determination than tradition allows. Exploring the…

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Hartman @ Home: The Texts & Topics Shaping Modern Jewish Life

Thursday, April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Free

The Texts & Topics Shaping Modern Jewish Life: Exploring The New Jewish Canon A series convened by The Shalhevet Institute in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute. January 6, February 4, March 11, April 29 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST / 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST The New Jewish Canon, a new anthology edited by Yehuda Kurtzer and Claire Sufrin, pulls together a series of texts that shaped a generation. The book pairs each selection with an insightful contemporary essay explaining its continuing significance today. Join The Shalhevet…

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Preschool Shabbat

Friday, April 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 28, 2021

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

Start your Shabbat with your family, our Beth Israel Clergy, Cathy, and your preschool friends. We will sing, hear a story, and do the Shabbat prayers together. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Fridays, 10:00 - 10:30 am (Zoom Shabbat, recurring weekly) in 2021 Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Register in…

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Virtual Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, April 30 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until Saturday, July 31, 2021

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 All our services will be ONLINE only until further notice. Watch the pre-recorded Shabbat services HERE (recorded earlier in the week). Access an online Siddur for Shabbat here. .

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May 2021

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, May 1 @ 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, July 31, 2021

Torah Study has moved to online only with the new time of 9:00 a.m.. You can connect via your computer or telephone. You will need to register just once for all future sessions: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJcqc-GhqzIswQYDIgFGeKY4EgkXp7tauA 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 as through the lenses of history,…

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Virtual Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, May 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 31, 2021

An informal service, open to all, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting. For the Zoom link, please contact Gordon Glenn at gaglenn@prodigy.net to be added to the Lay Led Service list. For those 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 iPad or iPhone, you can download a Kindle App from the iTunes Store and…

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Spring Forward – Virtual Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, May 1 @ 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. Evening Line Up 7:00 pm PRE-EVENT ZOOM OPTIONS VIP Reception…

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Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon

Sunday, May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

The University of Chicago excavations at the ancient mound at Megiddo—biblical Armageddon—yielded stunning discoveries in the 1920s and 1930s that transformed our understanding of the ancient world. Their expedition made headlines around the world, unearthing biblical-era monuments including gates, palaces, stables, and temples, along with gold and ivory treasures. In this illustrated lecture, which is based on his new book published by Princeton University Press, Eric H. Cline, a professor of classics and anthropology and director of George Washington University’s…

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“Kreplach & Dim Sum: Yes, There are Jews in China” led by Robyn Helzner

Sunday, May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for a fascinating evening with the perfect blend of music, education, and entertainment! Celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China LIVE via Zoom! Through lively stories, photos, videos, and music, Robyn Helzner shares an irresistible enthusiasm for both the ancient and modern Jewish communities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Kaifeng. Robyn served as the Cantor for the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong and officiated at the first Bar Mitzvah ever held in Beijing. For a…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, May 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

San Diego, CA United States

Start your week off on a positive note. Join Katey Lindley, Director of Caring Community, every Monday morning at 9:00 am  on Zoom with your favorite morning wake-up beverage, as we explore Jewish quotes, humor and blessings. What could be bad? No fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. RSVP just once to receive the Zoom link and password.

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RS Teacher Appreciation 5781

Tuesday, May 4
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The Parent Connection is collecting money for Teacher Appreciation!  In these unprecedented times, our teachers have worked so hard to engage our children in a meaningful way.  We hope that you will join with us in our thanks, and donate money. We plan to purchase gift cards for our 13 wonderful teachers, 5 administrative staff and 67 Madrichim. In order to do this, we have a lot of money to raise! We deeply appreciate everyone's participation; the suggested donation is…

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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, May 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 15, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join our Rabbis for a musical morning filled with song and prayer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Tuesdays 2021, 10-10:30 am: January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1 Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdumqrDopHdxVb_KD2RCPkfEFHa13S6vO Zoom ID: 857 1022 1378; Password: havdalah  

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“Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah: The World is a Gateway” led by Rabbi Marty Lawson

Tuesday, May 4 @ 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, June 1, 2021

Zoom CA United States

Dates: Tues., April 27, May 4, 11, 25, and June 1, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:30am The study of Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah is marked by a unique challenge.  On one level, the material is easy to grasp.  This is due to the fact that the insights which Kabbalah introduces are spiritual in nature.  Each of us has the capacity to know the world in a spiritual way. Yet, on another level, the wisdom of Kabbalah is extraordinarily elusive. Kabbalah addresses some…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 30, 2021

One event on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

Zoom CA United States
Free

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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Meir Shalev: An Intimate Conversation

Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT/ 1:00 PM EDT for a conversation between Rachel Korazim and Meir Shalev, one of Israel's most preeminent and popular novelists, about his influences, his writing and his approach to storytelling. Shalev’s work, which includes works for both children and adults, is saturated with love of man and nature and brings to the forefront the magic of everyday life. His novels chronicle the experience of the settlers in the Jezreel Valley in…

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Gems of the Talmud: 4-Part Master Class

Thursday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

The Talmud is full of rich aggadic stories that offer not only a window into the lives and times of the rabbis but narratives meant to teach us about our own lives. In this 4-part series, we'll touch on some of the lesser known Talmudic stories and mine them for their literary richness. From spurned dinner guests to miraculous ovens, from powerful leaders and the women who outsmart them, these stories are sure to delight, surprise, and perhaps even challenge…

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