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December 2022

Gallery Hop in Chelsea and Tribeca

Thursday, December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join artist Tobi Kahn as he takes us on an exhilarating virtual tour of mulitple galleries in Chelsea and Tribeca featuring exhibitions of world renowned artists. Throughout the tour we will view exhibitions, virtually meet artists, curators and art historians and hear about their perspectives on the works viewed. Participants will be introduced to what is new and important in the art world. The goal of the tour is for participants to view art critically. Tobi Kahn’s gallery tours were…

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Antisemitism Today: A San Diego Town Hall with Mayor Todd Gloria

Thursday, December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive
San Diego,
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 30, 2023

One event on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:15 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$250 – $325

Thursdays, October 20, 2022 – April 21, 2023 (no class Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, 2022 / Feb. 23, April 6, and April 13, 2023) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, February 17, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2023, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.) This series takes place on campus at Beth Israel. Audio recordings for missed sessions will be available by request. Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel members…

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1st Grade Consecration Dinner & Services

Friday, December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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1st Grade Families, please join us for this unforgettable landmark in your child's Jewish life. A class photograph will be taken in the chapel at 5:00pm. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:15pm. Please join us for services in the Sanctuary at 6:15pm. RSVP below to let us know if we can plan to see you at dinner before the service!

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Erev Shabbat Family Service

Friday, December 9 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, December 9, 2022

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.

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Shira Chadasha service

Friday, December 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, June 9, 2023

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for our Shira Chadasha service (New Song), formerly known as Soul Food Shabbat, in the Foster Family Chapel. Replenish your soul with contemporary music and prayer in this intimate and informal service open to all and followed by an Oneg. This service takes place every 2nd Friday of the month at 8:30 PM. This service will be in-person only, it will not be live-streamed. Your core Band members are: Buddy Voit, Andy Mayer, Rabbi Jeremy Gimble, Rabbi Cantor Arlene…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 10 @ 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 31, 2022

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 clicking HERE. 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, December 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 31, 2022

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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NOAR Event (6th-7th grade)

Saturday, December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Bring on the games and get ready for a night out at Dave & Buster's! Game cards and food will be provided, but feel free to bring extra cash to continue on your play until the end. Parents, we are asking that you drop off and pick up your children's at the location provided: Dave & Buster's- 2931 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108  

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J2 Event (3rd-5th grade)

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Lego fanatics unite! We will be hosting a Lego robotics event -put on by The Whole Child Learning Company- where your child will get to explore, engineer and learn all about motorized mechanisms while creating their very own gear racers, spin top launchers, robots and gears. This event will be directly after religious school. Those who are in choir will join us after their rehearsal, and those who are not in choir will join us after school dismissal for lunch.

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Placing Jewish Ritual Stones at Veterans’ Graves

Sunday, December 11 @ 1:00 pm
Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Each year, thousands of volunteers across the country participate in the Wreaths Across America remembrance program to visit over two-thousand veteran and private cemeteries to place millions of remembrance wreaths atop the graves of our veterans.  Here in San Diego, our WWA committee has initiated a practice to honor and remember veterans of the Jewish faith with the custom of placing Jewish Ritual Stones atop the veterans’ gravesites. Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein will lead the opening ceremony for this meaningful…

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Volunteer at Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, December 11 @ 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:15 pm

One event on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 4:15 pm

One event on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 4:15 pm

San Diego, CA United States

Rachel’s Women's Center provides overnight, emergency, short/midterm, safe and sober shelter for homeless women. To sign-up for a volunteer slot, follow this link. Congregation Beth Israel's Women of Beth Israel and Social Action Committees invite you to help us feed 28-32 hungry, homeless women on the second Sunday of even-numbered months, at Rachel's Women's Center (plus Christmas Day!). We appreciate sign-ups for one or more slots/dates, as explained below. Our plans for the next dates & times, subject to the updates below, are: At the present time--All pickups…

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TRIBE @ Axe Thro Co

Sunday, December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Axe Thro Co, 4428 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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$35

Get ready for fun and friendly competition as you join TRIBE for an axe-throwing experience at Axe Thro Co! TRIBE is for adults in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together. Registration: $35 per person, includes snacks, axe throwing, and coaching. Space is limited, sign up today! EVERYONE MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOED SHOES, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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Member Meet Up: Second Sunday Dinner Meet Up

Sunday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm
Hennessey’s Tavern, 7811 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States

Member Meet Up: Second Sunday Dinner Meet Up Sunday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm Join your fellow Beth Israel members for vivacious conversation and delicious food our Second Sunday Meet Up! This event takes place on Sunday, December 11 at 6:00 pm at Hennessey's Tavern in La Jolla (7811 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037). Please RSVP by Friday, December 2nd: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48aaaf2ca5fb6-second1 For questions, please contact Karen Horn, at karenghorn@gmail.com.  

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, December 12 @ 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 until Monday, December 12, 2022

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday, December 26, 2022

San Diego, CA United States

The purpose of the Men's Discussion Group is to create a forum for men who are members of Beth Israel to virtually meet together, enjoy camaraderie and to discuss relevant issues. Participation is not limited to  Beth Israel members.   There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

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The Festival of Darkness: On the Primordial Origins of Chanukah

Tuesday, December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

Why do all religions have a holiday in the dead of winter? When was the first Chanukah ever celebrated? And how does this explain the talmudic debate over the candles we light? Exploring the most mythic of Jewish holidays through the Bible and Apocrypha, Talmud and New Testament. Gila Fine is a teacher of Aggada at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, exploring the tales of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis, and pop-culture. She is also a faculty…

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Startup Hebrew: Beginning with Alef to Tav with Rabbi Cantor Bernstein

Tuesday, December 13 @ 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, January 24, 2023

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$80 – $100

Learn the basics of modern Hebrew and Hebrew reading with Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein in this marathon 8-session course. This course is designed to give total beginners a thorough, intelligent, and enjoyable familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet and vowels. Rabbi Bernstein's bio can be found here: https://cbisd.org/about/clergy/ Class meets in-person only on Tuesdays, November 8, 2022 – January 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (No class on November 22, December 20 and 27, 2022, and January 3, 2023).…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, December 14 @ 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, December 28, 2022

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

One event on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Wednesday, December 29, 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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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Wednesdays, starting October 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3pm to play Mah jongg. All levels welcome. If you would like to watch and learn, just let the organizer know you will be watching. Space is limited. No fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes.

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The Nuts, Bolts, and Spirituality of Prayer with Rabbi Gimbel

Thursday, December 15 @ 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, December 15, 2022

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $30

Join Rabbi Gimbel for a class that will cover both the depth and breadth of our Shabbat prayers. Together, we will uncover how we pray, why we pray each prayer, and what we are meant to get out of the t’filah (prayer) experience. We also will discover various musical and textual interpretations of our prayers, some you likely have never heard! This class is not just for beginners! All learners are welcome! Rabbi Gimbel's bio can be found here: https://cbisd.org/about/clergy/…

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