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January 2022

Finding God in Nature and Torah: Exploring Psalm 19 (Rabbi Shai Held)

Sunday, January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Finding God in Nature and Torah: Exploring Psalm 19 Rabbi Shai Held Do we find God in the beauty and majesty of the natural world or in the power and delight of Torah? Do we discover a different kind of God in each place? What is the book of Psalms’ attitude towards nature worship? In this session, we’ll do an extremely close literary and theological reading of Psalm 19 (“The heavens declare the glory of God”), part of Pesukei DeZimra…

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February 2022

Wrestling with…. God, Torah, and Israel with Rabbi Nevarez

Tuesday, February 1 @ 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 15, 2022

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

Class meets Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 2022 10:00 am-11:00 am simultaneously in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center and on Zoom. Zoom Link to be provided to registrants prior to class. Join Rabbi Nevarez as he offers rich history and text to help us better understand the concept of wrestling within our tradition. Each session will offer a specific focus around our 3 pillars: God, Torah, and Israel. Session descriptions can be found below… Session 1: Wrestling with…. God (Feb.…

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The Ten Greatest Books in Jewish History

Tuesday, February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

We will NOT discuss the most critically acclaimed books, nor the best-selling Jewish books, but rather the 10 Jewish books (not including the Five Books of Moses) that have had the greatest influence on the Jewish people. We will explore the importance of each book and discuss some samples from each one. Finally, we will make some predictions about some contemporary books that may become classics Often described as America’s foremost Jewish genealogist, Arthur Kurzweil’s name has become synonymous with Jewish genealogical…

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DayTimers Book Club

Tuesday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 1, 2020

One event on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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DayTimers Book Club members share the wonder they discover "between the lines." Limited openings in the book club are available for newcomers interested in attending regularly and willing to lead book discussions. Men and women are welcome! This series is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. TO REGISTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfuigqzwvH9fA3C8PIwqTnsxyb2GzgiSM December 7, 2021—Gayle Wise—Salt on a Robin’s Tail: An Unlikely Jewish Journey Through Childhood, Forgiveness, and Hope—Andrea Kott February…

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Women of Beth Israel – Rosh Chodesh Adar

Tuesday, February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us virtually as we welcome the moth of Adar I, the happiest and most joyful month in the Jewish calendar. Together we will view the short film (18 min) Eddy's World, about an award-winning independent toy inventor in Los Angeles, who is still creating toys from his own ideas at age 100! A short discussion will follow. Rosh Chodesh events are a space for those who identify as female. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, February 2 @ 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, March 30, 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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Bereavement: Spiritual Healing through Psalms and Poetry with Rabbi Aliza Berk

Wednesday, February 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Virtual San Diego, CA United States

There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you.  We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Series is led by Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director 6 Wednesdays, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm beginning January 5th - February 9th…

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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, February 2 @ 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 Register your foursome if you are interested and we will have tables and coffee available for your enjoyment. Please join us if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player and do not have a partner. Space is limited. If you are interested, one member of your foursome should register on behalf of your group to reserve a table. No fee, but…

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Courageous Conversations: Don’t Check Your Identity At the Door – A Discussion with Brandy Shufutinsky

Wednesday, February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join our Beth Israel community for another chapter in our Courageous Conversations series. We are honored to host Brandy Shufutinsky and hear her story and wisdom firsthand. Brandy will guide us through the intricacies of her identity in conversation with Rabbi Nevarez. A highlight will feature a discussion on their viewpoints on Ethnic Studies Model Curriculums, followed by a Q&A. Brandy Shufutinsky is a social worker, writer, researcher, and advocate. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of…

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Master Poetry Class with Dr. Rachel Korazim: “Shirim BeAshdodit: The Poetry of Sami Chetrit”

Thursday, February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

In the newly established state of Israel in the 50s and 60s of the previous century Jewish immigrants from Arab countries were met with hostility and degradation by the majority of Israeli society. Sami Chetrit, in his poems, portrays the identity conflicts these immigrants encountered and the ways the Arab-Jewish identity is still a complex model in modern Israel (though much more present and expressed in recent years by poets, philosophers, and artists in the Israeli cultural space). Join us for…

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Israel’s English-Language Media and its Jewish-American Readers

Thursday, February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join the MGSDII’s Latest Visiting Professor, Gilad Halpern, for a Discussion on Israel’s Booming English-Language Media Industry Over the last few decades, the media industry has suffered a tremendous blow. Decline in trust, the collapse of a once-robust business model, and the proliferation of social media have all turned the traditional media into a shadow of its former self. In contrast, Israel’s initially tiny English-language media has grown exponentially. What are the factors behind this growth, and how does it…

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Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Thursday, February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 7, 2022

One event on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm

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

Thursdays, October 14, 2021 – April 7, 2022 (no class Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2021 / Feb. 24, March 17, 2022) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. Friday, May 6, 2022, Adult B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat at 6:15 p.m.) YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS….  Did you:  Miss out on becoming a Bar or Bat mitzvah as a child?   Recently convert to Judaism and are looking for your next learning opportunity?   Interested in learning Hebrew and learning Judaism’s basic tenets to participate in…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, February 3 @ 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, April 7, 2022

One event on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm

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

Thursdays, October 7, 2021 – April 7, 2022 (no class Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, 2021 / Feb. 24, March 17, 2022) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.) Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel members $225 per individual, $250 per couple*; Nonmembers $275 per individual, $300 per couple*. The fee includes books and…

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Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, February 4 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 10, 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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Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, February 5 @ 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 2, 2022

Beth Israel and Zoom, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Torah Study will be virtua ONLY on Zoom continuing at 9:00 a.m.. You can connect via your computer or telephone using Zoom. You can register just once for all future sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJcqc-GhqzIswQYDIgFGeKY4EgkXp7tauAT 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, ethics, sociology…

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Virtual Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, February 5 @ 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, June 25, 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. 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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Member Meet Up: Hike – Calavera Lake in Carlsbad

Sunday, February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Diego, CA United States

Host- Theo Romain Join us at 9:30 am as we hike around Lake Calavera and go to the top of Cerro de la Calavera for some nice views. Along the way we'll talk a bit about the history and unique geology of the preserve. The hike is between 3 and 4 miles. The hike up the volcanic plug is a gain of around 500 feet. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing consistent with the weather. Bring some water and any…

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11th Annual Love of Israel Brunch

Sunday, February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Diego, CA United States

Jewish National Fund-USA Invites You to the 11th Annual Love of Israel Brunch   Sunday, February 6, 2022 Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier 1000 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101   Check-In | 10:00 am Main Event | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Followed by a Major Donor Reception* and Young Professionals Afterparty Indoor/Outdoor Venue • Certified Kosher *Major Donor Reception is open to all donors giving $5,000+ and JNFuture Root Society Members (ages 22-40) giving $1,000+ to the…

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Digging Deeper: How Archaeology Works

Sunday, February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

An internationally renowned archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Prof. Eric H. Cline has conducted fieldwork from Greece and Crete to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Drawing on his new book, Digging Deeper (Princeton University Press, 2021), Cline answers questions archaeologists are most frequently asked: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? This lecture will be filled with insights and practical advice about how archaeology…

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Wrestling with…. God, Torah, and Israel with Rabbi Nevarez

Tuesday, February 8 @ 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 15, 2022

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

Class meets Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 2022 10:00 am-11:00 am simultaneously in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center and on Zoom. Zoom Link to be provided to registrants prior to class. Join Rabbi Nevarez as he offers rich history and text to help us better understand the concept of wrestling within our tradition. Each session will offer a specific focus around our 3 pillars: God, Torah, and Israel. Session descriptions can be found below… Session 1: Wrestling with…. God (Feb.…

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