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February 2023

TRIBE Oneg

Friday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 19, 2023

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

TRIBE is for adults in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together. Meet, mingle, and celebrate Shabbat with your fellow TRIBESTERS! Join us for an oneg at 7:30 pm in the Foster Family Chapel. (Please note, TRIBE Oneg takes place immediately following Erev Shabbat Services, which begin at 6:15 pm in the Sanctuary.) Oneg features catered dinner, discussion, and dessert. We are always looking for new ideas! Do you have a hot topic you’d like to discuss? A quote you have found…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, February 18 @ 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 30, 2023

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, February 18 @ 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 30, 2023

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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Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Sunday, February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews aspires to be an agent of transformation that can move an entire society forward. Its mission is to recover the history of Polish Jews and transmit the legacy of the civilization they created to future generations. Winner of the 2016 European Museum of the Year Award, POLIN Museum features a multimedia narrative exhibition dedicated to the thousand-year history of Jewish life. The history of Polish Jews presented at POLIN Museum offers a…

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[New Date] 15th Annual Interfaith Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, February 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Balboa Park San Diego, CA United States
Free

This remarkable event brings people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds together for a wonderful morning of hands-on community service, fun and fellowship. Families are encouraged to participate together on this day of community work, suitable for all ages. NO PETS PLEASE. WHERE TO MEET AND PARKING: Meet in Balboa Park at President’s Way, in the first parking lot on the left. WHAT TO BRING: Water, work gloves, and pruning tools (if possible). Tools will also be provided. Lunch (optional) WHAT…

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Does the Bible Take the Bible Literally? Biblical Criticism of Religion with Rabbi Emeritus Michael Berk

Tuesday, February 21 @ 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, February 21, 2023

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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We tend to think of religion as how we relate to God; how we serve and think of God. In other words, religion is about rituals, rites, and praise of God. The Bible criticizes this understanding of religion. In this class, we will examine how the bible criticizes the temple rites and rituals and how we think of God. Session I: Do Rituals Protect Us? The Problem of Taking Religion Too Seriously Session 2: Does God Want our Praise? Session…

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The Bedouin and the Hebrew Bible

Tuesday, February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

Do Jews owe their relationship with the God of the Bible to the Bedouin populating Israel's Negev? That's the theory of Israel's foremost expert on the nomadic people of the Negev, an American Israeli who has spent the last four decades living among the Bedouin and researching them. Clinton Bailey posits that Moses, who fled Egypt into the ancestors of the Bedouin, adopted their way of life and their deity as his own before leading the Jews to freedom. Dr.…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, February 22 @ 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 28, 2023

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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Nosh & Learn: Mental Health and Herzog Hospital – Vision for the Future with CEO Dr. Jacob Haviv

Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Beth Israel is honored to host American Friends of Herzog Hospital in a special Nosh & Learn event featuring Dr. Jacob Haviv, CEO of Herzog Hospital. Join us for a special event where Dr. Haviv will speak about the important work being done at Herzog Hospital, Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, respiratory, mental health, and psychotrauma care, treatment, and research. Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital has 330 beds in the original building and has recently added another 270 beds with…

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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, February 22 @ 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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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, February 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, February 25 @ 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 30, 2023

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, February 25 @ 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 30, 2023

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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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, February 27 @ 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

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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DayTimers: Beginners Beading Workshop

Monday, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$40 – $50

This class offers an exciting and creative opportunity for beginners and anyone looking to make a stunning and elegant necklace in just a few hours. The class will guide you through the process of stringing beads onto wire, without the need for needles or thread. Each participant will begin with a 36-inch piece of wire, although the recommended length for most necklaces is about 22 inches. The class provides a bead board to design and size the necklace, as well…

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Jews of Argentina “They sowed seeds and harvested doctors”

Tuesday, February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

The Argentinean Jewish Community is the 6th largest in the world after Israel, the USA, France, Canada and the UK. The first Jewish communities in Latin America were Sephardic. What happened to those Jews during the Inquisition? Why, if Latin America was part of the Spanish Empire, is the Jewish Community in Argentina 80% Ashkenazi and only 20% Sephardic today? We are going to answer all these questions and many more during the first session of our Virtual Jewish Tour…

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March 2023

Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, March 1 @ 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 28, 2023

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, March 1 @ 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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DayTimers Movie Mavens: The Fabelmans (2022)

Thursday, March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Loosely based on Spielberg's childhood growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, from age seven to eighteen, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret, and explores how the power of movies help us see the truth about each other and ourselves. This spirited cinema discussion group is led by film guru Linda Levine. Like a book club, you’ll see the movie on your own and participate in the discussion by sharing your impressions. This event…

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Pink & Teal Hamentaschen Bake: Cooking with Caring Community with Sharsheret

Thursday, March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Join us for a Pink & Teal Hamentaschen Bake in collaboration with Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Not only will you be able to enjoy delicious hamentaschen, but you'll also be supporting a great cause. Everyone is welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family for a fun and meaningful event. Note: "BYOB: Bring Your Own Baking…

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