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April 2021

Volunteer at Rachel’s Women’s Center

Sunday, April 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 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

San Diego, CA United States

Rachel’s Women's Center provides overnight, emergency, short/midterm, safe and sober shelter for homeless women. Beth Israel is one of many organizations that brings and serves dinner to 32 women at Rachel's House. Beth Israel members and their family/friends have been involved with this project for over 20 years. Our goal is to ensure there are enough human resources on the second Sunday of every other month (and also Christmas night) to nourish the current residents of the day center and shelter, so…

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Women of Beth Israel: Rosh Chodesh Iyar

Sunday, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Happy Anniversary!!! Iyar is the one-year anniversary of our Rosh Chodesh events.  To celebrate, we are honored to welcome Rose Orlovich who will be leading us in the topic of Elevating the Everyday Moments. Rose Orlovich is the Director of Education at Beth Israel. She moved to San Diego after getting her second master's degree in education and she strives to keep Jewish values at the core of her lessons each time she teaches. Rose looks forward to getting to know more families…

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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, April 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 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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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, April 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 13, 2021

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday, December 27, 2021

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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Virtual Travel Adventure to Israel

Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm - Friday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
$50

Are you itching to travel? Looking for a change of scenery? Let’s go to Israel… virtually! Explore places you’ve never seen in Israel from the comfort of your own home while supporting Israel’s tourism industry! From the lush forests of the upper Galilee to the bustling sidewalks of Tel Aviv… From the vibrant innovation centers of the Negev Desert to the holy and ancient sites in Jerusalem… let Jewish National Fund take you to the frontiers of Israel’s northern and…

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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, April 13 @ 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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The “Jewish American Princess” on Screen: From Stereotype to Role-Model

Tuesday, April 13 @ 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 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, 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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Jewish History through Film: American Jewish Women Directors from Joan Micklin-Silver to Jill Soloway

Wednesday, April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Zoom CA United States

Wednesdays, March 31, April 7, and April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Although Jewish women have always been part of making American films as actresses and screenwriters, their entry into the ranks of directors has been slow.  Several notable Jewish female directors emerged on the scene in the 1970s who brought both a Jewish and feminist perspective to their films.  This lecture will profile these directors starting with the pioneers Joan Micklin-Silver (Hester Street and Crossing Delancey), Claudia Weil…

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The Passion, The Beauty, The Heartbreak: Israel Through Poetry and Music

Thursday, April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Born in Israel to American parents, Danny Maseng first came to the United States to star on Broadway in 'Only Fools Are Sad.' A playwright, actor, singer and composer, Danny has served as Evaluator of New American Plays/Opera-Musical Theater for the National Endowment for the Arts, as the Director of the Spielberg Fellowships for the FJC, as Spiritual Leader of URJ congregation Agudas Achim in NY and as Cantor of Temple Israel of Hollywood in California. Danny is most excited to now…

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Gail Gaspar “Carrying My Father’s Torch: From Holocaust Trauma to Transformation”

Thursday, April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Finding your place in a family tree that has only one branch, the other shorn by the Holocaust, is a tricky business. Gail Weiss Gaspar grew up believing that her worth was tied to busyness and productivity, with achievement and education prized above all other accomplishments. Keenly aware that her beloved father survived Auschwitz and the brutal environment of the Mauthausen labor camp, she silenced her suffering because nothing could match what he endured. Gail’s family had secrets, as all…

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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Zoom CA United States
Free

Monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. No fee. See below for the scheduled meeting dates and books being read. New members are always welcome, and no reservation is required. Most book club selections are available in libraries or through online booksellers used or in paperback. September 17, 2020: Racing Against History - with author Rick Richman attending and facilitated by Arnie Gass. October 15, 2020: Perfidy by Ben Hecht- facilitated by Catherine Hand. November…

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Preschool Shabbat

Friday, April 16 @ 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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Young Family Shabbat

Friday, April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Join us for another Young Family Shabbat Service led by our rabbis. We'll sing, pray, and hear a story. We know your lives are busy and the timing of every day changes. That's why some of these will be live, and others will be pre-recorded so you can participate when it works for your family. Watch it on our YouTube HERE.  

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Virtual Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, April 16 @ 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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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Friday, April 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 8, 2021

One event on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Zoom CA United States

All sessions are held virtually on Zoom until future notice.  Thursdays, October 15, 2020 – April 8, 2021 (no class Nov. 5, Nov. 26, Dec. 10, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, 2020 / Feb. 25, 2021) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, February 5, 2021, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021, 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,…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, April 17 @ 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, April 17 @ 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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J2 Event

Sunday, April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Save the date! Great things coming soon! 

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The Preservation of Jewish Monuments in Eastern Europe

Sunday, April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, April 25, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, and thirty years after the fall of Communism, how is the Jewish past being preserved and presented in Eastern Europe? In these three illustrated lectures Dr. Samuel Gruber reviews efforts in Eastern Europe by government and private agencies, institutions, and organizations to document, protect, conserve, and maintain Jewish historic and religious sites, especially synagogues, cemeteries, and Holocaust-related sites.  In the decades since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the quantity and quality of this work…

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