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January 2021

Virtual Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, January 9 @ 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

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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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, January 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 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, January 11 @ 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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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, January 12 @ 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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Holocaust Survivors in San Diego: Our Commitment and Our Responsibility

Wednesday, January 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Holocaust Survivors in San Diego:  Our Commitment and Our Responsibility presented by Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the Jewish Federation of San Diego County   Wednesday, January 27  |  12:00-1:15pm In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Jewish Federation of San Diego County as we explore the unique and dynamic needs of the 500 Holocaust Survivors who call our community home. The recent pandemic and stay-at-home orders have only deepened the needs of this…

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Wisdom in Isolation: A Study of Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel

Wednesday, January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Dates: Wed. January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am Pirkei Avot — a book which means “The Teachings and Wisdom of our Ancestors” — was codified during a short time after the expulsion from Jerusalem (the second time). During this period of figuring out their own “new normal,” the rabbis wrote down their words of wisdom, which we still study and use today. From humility to what happens when we do mitzvot to why b’nei mitzvah is at 13…

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Grief & the Healing Art of Writing

Wednesday, January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

San Diego, CA United States

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Join us for 6 sessions on Grief & the Healing Art of Writing.  Space is limited to 8 participants. Facilitator: Gail Braverman, LMFT, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists Facilitator, Yoga instructor Writing about emotional topics can bring improved physical and emotional well-being. Join us as we explore where grief is calling us…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Thursday, January 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 28, 2021

Zoom CA United States
Free

Thursday mornings from 10:00-10:40 am  (moved to Thursdays only for January) Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Thursday, January 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, March 31, 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 10:00-10:40 am   Give yourself the gift of calm. Join Julie for this grounding way to start the day and move from a place of fear to a place of calm. In these forty-minute mindfulness sessions, you will experience bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment. There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the…

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This Precious Life: A Reading of New Prayer Poetry by Liturgist Alden Solovy

Thursday, January 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for an intimate session with liturgist Alden Solovy, who will read from and answer questions about his new book This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine with Poetry and Prayer. A friend and frequent scholar at Beth Israel, Alden will share inside stories of his newest work. In This Precious Life, Alden presents prayers, poetry, and meditations inspired by encounters with God. The first part draws from divine moments in our sacred texts, mostly the Torah but also the Prophets…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 14 @ 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 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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Women of Beth Israel: Rosh Chodesh Shvat

Thursday, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Katey Lindley, Director of Caring Community, returns to Women of Beth Israel’s Rosh Chodesh for the month of Shvat.  Join us as, together, we explore a few significant moments in biblical history as they relate to the Month of Shvat and discover how those events are relevant in our lives today.  We will start with the first of the month and Moses’ translation of the Torah and conclude with Tu B’Shvat, a celebration of nature. Please bring a candle to light and…

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Preschool Shabbat

Friday, January 15 @ 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, January 15 @ 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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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 16 @ 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

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, January 16 @ 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

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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MiDor LeDor

Sunday, January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 7, 2021

San Diego, CA United States
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Shavua Tov Cafe

Monday, January 18 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 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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13th Annual San Diego Interfaith Community Event honoring MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom CA United States
Free

This remarkable virtual event will bring together people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a wonderful morning of community building, education, and camaraderie. As a community, we will learn from members of the Environmental and Climate Justice Committee (ECJ) with NAACP San Diego and NAACP North San Diego County. This esteemed panel will weave together the importance of the intersection between Martin Luther King's mission of justice and the impact of environmental and climate justice on a local and…

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Young Family Havdalah

Tuesday, January 19 @ 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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