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April 2024

Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

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

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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Erev Shabbat Family Services

Friday, April 12 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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 (YouTube).

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Shira Chadasha Services

Friday, April 12 @ 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 Sunday, June 30, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for our Shira Chadasha Services (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 In Person (no livestream available) service takes place every 2nd Friday of month at 8:30 pm. Your core band members are Buddy Voit, Andy Mayer, Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel, Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein, Heidi Gantwerk, and Sebastian Mayer,…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, April 13 @ 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 28, 2024

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 visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf--gqTgpE9Ey74eFhwi60yVUeUNpsp14 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, April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

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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Member Meet Up: Knitting and Crocheting for Caring Community

Sunday, April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 8 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us on the Social Hall Patio at Beth Israel to knit and crochet items for Caring Community. We will supply the yarn and knitting needles, just bring yourself! If you need to freshen up your knitting or crocheting skills, Netanya and Melanie have offered to provide some direction, but you should have some familiarity with knitting already. Please RSVP below as space is limited to 12 folks. Once you register, we will provide you with details on where to…

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What did Abraham have to do with the Abraham Accords?

Sunday, April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Zoom CA United States

While the political motivations for Arab states to normalize relations with Israel are well known, this session looks at the religious-cultural language around the Abraham Accords. Was this just branding, or a real attempt to rewrite the script of Arab-Jewish relations? And what will be the fate of all this following the Israel-Hamas war? Toby Greene is visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre and a lecturer in the Department for Political Studies at Bar Ilan University. He is a…

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Sunday, April 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Saving the world - one cookie at a time! April 14, 11:30am-1:00pm Join the Justice League as we help out Beth Israel's Caring Community by baking cookies! We'll also be making bracelets and cards for local organizations promoting literacy for young children. This program is for 6th and 7th graders only. Please note that the recipe will include wheat and dairy ingredients, so those with allergies should plan accordingly. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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Southern California Gathering of Czech Torah Scrolls That Survived the Holocaust

Sunday, April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831 United States

Southern California Gathering of Czech Torah Scrolls That Survived the Holocaust In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, the Southern California Jewish Community will honor the legacy left by our ancestors and dedicate our actions to protecting the words contained within the scrolls on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Tikvah located 1600 N. Acacia Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831. Beth Israel's Memorial Scrolls Trust  Our community is privileged to have received on…

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Rachel’s Women’s Center 2nd Sunday Dinners

Sunday, April 14 @ 4:15 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 4:15 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sunday, June 9, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Beth Israel's Social Action Network invites you to help us prepare dinner for 28-32 hungry, homeless women from Rachel's Women's Center. You can sign-up for one or more slots/dates here. Please bring your prepared food in a disposable container to the lower parking area near the CBI guard station. If the gate is locked, just park on the street in front of gate and we will find you. One volunteer will collect all the prepared food at the Beth Israel…

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Cooking with Caring Community: Passover Flourless Chocolate Cake

Monday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

Join us for another wonderful evening of Cooking with Caring Community. Hostess, Ava Kurnow, has tested three amazing recipes for your Passover table and has come up with a very simple and delicious flourless Chocolate Cake. Buy the ingredients below and get ready for a very fun evening with an educational component on Passover eating! Ingredients: • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped • 6 large eggs, separating yolks…

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Member Meet Up: Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong

Tuesday, April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong Hosts: Randy Savarese and Iloo Gruder Tuesdays, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Make new friends! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to play Mahjong. All levels are 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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Artifacts of Identity Exploring Jewish Material Culture Through Time

Tuesday, April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

When we think about archaeology, we think, of course, about antiquity. But Jews in all times in places lived in communities surrounded by the material culture – the architecture, the furnishings, the clothing, and the artifacts– of their time. Join Professor Marc Michael Epstein for a deep dive into Jewish spaces places, clothing, and the material remains of daily and synagogue life— of Jewish “stuff“ throughout the ages. How should we go about digging for clues in this vast array…

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WRJ Says Stop Webinar: Bringing the Conversation Home

Tuesday, April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States
Free

This event is open to all members and guests who identify as female. REGISTER .

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Conversational Hebrew Course – Tomer Osman

Tuesday, April 16 @ 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, April 16, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$75 – $90

Previous class students and new students are welcome. This course is for Hebrew beginners and intermediate levels, no writing skills are necessary. The class will meet on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 26, and April 2, 9 and 16. Students participating in this course will learn the following: • How to use tools available on the internet to properly translate, conjugate and pronounce Hebrew. • Translate English greetings and basic sentences into Hebrew and incorporate them into daily conversations. • Basic…

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Men’s Club Dinner Forum with Louis Frankenthaler, IRAC: Fighting for a Jewish and Democratic Israel – in Times of War and Peace

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$20

 Please join for the Men's Club Dinner Forum on Wednesday, April 17 for dinner and socializing followed by our featured speaker, Louis Frankenthaler, IRAC. There is also a Zoom option for those unable to attend in person. The Israeli Religious Action Center (IRAC) is dedicated to securing civil rights for a democratic, just and egalitarian Israel based on Israeli law and Jewish tradition. IRAC’s ongoing efforts focus on: • Advancing freedom of and from religion, and ensuring equal status for…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 25, 2026

Zoom San Diego, 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 Mindful Methods…

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CBI Israel Solidarity Trip Informational Meeting

Wednesday, April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Please join us for an enlightening meeting via Zoom, where we will explore the extraordinary highlights of our upcoming Israel Solidarity Trip. From meeting with organizations at the forefront of relief efforts following October 7, to visiting archeological sites and delving into the rich history of iconic landmarks. Our journey promises profound experiences: the privilege of witnessing the resilience of the Sha’ar HaNegev community, engaging with Israeli government agencies to gain insights into present-day issues, volunteer opportunities, and connecting with…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 19, 2024

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

Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Thursdays, October 19, 2023 to Friday, April 12, 2024 (No class November 23; December 21, & 28; February 22) Learners Shabbat Service - Friday, February 16 @ 6:15 pm Graduation Shabbat Service - Friday April 19 @ 6:15 pm This course is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Jewish belief and practice and become more…

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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom CA United States

Are you a reader looking to connect with others and discuss great literature? Join our monthly book club! We welcome adults of all ages to come together and engage in thought-provoking discussions about a diverse range of books. Whether you’re a seasoned bookworm or a newcomer to the reading scene, we encourage you to join us for an enjoyable and enriching experience. Sources for 2023-2024 Book Lists There is no fee, but please RSVP below for planning purposes. After registering,…

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