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November 2022

TRIBE Oneg

Friday, November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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 on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 7:30 pm in the Activity Center. (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…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, November 19 @ 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 31, 2022

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, November 19 @ 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 31, 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. 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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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Aa celebratory service led by clergy and bar/bat mitzvah and open to all.

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From Andalusia to Cairo: The Life, Works and Thought of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (RaMBaM)

Tuesday, November 22 @ 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, December 6, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

Alas, it is impossible to overstate Moses Maimonides’ influence on Judaism.  At the height of the Islamic enlightenment, Moses was born (1138) in Cordoba, Spain to Maimon the judge.  His family fled a decade later when the tolerant Islamic regime was overthrown by a fanatic sect. Finally settling in Cairo, Maimonides served as physician to the Sultan, Saladin, during the Christian Crusades in the Land of Israel.  The product of high Islamic culture and deep Jewish learning, Maimonides transformed Jewish…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, November 23 @ 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, December 28, 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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Hassidus in Relationship to History, Tradition, and Reform

Wednesday, November 23 @ 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, November 23, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

Ḥassidus is a religious revivalist movement which began in Central and Eastern Europe during the eighteenth century. At its outset it captured the imagination of both the masses and the scholarly. Based both on esoteric kabbalistic principles and simple ideals of piety, Ḥassidus became one of the most influential forces in Eastern European Jewry throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. At the onset of World War II and the Shoah, although the movement was in decline, large communities of…

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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, November 25 @ 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 Friday, December 30, 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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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, November 26 @ 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 31, 2022

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, November 26 @ 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 31, 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. 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, November 28 @ 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 12, 2022

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Monday, December 26, 2022

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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ON CURATING Part 2 of “Art as Language” Series

Monday, November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States
Free

The museum curator is responsible for the care and interpretation of the museum’s collections. They develop exhibitions, educational programs and publications, and work with the media to promote the museum and its collections. Join us for a conversation between Tobi Kahn and accomplished curator Douglas Dreishpoon (an art historian, curator, author, and educator with special expertise in visual art from the mid- to late-twentieth century) as we explore topics such as the meaning of a curator’s process and role, their motivation and approach in…

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From Andalusia to Cairo: The Life, Works and Thought of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (RaMBaM)

Tuesday, November 29 @ 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, December 6, 2022

Zoom CA United States
Free

Alas, it is impossible to overstate Moses Maimonides’ influence on Judaism.  At the height of the Islamic enlightenment, Moses was born (1138) in Cordoba, Spain to Maimon the judge.  His family fled a decade later when the tolerant Islamic regime was overthrown by a fanatic sect. Finally settling in Cairo, Maimonides served as physician to the Sultan, Saladin, during the Christian Crusades in the Land of Israel.  The product of high Islamic culture and deep Jewish learning, Maimonides transformed Jewish…

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Startup Hebrew: Beginning with Alef to Tav with Rabbi Cantor Bernstein

Tuesday, November 29 @ 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, January 24, 2023

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$80 – $100

Learn the basics of modern Hebrew and Hebrew reading with Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein in this marathon 8-session course. This course is designed to give total beginners a thorough, intelligent, and enjoyable familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet and vowels. Rabbi Bernstein's bio can be found here: https://cbisd.org/about/clergy/ Class meets in-person only on Tuesdays, November 8, 2022 – January 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (No class on November 22, December 20 and 27, 2022, and January 3, 2023).…

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Jerusalem Rediscovered: New Archaeological Findings from Ancient Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

This program is made possible by MGSDII. The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) seeks to strategically promote, support and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration. The MGSDII is a network of Israel Studies programs on San Diego campuses including UC San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), CSU San Marcos (CSUSM), University of San Diego (USD) and Cal Western School of Law supported by a growing consortium of…

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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, November 30 @ 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, December 28, 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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Member Meet Up: Wednesday Afternoon Mahjong

Wednesday, November 30 @ 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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December 2022

The Nuts, Bolts, and Spirituality of Prayer with Rabbi Gimbel

Thursday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 15, 2022

Diverse Access (hybrid), 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $30

Join Rabbi Gimbel for a class that will cover both the depth and breadth of our Shabbat prayers. Together, we will uncover how we pray, why we pray each prayer, and what we are meant to get out of the t’filah (prayer) experience. We also will discover various musical and textual interpretations of our prayers, some you likely have never heard! This class is not just for beginners! All learners are welcome! Rabbi Gimbel's bio can be found here: https://cbisd.org/about/clergy/…

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The Book of Revolutions: The Battles of Priests, Prophets, and Kings That Birthed the Torah

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

Join us for a conversation about The Book of Revolutions: The Battles of Priests, Prophets and Kings by Rabbi Edward Feld, which tells in dramatic fashion, the epic saga of ancient Israel and illuminates the history behind the three legal codes in the Torah, which often conflict. Rabbi Feld and Rabbi Salkin will discuss Rabbi Feld's conclusion that the unknown editors of the Torah deliberately left those contradictory codes in the final text to emphasize that there is not a…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 1 @ 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, March 30, 2023

One event on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm

One event on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:15 pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$250 – $325

Thursdays, October 20, 2022 – April 21, 2023 (no class Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, 2022 / Feb. 23, April 6, and April 13, 2023) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted. (Friday, February 17, 2022, Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2023, Graduation Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m.) This series takes place on campus at Beth Israel. Audio recordings for missed sessions will be available by request. Instructors: Beth Israel Rabbis Fee: Beth Israel members…

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