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March 2024

“TRIBE DANCE FOR LIFE: A Tribute to the Re’im Israel Festival”

Saturday, March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$25

No Weather Woes- TRIBE Dance For Life Weather Plan! We are taking the party inside if it rains on Saturday! Final days to register for TRIBE Dance For Life. October 7th changed the lives of so many, and continues to shape us in unexpected ways. But part of our resilience, comes from sharing light, love, and joy with each other. So let's do that! Join us for the TRIBE Dance For Life: A Tribute to the Re'im Israel Festival. Spend the…

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April 2024

DayTimers Book Club: Love in the Archives by Eileen Vorbach Collins

Tuesday, April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Diego, CA United States

DayTimers Book Club members share the wonder they discover “between the lines.” Limited openings in the book club are available for newcomers interested in attending regularly and willing to lead book discussions. Men and women are welcome! This series is held in the Epstein Conference Room on the 3rd floor of Beth Israel. RSVP at least one week in advance to Randy Savarese at randybeth@aol.com. No fee (Beth Israel members only)

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Member Meet Up: Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong

Tuesday, April 2 @ 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 2 @ 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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Conversational Hebrew Course – Tomer Osman

Tuesday, April 2 @ 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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Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, April 3 @ 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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Questioning Belief Torah and Tradition in an Age of Doubt

Thursday, April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Do you firmly belief in God? Are all the stories in the Torah true? And are its laws still ethical today? If you are not sure, you are not alone… Join us for an enlightening online book launch event featuring Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum in conversation with Dr. Tanya White. In his groundbreaking new work, Questioning Belief, Rabbi Zarum tackles twelve challenging questions that confront the Torah today, delving into its narratives, laws, and beliefs with depth and nuance. Drawing upon…

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Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, April 4 @ 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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Young Families Shabbat Experience

Friday, April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, June 7, 2024

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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5:00 p.m. Young Families Shabbat Experience (in person only in the Foster Family Chapel) Welcome Shabbat with this service geared toward our youngest congregants, birth – 5 years old. Join us for singing, storytime, and welcoming Shabbat together.

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Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, April 5 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Friday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2024

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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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, April 6 @ 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 6 @ 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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Women of Beth Israel Rosh Chodesh: An Indoor Garden Party with Lesley Mills

Sunday, April 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$18

Please join us as we learn from our very own Lesley Mills. She will be discussing her book, Merlin’s Garden, and sharing some of her own original paintings. Come and see how nature has influenced her life and how it can brighten your own life as well. Lesley will share her creative journey through pictures and story-telling on gardening, animals and painting and how her experiences impacted her perspective on life. Lesley Mills became Executive Director for Beth Israel in…

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Lines of Resonance Unveiling the Poetic Tapestry of Contemporary Israel

Sunday, April 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

The calamity of October 7th had left Israel and the Jewish world in shock and despair. The unimaginable became our reality. As more details of the horror unfold, we find ourselves less and less able to talk about it. The expression most commonly used is מילים אין ein milim – No Words! And yet – there are those who struggle and find words to express pain and anger, despair and abandonment. In our session we will read and discuss poetry…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, April 8 @ 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

Zoom CA United States

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. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held via Zoom every second and fourth Monday of each month. Please RSVP via email to Marty Stern at mrstern847@gmail.com.

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Member Meet Up: Tuesday Afternoon Mahjong

Tuesday, April 9 @ 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 9 @ 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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Social Action Network Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom San Diego, CA United States

We invite you to join us for our 2nd Social Action Network meeting! New members are welcome to attend. At this meeting we will hear updates from leaders of our current projects as well as learn about new opportunities and ways to be involved. What is the Social Action Network? Our Social Action Network is designed to empower each and every congregant, providing a platform for you to initiate and execute programs both on and off our campus that resonate…

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Conversational Hebrew Course – Tomer Osman

Tuesday, April 9 @ 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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Navigating the Spring 2024 NYC Art Scene A Virtual Gallery Tour with Artist Tobi Kahn

Thursday, April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom CA United States

Join artist Tobi Kahn as he takes us on an exhilarating virtual Spring 2024 tour of multiple galleries in New York City. Throughout the tour we will view exhibitions, virtually meet artists, curators and art historians and hear about their perspectives on the works viewed. Participants will be introduced to what is new and important in the art world. The goal of the tour is for participants to view art critically. Tobi Kahn’s gallery tours were ranked #1 in New…

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