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Men’s Club Dinner Forum May 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Assistant Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel -“How to Translate Torah to the Next Generation.”

Beth Israel’s Men’s Club is pleased to announce that Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel. will be our guest speaker at the May 16 Dinner Forum. Rabbi Gimbel will discuss “How to Translate Torah to the Next Generation.” This program is open to the entire San Diego Community, both men and women. Temple or Men’s Club membership is not a requirement to attend. 

Rabbi Gimbel was ordained as a Rabbi after six years of study at the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, completing the rabbinic program as well as earning a Master’s in Jewish Education.  Rabbi Gimbel grew up in the Reform Jewish world, attending Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Camp Newman/Swig and URJ Kutz Camp, and served as the Religious and Cultural VP on the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Board. He edited Birkon Mikdash M’at – NFTY’s Bencher used by the Reform Movement. 

He is also a song leader, serving as Head Song Leader at URJ Camp Newman/Swig (’06-08) and worked with dozens of communities throughout California. He graduated from UC Davis with a major in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies in 2008 and was the Youth Director at Congregation Beth Israel from 2008 until his admission to The Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR ) in 2011.  

During his time at HUC-JIR, he wrote, produced, and directed “The Book of Purim” (A parody of “The Book of Mormon”), and “Hatikvah,” a documentary which explores the nuances of our shared anthem. His capstone project was “TXTing The Text,” which began the creation of a new translation of the Torah into colloquial, teen English.

Rabbi Gimbel also served as the Student Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel (Redding, CA), the Student Rabbi and Music Director at Congregation Kol Ami (West Hollywood, CA), and the Rabbinic Intern at Beth Israel. He also released 3 studio albums of original Jewish music featuring songs that have become standards at dozens of synagogues.   

A buffet dinner will be served at approximately 6:30 pm. The dinner fee is $15.00 with an RSVP and $18.00 without registering in advance. You can RSVP below. If you wish to register via telephone, contact us at 858-900-2598, or send us an email at cbimensclub@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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