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9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
858 535 1111 www.cbisd.org

November 2018

Jewish Art from the Tabernacle to Chagall: Evolution of Jewish Imagery Through the Generations

Tuesday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$25 – $35

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, and 20, 2018 @ 10:00am-11:30am (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center Artist and Educator Jane Lazerow holds an MFA from UCSD and has had her art exhibited throughout San Diego since the early 1980's. Her unique shared expertise of art and Judaism is the key that unlocks how she will share with us the evolution of Jewish imagery through the ages. She herself paints ancient stories and myths, biblical narratives, and personal dramas with a…

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No Religious School – Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, November 25 @ 12:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Wednesday, November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

This year marks the 38th year we have a shared interfaith service on Thanksgiving Eve with First United Methodist Church (2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108). The service will be held at Beth Israel this year. One of the Methodists will speak and our combined choirs will sing. A reception will follow the service. FOOD DRIVE FOR MAMA’S KITCHEN Together with the First United Methodist Church, we will collect food at the Thanksgiving Eve worship to benefit Mama’s…

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, November 23 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, November 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspiring service open to all and featuring Beth Israel's Chai Band. Followed by an oneg. Located in our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, except during the summer and other dates as noted. Our Friday Erev Shabbat Schedule is as follows: 1st Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Young Family Service 2nd Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Teen and Youth Choir and Band 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service 4th Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth Israel’s Chai…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, November 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, November 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, November 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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AIPAC Trip Meeting – 12th Grade and Parents

Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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BIBS: Beth Israel Babies Class

Wednesday, November 28 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $10

Welcome to the Wonderful World of BIBS! Beth Israel Babies is a lively, multi-faceted program for young children ages 3 months through 2 years of age. This class combines developmentally appropriate AND stimulating activities for children, while providing a supportive environment for parents. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for the children and supportive, informative classes for the parents. We hope to create a lasting group of parent friendships, with children of similar ages. Our…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Light Up Your Chanukah

Thursday, November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Join us to create your own memorable Chanukah celebration, one of the most joyful holidays of Judaism! Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach you how to do it yourself (DIY) in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop. No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, November 30 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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6th and 7th Grade Camp

Friday, November 30 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, December 2 @ 12:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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December 2018

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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TK-6th Grade Religious School Chanukah Program

Sunday, December 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Religious School celebrates Chanukah with special activities during the Religious School day.

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Soul Sunday – MEDITATE ON THE SH’MA with Rabbi Solomon

Sunday, December 2 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

MEDITATE ON THE SH’MA 9:15 – 11:15 AM Foster Family Chapel Join Rabbi Solomon as we dive into the six central words of Jewish prayer, theology and practice. We’ll learn, sing and sit together, coming into our breath and into our hearts. No prior meditation experience necessary; all levels/styles of mediation welcome.. Feel free to bring a cushion if you’d like. Hosted by Lori Shearer & Cindy Schairer. Please RSVP online by November 29.

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Social Action Night (High School)

Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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BITY students conduct a special evening of social action learning for their high school peers.

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Mussar: Dedication to Oneself

Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

Tuesdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2018 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center How do you become a better person? Most of us know the traits to which we ought to aspire. The question is, how do we translate whatever our values are into the life that we actually live? Does Judaism offer a path which focuses on internally purifying the heart as well as externally governing particular behaviors? To this question, Jewish spiritual tradition has…

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BIBS: Beth Israel Babies Class

Wednesday, December 5 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $10

Welcome to the Wonderful World of BIBS! Beth Israel Babies is a lively, multi-faceted program for young children ages 3 months through 2 years of age. This class combines developmentally appropriate AND stimulating activities for children, while providing a supportive environment for parents. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for the children and supportive, informative classes for the parents. We hope to create a lasting group of parent friendships, with children of similar ages. Our…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, December 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Shabbat Dinner for Young Families & Chanukah Celebration

Friday, December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $13

Let's celebrate Chanukah with our Beth Israel community. We will eat a family-friendly dinner, then join the congregation for a Chanukah lighting ceremony in the Price Family Courtyard at 6 pm, followed by acelebratory Shabbat/Chanukah service in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary at 6:15 pm. Oneg desserts & latkes to follow the service along with Israeli dancing for all! Shabbat Dinner for Young Families @ 5:30 pm Chanukiyah lighting @ 6 pm Shabbat/Chanukah Service @ 6:15 pm

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Chanukah Celebration

Friday, December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Chanukah at Beth Israel is going to be one big celebration this year! We hope you can join us. We will have something for everyone! 5:30 pm         Shabbat Dinner for Young Families (RSVP HERE) 6:00 pm          Chanukiah lighting 6:15 pm          Celebratory Shabbat service 7:15/7:30 pm  Special oneg with latke bar 7:15-7:30 pm  Israeli dancing with Yoni Carr  

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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YG- BITY EVENT 12/8

Saturday, December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come join BITY for a great event on December 8th, details to come!   Any questions please contact Andres Geurts-Barreto (858) 900-2552 or agb@cbisd.org

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Consecration

Sunday, December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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  First Grade Religious School classes celebrate the formal beginning of their lifelong Jewish study. First Graders and their families arrive at 9:00 AM for pictures and to prepare. The service will begin at 10:30 AM in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary. A casual luncheon follows - please RSVP below for all members of your family who will be attending.  

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YG- J2 goes to Lasertag 12/9

Sunday, December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come join all of your J2 friends for an afternoon of laser tag on December 9th. All participants are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge after Religious School, lunch will be provided(Rubios)! In comments please specify: Any food allergies, and preference: Quesadilla, Bean and Cheese Burrito, Bean Burrito. Any questions please contact Andres Geurts-Barreto (858) 900-2552 or agb@cbisd.org  

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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Mussar: Dedication to Oneself

Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

Tuesdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2018 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center How do you become a better person? Most of us know the traits to which we ought to aspire. The question is, how do we translate whatever our values are into the life that we actually live? Does Judaism offer a path which focuses on internally purifying the heart as well as externally governing particular behaviors? To this question, Jewish spiritual tradition has…

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BIBS: Beth Israel Babies Class

Wednesday, December 12 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $10

Welcome to the Wonderful World of BIBS! Beth Israel Babies is a lively, multi-faceted program for young children ages 3 months through 2 years of age. This class combines developmentally appropriate AND stimulating activities for children, while providing a supportive environment for parents. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for the children and supportive, informative classes for the parents. We hope to create a lasting group of parent friendships, with children of similar ages. Our…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, December 14 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, December 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, June 14, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Feed your soul with contemporary music and prayer in this intimate and informal service open to all and followed by an Oneg. “The Sabbath is the presence of God in the world, open to the soul of humankind. God is not in things of space, but in moments of time.”  Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Mitzvah Mall

Sunday, December 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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YG- NOAR goes Ice Skating 12/16

Sunday, December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Come join all of your NOAR friends for an afternoon of Ice Skating on December 16th. All participants are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge after Religious School, lunch will be provided(Rubios)! In comments please specify: Any food allergies, and preference: Quesadilla, Bean and Cheese Burrito, Bean Burrito.   Any questions please contact Andres Geurts-Barreto (858) 900-2552 or agb@cbisd.org  

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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Mussar: Dedication to Oneself

Tuesday, December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

Tuesdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2018 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center How do you become a better person? Most of us know the traits to which we ought to aspire. The question is, how do we translate whatever our values are into the life that we actually live? Does Judaism offer a path which focuses on internally purifying the heart as well as externally governing particular behaviors? To this question, Jewish spiritual tradition has…

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BIBS: Beth Israel Babies Class

Wednesday, December 19 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $10

Welcome to the Wonderful World of BIBS! Beth Israel Babies is a lively, multi-faceted program for young children ages 3 months through 2 years of age. This class combines developmentally appropriate AND stimulating activities for children, while providing a supportive environment for parents. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment for the children and supportive, informative classes for the parents. We hope to create a lasting group of parent friendships, with children of similar ages. Our…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Men’s Club December 2018 Dinner Forum

Wednesday, December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Climate Change Awareness – IT’S TOO HOT ! Based on overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change and its effects, we must eliminate our use of fossil fuels and other activities which create greenhouse gases (GHGs).  This presentation on climate change awareness will be based on Al Gore’s approach to society’s response to climate change.  In this approach he emphasizes three aspects of this response: Must, Can, and Will. Our speaker on December 19 will be Robert Gilleskie, P.E., CEM, LEED…

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Jacqueline Gmach

Thursday, December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$5 – $8

DayTimers monthly programs are open to the whole community. Please RSVP below at least one week in advance or to Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org, 858 900-2516. Fee: $5 with RSVP, $8 without RSVP.

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Shabbat and Havdalah at Home

Thursday, December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

This workshop, led by Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein, will highlight the blessings, rituals, food, music and creative ideas for a joyous Shabbat and Havdalah in your home. No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, December 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Platt Youth-to-Israel Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Erev Shabbat Service, 3rd Fridays

Friday, December 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 17, 2019

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. Followed by an oneg. Located in our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, except during the summer and other dates as noted. Our Friday Erev Shabbat Schedule is as follows: 1st Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Young Family Service 2nd Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Teen and Youth Choir and Band 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service 4th Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth Israel’s Chai Band All Other Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev…

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College Gear Shabbat

Friday, December 21 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Please join us at Erev Shabbat Services as we welcome our Beth Israel College Kids ‘home’. Please wear your favorite College Gear (T-shirt, Sweatshirt and/or Kipah).

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, December 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Winter Break – NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Sunday, December 23, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, December 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, December 28 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, December 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Friday, May 31, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Welcome Shabbat with this inspiring service open to all and featuring Beth Israel's Chai Band. Followed by an oneg. Located in our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, except during the summer and other dates as noted. Our Friday Erev Shabbat Schedule is as follows: 1st Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Young Family Service 2nd Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Teen and Youth Choir and Band 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service 4th Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth Israel’s Chai…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, December 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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January 2019

A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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First Friday TRIBE Shabbat Gathering

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday, June 7, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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Encore Season Series with Gail Braverman, LMFT

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00am

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for four different sessions with Gail Braverman: Jan 10: Storymaking: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power of Story Mar 14: Redesigning the Life You Love: Building a Meaningful Future Apr 11: Mentoring: The Gifts of Giving and Receiving May 9: The Four-fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Teacher, Warrior, Healer and Visionary Fee for all 4 sessions: Non-member $90, Members $70 Individual sessions: Non-members $25, Members $20 Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 am @ Beth Israel Gail…

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DayTimers Movie Mavens

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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1:00 -- 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda No fee; Beth Israel members only "The Wife" Watching Glenn Close portray a woman who has given more to her marriage than she perhaps should have is like watching the fog lift from a stranded ski lift.  By the end of the movie, audiences can see what's going on clearly, but the view is still a little shocking. This role has set off Oscar sirens, as this year may be her turn. "Academy…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Synagogue Geography

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Beth Israel’s campus brings Jerusalem to San Diego.  The theme of the buildings can be summed up as community, connectedness, and holiness through its connection with Jerusalem.  The architect and his team felt it was very important to preserve the past while building the future.  They spent time in Jerusalem, studying how to bring the feel of our holy city to San Diego. Rabbi Michael Berk takes you on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about Beth Israel campus…

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10th Grade L’Taken Trip

Friday, January 11, 2019 - Monday, January 14, 2019
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed

Friday, January 11, 2019 - Saturday, January 12, 2019
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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We invite you to listen, learn, and explore together at our upcoming Scholar in Residence weekend with world renowned theologian and pioneer of Jewish mystical studies, Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed. Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is a professor of Jewish mysticism and Zohar in the department of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She received her degree from Hebrew University under the tutelage of Professor Yehuda Liebes. For the past two…

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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PS Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free – $13

PS Tot Shabbat & Dinner, January 11, 2019 Let's celebrate Shabbat with songs, prayers, a story & friends. A family-friendly dinner will follow the service. Shabbat Service @ 6 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner @ 6:30 pm

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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Friday, June 14, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Feed your soul with contemporary music and prayer in this intimate and informal service open to all and followed by an Oneg. “The Sabbath is the presence of God in the world, open to the soul of humankind. God is not in things of space, but in moments of time.”  Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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Shabbat Afternoon Service

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat and a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary.

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2nd Grade Family Education Day

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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. Just show up. Discussion topics depend on what participants wish to discuss. Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month. Refreshments served.

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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$85 – $105

Tuesdays, September 4, 2018 - April 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm (26 Sessions) Did not learn to read Hebrew when you were growing up? It’s not too late! Enrich your worship experience by reading the prayers in Hebrew and building a lexicon of Jewish words and phrases so that you can better understand their meaning. Each member of the class will receive their own special journal edition of our prayer book, the Mishkan T’filah, to use as their textbook. Fee includes…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Express Yourself · Art Therapy and Jewish Text · Writing  · Poetry and Prayer Join us for a series on a Holistic Approach to Bereavement. We will use artful ways to express, process and cope with loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, whatever your loss, it is personal to you. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Join one session or join them all. Space is limited.                                                                                 Bereavement through Our Own Voice: Dec 5, 12, 19 and Jan 2 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Jewish Educator, Chaplain and Spiritual Director. We will share stories of personal loss and also address the social, emotional, religious and spiritual dimensions of loss from a Jewish perspective using niggunim (songs without words), poetry, Jewish texts, and guided meditation. Bereavement through Expressive Art Therapy and Jewish Text: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Cost $90 (includes art supplies) Wednesdays @ 7 - 8:30 pm Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk and Natalie Sery Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist. Exploring grief and loss through Jewish text and various creative experiences, including collage, clay, music and land art. No previous art experience necessary. Come honor your own creative process. Bereavement through Writing: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27- Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Gail Braverman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Art Therapist, Certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader, Yoga instructor. Group members will explore a profound healing process through various expressive and creative writing experiences. Bereavement through Poetry and Prayer: March 6, 13, 20 (Erev Purim), 27 - Cost $60 Wednesdays @ 10:00 - 11:30 am Led by: Rabbi Aliza Berk. During this session, we will immerse ourselves into our ancient Jewish texts, modern poetry and other contemporary writings, focusing on the restorative power of poetry, psalms and personal prayer to heal our souls from personal loss.

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Beth Accomando

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$5 – $8

DayTimers monthly programs are open to the whole community. Please RSVP below at least one week in advance or to Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org, 858 900-2516. Fee: $5 with RSVP, $8 without RSVP.

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 22, 2019

One event on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:15pm

One event on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:15pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice Co-sponsored with Outreach Committee Thursdays, October 11, 2018 – March 22, 2019 (no class Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27, 2018 / Jan. 3, Feb. 14, March 21, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., except as noted.  Friday, February 15, 2019 Learners Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019  Outreach Shabbat service at 6:15 p.m. and catered graduation dinner at 7:30 p.m. Instructors: Beth Israel…

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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 20, 2019

One event on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 3rd Floor Rotunda Conference Room. No fee. See below for the scheduled meeting dates and books being read. New members are always welcome, and no reservation is required. Most book club selections are available in libraries or through online booksellers used or in paperback. Sept. 27: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish; An historical novel (600 pages) to be read over the summer. Presenter: Edith Kodmur Oct. 18: The German…

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Shvitz: Weekly Sweat Minyan

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Friday, happening 150 times

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Get your SOUL movin’ for the weekend with a blend of yoga and morning blessings led by Rabbi Solomon. Bring a yoga mat and a friend. All are welcome. No prior yoga experience needed. Location: Foster Family Chapel

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Erev Shabbat Service, 3rd Fridays

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday, May 17, 2019

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. Followed by an oneg. Located in our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary, except during the summer and other dates as noted. Our Friday Erev Shabbat Schedule is as follows: 1st Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Young Family Service 2nd Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Teen and Youth Choir and Band 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service 4th Friday of each Month: 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service featuring Beth Israel’s Chai Band All Other Fridays: 6:15 p.m. Erev…

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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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, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee, no reservation needed.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 6, 2019

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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An informal service, open to all, in the Foster Family Chapel, featuring prayer, singing and Torah discussion in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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