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9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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January 2019

Erev Shabbat Service, 3rd Fridays

Friday, January 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend – NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Sunday, January 20
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, January 22 @ 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 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

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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Reform Responsa: Making Sense of New Realities – Rabbinic Answers to Contemporary Questions

Thursday, January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center Practicing Judaism and Buddihism: Can a family that practices both join a temple and enroll their child in religious school? Loyalty to One’s Company Versus Love for Israel: should someone who works for a company developing technology for countries at war with Israel inform the Israeli Consulate about what that technology? A Minyan via the Internet: Can we count people who are…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 24 @ 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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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, January 25 @ 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, January 26 @ 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 26 @ 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 26 @ 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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5th Grade Family Education Day

Sunday, January 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Soul Sunday – Hike

Sunday, January 27 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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TU B’SHVAT TREE POWER 9:15 - 11:15 AM Meet @ the front steps at Beth Israel Let’s get dusty! We will depart at 9:20 am sharp via carpool to our hike & return in time for religious school pick up at 11:15 am. Hosted by Sarah & Devon Callahan & Tammy Vener. Photo: Tu b’Shvat in Rosh Ayin, Israel in the late 1940s or early ’50s. RSVP online by January 24.  

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Platt Youth-to-Israel Post-trip Luncheon

Sunday, January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Platt Youth to Israel 5779 Post-Trip Luncheon

Sunday, January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our Youth to Israel class of 5779 join together with members of the Platt Family, our Youth to Israel benefactors, to share their experiences in Israel. Please indicate how many total members of your family will be attending, including the students. Loading...

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Mental Health First Aid for Teens

Sunday, January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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As a Caring Community, Beth Israel is committed to supporting our members with mental illness and their families and friends. This January, we are pleased to offer at Beth Israel a two-session Mental Health First Aid class. This class will be held on two Sundays, January 13 and 27, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no cost for Beth Israel teens age 16 and up. Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course (divided into two four-hour sessions) that…

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, January 28 @ 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, January 29 @ 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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Program Night (High School)

Tuesday, January 29 @ 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 learning for their high school peers.

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

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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Jewish Rescue Operations: Making Aliyah

Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

'He who saves a single life, saves the entire world.' Jewish Rescue Operations: Making Aliyah Join us for a fascinating evening of real-life stories of Jewish rescue operations from countries like Pakistan, Venezuela, and Yemen. Featuring: Arielle Di-Porto Director of Aliyah and Special Operations Jewish Agency for Israel JAFI Aliyah of Rescue Arielle Di-Porto, born in Morocco, made Aliyah at the age of 17, to study Arabic and Mathematics at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Shortly after moving to Italy…

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Reform Responsa: Making Sense of New Realities – Rabbinic Answers to Contemporary Questions

Thursday, January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center Practicing Judaism and Buddihism: Can a family that practices both join a temple and enroll their child in religious school? Loyalty to One’s Company Versus Love for Israel: should someone who works for a company developing technology for countries at war with Israel inform the Israeli Consulate about what that technology? A Minyan via the Internet: Can we count people who are…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, January 31 @ 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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February 2019

6th Grade Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, February 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our 6th Grade students have been diligently preparing to share their ruach with the whole congregation on Friday, February 1, 2019. Services will begin at 6:15, open to all!

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TRIBE Shabbat: First Friday Fiesta

Friday, February 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Meet, mingle, and celebrate Shabbat with your fellow TRIBESTERS! Join us on Friday, February 1 at 6:15 pm for an Erev Shabbat service, followed by a Mexican Fiesta Pot Luck Dinner with our TRIBE members in the Foster Family Chapel. Signature Drink: Shabbat Sangria (ole!) Desserts will be served at the end together to celebrate a beautiful Shabbat experience! TRIBE is for wild ones in their 20’s-40’s who Jew together. RSVP HERE.      

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, February 2 @ 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, February 2 @ 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, February 2 @ 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, February 2 @ 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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Religious School Maccabiah

Sunday, February 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, February 5 @ 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, February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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Reform Responsa: Making Sense of New Realities – Rabbinic Answers to Contemporary Questions

Thursday, February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center Practicing Judaism and Buddihism: Can a family that practices both join a temple and enroll their child in religious school? Loyalty to One’s Company Versus Love for Israel: should someone who works for a company developing technology for countries at war with Israel inform the Israeli Consulate about what that technology? A Minyan via the Internet: Can we count people who are…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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, February 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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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, February 9 @ 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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6th Grade Family Education Day

Sunday, February 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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6th Graders and their families spend a day learning together about their family B'nai Mitzvah journey.

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J2 Youth Group Event Feb 10th

Sunday, February 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for a fun J2 event with all your friends on February 10th, 2019. Stay tuned for updates!

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, February 11 @ 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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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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Erev Shabbat Service, 3rd Fridays

Friday, February 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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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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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Friday, February 15 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm 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 Morning Torah Study

Saturday, February 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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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, February 16 @ 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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PRAYER BOOK HEBREW MADE EASY! Level One: Beginner/Intermediate with Dr. Al Ray

Tuesday, February 19 @ 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, February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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People of the Book: The Impact of Fiddler on the Roof, the Diary of Anne Frank and Leon Uris’ Exodus on American Jewish Life

Wednesday, February 20 @ 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 6, 2019

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

Wednesdays, February 20, 27, and March 6, 2019 @ 10:00am-11:30am (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center   Throughout the 20th century, American popular culture on screen and in print played an important role in shaping American Jewish life and identity. Leon Uris’ Exodus, an epic tale of the founding of the State of Israel, offered a vision of Zionism that resonated with Americans. The class will explore its popularity and profound impact on American Jewish identity and American…

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Men’s Club Dinner Forum: Art of the Holocaust – Capturing Beauty, Brutality, Hope

Wednesday, February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Art of the Holocaust - Capturing Beauty, Brutality, Hope A unique lecture on a topic that is not commonly discussed in the context of the Holocaust - the art of the holocaust. Art is a powerful representation of the horrors, the hope, the anger and the hopelessness experienced by Jews during and after the holocaust. Through personal stories of victims, survivors and children artists, he will cover real examples of art created by them. We will observe and discuss how…

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Dr. Jamie Corroon

Thursday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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$5 – $8

Topic: “Medical use of Cannabis” It will characterize the current state of medical cannabis in California and across the country, including a review of the position of the FDA and DEA, as well as a review of relevant clinical research. About Dr. Jamie Corroon: Dr. Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH is the founder and Medical Director of the Center. Dr. Corroon is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, peer-reviewed clinical researcher and industry consultant with a focus on medical Cannabis. He is also a Post-Doctoral…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, February 21 @ 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, February 21 @ 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

One event on Thursday, February 21, 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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New Member Shabbat

Friday, February 22 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Join us for a special evening as Beth Israel welcomes new members who have joined in the past year. Everyone is invited! Come for the Erev Shabbat service and stay for the joyful oneg event following. There will be hearty appetizers and plentiful treats, and fun for everyone. This special oneg is sponsored by the Beth Israel Membership Committee. For more information contact Bethany Eisenberg, beisenberg@cbisd.org.

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Erev Shabbat Chai Service

Friday, February 22 @ 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, February 23 @ 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, February 23 @ 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, February 23 @ 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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Havdalah & Smores

Saturday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for a fun evening of Havdalah, dinner, activities, schmoozing and s'mores! 4:30pm Check in, hang with friends, play! 5:00pm Dinner 5:30pm Havdalah 6:30pm S'mores! Pricing tbd.  

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BITY Youth Group Event Feb 23rd

Saturday, February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for a fun BITY event with all your friends on February 23th, 2019. Stay tuned for updates!

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B’nai Mitzvah Date Setting Meeting

Sunday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Parents of students who will turn 13 in 2021 will meet to discuss many logistic details of the B'nai Mitzvah process, including date setting.

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NOAR Youth Group Event Feb 24th

Sunday, February 24 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Join us for a fun NOAR event with all your friends on February 24th, 2019. Stay tuned for updates!

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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, February 25 @ 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, February 26 @ 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, February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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People of the Book: The Impact of Fiddler on the Roof, the Diary of Anne Frank and Leon Uris’ Exodus on American Jewish Life

Wednesday, February 27 @ 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 6, 2019

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

Wednesdays, February 20, 27, and March 6, 2019 @ 10:00am-11:30am (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center   Throughout the 20th century, American popular culture on screen and in print played an important role in shaping American Jewish life and identity. Leon Uris’ Exodus, an epic tale of the founding of the State of Israel, offered a vision of Zionism that resonated with Americans. The class will explore its popularity and profound impact on American Jewish identity and American…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, February 28 @ 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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March 2019

First Friday TRIBE Shabbat Gathering

Friday, March 1 @ 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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5th Grade Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, March 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our 5th Grade students have been diligently preparing to share their ruach with the whole congregation on Friday, March 1, 2019. Services will begin at 6:15, open to all!

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, March 2 @ 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, March 2 @ 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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Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The Parent Association and our clergy team make and serve the best pancakes in town to show appreciation for our students, parents and teachers! No RSVP is required, but this is a before-school family event, so parents, please attend with your children!

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

Tuesday, March 5 @ 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, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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People of the Book: The Impact of Fiddler on the Roof, the Diary of Anne Frank and Leon Uris’ Exodus on American Jewish Life

Wednesday, March 6 @ 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 6, 2019

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

Wednesdays, February 20, 27, and March 6, 2019 @ 10:00am-11:30am (3 Sessions) in the Feuerstein Family Activity Center   Throughout the 20th century, American popular culture on screen and in print played an important role in shaping American Jewish life and identity. Leon Uris’ Exodus, an epic tale of the founding of the State of Israel, offered a vision of Zionism that resonated with Americans. The class will explore its popularity and profound impact on American Jewish identity and American…

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DayTimers Movie Mavens

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

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 "Green Book" A wonderful film that shows what good movie-making is all about. A great story, terrific acting, and outstanding direction... plus humor and poignancy. Tony, an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, is hired to drive Don Shirley, a sophisticated and world-class black pianist, on a concert tour through the Deep South in the early 1960s. Confronted with racism and danger as well as humanity and humor, they…

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Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, March 7 @ 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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Passover Step-by-Step

Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Experience the rituals, traditions, foods and music of Passover in this hands-on workshop led by Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein. Learn how to lead a Seder and take home a booklet complete with recipes and songs to use at 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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4th and 5th Grade Camp Weekend

Friday, March 8 - Monday, March 11
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Soul Food Shabbat

Friday, March 8 @ 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, March 9 @ 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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PS Prayers & Pancakes

Saturday, March 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Free

Saturday, March 9  Free Join us on Saturday morning for a Tot Shabbat with pancakes to follow! Songs, stories, and Shabbat joy- come one, come all. 9:30-10 am      Tot Service in the North Social Hall 10-10:30 am    Pancake Nosh to follow Free! Please RSVP here for planning purposes.

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Shabbat Lay Led Morning Service

Saturday, March 9 @ 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 Afternoon Service

Saturday, March 9 @ 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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Men’s Club Discussion Group

Monday, March 11 @ 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, March 12 @ 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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Taste of High School for 7th Grade

Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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The High School program in Religious School is a whole new experience. Our 7th Grade students and their parents are invited to join us for a typical Tuesday evening experience.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and allows time for parents to attend an information session while the 7th graders visit classes and learn more about attending as a High School student. No class will be held at 4:00 PM.  All students should attend at 6 PM. There is no charge,…

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A Holistic Approach to Bereavement & Loss through the Arts

Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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, March 14 @ 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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Erev Shabbat Service, 3rd Fridays

Friday, March 15 @ 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, March 16 @ 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, March 16 @ 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, March 16 @ 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, March 16 @ 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, March 19 @ 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, March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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

One event on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am

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

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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Purim Program

Wednesday, March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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All students in TK-6th Grade classes are expected to attend this fun-filled day of Purim learning! (Thursday classes will not be held, so Thursday students are expected as well.) Drop-off is at 4:00 pm. Families join their students at 5:30 pm for a Religious School Community Dinner. Dinner will be by reservation, or you may bring your own dinner. The all-congregation celebration and Purimspiel will follow.

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DayTimers Speaker Series: Jan Stiglitz

Thursday, March 21 @ 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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Adult Evening Book Club

Thursday, March 21 @ 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

One event on Thursday, February 21, 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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12th Grade AIPAC Policy Conference Trip

Friday, March 22 - Tuesday, March 26
Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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