Beth Israel’s clergy and staff are committed to supporting the Jewish community even when we cannot be close to each other physically. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We are offering virtual services, Torah study and different programming opportunities in order for you and your children to remain connected to Jewish community and Torah during this unprecedented time.
Stay up to date with other announcements, live streaming and upcoming virtual events on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

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Upcoming Events

Mon 29

Who Really Won at Chanukah? The Greeks or the Jews

Monday, November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 30

Virtual Chanukah Zentangle: A Guided Meditative Doodling Experience

Tuesday, November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 30

Paradigm Shifts: Israel, History, Education

Tuesday, November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dec 01

Morning Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

Wednesday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Dec 01

Chanukah Candles, the Burning Bush and the Jewish People

Wednesday, December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dec 02

A History of the Talmud in Four Objects

Thursday, December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dec 02

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Thursday, December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 02

Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice

Thursday, December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 04

Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, December 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Dec 04

Shabbat Lay Led Service

Saturday, December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

***Disclaimer: These programs may be recorded and shared digitally beyond the event. If you prefer your image not to be shared, please disable your camera at the start of the Zoom event.

Lee & Frank Goldberg Family Religious School Resources:

Eemah’s Hebrew Helpers
Awhile back Eemah and her then madrichim (some of them are now our Religious School teachers!) taped her Hebrew Helpers Classes. Eemah and Hebrew Helpers come to pre-k -2nd grade.
Take a look at these videos and stay up with your Hebrew.

Other Virtual Learning Resources:

The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program is a community-wide endeavor committed to adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations. Their programs are all currently on Zoom and open to the public. To see their schedule, visit:

HUC Connect 2021:

The 92Y has an impressive archive of their past lectures on a variety of different topics. Check them out here

The Quarantine Book Club 

Online Siddur

Blessing for the Mitzvah of Putting on a Mask

ChaiFlicks, a streaming service, providing 100% Jewish and Israeli programming content direct to your home. Each new subscriber is given a FREE 30 day trial period.

Community Resources

Jewish Federation Link

CMS Sends Guidance to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations

Kaiser Permanente Appointments and Information

Food Delivery Resources during COVID-19

CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-300-4419

Resources for the greater Jewish community for you and your family:


Join Cara Freedman in a song session called Rhythm and Ruach 

BimBam: Shaboom! is an animated series for Jewish kids and the people who love them

PJ Library Family Activities
Many of you may already receive a monthly book from P.J. Library. They are an amazing resource! Their materials and activities begin with babies/toddlers and books grow with children through preteens.

PJ Library Listen  
You’ll find family-friendly story podcasts, sleepytime tunes, holiday playlists, dance mixes, read-alouds, sing-alongs – something for everyone with new featured content each month.

Have I Got A Story For You 
Produced by PJ Library, every episode of Have I Got A Story For You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and other ways keep the fun going.

KarBen Publishing has a link for freebies for families to access at home. Readers can also go to, click on the tab that runs along the top of the page called “free extras”, and then click on “free activity downloads” which includes coloring pages and other activities related to Kar-Ben books.


Ji Tap is a social platform which empowers Jewish families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own personalized interactive lessons and games on Jewish and Hebrew subjects. Kids can play hundreds of new games and activities shared daily by a worldwide community of Jewish educators and learners worldwide.


A Teen Support Guide To Navigating Coronavirus

Hanan Harchol – Food For Thought  
Check out these Food For Thought videos.  All of his videos are about different Jewish Values. Some themes covered are: Kindness, Envy, Faith, Humility, etc. These are great for family discussions. You  may have seen the exhibit a few years ago in the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the JCC.

Center for Israel Education  
Have you just returned from Israel, planning to go next year, or just want more information? Check out this website from the Center for Israel Education. Ken Stein, Founding President, has led many educational forums in San Diego. Through the use of primary sources- learn more about modern Israel.