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Jews and the Atomic Bomb

by Judith Fein

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The Surprises of Jewish and Polish Poland

The last thing I expected to find in Poland was a hot Jewish scene. I had to rub my eyes to believe what I was seeing. Travelers of all religions, ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities flocked to Jewish-related sites eager to explore a world that was all but eliminated when Nazi Germany murdered 3,000,000 Jews,… Read More »

The Jewish Millennial Project

There is plenty of conversation around the term “Jewish millennials” and what they want out of their jobs, their lifestyles, their philanthropy, their spirituality. A big focus of “the establishment” (older generations that hold positions of power in Jewish organizations) is how will this next generation of Jewish people embrace and engage with their Judaism,… Read More »

Suspension of Western Wall deal leaves Jewish leaders feeling betrayed

They’ve tried strongly-worded statements. They’ve tried private meetings with the prime minister. They’ve tried negotiations, protest and prayer. But for the past five years, despite broad internal consensus and consistent pressure, the American Jewish establishment has been unable to persuade Israel’s government to create an equitable space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall. The… Read More »

Lawmakers Urge Trump to Appoint White House Jewish Liaison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a White House liaison to the Jewish community. Reps. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., are asking members of Congress to sign a letter to the president. Rosen and Zeldin are Jewish. “While it is still… Read More »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Jun
23
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
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.
Jun
24
Sun
Women’s Connection: Mah Jongg & Games Day
Jun 24 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Chinese Lunch, Raffles, Prizes, Tarot Card Readings! Scrabble, Mexican Train, Mah Jongg Lessons, and Loteria also available. Bring your friends, enjoy the day and support a good cause

Jun
27
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Jun
30
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
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.
Jul
4
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Jul
6
Fri
LGBT Improv Comedy Festival
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day

Finest City Improv is partnering with San Diego Pride to bring you our 2nd annual LGBTQ Pride Comedy Festival, benefiting Pride’s LGBT youth arts program beneficiaries.

The festival features three days of LGBT related improv comedy teams, featured shows, workshops, yoga classes, parties and an all-star Lip Sync Battle Brunch. Finest City Improv, and the improv community in general, has offered a welcoming and safe environment for the LGBT community and this festival celebrates that shared pride!

Jul
7
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
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.