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IN THE MAGAZINE

“The Vietnam War”

Diversions, September 2017
by Brie Stimson

The Family that Plays Together Stays Together

Getting to know the Wingard family and three generations of artistic endeavors
by Pat Launer

The Teaching Bench

Living on the Front Page, September 2017
by Andrea Simantov

FROM THE ARCHIVE

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

Oct
25
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm

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

Oct
26
Thu
San Diego Innovation Showcase
Oct 26 all-day

Spend a day getting to know one of the world’s most dynamic innovation hubs.

Attend a one-day technology showcase

Discover breakthrough inventions

 Meet early-stage companies

Explore commercial collaborations

 Learn about investing and licensing opportunities
San Diego Innovation Showcase
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all innovators! The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) invites you to join us at the Innovation Showcase, featuring for the first time together, the innovation pipeline of eight top-notch academic research centers (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Spawar and J Craig Venter Institute). Find investment or partnering opportunities with startups, learn about commercialization success stories and discover early stage technologies arising from inventions made at the academic centers in four different tracks: 1. Healthcare/Diagnostics 2. Software/Electronics 3. Materials/Engineering and 4. Cleantech

Oct
28
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Oct 28 @ 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.
Art After Dark: Dia De Los Muertos
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, this party will feature spooky good libations, art-making activities, and musical experiences. Come in costume or just as you are, and bring a friend to get a scary good discount on tickets. This much-loved event sells out quickly—so buy tickets well in advance. Must be 21+ to attend.

Nov
1
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

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

Nov
2
Thu
The Men’s Event
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy beer, BBQ and brotherhood with this special event featuring David Horovitz, Founding Editor, The Times of Israel.