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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

Mar
22
Fri
Persian Food Night
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Jewish Collaborative of San Diego for a Persian Food event just in time for Purim!
Eat and talk about culture and food with Elizabeth Jacobson.

Space is limited—To attend you must sign-up by March 18.

Outreach Shabbat
Mar 22 @ 6:15 pm

Join us in this moving Shabbat service that will honor our Intro to Judaism graduates as well as interfaith families, Jews by choice and those of other faiths who play a key role in raising Jewish children. Members of our community will share their personal stories of their journeys toward Judaism in sermonettes.

Mar
23
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 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.
San Diego Sings!
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

From 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 22 of San Diego’s finest and most diverse choral groups will perform, with each given a 12-minute slot to showcase its vocal offerings. At 2:00 p.m., all the choirs will join together on the organ pavilion stage, steps, and along the colonnades, for a massed choir sing of 1,000 voices conducted by Dr. Arlie Langager, Chair of the MiraCosta College Music Department and with the participation of Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez. In addition to the massed choir sing, there will be two audience sing-along segments. (All times approximate and subject to change.)

The Art of Dance: Fundraising Celebration
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm

The third-annual Art of Dance fundraising celebration features fashion, dance, and culinary arts inspired by Marc Chagall’s “The Juggler.” The festive party environment at the innovative HUB and IDEA1 will create an evening of entertainment and experiences that will wow the senses.

VIP guests will enjoy a private pre-event cocktail hour on the beautiful rooftop lounge. General admission guests will mix and mingle with San Diego art, fashion, and dance patrons while enjoying interactive art, themed craft cocktails and sweet and savory tapas created by San Diego’s most innovative chefs.

A team of local fashion designers will create one-of-a-kind garments inspired by paintings by Marc Chagall’s “The Juggler.” The works will be modelled and featured in a fashion runway walk.

Performances by the Malashock Dance Company, live music, interactive art, and an exciting live auction and paddle raise will round out the evening’s festivities.

The purpose of the event is to engage, entertain, and encourage our generous community to keep the the arts in the forefront of their giving priorities, and create access to arts education for underserved communities.

Mar
24
Sun
Soul Sunday – Bake
Mar 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Join us to learn how to make Passover food taste good! We will prepare some of the classics, with a new twist, and show you how to be the master of Passover desserts: matzo granola, chocolate covered matzo, macaroons, Passover brownies, pineapple macadamia charoset, oh my! Hosts Heather McCracken Cohen, Staci Tiras-Jones and Dani Sicklick. $5 pre-registration required to save your spot & help cover costs of ingredients. RSVP online by March 21.

Temple Solel’s Purim Carnival
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

All proceeds benefiting the Religious School. Volunteers wanted.

Featuring Craig Parks & the Shorashim Rock Band @ 11:30am.

Free Parking/Shuttle available at Mira Costa College.

For more information visit www.templesolel.net