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IN THE MAGAZINE

The Singular “Art” of Imperfection

Ask Marnie, June 2017
by Marnie Macauley

Diversions, June

"Genuis" from National Geographic
by Gabe Friedman, JTA

Peanut Butter Hummus

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Limit Settlement Expansion as Gesture to Trump

Israel will curb construction as a gesture to President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his top ministers. In a security cabinet meeting Thursday night, Netanyahu said any future construction would be limited to existing settlement boundaries or adjacent to them. Israel will also prevent the construction of any new illegal outposts, he said. “This is… Read More »

‘We’re Not Standing Alone’: ADL Regional Director Speaks

To say 2017 has already been a turbulent year is an understatement. There has been an increasing number of threats against Jewish institutions, including two at the Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla, President Trump has now made two attempts at a travel ban (which many are calling a Muslim ban) the scope of Russia’s… Read More »

Jewish American Arrested in Israel for U.S. Bomb Threats

A Jewish Israeli-American was arrested in Israel Thursday in connection with a string of bomb threats at Jewish centers across the U.S., according to reports from the Associated Press. The 19-year-old dual citizen was picked up by police in his family’s home in Ashkelon early in the morning. Police have not released the suspect’s name,… Read More »

On “The Salesman”

The Oscars turned political again this year, after 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign brought attention to the unrepresentative complexion of last year’s nominee roster. While that issue has bubbled up in Hollywood before, the controversy this year is from an unlikely source – the President of the United States. As a result of Trump’s Executive Order which… Read More »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Jun
23
Fri
Friday Forum at JCC
Jun 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Friday Forum (All ages)

Fridays • 10:15–11:45 A.M. (no meetings on 7/3)
Speakers lead discussions on various topics such as Israel and the Middle East, anti-Semitism, the Jewish community locally, nationally and abroad, health issues, and more.
Price: $2.50; JCC Member Price: $2

A Night at the Theater With Congregation Havurim
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

Come out and support our Havurim members in Mary Poppins! Jen Stuart is the director, Madeline Stuart is starring as Jane Banks, Emma Stuart is a teddy bear, and Emily Nelson is designing the costumes, with help from Peggy Helminiak!

The show is Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm at Old Town Theater. Tickets sell out extremely fast. If you would like to go, Jen needs a confirmation by June 1st so she can pick up the tickets early. Tickets are $10.00 each and we can plan dinner as the date approaches. Please let us know right away. It’s a great way to spend time together and to support our members!

Jun
24
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 24 @ 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
26
Mon
JFS No. County Inland Center at Adat Shalom Music and the Brain
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

JFS just announced it will close this center in August. Programs continue through the month of July.

Jun
28
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm

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

Jul
1
Sat
Game Masters: The Exhibition Opening
Jul 1 all-day

Game Masters showcases the work of the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games. The work of more than 30 designers who have made a significant impact in the field is explored through rare concept artwork, newly commissioned interviews and interactive digital displays-as well as more than 100 playable games. This is the first large-scale exhibition to take visitors behind the scenes of how video games are made as well as spotlighting the people who actually make them. At the Fleet Science Center from July 1, 2017, to January 15, 2018.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jul 1 @ 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.