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IN THE MAGAZINE

“It’s ‘Just’ Anxiety”

Diversions, May 2017
by Natalie Jacobs

Apple Date Rose Tarts

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, May 2017
by Tori Avey

Why Jewish Organizations Have a Retention Problem

And how to solve it
by Natalie Jacobs

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

Apr
8
Sat
Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art
Apr 8 – May 28 all-day

With a powerful message of environmental awareness, this exhibition highlights a creative alternative to mindless consumption and focuses on the importance of repurposing. Artists from around the world transform discarded hubcaps into fine art in a unique collaboration with Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit.

May
31
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
May 31 @ 12:00 pm

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

Jun
3
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 3 @ 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 Around Adams
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd for the 14th annual Art Around Adams: Two Mile Art & Walk event presented by the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation. This years event will not disappoint as we bring you an eclectic hand picked selection of art, music, and all sorts of fun outrageous performances. Art Around Adams has something for everyone and is a great family outing option.

Jun
5
Mon
The Open Road
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

What awaits when you step outside your normal routine and follow the open road? Where does an unleashed life lead? The anticipation and unknown explodes in this program of adventure stories about going, changing and moving on the open road. Stories by David Guterson, Stephen Dobyns and more.

Write Out Loud brings literature to life – aloud – with rehearsed readings by professional actors. Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and sometimes music together into a literary tapestry. A complimentary reception at 6:15 precedes each performance at 7:00 pm.

Jun
7
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm

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

Jun
10
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 10 @ 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.