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IN THE MAGAZINE

Career Vs. Commitment

Ask Marnie, Sept. 2016
by Marnie Macauley

Diversions, September

What's Jewish on the big screen this month
by Natalie Jacobs

Michael Berkowits’ Kosher Chicken Paprikash

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, Sept. 2016
by Tori Avey

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Author of Black Lives Matter position on Israel defends ‘genocide’ claim

The co-author of the Black Lives Matter platform passage accusing Israel of “genocide” defended the term, saying Israel’s actions fit in its wider definition. Ben Ndugga-Kabuye co-authored the statement along with Rachel Gilmer, the former board member of a Zionist youth group. Ndugga-Kabuye told JTA he understood why Jewish groups disagree with the statement, but… Read More »

A Holy War Over Israel’s Character

From a strategic standpoint, the infuriating statements, including that the Reform movement is not a Jewish movement but a Christian movement, made last month by Rabbi Yigal Levenstein, head of the pre-army academy in Eli, are not as important as the platform from which he made them: the First Zion and Jerusalem Conference. This conference… Read More »

Chabad Hebrew Academy Goes Solar

Chabad Hebrew Academy (CHA) is leading the way for green energy. The Scripps Ranch school installed 446 sun powered solar panels in the parking lot last March, and they are already seeing benefits. The panels generate more than 131,652 watts, according to the head of the school, Rabbi Josef Fradkin. Additionally, the panels leave no… Read More »

Sexual Assault Prevention 101

Collegiate sexual predators target freshmen girls. Why? Because they tend to be easy marks, unschooled in the perils of the party scene. We must talk to our sons and daughters before they leave home about taking precautions and behaving responsibly and ethically during their college years. Using reason and common sense rather than fear (we… Read More »

EVENTS CALENDAR

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

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

Stage Chat with Rob Lutfy
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

Enhance your theatre experience! Join Associate Artistic Director Rob Lutfy on the patio before “Gypsy” for a casual chat to learn more about this classic holiday musical.

Sep
1
Thu
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm

This production celebrates the vibrant and rich history of the American West.  On the eve of Oklahoma‘s transition from territory to statehood, the dynamic that has come to define the American experience comes alive through song and dance.  The Pulitzer Prize-winner OKLAHOMA! is chock full of iconic and unforgettable songs that the whole family will enjoy, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.”  NVA is honoring the many diverse voices that have harmonized throughout history to create our united, if occasionally patchwork, national identity.  Indeed, OKLAHOMA! still resonates today.

Sep
2
Fri
Friday Night Liberty @Liberty Station
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off the weekend with a night of arts and culture in restored, historic naval base at NTC at Liberty Station. Theme and entertainment options change monthly.

Música en la Plaza
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

New this year, bring your dancing shoes to the Lyric Court and enjoy live music, tacos, tequila, and more. From Cumbia and Bachata, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars!

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm

This production celebrates the vibrant and rich history of the American West.  On the eve of Oklahoma‘s transition from territory to statehood, the dynamic that has come to define the American experience comes alive through song and dance.  The Pulitzer Prize-winner OKLAHOMA! is chock full of iconic and unforgettable songs that the whole family will enjoy, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.”  NVA is honoring the many diverse voices that have harmonized throughout history to create our united, if occasionally patchwork, national identity.  Indeed, OKLAHOMA! still resonates today.

Sep
3
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Sep 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.