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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

Nov
23
Thu
Father Joe’s Villages 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am

On November 23rd, 2017 join 7,500+ participants and spectators in Balboa Park for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K, presented by AimLoan.com! The turkey trot begins at 7:30am! San Diego has the country’s 4th largest homeless population, and also is tied for the lowest vacancy rates in the country. The result is that too many of our neighbors are being pushed to life on the streets. This lifestyle does not allow our neighbors to meet their full potential. Thanksgiving Day 5K is not only the most fun turkey trot in town, it also generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joe’s Villages’ efforts to provide and serve close to 1 Million Meals each year!

Nov
24
Fri
LIVE MUSIC AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy live music from local musicians, beautiful sunsets, and specialty cocktails every week at L’Auberge Del Mar in our Living Room. Come experience November’s talented artists with us!

Nov 24: Ryan Hiller

Nov 25: David Rosales

Nov
25
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Nov 25 @ 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.
LIVE MUSIC AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy live music from local musicians, beautiful sunsets, and specialty cocktails every week at L’Auberge Del Mar in our Living Room. Come experience November’s talented artists with us!

Nov 24: Ryan Hiller

Nov 25: David Rosales

Nov
28
Tue
Genetic Diseases in People of Jewish Heritage
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm

Did you know that nearly one out of every two persons of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage is a carrier of at least one of 38 genetic diseases?

Join Seymour Packman, MD* to hear more on the most common genetic diseases affecting people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, how the diseases are inherited, and the role of genetic screening.

An R.S.V.P. is required.  A Kosher meal will be served.

This program is sponsored by Shire and is not intended for healthcare professionals.

* Speaker is a paid consultant of Shire.

S35050 09/17

Nov
29
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm

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

Dec
2
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Dec 2 @ 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.