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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

Jan
19
Fri
Bach and Rock
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
Jan
20
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jan 20 @ 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.
Bach and Rock
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
Jan
21
Sun
“Pleasure of Your Company” Music Series
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents the Orvieto Piano Trio on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 PM performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Kapustin, and Arno Babajanian.  Ensemble members include violinist Lauren Basney, Cellist Daniel Frankhuizen, and pianist Dr. Byron Chow. 
          Trio members first met in 2009 during the Orvieto Musica chamber music festival in the Italian town of the same name.  Ms. Basney, winner of a number of competitions, holds degrees from Julliard, Yale and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has performed throughout Europe and North America as well as in Japan, Israel and Australia including six appearances at Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College and his Master’s in Music Performance at the Purchase College Music Conservatory.  Dr. Chow, a pediatrician, is also an avid pianist, violist, and composer.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale and received his MD from NYU.  He recently completed a sabbatical where he was able to further his piano studies in Vienna, Austria.
          Come enjoy chamber music at its best in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.  There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.
Bach and Rock
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
Jan
23
Tue
Jewish Poets, Jewish Voices
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of original and published poetry written and performed by three San Diego poets: Chris Baron, Professor of English at San Diego City College; Roger Aplon, former teacher at The Writing Center; and Ruth Benjamin, retired teacher of Special Education; followed by a half hour of open microphone and refreshments.

Jan
24
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm

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