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The Bet Stops Here

On youth gambling
by Marnie Macauley

Summertime Serenity

Carole Feuerman’s swimmers show at Madison Gallery
by Eileen Sondak

Panko Corn and Pepper Schnitzel

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

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

Aug
19
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Aug 19 @ 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.
Little Italy’s Ferragosto 2017 Wild West Neighborhood Party
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 am

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a Western-style BBQ, casino, rodeo, live entertainment and a boot-scoot’n live band. Kick up your heels while raising money for youth scholarships, and the historical preservation of San Diego’s own Little Italy. Grab your favorite jeans, boots and “bling” and head on over Amici Park in Little Italy to celebrate.

Aug
20
Sun
“An Act of Murder”: Part of Hemlock Society’s Right-to-Die Film Series
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A stern hard-liner judge with little mercy has a moral dilemma when his wife is diagnosed with an incurable and painful illness.

Aug
21
Mon
Great American Eclipse at Fleet Science Center
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am

On Monday, August 21, 2017, The Great American Eclipse will occur in San Diego. We’ll be hosting multiple events at the Fleet Science Center that morning and would love to have you come join us! We’ll also be hosting a number of different run up events and have our resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will, available for interview in the days and weeks leading up to the actual event as well.

The eclipse will be visible from 9:07 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on August 21. It will reach its maximum point of eclipse in San Diego at 10:23 a.m. Totality will be visible from other parts of the country, but in San Diego we will only see a partial eclipse. We won’t see another solar eclipse until 2023, so don’t miss this one!

Aug
23
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

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

Odessa/Havana: The Explosive Jewish/Cuban Musical Evolution
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience as Jewish trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and a global ensemble of jazz greats as they find common musical ground. This cross-cultural blend is, according to LA Weekly, an “absolute cooker … a seamless mesh of Cuban and klezmer that seems like the most natural thing in the world.”

Aug
26
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Aug 26 @ 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.