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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.
Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.
Join the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture for nights of jazz, blues, and commentary as the SDCJC presents Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film. Explore Cantor’s accredited jazz film collection with film screenings beginning January through May.
One of the largest fine art festival in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event, Mission Federal ArtWalk, is returning for its 34th year to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene. On April 28 – April 29, 2018, Mission Federal ArtWalk will transform 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s nationally recognized Little Italy neighborhood creating an arts and culture event visitors travel thousands of miles to experience and purchase art from over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists at the free two-day festival.
Tu B’shevat ( the 15th day of the month of Shevat), the New Year for the trees, dates back to Talmudic times. It was designated as the time of renewal of budding in the trees. It is one of four “New Years” of the Jewish calendar. It is a time to share the yield of the land with the poor. Accordingly, on Tu B’shevat, God decides how bountiful the fruits of the trees will be in the coming year. For Kabbalists, trees were symbolic as the Tree of Life.
Today, we celebrate Tu B’shevat for the renewal of our commitment to serve and protect the trees and all of God’s creations. (Source: Haggadah from Sisterhood of Temple Bat Yahm)