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by Sybil Kaplan

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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
Sun
Kathy Robbins at B’nai Shalom
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm

Come listen to Kathy sing a variety of songs from Yiddush, Hebrew, Ladino, American and much much more.  Cost is $25 which includes a variety of appetizers and refreshments.  Please call Joyce (760) 944-5774 to make your reservations. Checks must be received by August 16, 2018.

Beth Shalom Open House & Barbecue
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

All are welcome.

Open House at Temple Beth Shalom
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

All are welcome and invited to an open house and barbecue with Temple Beth Shalom. Visit bethshalomtemple.com for more information.

Jewish Film Festival Underwriter Kickoff Party and Screening
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm

Film Festival Underwriters at the Cast level or above receive a special invitation to join us for the 29th Annual Film Festival season Kickoff Party. Enjoy a fabulous evening of beer, wine, catered hors d’oeuvres, and priority seating at the screening of Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood. Following the film, Q&A with special guest Robert De Young, director.

Free to Underwriters at the Cast level or above. Fan level Underwriters are invited to purchase a ticket to the Kickoff Party and screening for only $35.

To become an Underwriter & to RSVP for the Kickoff Party, please contact Shannon Merrill at shannonm@lfjcc.org or (858) 362-1347.

Aug
20
Mon
Torah on Tap with Tifereth Israel
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Rabbi Josh will discuss certain engaging topics with Torah in this informal setting. Visit tiferethisrael.com for more information.

Aug
22
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm

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

Aug
25
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Aug 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.