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Kosher Wines for Summer

by Andrew Breskin

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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

Jul
25
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

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

Jul
28
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jul 28 @ 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.
The Museum Ball: Beneath The Sea
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oceanside Museum of Art’s largest annual fundraiser, The Museum Ball, is fast approaching. This year’s event, themed Beneath the Sea, promises to be absolutely spectacular. Glam and sophistication infuse every aspect of this highly anticipated black tie gala. The evening starts with sipping champagne on the museum terrace before walking over to the main event at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza for cocktails and culinary delights prior to an elegant three-course dinner. The always-animated Live Auction will get the audience going before everyone steps onto the dance floor to move and groove with The Fabulous Ultratones. We hope you will join us for this vibrant evening in support of OMA.
Aug
1
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm

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

Aug
4
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Aug 4 @ 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.
Aug
8
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm

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

Aug
11
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Aug 11 @ 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.