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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

May
20
Mon
Art of Aging with Lenore Bohm
May 20 @ 4:00 pm

Join Rabbi Lenore Bohm as she leads a private tour and dinner discussion of the art exhibit created by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum. The Art of Aging is a fine arts exhibition that celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. The exhibit explores the ways in which aging is less than an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity and growth.

Tour begins at 4:00 pm at the JCC, dinner is at 5:30 pm at Beth Israel.

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

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

Lag B’Omer Celebration
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Between Passover and Shavuot, Jewish communities around the world dedicate a day to OUTDOOR FUN including picnics, games and bonfires. Join Lawrence Family JCC for a community-wide celebration of Lag B’Omer on the LFJCC Field featuring:

Live Fire Arts by Fire Motionz | San Diego Women’s Drum Circle | Israeli Music | Stories | Crafts
Kosher Cookout (for purchase) OR Bring Your Own Picnic Dinner

LAG B’OMER CELEBRATION: AN EVENING OF OUTDOOR FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Between Passover and Shavuot, Jewish communities around the world dedicate a day to OUTDOOR FUN including picnics, games and bonfires. Join Lawrence Family JCC for a community-wide celebration of Lag B’Omer on the LFJCC Field featuring:

Live Fire Arts | San Diego Women’s Drum Circle | Israeli Music | Stories | Crafts

May
25
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
May 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.
May
29
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
May 29 @ 12:00 pm

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

Jun
1
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jun 1 @ 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.