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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
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.
Berk’s Diner & Comedy Club
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Congregation Beth Israel is excited for its Annual Fundraiser, Berk’s Diner and Comedy Club. They will honor Rabbi Michael Berk as they celebrate his retirement. The event will feature great food and an impressive silent auction, and the program will showcase a fabulous stand-up comedian, Joel Chasnoff. Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien will be the emcee for the evening. Following the program, you can enjoy a dessert reception and an afterparty with a DJ and dancing. Dress in casual attire and come prepared for a fun-filled evening!

JCo’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
JCo is excited to celebrate their fifth anniversary as an amazing community! Won’t you come and celebrate with them? Sing, dance, schmooze, and bid bid bid.
Their anniversary event is their one and only fundraiser of the year. Not only do you get to have fun but you get to support JCo as well!
Babysitting is not available but  JCo has plenty of teens available to babysit at your home. Contact admin@jcosd.com
JCompany’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We are so excited to celebrate our fifth anniversary as an amazing community! Won’t you come and celebrate with us?
Let’s sing, let’s dance, let’s schmooze, and let’s bid bid bid.
*Our Anniversary event is our one and only fundraiser of the year. Not only do you get to have fun but you get to support JCo as well!
*Babysitting is not available but we have plenty of teens available to babysit at your home. Contact admin@jcosd.com
Jun
2
Sun
“12 Dancing Princesses” Family Ballet
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm

Ballet Institute of San Diego presents the American premiere of “12 Dancing Princesses,” a two-act ballet based partly on the Brothers Grimm tale.

In the story, 12 princesses are locked in their bedroom each night by their over-protective father. But every morning, their dancing shoes are mysteriously worn through. The king promises his kingdom to any man who can figure out the princesses’ midnight secret.

This version features music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Egle Spokaite and Z. Baikstyte. Performed by a youth cast of dancers from Ballet Institute of San Diego, the show was created specifically to engage young audiences.

For details and additional information, call (858) 284-0561.