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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

Apr
20
Sat
Women’s Film Festival San Diego
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Women’s Film Festival San Diego will take place April 19 – 20, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. This annual film festival was created to celebrate women’s stories and experiences through film. The two day festival highlights the importance of female representation in the film industry, including women both in front of and behind the camera.
Apr
24
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm

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

Apr
25
Thu
Where is God in Reform Judaism?
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For over 3,000 years, Judaism has claimed a unique insight into the nature of God. But that insight has evolved together with the stories of our people. In the most recent centuries, the Reform Movement emerged as a religious response to modernity. But modern events and ideas, from the Holocaust to the State of Israel and the digital revolution have challenged us to ask: “Where is God in Reform Judaism?”

No Fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance for planning purposes. 

Apr
27
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Apr 27 @ 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.
Ignite the Night
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ignite the Night is a social evening out for Nierman parents and their friends, an opportunity to create community and connection, while at the same time raising funds for a specific purpose in the preschool. This year, proceeds will benefit our preschool’s outdoor nature, sensory and STEM enhancements.

Apr
28
Sun
Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Commemoration
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Lawrence Family JCC at this event to remember victims of the Holocaust, honor its survivors and teach future generations.

A Cygneture Evening: Red, Black and White Gala
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
This gala is all about Cygnet! Join us for an elegant evening inspired by our past, present and future. Enjoy UP CLOSE cabaret-style entertainment by your favorite Cygnet Artists while you wine and dine and bid on enticing auction items. Help make Cygnet’s impact in the community FAR REACHING.
The party takes place at the beautiful open-air Garden of the Sea at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.
Dress code is black tie optional. Guests are encouraged to don a “Cygneture Look” of red, black or white.