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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

Mar
24
Sun
Soul Sunday – Bake
Mar 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Join us to learn how to make Passover food taste good! We will prepare some of the classics, with a new twist, and show you how to be the master of Passover desserts: matzo granola, chocolate covered matzo, macaroons, Passover brownies, pineapple macadamia charoset, oh my! Hosts Heather McCracken Cohen, Staci Tiras-Jones and Dani Sicklick. $5 pre-registration required to save your spot & help cover costs of ingredients. RSVP online by March 21.

Temple Solel’s Purim Carnival
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

All proceeds benefiting the Religious School. Volunteers wanted.

Featuring Craig Parks & the Shorashim Rock Band @ 11:30am.

Free Parking/Shuttle available at Mira Costa College.

For more information visit www.templesolel.net

 

 

Mar
26
Tue
Inside Israeli TV-An Evening with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun.” She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.

Mar
27
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
30
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 30 @ 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.
Mar
31
Sun
Middle East 101: How “d’heck” did we get here?
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Democrats for Peace in the Middle East will be holding a panel discussion with three professors. “Middle East 101: How “d’heck” did we get here?” will be held in Oceanside—an RSVP is required to learn the specific location.

Art of Aging with Lenore Bohm
Mar 31 @ 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.