Events Calendar

 

 

Nov
21
Thu
DayTimers Speaker Series: Karen Dobkins “Compassion for the Perpetrator?”
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Professor Dobkins’ lecture “Compassion for the Perpetrator” is about how society’s heal after massive human rights violations, and how we (as individuals) heal after minor (or major) violations.  Taking a historical approach, Professor Dobkins will discuss one of the best examples of societal healing – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was formed after the end of Apartheid in South Africa.  Taking a humanistic approach, Professor Dobkins will discuss everyday violations, where we can all relate to being both “perpetrator” and “victim”, and how a deep understanding of our own dark side is a necessary step in making sure it doesn’t run the show.

Nov
25
Mon
HBO’s “Our Boys” – A Viewing and Conversation with Screenwriter Shuki Ben-Naim
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at HBO’s hit series, Our Boys, with Shuki Ben-Naim, the series’ screenwriter. Through the use of clips, audience members will be transported inside the show for a rare opportunity to see how the series was created and filmed. Q&A session to follow.

Filmed in Israel, Our Boys is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation. The series follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.

Shuki Ben-Naim is a Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative Visiting Scholar. He is teaching screenwriting at San Diego State University.

Presented in partnership with the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative MGSDII Logo

Nov
27
Wed
Congregation Beth Israel Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The service—the 39th annual Thanksgiving service between First United Methodist and Congregation Beth Israel—will be held at First United Methodist Church. One of the Methodists will speak and the combined choirs of FUMC and CBISD will sing. A reception will follow the service.
Jan
12
Sun
Chula Vista Heritage Museum Holocaust Exhibit Opening
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In January 2020, the first-ever Holocaust exhibit will open at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum’s space located in the Civic Center Branch Library at 365 F Street. RUTH: Remember Us The Holocaust will feature several Holocaust survivors that discovered the South Bay of San Diego as their place of work, worship and home. It will also bring to light this dark time in history, by sharing the sacredness of humanity.

The exhibit was a dream of Ruth Sax, a Holocaust survivor, South Bay resident, advocate and inspirational speaker. Ruth was in the library planning what the exhibit would look like before she passed on December 29, 2018.

Brunch with Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and several Holocaust Survivors will be the opening event on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Branch Library. Brunch will be kosher catered by Chabad of Chula Vista and proceeds will benefit the South Bay Historical Society.

Jan
20
Mon
12th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Community Service
Jan 20 @ 8:15 am – 11:30 am

This event will bring together people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a morning of community service, fun and camaraderie. Families are encouraged to participate together in this hands-on community service day for all ages.

Mar
19
Thu
Passover Step-by-Step
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Experience the rituals, traditions, foods and music of Passover in this hands-on workshop led by Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein. Learn how to lead a Seder and take home a booklet complete with recipes and songs to use at home.

Apr
17
Fri
Introduction to Judaism: Fundamentals of Belief and Practice 2019-20 Graduation
Apr 17 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to join Congregation Beth Israel for this special service honoring their Intro to Judaism “graduates.”