Events Calendar

 

 

Nov
19
Tue
8 Nights of Eight Nights: Proceeds to Benefit HIAS
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

“8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over. EIGHT NIGHTS tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Hanukkah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca’s life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor. The play touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also that of interned Japanese citizens, the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, the current Syrian crisis and the global refugee experience.

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.
Dec
5
Thu
Light Up Your Chanukah
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join CBI to create your own Chanukah celebration. Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach how to do it yourself (DIY) in this hands-on workshop.

No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; itatro@cbisd.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516

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.”