Events Calendar



House of Israel Open House Sundays
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AIPAC Policy Conference Info Session
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm

Congregation Beth Israel is proudly represented by a delegation of attendees at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. This year, we invite you to join Rabbi Michael Berk along with our President, Mitch Siegler, President-Elect Gary Hirschfeld, Israel Committee Chair and Chair of the San Diego AIPAC Council David Bark, and others to attend this influential conference.

Curious about the AIPAC Policy Conference? Join us on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 for a complimentary dinner featuring Israeli food and a presentation by AIPAC San Diego and Desert Communities Director, Elliott Nahmias.
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm

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

Megavet – A Cappella Group from Yale
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm

Considered one of the finest A Cappella groups in the nation, comprised of some of the most talented, musical undergraduate students at Yale University, Magevet is known for its sweet blend of voices, unique arrangements, and lighthearted sense of humor. The group’s diverse repertoire spans modern Israeli pop and Renaissance choral pieces to Yiddish folk tunes and Zionist classics. The members of Magevet are equally diverse: engineers and historians, Jews and Gentiles, New Yorkers and Californians, all united by camaraderie and a love of singing.

Original Spoken Word Opera Ordinary Magic
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm

Straight off of the success of his last play The Best Goodbye, Sotu combines the beauty of spoken word poetry and the drama of classic opera in Ordinary Magic to tell the story of an ambitious young drummer who is forced to choose between her family, helping her community, or following her dreams amongst protests and powerful men with their own agendas.


Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jan 7 @ 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.
San Diego’s 1st Annual Tapestry
Jan 7 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tapestry, a community celebration of Jewish learning, will include a community Havdaleh, 26 speakers from Talmud to culinary, 20 Jewish organizations and dessert and wine.