Events Calendar

 

 

Jan
13
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jan 13 @ 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.
Jan
17
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm

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

The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations – with William Lerach
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm
Eliminationist antisemitism may have been the main reason behind the Nazis’ lethal assault on European Jews, but there was also a profit motive: for some, the Holocaust was an opportunity for economic exploitation. This is the story of a small band of American lawyers who, 50 years after the fact, exposed the widespread complicity of major Swiss banks and multi-national German corporations in the Holocaust. Among the lawyers involved in this long-overdue attempt atWiedergutmachung was William Lerach, a leading securities lawyer in the US. In this lecture, Lerach discusses the litigations that recovered stolen property worth several billion dollars. A member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Lerach is the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Laureate award from the University of Pittsburgh. Patrick Patterson, a professor of history at UC San Diego, will provide an introduction and comments.
Harpoon
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Harpoon tells the story of Mossad director Meir Dagan and his campaign of  targeting and draining the finances of organizations that fund attacks against Israel. A riveting and informative lecture & book signing with attorney and author Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.

Jan
19
Fri
Bach and Rock
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.
Jan
20
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jan 20 @ 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.
Bach and Rock
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You expect to hear an ensemble like The Hutchins Consort play the works of
Johann Sebastian Bach – but HendrixLed Zeppelin and other great Rock bands?
Such is the versatility of the Consort that not only do they make it work, but they pull it off with style. This unique violin octet performs on eight scaled violins from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello. That broad palette of instruments helps the ensemble produce an astonishing range of sounds.