Events Calendar

 

 

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.
Jan
21
Sun
“Pleasure of Your Company” Music Series
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library presents the Orvieto Piano Trio on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 PM performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Kapustin, and Arno Babajanian.  Ensemble members include violinist Lauren Basney, Cellist Daniel Frankhuizen, and pianist Dr. Byron Chow. 
          Trio members first met in 2009 during the Orvieto Musica chamber music festival in the Italian town of the same name.  Ms. Basney, winner of a number of competitions, holds degrees from Julliard, Yale and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has performed throughout Europe and North America as well as in Japan, Israel and Australia including six appearances at Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College and his Master’s in Music Performance at the Purchase College Music Conservatory.  Dr. Chow, a pediatrician, is also an avid pianist, violist, and composer.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale and received his MD from NYU.  He recently completed a sabbatical where he was able to further his piano studies in Vienna, Austria.
          Come enjoy chamber music at its best in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.  There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.