Events Calendar



What’s the Story Behind Humanistic Judaism?
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Kahal Am members and guests are invited to the first of three classes on the basic ideas of Secular Humanistic Judaism. This Jewish cultural philosophy is a modern alternative for Jews interested in a rational and emotional connection to Judaism. Your RSVP to will be appreciated

An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigman
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

Steigmann will share his story about life in a Nazi labor camp, the medical experiments he was subjected to, how he survived and the many lessons he’s learned throughout his life. Listen to his first-hand account of a dark period of recent history and be inspired by a story of resilience and the ability to overcome the greatest difficulties.

Before We Begin: A High Holy Day Preparedness Workshop
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am

The High Holy Days are a time of reflection. Beyond wishing each other “Happy New Year” during Rosh Hashana, the High Holy Day season is so much more. This an opportunity for teshuvah (repentance), a chance for reflection, and a time of forgiveness. But how do we approach this time of the year?

Rabbi Josh invites everyone to come and explore some of the main themes and customs surrounding the High Holy Day season. How to take advantage of some new innovative tools created to help guide users on our journey towards a meaningful and fulfilling High Holy Day experience will be discussed.

Email your RSVP or call 619 697-6001 and let Tifereth know you’ll join them.

Kahal Am Annual Picnic
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm
What better way to celebrate the last month of summer than with a picnic? We will meet at noon on Sunday, September 8 at Ocean Air Community Park, 4770 Fairport Way, Carmel Valley. We have a shaded pavilion reserved next to the shaded kid’s playground. This park catches a nice ocean breeze. Kahal Am will provide hot dogs and burgers (meat & veggie) hot off the grill and all the fixings, as well as beverages and paper goods. The rest of the meal will be a potluck by last name: A-L desserts and M-Z side dishes & salads.
Reservations and special requests for burgers are due by Friday, Sept. 6 so we can have enough food for all. To RSVP, contact or call 858-549-3088.
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House with Congregation Beth El
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help prepare, cook, serve, and clean up a meal for 150+ guests. Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay, meals, and necessities of home so families can focus on caring for their critically ill or injured children being treated at Rady Children’s Hospital.

First Shift: 3:00-6:00pm– prep and cook dinner
Second Shift: 5:30-8:00pm– set up, serve, and clean up dinner
To signup, contact Sam Jacobs at:

Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Why We Bless our Children on Erev Kippur
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm

Join Torah High School and Adat Yeshurun as they present The Stacy Lynn Pariser Memorial Lecture – Rembrandt and the Rabbis:  Why We Bless our Children on Erev Kippur – a pre-Rosh Hashana address featuring world-renowned speaker Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik.

DayTimers Speaker Series: Professor Stan Schatt “The Future Started Yesterday and We’re Already Late”
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

Hints of the future are all around us, if only we know where to look. Stan Schatt, professor and author with a proven record as a forecaster of future trends, will discuss what we can expect technologically, scientifically, humanistically and culturally in our rapidly changing world. Discover how humans may evolve and what paradigm shift could impact everything and change the way we view the universe.