Events Calendar



‘The Last’ Screening
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm

THE LAST is two-time Sundance Film Festival veteran filmmaker Jeff Lipsky’s (FLANNEL PAJAMAS) latest provocative film. Tony Award winning actor Reed Birney (THE HUMANS) and the remarkable nonagenarian actress Rebecca Schull (LITTLE CHILDREN) lead an ensemble cast in this riveting story about a Holocaust survivor, albeit one with a shocking twist. Josh and his fiancé Olivia, both 28-year-old teachers, both devout followers of modern Orthodox Judaism (she a recent convert from Catholicism), meet their beloved 92-year-old great-grandmother Claire for a beach outing. After lunch, Claire makes a shattering confession to the two people she most adores: she was never a Jew, and her life was saved by a gynecologist who went on to become one of the Holocaust’s most inhuman monsters…and she was his nurse at Auschwitz.

Israeli Dance with Tifereth Israel
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Learn some basic Israeli dance with instructor Paul Kalmar;
no prior experience needed.

Men’s Club Dinner Forum
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm

Beth Israel Men’s Club’s guest speaker this month is Beth Israel’s newly elected President Kimberly Carnot. Kimberly will talk about the senior rabbi search, the self-study, her personal journey and future plans for Beth Israel.

Plaza Prayer and Picnic with Congregation Beth El
Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Beth El for a musical and informal prayer service
followed by a potluck picnic dinner.

13th Annual Shabbesque
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Music, food, friends and fun for all ages! Please invite your family, friends, neighbors and prospective members to join Congregation Beth Israel on Friday, August 23. There will be an abbreviated Shabbat service followed by a BBQ dinner.

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.

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.