Events Calendar



Padres Jewish Community Day with Chabad of Downtown
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am

Celebrate Jewish community and culture at Petco Park. There will be kosher food, giveaways and kids entertainment. Discounted tickets are available for $25 with registration. Visit  for more information.

Kathy Robbins at B’nai Shalom
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm

Come listen to Kathy sing a variety of songs from Yiddush, Hebrew, Ladino, American and much much more.  Cost is $25 which includes a variety of appetizers and refreshments.  Please call Joyce (760) 944-5774 to make your reservations. Checks must be received by August 16, 2018.

Jewish Film Festival Underwriter Kickoff Party and Screening
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm

Film Festival Underwriters at the Cast level or above receive a special invitation to join us for the 29th Annual Film Festival season Kickoff Party. Enjoy a fabulous evening of beer, wine, catered hors d’oeuvres, and priority seating at the screening of Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood. Following the film, Q&A with special guest Robert De Young, director.

Free to Underwriters at the Cast level or above. Fan level Underwriters are invited to purchase a ticket to the Kickoff Party and screening for only $35.

To become an Underwriter & to RSVP for the Kickoff Party, please contact Shannon Merrill at or (858) 362-1347.

“Pleasure of Your Company” concert series featuring pianist Bryan Verhoye
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm

The fall season of the “Pleasure of Your Company” music series will open with a performance by concert pianist Bryan Verhoye on Sunday, September 9, at 2:30 PM at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  His program will include works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff.

Mr. Verhoye trained at the USC School of Music, the Aspen Music School, and the Peabody Conservatory and has won first-prize awards from the International Piano Recording Competition and the Carmel Music Society, as well as multiple awards from the Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego.  His performance in Carmel of Stravinsky’s “Three Movements from Petrouchka” was broadcast on National Public Radio’s syndicated Performance Today program.  In addition to numerous appearances with the San Diego Symphony in both classical and jazz settings, Bryan is in demand as a solo recitalist, accompanist, and chamber music performer in San Diego and throughout the West Coast.  He is also a frequent adjudicator in piano competitions in San Diego and southern California.  A published composer and arranger, he is also the accompanist for the San Diego Master Chorale, Music Associate/Pianist at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, and Adjunct Professor of Music at Grossmont College.

Meet the artist and mingle with fellow music lovers at a complimentary post-concert reception.  There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, although donations are appreciated.  Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake.  Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.  Visit or call (858) 538-8158 for information.

4th Annual GI Film Festival San Diego
Sep 30 all-day

“When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” tells the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger. The film shares the accounts of Gil, Ofer, and Elad – young war veterans whose unthinkable battle experiences leave them with life-altering mental and physical scars. Returning to society, their trauma disconnects them from all they once valued, turning their lives upside down. When all seems lost, a revolutionary idea gives them the hope, courage, tools and community to survive, and to embrace their identities as heroes both on and off the battlefield. Banding together in a family of wounded soldiers, they learn to face their obstacles together and discover that in conquering their pain, they might have more to offer than ever before.

  • “When the Smoke Clears” will screen during the GI Film Festival San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center. 
Women of the Wall
Nov 16 all-day

Join us for a special opportunity to hear Cheryl Temkin, an Executive Member of the Speakers Bureau for Jerusalem-based Women of the Wall. Ms. Temkin will join us for Shir Chadash and will speak following Shabbat Dinner.

Women of the Wall, (Neshot HaKotel נשות הכותל in Hebrew) is a group of Jewish women from Israel, and around the world, who strive to achieve the right to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah collectively, and out loud, at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem, Israel. The Western Wall is Judaism’s most sacred holy site and the principal symbol of Jewish peoplehood and sovereignty, and Women of the Wall works to make it a holy site where women can pray freely. Women of the Wall is comprised of women from all denominations of Judaism – Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, Masorti, Renewal and Reconstructionist.

Women of the Wall not only seeks empowerment in group prayer and Torah reading at our most sacred site, but also strives for recognition of our prayer service by the legal and religious Israeli authorities, for the sake of all Jewish women. Our group, with a membership that is not only multi-denominational but spans the political spectrum, embodies a message of tolerance and pluralism. Visit the website for Women of the Wall to learn more.

Secure Your Shabbat Dinner Reservations by
November 9th at 12 noon

Share a delicious Shabbat Dinner following Shir Chadash. The cost of dinner is $20 for adults; $10 for youth 6 – 11 years; $8 for children 3 – 5 years; children under 3 years are complimentary.


Schlock Rock at Ner Tamid Synagogue
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shlock Rock, a Jewish band from New York, performs live in concert
at Ner Tamid Synagogue this Hanukkah. The performance is on December 8 at 6:30; however, the doors open at 5:15 for an evening of fun for the entire family, beginning with a Havdalah service and Menorah lighting ceremony. Shlock Rock performs Jewish parodies to popular music. A food truck will be available with vegetarian Mediterranean food for purchase, and children can participate in other activities on hand. Ticket prices for the event are $10 each (children 2 and over) or $36 for a family of four. “We are excited to bring Shlock Rock to the San Diego Jewish community,” enthuses Ner Tamid board president, Marisa Connell. “What a great opportunity to come together to celebrate Hanukkah –with singing, dancing, and having fun!”

Shlock Rock is a music group led by Lenny Solomon, whose goal is to spread Jewish pride, identity and awareness to the world through music.

Ner Tamid Synagogue is a conservative synagogue whose mission is connecting Jews to Torah
and to each other.

Ner Tamid is located at 12348 Casa Avenida in Poway.