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 www.srfol.org or call (858) 538-8158 for information.
Based on overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change and its effects, we must eliminate our use of fossil fuels and other activities which create greenhouse gases (GHGs). This presentation on climate change awareness will be based on Al Gore’s approach to society’s response to climate change. In this approach he emphasizes three aspects of this response: Must, Can, and Will.
Our speaker on December 19 will be Robert Gilleskie, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, who has more than 30 years experience in energy management and power quality, including 20 years at San Diego Gas & Electric. He also served as Director of Engineering at the California Center for Sustainable Energy. He has authored numerous articles on power quality and energy technologies and lectured on the topics in Europe and the US. A Navy veteran, he received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1979, and an MBA from San Diego State University in 1988.
This program is open to the entire San Diego community, both men and women. Temple or Men’s Club Membership is not a requirement to attend.
The fee is $18.00 with an RSVP, $20.00 without an RSVP and includes a deli buffer. You may RSVP below. If you wish to register via phone, contact us at 858-900-2598 or send us an email at email@example.com.
The Art and Act of Prayer: Wow! Gimme. Thanks. Oops. These are essential prayers. In this interactive session, we’ll talk about the purpose and the power of prayer. What constitutes prayer? What’s the nature of prayer? Together we’ll explore two elements of our worship: what’s going on in prayer – in other words, the act of prayer itself – and the art of the way we pray and the impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives.
Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist, poet, author and teacher, his writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. Alden’s teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America. The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” He’s the author of two books from CCAR Press: the newly-released and This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. In 2012, Alden made aliyah to Israel and lives in Jerusalem. He also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. Find his latest work at ToBendLight.com.
Joellyn Zollman presents an exciting talk on how American Jews came to be associated with delis, how delis have changed over time, and the delis meaning and purpose in American Jewish life.
This program is open to the entire San Diego community. Men’s Club membership is not requirement. A light brunch will be served.
Join the Jewish Collaborative of San Diego for a Persian Food event just in time for Purim!
Eat and talk about culture and food with Elizabeth Jacobson.
Space is limited—To attend you must sign-up by March 18.
Join us to learn how to make Passover food taste good! We will prepare some of the classics, with a new twist, and show you how to be the master of Passover desserts: matzo granola, chocolate covered matzo, macaroons, Passover brownies, pineapple macadamia charoset, oh my! Hosts Heather McCracken Cohen, Staci Tiras-Jones and Dani Sicklick. $5 pre-registration required to save your spot & help cover costs of ingredients. RSVP online by March 21.