Events Calendar



Peace in the Middle East – What Does it Need?
Feb 2 @ 8:23 pm – 9:23 pm

Dr. Kedar is a PHD and scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar­Ilan University. Dr. Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty­five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. Dr Kedar drew attention with a June 2008 al­Jazeera interview in which he challenged the moderator’s assertion that “You cannot erase Jerusalem from the Quran,” pointing out that Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran. Join us for an insightful lecture and discussion.

Birthright Shabbat at Congregation Beth El
Feb 3 @ 6:15 pm

Join us for an Israeli-style Shabbat complete with falafel, hummus, and other Israeli treats in honor of the opening of Birthright registration. Come and learn more about Israel travel and how to get on the San Diego community Birthright bus. If you have already experienced the wonder that is Birthright, come and relive the magic. Reminisce with your friends and share your incredible stories of how Birthright changed your life.

Men’s Club Dinner Forum at Beth Israel
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Beth Israel’s Men’s Club is pleased to announce that Deacon Jim Vargas will be our guest speaker at our February 2017 Dinner Forum. You will have the opportunity to hear Deacon Vargas provide us with an overview on the “Recent Trends in Homelessness and Housing”.

Shabbat Dinner and Speakers from AIPAC
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm

AIPAC and Temple Emanu-El cordially invite you to a Shabbat Dinner and Speaker Event: The Election is Over: What’s Next for the U.S. – Israel Relationship? with Elliott Nahmias and Judah Lindemann. Cost for the Israeli-style dinner is $18 per person and will be catered by John Baylin Catering. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 15.

Hazon Family Bike Ride/Walk
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am

Want a shorter, family-friendly ride? Save the date for a Hazon Family Bike Ride/Walk (5 mile loop) at Lake Miramar on Sunday February 19 at 9am.

4th Annual Spring Valley Library KARAMU Black History Month Celebration
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Karamu offers events and activities for people of all ages, including crafts and performances by the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, the STEAM Academy Jazz Band and the Black Storytellers Association of San Diego. Community information booths will offer a variety of informational handouts, health screenings and other resources. This year, representatives from various local colleges will provide information on higher education. The library will have free opportunity drawings throughout the event. Parking is limited so plan accordingly.

Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering: San Diego’s EXPO Day
Mar 4 @ 7:11 pm – 8:11 pm

EXPO DAY features interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids, adults and families in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Last year, 24,000 children, parents and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day.