Events Calendar



Video Games to The Rescue at Fleet Science Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Some people think video games are only good for mindless entertainment, but technology developed in the gaming industry is being used for everything from brain research to drug development to innovative therapies for stroke patients. On select Thursdays of every month the Fleet invites local scientists, researchers and engineers to talk about how video game technology is helping them find imaginative solutions to the world’s challenges.

La Mesa Oktoberfest
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

This free all ages event draws over 100,000 people from across San Diego for three days of fun, music, delectable food, and of course – plenty of German beer! This year’s lineup is jam-packed with plenty of live music across two stages that are sure to get you inspired to bust out your best chicken dance.

19th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Families, friends and neighbors will experience Little Italy transform into a winter wonderland and enjoy the community’s festive décor, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, horse carriage rides, holiday treats, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and more!

Stuff the Bus with Beth Israel
Aug 10 all-day

Before service, Beth Israel will be collecting for a school supply drive. Most needed supplies include 3 ring binders, colored pencils and erasers. Visit for the full list and more information

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.

Little Mensches Event
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our next Little Mensches event – as well as our 4 year anniversary celebration – is taking place on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1:00-2:00 at the JCC.  The children will be putting together “necessity kits” for the homeless containing items such as socks, granola bars, antibacterial wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, as well as cards containing information about where to get services in the area.  We also plan to have crafts for the children to do at the event, along with music, food, storytelling, and lots of celebration for 4 years’ worth of good deeds.

Sexuality, Identity, and Religion – Tools for Jewish Educators for Supporting Healthy Teens
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Moving Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. By focusing on the whole teen, Moving Traditions meets teens where they are, connecting Jewish wisdom to the challenges and joys of their daily lives, such as self-esteem, body image, friendship, romance, and academic stress, while encouraging teens to question fundamental ideas of identity and society.

The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative convenes collaborative meetings every other month for Jewish Teen Educators. The purpose of this group is for professionals to continue to grow in their practice and to create a culture of community and collective impact. As a result of being part of this group, educators will be able to better serve their teens, programs, and organizations. As Community Partners, youth professionals commit to attending at least three TEC workshops during the school year.