Events Calendar



Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Parties
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

San Diego County Library will be hosting midnight Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book release parties at the Encinitas, Lemon Grove, and Poway library branches. The evening’s events will start with a Sorting Ceremony, followed by wandmaking at Ollivander’s, Transfiguration at the origami station, slime making in Potions class, and trivia games in Muggle Studies. Customers are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Harry Potter gear and compete in the Costume Contest. Copies of the book will be available to check out, and Warwick’s will also be selling copies of the book.

Encinitas Library: 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 753-7376

Lemon Grove: 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945; (619) 463-9819

Poway: 13137 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064; (619) 513-2900

NextGen’s Newcomers Brunch
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New(ish) to NextGen and the San Diego Jewish community?  Come hear what we’re all about at our FREE Newcomers Brunch.  Limited spaces available, RSVP by Aug. 22.


A Rabbi & A Scientist Walk into a Bar
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Rabbi Graubart will be joined by scientist and Chai group member Dovi Kacev. In this session they will discuss the place of humans in the Universe and our responsibilities toward other forms of life and mind. Your entry fee includes dinner and a beverage.


An Evening With Rachel Bloom
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm

Featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and Backstage, in addition to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rachel Bloom is well known for her comedy music videos on YouTube under the name “Racheldoesstuff.” Don’t miss a rare appearance in San Diego of the oh-so-funny and talented Rachel Bloom!

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.

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.

BESA Bar/Bat Mitzvah Expo
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This unique event is the LARGEST one-stop shopping source in Southern California for your upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Jewish event. Book your Caterer, DJ, Photographer, Entertainment, Venue, Invitations, and countless other vendors you will need for your special day!