Events Calendar

 

 

Nov
11
Sat
An Evening with Carl Bernstein, “The Use and Abuse of Power: the American Presidency from Nixon to Trump.”
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein delivers a thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bitingly humorous analysis of today’s political landscape with a focus on US presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and everyone in between. 

Nov
12
Sun
Turn on Your Light
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

In need of a good sweat? Wear comfortable clothes & bring a yoga mat. Rabbi Solomon will guide us in some sweaty bliss in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev. No prior yoga experience needed. With live awesome drums by Leanne Pearl. Please RSVP by Nov. 16.

Jewish Community Foundation 50th Anniversary
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

For 50 years, the Foundation has built our community through generous philanthropy and innovative programs. Please join us as we celebrate this anniversary and share our vision for the future.

Kosher brunch. Validated self-parking.

Nov
15
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List – with Jeffrey Shandler
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Among the thousands of interviews conducted by the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive between 1994 and 1999, there are dozens in which survivors discuss Schindler’s List, the actual rescue list as well as Steven Spielberg’s popular feature film of 1993. In the course of relating their life histories, survivors mention the film both in regards to their own story of survival and as they reflect on the differences between experience of the past and its narration. Jeffrey Shandler is a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His works include the groundbreaking monographWhile America Watches: Televising the Holocaust; Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America; and, most recently, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices.

Nov
17
Fri
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

In a unique collaboration with SACRA/PROFANA and San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts presents the second annual performances of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, a stage depiction by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. This powerful and fabled story of World War I is told through a capella songs and letters, and in keeping with Bodhi Tree Concerts’ mission, 100 percent of the profits from this concert will be donated to The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park.

Nov
18
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.