Events Calendar



OPTIONS: The Women’s Event
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Each year, Women’s Philanthropy holds OPTIONS – The Women’s Event to celebrate the power of women and raise funds for our global community. These events feature inspiring speakers and are an opportunity to connect with women throughout the community.

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.

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.

Go Behind The Scenes of Cygnet’s “Animal Crackers”
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm

Join Director Sean Murray and the Creative Team as they share their
inspirations and designs for this San Diego Premiere.

Hear Retired Boxing Champion’s Inspirational Story at JCC
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Lawrence Family JCC will screen the short documentary, Vaden Versus, followed by a motivational program including a question and answer session with “The Ultimate” Vaden, himself.

Vaden’s story goes from triumph to tragedy back to triumph again.  In a 1999 title fight, the world champion boxer knocked out Stephan Johnson. While Vaden knew his opponent was hurt, he had no idea he would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native was forced to deal with the consequences of his victory. Admits Vaden, “I’ve been in very dark places, almost forgetting how to live.  But,” he continues, “I got back in the ring, worked through fear and guilt and learned how to breathe again.”

San Diego Innovation Showcase
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all innovators! The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) invites you to join us at the Innovation Showcase, featuring for the first time together, the innovation pipeline of eight top-notch academic research centers (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Spawar and J Craig Venter Institute). Find investment or partnering opportunities with startups, learn about commercialization success stories and discover early stage technologies arising from inventions made at the academic centers in four different tracks: 1. Healthcare/Diagnostics 2. Software/Electronics 3. Materials/Engineering and 4. Cleantech

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.