Events Calendar



Chai Seudah Shlishit and Summer Bonfire
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Chai @ Beth El and NextGen for a sizzling evening of singing, eating, and roasting marshmallows! Seudah Shlishit literally translates as “the third meal” of Shabbat. It is typically a light meal and the time is spent singing songs leading into Havdallah. Bring a blanket, beach chair, drinks to share, and a potluck dish if you are coming for dinner.

Register by July 20.

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.


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.

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!