Events Calendar

 

 

Mar
21
Thu
DayTimers Speaker Series: Professor Jan Stiglitz
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Topic: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Obstacles to Freeing Victims

As a result of many DNA exonerations, the public is now aware that the criminal justice system makes mistakes and many innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The California Innocence Project has been dealing with this problem for decades by undoing these mistakes as well as advocating criminal justice reform to prevent and better enable these mistakes to be discovered and remedied.

Professor Jan Stiglitz is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law. He began his teaching career at California Western School of Law in 1980, after receiving his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

While on the faculty at California Western, Professor Stiglitz also represented numerous individuals who were appealing their criminal convictions. In 1999, Professor Stiglitz, along with Professor Justin Brooks, founded the California Innocence Project. The Project’s mission is to seek the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted and to effect changes in the law and in police practices which will prevent wrongful convictions.

In his work as Co-Directer of the Project, Professor Stiglitz has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. His work in the Project has earned him two California Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Professor Stiglitz has recently stepped down as Co-Director of the Innocence Project and retired from California Western. He is now representing some California Innocence Project exonerees in civil litigation seeking compensation

Mar
22
Fri
Persian Food Night
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Jewish Collaborative of San Diego for a Persian Food event just in time for Purim!
Eat and talk about culture and food with Elizabeth Jacobson.

Space is limited—To attend you must sign-up by March 18.

Mar
23
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 23 @ 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.
Mar
27
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm

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

Mar
30
Sat
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Mar 30 @ 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.
Mar
31
Sun
Middle East 101: How “d’heck” did we get here?
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Democrats for Peace in the Middle East will be holding a panel discussion with three professors. “Middle East 101: How “d’heck” did we get here?” will be held in Oceanside—an RSVP is required to learn the specific location.

Apr
3
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm

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