Events Calendar



Beth Israel Men’s Club
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Based on overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change and its effects, we must eliminate our use of fossil fuels and other activities which create greenhouse gases (GHGs).  This presentation on climate change awareness will be based on Al Gore’s approach to society’s response to climate change.  In this approach he emphasizes three aspects of this response: Must, Can, and Will.

Our speaker on December 19 will be Robert Gilleskie, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, who has more than 30 years experience in energy management and power quality, including 20 years at San Diego Gas & Electric. He also served as Director of Engineering at the California Center for Sustainable Energy. He has authored numerous articles on power quality and energy technologies and lectured on the topics in Europe and the US.  A Navy veteran, he received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1979, and an MBA from San Diego State University in 1988.

This program is open to the entire San Diego community, both men and women. Temple or Men’s Club Membership is not a requirement to attend.

The fee is $18.00 with an RSVP, $20.00 without an RSVP and includes a deli buffer. You may RSVP below. If you wish to register via phone, contact us at 858-900-2598 or send us an email at

The Art & Act of Prayer
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Art and Act of Prayer: Wow! Gimme. Thanks. Oops. These are essential prayers. In this interactive session, we’ll talk about the purpose and the power of prayer. What constitutes prayer? What’s the nature of prayer? Together we’ll explore two elements of our worship: what’s going on in prayer – in other words, the act of prayer itself – and the art of the way we pray and the impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives.

Alden Solovy spreads joy and excitement for prayer. A liturgist, poet, author and teacher, his writing was transformed by multiple tragedies, marked in 2009 by the sudden death of his wife from catastrophic brain injury. Alden’s teaching spans from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem to synagogues throughout North America. The Jerusalem Post called his writing “soulful, meticulously crafted.” He’s the author of two books from CCAR Press: the newly-released  and This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. In 2012, Alden made aliyah to Israel and lives in Jerusalem. He also writes for Ritualwell, RavBlog and the Times of Israel. Find his latest work at

Men’s Club Brunch Forum
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Joellyn Zollman presents an exciting talk on how American Jews came to be associated with delis, how delis have changed over time, and the delis meaning and purpose in American Jewish life.

This program is open to the entire San Diego community. Men’s Club membership is not requirement. A light brunch will be served.

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.

Soul Sunday – Bake
Mar 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Join us to learn how to make Passover food taste good! We will prepare some of the classics, with a new twist, and show you how to be the master of Passover desserts: matzo granola, chocolate covered matzo, macaroons, Passover brownies, pineapple macadamia charoset, oh my! Hosts Heather McCracken Cohen, Staci Tiras-Jones and Dani Sicklick. $5 pre-registration required to save your spot & help cover costs of ingredients. RSVP online by March 21.

Where is God in Reform Judaism?
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For over 3,000 years, Judaism has claimed a unique insight into the nature of God. But that insight has evolved together with the stories of our people. In the most recent centuries, the Reform Movement emerged as a religious response to modernity. But modern events and ideas, from the Holocaust to the State of Israel and the digital revolution have challenged us to ask: “Where is God in Reform Judaism?”

No Fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance for planning purposes. 

Blessing & Blue Jeans with Temple Solel
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm

Bring a picnic dinner and a chair for this social event.
Participate in activities, Erev Shabbat services, dinner and