Classes, events, and programs are open to Temple members and the community at large. It is Temple Emanu-El policy to make it possible for anyone to attend, regardless of financial situation. Call the Temple Office to make arrangements; your privacy will be respected.
Look for fliers, Ha-Sofer bulletin articles, and on the website for announcements with updated information about our programs.
Some of our learning opportunities include.... iEngage Lecture SeriesLast year’s iEngage programs from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel were intellectually stimulating and provided a forum to begin to explore issues relating to building a shared society in the modern State of Israel. Whether you were able to attend any of last year’s lectures or not, you won’t want to miss this year’s conversations.The second iEngage series confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in Israel - a shared common space for a people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national and geographic. This is a great opportunity to build new bridges of understanding and cooperation, and learn how to talk about the dilemmas of Jewish statehood.iEngage video lectures and discussions, scheduled partly at Tifereth Israel and partly at Temple Emanu-El, will be led by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal and Rabbi Devorah Marcus through May of 2017. There is no charge and no reservation is necessary. The remaining lectures are as follows:
Sunday, April 169:30 am at Temple Emanu-ElSynagogue and State: The Israeli Experience
Thursday, May 47 pm at Temple Emanu-ElSharing the Public Sphere: New Foundations for a Jewish DemocracyThursday, May 11 - Closing Lecture7 pm at Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92122Tribes and Peoplehood: Reflections on Living in a Tribal Family
7 sessions, all at 7 pm Wed. 11/16/16, Wed. 12/7/16, Wed. 1/11/17, Thurs. 2/9/17, Thurs. 4/13/17, Thurs. 5/11/17, Wed. 6/14/17. Locations to be determined—Let us know if you can host a session! Cost: $60 for the series or $10 per class. Call the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 to sign up for this series.
Coffee with the Rabbi Join us for our Coffee with the Rabbi series this year. These sessions will be an open forum to discuss current events and topics of interest to the group. No preparation is necessary, just an interest in Jewish learning and a chance to pick Rabbi Devorah’s brain.
Twice monthly on Wednesdays, 11am — 12pm October 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, January 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17 and June 7 & 21. Cost is Free—No RSVP required.
Adult Ed Film: "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem"Saturday, April 29 at 7 pmIn Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimize a marriage or its dissolution. After a lukewarm 20 year marriage, Viviane Amsalem appeals to her husband’s compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document. In the court proceeding, tragedy vies with absurdity as everything is brought out for judgement. The film, directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, was made in Israel and France in 2014. Laurie Baron, Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University, will introduce the film and lead the discussion to follow. A donation of $5 per person is suggested, which includes popcorn and candy. No reservation is necessary.
Temple Emanu-El Book GroupDo you love to read? Would you like to meet with other readers for lively discussions? Our book group focuses on novels with Jewish content. Contact the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 if you are interested. Watch for dates and times in the bulletin and Shofar Blast announcements.
The Joy of Hebrew - Adult Hebrew ClassesSunday Sessions with Shelley Sloan 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in Classroom 3Learn to read liturgy, common vocabulary words and conversational Hebrew. Wednesday Sessions with Becky Combest 6 - 6:45 pm in Classroom 5 Beginning Hebrew starting with the aleph-bet.Sunday Session Schedule:September 11, 18, 25 October 9, 16, 23 November 6 December 4, 11 January 8, 22, 29 February 26 March 5, 19 April 2, 23, 30 and May 7, 21Wednesday Session Schedule:November 2, 9, 16 December 7, 14 January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 April 5, 26 and May 3, 10
Temple Emanu-El 6299 Capri Drive San Diego, CA 92120 P: (619) 286-2555 F: (619) 286-3176