Jewish Education



Saturday, January 7, 2017

6:30 pm

All Under One Roof at the
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037


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Pre-Registration Ticket Price: $36 ($50 at the door); JCC Member Price: $30; Teacher: $20


6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Community Havdalah
7:30–8:25 p.m. – Session #1 Select one class to attend
8:35–9:30 p.m. – Session #2 Select one class to attend
9:30 p.m. – Dessert & Champagne Reception and Celebration


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SESSION #1 SELECT ONE CLASS TO ATTEND

1A. Live, Learn, Love: A Jewish Guide to Nurturing and Retaining Relationships • Rabbi Yael Ridberg, Congregation Dor Hadash
Through text study and conversation, we will explore some of the essential elements of relationships, whether platonic or romantic, and learn how we can nurture those elements in ourselves and others with whom we are connected.

1B. Tales from the Zohar: Unanticipated Encounters with Radical Teachers on Life’s Journeys • Rabbi Scott Meltzer, Ohr Shalom Synagogue
Among the stories of the Zohar, there are fantastic tales of journeying down life’s road and encountering strangers, who miraculously turn out to be wise teachers. While reading and discussing, we will reflect on the random encounters of our own lives that have brought us deep insight into Torah.

1C. Jewish American Millennials • Rabbi Josh Burrows, JCoSD
An interactive exploration of young Jewish Americans (ages 17-35): Who are they? What do they struggle with? What are they seeking? Are they seeking? How will they connect with Judaism?

1D. The Chosen People: Is that Supremacist? • Rabbi Rafi Andrusier, Chabad of East County
Jews have always been hounded by accusations of racial supremacism—allegations that sparked hatred and incited untold violence. But isn’t it true? Don’t we claim to be the “Chosen People?” Explore the source of this myth and uncover the true meaning of our unique destiny.

1E. Jewish Meditation • Julie Potiker, The Balanced Mind Meditation Center
Breath and Soul (Neshima/Nashama), working with intention to quiet the mind and nourish the soul. Follow a guided meditation centered on Loving Kindness and Gratitude. These meditations are designed to open your heart and bring you into a more centered state of being. Hineini! Here I Am!

1F. Eco-Kashrut Cooking Class (Limited to 12 people) • Gabi Charo, Hazon San Diego (Same as 2J)
Explore the season’s produce and discuss our food values while diving into a delicious menu. Together we’ll cook through the seasonal harvest and examine how Jewish values influence food choices.

1G. Capturing Beauty, Brutality, Hope: Holocaust Art • Guri Stark
A powerful representation of the horrors, the hope, the anger and the hopelessness experienced and expressed through art by Jews during and after the Holocaust. Through personal stories of survivors and young artists, we will discuss how art has created a visual record of the Holocaust experience.

1H. Rendezvous with God: Revealing the Meaning of the Jewish Holidays and their Mysterious Rituals • Rabbi Nathan Laufer, San Diego Jewish Academy
Judaism is often taught as a series of discrete parts: stories, holidays, values, and traditions. This session attempts to connect those dots and reveal Judaism’s unifying philosophy through an original interpretation of the Jewish holidays.

1I. “Dress British, Think Yiddish” – Jewish Wisdom for Today’s Tech-Driven Business World • Clifford T. Boro, Congregation Beth El
Can wisdom from an ancient religion guide today’s business and social entrepreneurs in an Internet-based, tech-driven world? The speaker will share stories from his own odyssey in technology startups, weaved together with examples pulled straight from the headlines.

1J. The Problem of Paul: How Jewish Scholars Interpret the Apostle to the Gentiles • Emerita Professor Rebecca Moore, San Diego State University
Called the founder of Christianity by some, Paul has also been called a fraud, a fake, and a mythmaker. Jewish scholars’ recent appraisals of Paul make some surprising claims that help both Jews and Christians better understand this fascinating figure.

1K. Shabbat-Transforming Your Life • Rabbi David Castiglione, Temple Adat Shalom
Explore God’s gift to the world and Judaism’s special honor. Learn about and
discuss old and new traditions that allow this Day to transform your life in deeply positive, practical and spiritual ways.


SELECT ONE CLASS TO ATTEND

2A. What is Jewish Music? • Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal, Tifereth Israel Synagogue
By listening to a selection of “anonymous” sound clips, we will explore the defining characteristics of what makes music “Jewish.”

2B. Holocaust or Shoah? What Do these Terms Mean and Why Does it Matter? • Emerita Professor Rebecca Moore, San Diego State University
The word Holocaust had been used for several centuries before it came to be associated with the Nazi attempted genocide of European Jewry. How did Holocaust come to define the Final Solution? And why has Shoah replaced it? Investigate the cultural, historical, and theological meaning of these terms.

2C. Israel, the Balance Judaism and Democracy-A Case Study • Dr. Raymond Fink, Shalom Hartman Institute
Shabbat in Jerusalem: Explore how we manage the democratic value of freedom of movement and the Jewish expression of Shabbat in Israel, based on the Bar Ilan Road Case Study.

2D. Joshua and the Ethics of War • Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Temple Emanu-El
Explore examples of complicated war ethics situations such as military conflict, combat conduct, and individual vs communal responsibility using the Book of Joshua and our ancestors’ conquest of the Holy Land. Included are moral quandaries about obligations toward refugees and enemy combatants.

2E. Gratitude: Waking up to Life • Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ezagui, Chabad La Jolla
Embark on a journey to rediscover the sunshine in life and appreciate all we have. Changing our perspective can change how we experience life on a daily basis. We will focus on developing the attitude of gratitude, drawing from positive psychology and the Jewish concept of thankfulness.

2F. The Zen of the Jew-Bu: Moses’ Buddhist Enlightenment at the Burning Bush • Rabbi Nadav Caine, Ner Tamid Synagogue
We will examine the Kabbalistic interpretation of the Burning Bush as Moses’ Enlightenment and compare and contrast this with Buddhist Enlightenment philosophy.

2G. Wrestling with Jewish Identity and with Jewish Expression: A 19th Century Dilemma • Rabbi Adam M. Wright, Temple Solel
This lecture will focus on how the fight for emancipation in the 19th century contributed to and complemented the rise of modern Jewish movements, specifically the political, theological, and philosophical complications and factors.

2H. Talmud for Today • Rabbi David Kornberg, Congregation Beth Am
Ancient words...modern wisdom. Join us for this session where we will look at selections from the Talmud (in English) and discuss how Talmud can speak to us in today’s world.

2 I. Havdalah: A Magic Wand aka Spiritual Power Tool • Rabbi Alyson Solomon, Congregation Beth Israel
What do Esther, Leonard Cohen and you all have in common? Inside of each of us is a spiritual warrior. Join us for a conversation, study and song as we explore the path from the sacred to the mundane and back again.

2J. Eco-Kashrut Cooking Class (Limited to 12 people) • Gabi Charo, Hazon San Diego (Same as 1F)
Explore the season’s produce and discuss our food values while diving into a delicious menu. We’ll cook through the seasonal harvest and examine how Jewish values influence food choices.

2K. Re-inhabiting the Village: Community Living in Our Modern Era Rabbi Jonah Fradkin and Craig Saloner, Campus of Life a division of Chabad Hebrew Academy
In today’s age of single family homes, split families and social media, we are feeling more isolated and disconnected from ourselves, our neighbors and our Creator. Explore the Torah concepts of why living around like-minded people will help you be happier and healthier through educational lifelong learning.





CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!  (NOTE: You must be logged in before you can register)

Pre-Registration Ticket Price: $36 ($50 at the door); JCC Member Price: $30; Teacher: $20


Support Tapestry

** Tapestry Gold Thread Donors $3,600 -
12 tickets, reserved seating and parking & name on Program Plus 6 class recordings

** Tapestry Silver Thread Donors $1,800 -
6 tickets, reserved seating and parking & name on Program plus 2 class recordings

**Tapestry Bronze Thread Donors $360 -
2 tickets, reserved seating and parking & name on Program

For more information, contact Ilana De Laney, (858)362-1327 or ilanad@lfjcc.org