Understanding the Israeli Elections
An Insider’s Expert Perspective

December 2, 3, & 4

Guest Scholar: Yisrael Klitsner

Advisor for Diaspora Affairs to the Prime Minister of Israel.

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Friday, December 2 – Israeli Election Breakdown

Shabbat Service 6 pm, Dinner and Program 7:30 pm

Step into the Israeli voter’s mindset; understand the moral and ethical dilemmas that shaped the election’s outcome.

Cost for dinner and the program is $36 each for members;
$60 each for non-members.

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Saturday, December 3 – Diaspora Jewry and Israel:

Havdalah 7 pm, Program 7:30 pm

How can Diaspora Jewry reconcile Israel’s election outcome? Is there a path forward?
No cost, but reservations are requested for planning purposes.
Coffee and dessert will be served.

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Sunday, December 4 –  Israel on the World Stage

Tea 3 pm,  Program 6 pm

How will Israel’s election outcome affect the geo-political landscape?
Cost for Tea and the program is $18 each for members; $36 for non-members.

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Shaun Copans at scopans@teesd.org for details.

Sign up for Scholar in Residence Weekend by November 26 on the Temple website, teesd.org, or by calling the Temple office. You won’t want to miss the chance
to study with this outstanding scholar.

The family of Robert M. Gardner proudly dedicates his
Memorial Fund to the Scholar-in-Residence Program
in order to perpetuate Jewish learning
at Temple Emanu-El and in the Jewish community.

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Town Hall Event with Mayor Todd Gloria

December 8, 6 pm at Temple Emanu-El

Join the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego and Imperial Counties on
for a Town Hall on Antisemitism. In this public forum, Mayor Gloria and a panel of speakers will answer and discuss questions submitted by members of the community. Rabbi Devorah Marcus will provide welcome remarks and the conversation will be moderated by ADL San Diego Regional Director Fabienne Perlov.

In 2021, ADL tracked the highest number of antisemitic incidents ever recorded in the United States. Locally, the Jewish community of San Diego County saw an alarming 31% rise in antisemitic incidents. By connecting the Mayor directly with voices from the community, this evening will provide crucial insights into the ways that leaders at the local level can combat the rising tide of antisemitism.

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Reflecting on 50 Years in Jewish Journalism
Aron Hirt-Manheimer
On the eve of my retirement from the Union for Reform Judaism, I’d like to share a few reminiscences and reflections.

Chapter One: Davka
I was a senior at UCLA in 1970 when our Hillel director, Rabbi Richard Levy, of blessed memory, asked students to come up with projects that needed funding. I proposed starting a West Coast Jewish Quarterly called Davka, meaning “just because,” reflecting the counter-cultural attitude I had embraced as a member of the Jewish radical community on campus. My proposal was accepted, and Rabbi Levy, who had been editor of The Harvard Crimson, showed me how to lay out the first edition — “The Ills of American Jewry” — on his dining room table.  Click here to read more...

Social Action Center

Mitzvah of the Month – November

Meals on Wheels: Items for Gift Bags

Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors. Frequently, their volunteer is the only person the homebound person may see all day. Volunteers also bring special “We Care” gift bags filled with useful treats for birthdays and holidays.

For November, the Social Action Committee is asking for these items, which have been popular with recipients:

Gift Bags – Medium or Large with holiday or birthday designs, or just colorful gift bags

2023 calendars or planners, greeting cards, stationery, envelopes, notepads, pens, pencils

Magnifying glasses, night lights

Socks, potholders, dish towels, jar openers, photo frames

Crossword or sudoku puzzle books, adult coloring books, colored pencils

Brushes, combs, small first aid kits, small packs of tissues, toiletries

Please note: they do not distribute any medications, including over-the-counter items, razors, cosmetics or candles.

For questions, please contact Elana Levens-Craig at levenscraig@hotmail.com

Bring your donations to the white barrel in the lobby of the Temple office building, and members of the Committee will deliver them.

Links to Social Action Sites

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