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May 2021

RebBEE in Res: “Bringing Our Whole Selves to… The Table” with Rabbi Micah

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PDT
$18

So much of the Jewish (and Jewish-adjacent) story can be told through foods. The things that we serve and eat can place us in the context of history, time, and place – or bring us together across difference. For many of us, they can also raise questions of authenticity. Together we will cook a (savory) Egyptian Jewish Shavuot treat, and explore the ways that food traditions of various Jewish communities have changed and evolved to reflect the experiences of cooks and…

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ReBEE in Res: “Who are the ‘right’ people?” with Rabbi Mira

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT
$18

“Well, for instance, you want to be seen eating lunch/davening/studying with the right people!? So who are the right people? Well, those with Yichus/יחוס.” While the word originated in Hebrew, it is generally used to signify genealogy, lineage, taking into account the accomplishments of forbearers and current descendants in scholarship and religious observance. Come and learn about the concern for Yichus in medieval Eastern Europe. What could taint a community’s yichus? How does Torah envision the role of ancestors in…

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RebBEE in Res: “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself – Judaism and Social Justice” with Rabbi Lizz

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
$18

In this one hour session, Rabbi Lizz will give a broad overview of her view of Jewish Social Justice, and provide some useful sources texts directly from our sacred writings to illustrate how Jews should act not only with inclusion and tolerance in mind but with full advocacy for equity and justice for all.

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June 2021

Bruce Feiler: Life Is in the Transitions

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Bruce Feiler’s book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, describes his journey across America, collecting life stories, exploring how we can navigate the number of life transitions with greater purpose and skill. Bruce joins us to share about his book. Presented in partnership with the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative.

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RebBEE in Res: “The Centrality of Narrative and Storytelling in Living Jewishly” with Rabbi Mira

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT
$18

Foundational narratives like those found in Oral and Written Torah clarify the fundamental existence of our people around meaningful motifs, values, rights, and responsibilities. How has the impulse that led Jews to recount and to document events given future generations access to what could have been forgotten? Whenever and wherever civil behavior toward Jews have deteriorated into pogroms or expulsions, what ways do we have in Judaism for those events into blueprints for remembrance and trauma recovery?

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RebBEE in Res: “‘For Us By Us’ Spaces by Jews of Color” with Rabbi Mira

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT
$18

As the summer morphs into the month of Elul just before the High Holidays, I will go in and out of the revolving door of Heshbon Nefesh (the accounting of the soul). My fingers will knuckle down on the memory of unyielding bars on gates that have shut me out of Jewish treasures because of the color of my skin. And I cried out, “Open the gate for us!” Pinioned away behind gates, I was pilloried by baseless assumptions honed…

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RebBEE in Res: “Bringing Our Whole Selves to… The Timeline”

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PDT
$18

Every time that we teach, study, or read about history we are selecting whose stories get told, which stories are important, and whose lived experiences are reflected in the story of “us.” There are many moments in LGBTQ and Jewish history that are not commonly taught in mainstream history classes, and that reveal the ways in which LGBTQ Jews have always been a part of the Jewish story. Through an interactive game, we will learn about a small sampling of…

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RebBEE in Res: “Musings of a Would-Be Broadway Star Turned Social Justice Rabbi” with Rabbi Lizz

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PDT
$18

As a child, Rabbi Lizz truly envision a career on Broadway before being called to serve the Jewish people as a spiritual and communal leader. Over the years, she has gleaned much Torah from some of her favorite musicals, and would love to share some of those insights with you!

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July 2021

RebBEE in Res: “Bringing Our Whole Selves to… The Text” with Rabbi Micah

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PDT
$18

For many, Jewish thought is expressed through text and text study, while for others text study is used as a barrier between those who are “in the know” and those who are “not.” In this session, we will learn a short text about changemaking together, and explore the ways in which bringing our own lived experiences to the text can illuminate, transform, and bring new life to ancient texts.

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RebBEE in Res: “Midrash – What is it, and Can we write our own?” with Rabbi Lizz

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
$18

Rabbi Lizz likes to flippantly describe Midrash as “Torah Fanfiction” but in reality, it is so much more! And spoiler alert, you can write your own – learn how in this session.

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