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The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

June 2021

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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