Installation Weekend of Rabbi Joshua Dorsch
August 10th – 12th
It’s going to be a grand slam weekend! We want everyone to join us, throughout the weekend, as we officially install Rabbi Dorsch as the Rabbi of Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Rabbi Dorsch is just completing his first year at TIS and we’re excited to continue to see what the future brings to our TIS community.
This weekend will be filled with activities, services, and celebrations. Take a few moments to read over all that will be going on and be sure to RSVP when necessary. All reservations, requiring payment or not, may be made following all of the weekend’s information. We’ll look forward to sharing this special weekend with you!
Our Weekend’s Lineup
Family-friendly Softball Game, San Carlos Recreation Center
Friday, August 10th, 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join the fun. Be sure to bring your own mitt and feel free to bring your own bat and helmet. We will provide additional bats, balls, and bases.
Pray at the Park, 6:30 p.m.
San Carlos Recreation Center
We’ll begin with Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a Shabbat Picnic Dinner. You may wish to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Challah, grape juice, and cookies will be provided.
You may bring your own dinner (dairy or pareve, please) and drinks or you can pre-purchase dinner (cheese pizza, salad, and water bottles) through us.
Reserve your dinner by August 6th
The cost is $25 per household or $8 per person. Reserve below or call the office.
San Carlos Recreation Center is located at
6445 Lake Badin Avenue
San Diego, CA 92119
Saturday, August 11th
Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. Following, join us for a Kiddush Luncheon.
For planning purposes, we ask that you let us know, by August 6th, that you’ll be joining us.
Installation of Rabbi Joshua Dorsch at Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Sunday, August 12th, 9:30 a.m.
Everyone is invited to be part of this milestone in our congregation’s history. Following breakfast, the formal installation of Rabbi Joshua Dorsch will take place.
Reserve your space below by August 6th so that we can ensure being properly prepared.
Jewish Community Day at Petco Park
Sunday, August 12th, 12:40 p.m.
Join us for a day of fun and festivities. This game, between the Phillies and the Padres is a perfect way to wind-up this celebratory weekend.
In honor of Rabbi Dorsch’s life in San Diego, and beacause he is from Philadelphia, the “boys-of-summer” have agreed to have the Padres take on the Phillies during this annual event. In addition to the game, we’ll all have the pleasure of watching Rabbi Josh fulfill a dream of throwing the first pitch at a major league game!
Tickets may be purchased below or by calling our office by June 29th. After this date, tickets may not be with our group.
Reserve your tickets by June 29th. Your theme game ticket includes a limited-edition Jewish Community Day hat, kosher hot dog and soda from The Place pre-game in the Park at the Park, activities for kids, and more. Ticket prices are as follows:
- $44 for Field Infield
- $39 Toyota Terrace Infield
- $24 Right Field Lower Reserved
Round-Trip Transportation from TIS to Petco Park
We must have a minimum of 30 participants to charter a bus. Space is limited. The round-trip fee is $20 per person.
Reservations…. don’t be left off the roster!
Make sure that you’re included in the festivities. RSVP for the Jewish Community Day at Petco Park by June 29th and all other weekend events by August 6th.
Click here to make all of your reservations!
Extra, extra read all about it…Phillie Guy Makes His Mark on Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the San Diego Jewish Community!
A little over a year ago Team Tifereth signed free agent, all-star strike thrower Josh Dorsch, to a multi-year contract.
In free agency, Dorsch fielded offers from all across the country, but opted for the sunshine in San Diego. Along with his wife Stephanie and their son Nadav, Dorsch has been received with open arms.
In his first Fall Classic, playing before sell-out crowds, Dorsch knocked the ball out of the park with his warmth, openness, and enthusiasm. His engaging and spiritual sermons made their mark as a series of homeruns. The fans have lauded his first season as a smashing success.
On Sunday, August 12th, as he begins his second season, Dorsch will take the mound at Petco Park to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres. No matter the outcome of the game, we know that Rabbi Dorsch will continue to hit it out of the park at TIS!