Featuring the art of Mordechai Rosenstein and The Bible Players
February 20th – 24th
Join us throughout these days to experience creativity, entertainment, visual and performing arts with events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Barry Magen, Business Partner and Agent, will be with us representing Rosenstein Arts along with Aaron Friedman and Andrew Davies who are The Bible Players. Whether a preschool student or our most seasoned members and friends, there’s something for you!
Where is Mordechai?
We want to share with you that Mordechai was recently diagnosed with leukemia. While he is doing very well, responding to treatment, and always in great spirits, he will not be with us – in person. However, during several of our events (specifically Thursday’s Coloring and Creativity, Pinot & Painting, and Saturday evening’s Art Becomes Me) Mordechai will join us via SKYPE. Barry Magen will be on site to assist in facilitating the events and to share Mordechai’s art with you.
At the end of January, Barry, Mordechai and the Bible Players spent several days in Virginia creating the same type of experience we’re planning. Mordechai joined via SKYPE and it was a smashing success! Let’s all come out and show our support, not just for the incredible programs, but to share our enthusiasm and best wishes with Mordechai!
Just in time for Shabbat, The Bible Players, a Torah Comedy team will join us. Aaron and Andrew, through creative comedy will infuse teaching Jewish Values and sweeping the nation!
Several of our events do require a reservation.
Click here to secure your space for any, or all of our events, or phone our office at 619 697-6001.
Our schedule of events:
Wednesday February 20th
Thursday February 21st
Coloring and Creativity (no experience needed)
Lunch and Learn, 12:00 noon
Participants will enjoy making a masterpiece of their own while enjoying stories shared by Mordechai. Bring a dairy/pareve sack lunch. There is an $8 supplies fee. Be sure to register by February 15th.
Pinot & Painting – Painting with a Twist, 6:30 p.m.
This adults-only evening will allow participants to tap into their own creativity after Mordecai gives a quick lesson. Come create a piece with your name, your family name, the names of children or grandchildren, or the word Shalom. Your imagination is the limit. No experience necessary. Mordechai will guide participants remotely. A supply fee of $8 will secure your reservation. Please sign up by February 15th.
Friday February 22nd
Family Shabbat featuring The Bible Players, 5:30 p.m.
This fun and interactive service will our first opportunity to experience the Bible Players, a Torah Comedy team that are teaching Jewish Values. Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman use theater and improv to infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond. If you joined us for their stop at TIS last year, you know how well-received they were then. If you missed them, don’t make that mistake again!
Anyone and everyone is invited to join us!
Saturday, February 23rd
Shabbat Services, 9:30 a.m.
The Torah Paints the Picture
During the service, The Bible Players and Barry will share a D’var Torah with insight into Mordechai’s works. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Shabbat Fun for Students, 10:00 a.m.
Students in grade K – 7 are invited to enjoy more fun with the Bible Players. We’ll join the rest of the congregation for the end of the service. Please note, The Bible Players will be available during the Kiddush offering you time to get to know them better.
An Evening of Entertainment, 7:30 p.m.
Art Becomes Me: Presented by Mordechai
The Bible Players…After Dark!
This adults-only event will feature a presentation by Mordechai featuring famous works he has created for the Pope, RBG, Isaac Stern, former presidential families, and other celebrities.
After an intermission The Bible Players will take to the stage with their show rated PG-13 with a little R thrown in for adult fun!
The evening will include desserts and drinks.The cost of the evening is $18 when paid for by February 15th. After this, the cost is $25. Each ticket will receive one opportunity ticket that, if chosen, will apply the cost of your ticket to any purchase of $100 or more.
Sunday, February 24th
From Generation to Generation, throughout Torah School hours
During Torah School students and families will discover Life, Blessing, and Peace for grades K – 2 and The Secret of the Hebrew Alphabet for grades 3 – 7.
At 11:15 a.m. The Bible Players will perform a family show for students and their families!
Abraham and Anne Ratner Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
More than thirty years ago, Abraham and Anne Ratner, of blessed memory, established our Abraham and Anne Ratner Scholar-in-Residence Weekend.
The Ratners’ devotion to Jewish education is evidenced not only by their endowment of this weekend, but by their support of many worthy Jewish and communal organizations and charities in San Diego and throughout the world.
May their memories continue to serve as blessings.