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.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., we’ll also have our famous “Pro-Neg” featuring snacks and drinks to accompany the schmoozing.
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.
Be sure to bring a dairy / pareve picnic to enjoy.
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.
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.
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 because 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!
Although our ticket sales have closed you may purchase tickets directly through the official site by clicking here.
You may also visit the Jewish Community Day at the Petco Park site for additional information.
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!