Sunday Night Speaker Series
The Men's Club is pleased to announce the upcoming events in our new season of Sunday Night Speakers, followed by an outdoor dessert reception. A $10 suggested donation will be collected at the door to defray costs. Full vaccination and masking when indoors will be required for all participants.
Please note, there is always a risk associated with attending in-person services or events.
Mark your calendar:
Dr. Lawrence Baron, Professor Emeritus at SDSU
Expert on Modern Jewish History
Sunday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Baron, now Laurie to his many friends in the local Jewish community, held the Nasatir Chair of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University from 1988 until 2012. He also directed the Jewish Studies Program at SDSU until 2006. Laurie has done extensive work researching and teaching about the Holocaust. For us and in observance of Valentines Day, his topic will be on the lighter side - Jewish-Catholic marriages and Jewish-Muslim marriages in the movies.
Dr. Judith Berg
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Sunday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Magen David Adom (the Red Star of David) is Israel’s national ambulance, blood services, and disaster relief organization. Its supporters in the U.S. refer to it as MDA. It deploys emergency medical first responders for more than 9 million people. MDA is composed of Israelis of all ethnic backgrounds who work tirelessly together to help those in need. MDA is the only organization in Israel doing this type of work. As a member of the Board of the American Friends of MDA and a health care professional herself, Dr. Berg will be able to tell us more about MDA’s history, current work, and challenges.
Migrant Relief Program
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Sunday, March 13th, 7:00 p.m.
The number of migrants on the move is large and increasing worldwide and locally. Come learn more about it. Jewish Family Service of San Diego has for many years been a key local player in assisting migrants and refugees as they settle into, or just pass through, San Diego. JFS has had to be agile in adjusting what it does and how it gets it done, due to sudden changes in the migrant situation. The professionals at JFS rely on financial and personal support from the San Diego Jewish community to get this work done, in addition to funding from government agencies. Come hear about the work of JFS and its local supporters, in the context of national and world developments related to migration.
Men's Club Membership Dinner
Sunday, April 10th, 5:00 p.m.
(immediately preceding speaker, David Brin)
Let's get on with our regular Club life! We are planning to hold our annual complimentary paid-up membership dinner at TIS on April 10th. We can't be certain whether we'll be eating indoors or on the patio, and we may have to pull the plug at almost the last moment if we get another COVID surge. Mark your calendars, and let's keep our fingers crossed.
Hugo Award-winning Science Fiction Author
Sunday, April 10th, 7:00 p.m.
David Brin is a Ph.D. astronomer, a consulting futurist, a frequent television show guest, a much-published science fiction author, and a Jew. Much of Brin's work focuses on the impact on human society of technology. Brin's Jewish heritage is the source of two other strong themes in his works: Tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the importance of laws and legality. The Kevin Costner movie The Postman is based on a novel by David. Come meet him and hear more about his experiences and his views on current and future conditions. This talk by David Brin will follow the Men's Club membership dinner.
Tuesday, April 19th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We're not slaves anymore and we're not in Egypt. However, we can do some useful work at TIS and enjoy the good fellowship of doing it together. This work day is on one of the intermediate days of Passover, when the Preschool will not be in session.
There will be a few light outdoor projects, and maybe some indoor projects.
We will have a kosher-for-Passover lunch on the patio.
Email us here to be kept in the loop on our plans.
Sunday Bike Rides – Once each month, interested Men's Club members join anyone else who wants to come for a group bike ride. Experienced teenagers are welcome.
Join us on the following Sundays:
- January 30th
- February 20th
We will meet up in a designated parking lot at the start of our route at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise announced. These are slow, social rides. We stay together or stop to let slower riders catch up. Most of our miles are on level, vehicle-free bike paths. Riders use a variety of bike types. Distance usually is between 8 and 12 miles, usually with an opportunity to use a restroom near the half-way point. Everyone with biking experience is welcome.
To get the details for the rides coming up, and to get on the mailing list for ride reminders and special instructions, send us an email.
TISMC Board Meetings - Our Board usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Any Men's Club member may come to any of these meetings. It's a good way to get to know our Board members better, and to get in on the ground floor of planning and getting ready for events. Email us to find out whether the next meeting will be in person or on Zoom.