Community Groups 👨👦 Mispocha Connections: Families and Children w/Special Needs Does someone in your family have special needs? Mispocha (family in Hebrew) Connections is a monthly gathering that creates connections with other families with special needs. For more information about Mishpocha Connections, please contact Craig Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org 👋 Chavurah - Small Groups One of the best ways to create lasting connections is to join or create a chavurah, i.e. a small group, of mutual interest. Temple Solel has dozens of small groups and is always looking for new folks to join or create their own. א Adult Hebrew Class Explore blessings and prayers by learning how the meanings, root words, and history of Hebrew. Come see how gratifying it is as the words come together to create a meaningful prayer. Led by longtime Religious School Director emerita, Ellen Fox. 💙 Hineynu The Hineynu Community is a network of Temple Solel members organized for “inreach” to families in need. Hineynu invites participation of all Temple Solel members in manifesting acts of loving-kindness, including weaving long term connections, visiting the sick, celebrating the life cycle, consoling the bereaved, and welcoming the stranger. 🌍 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Engaging with our world and manifesting our Jewish aspirations – these driving forces animate our energy for Tikkun Olam at Temple Solel. This can happen very close to home, such as our food drives in partnership with Jewish Family Service or voter registration initiatives. Our reach is limitless. 🔥 Havdalah Nights - Ages 45+ Havdalah Nights is a social group of Temple Solel members ages 45+. Members of this group can be single, married, childless, or with grown children – the only requirement is a desire to build a tighter bond with the Temple Solel community. Join for own social, cultural, religious, and educational programs. We enjoy renewing old friendships as well as making new ones. 🧘♂️ Meditation Groups Our holiest prayer the Sh’ma asks of us to listen. Being able to stop and Sh’ma (listen) is often what our soul yearns for and to do this in community makes it an even more powerful experience. Contact Craig Parks at email@example.com for more info. 📖 Book Clubs - Solel People of the Book & Quarterly Sisterhood Book Club Solel People of the Book is a group of readers interested in reading and discussing books about Jewish people, themes, or topics of interest. This group is open to all Temple Members. Join us for one, two or all the book discussions whether you finished, or read, the book. Spoiler Alert: We do discuss the entire book! ✡️ Weekly Torah Study Life-long learning facilitates the development of lasting friendships and a strong sense of belonging to a vibrant spiritual community. By examining issues from a Jewish perspective, participants can enhance their own understanding of human behavior, values, and ethics that impact every aspect of our lives. 🌙 Women's Rosh Hodesh Gathering Using the lunar cycle of the Hebrew calendar, Rosh Hodesh, which means "head of the month", is a monthly gathering of ritual, learning, story-telling, and spiritual experience. Temple Solel offers Rosh Hodesh groups for female-identifying people. There are teen and adult groups available! 🕺 Men's Group Open to any male-identifying people, this group meets weekly to kibbitz (chat) and build community through coffee, jokes, stories, and shared experiences. Join anytime and bring your friends! 🇺🇸 Stars & Stripes - Veteran & Military Personnel Support The mission of the Stars and Stripes Committee of Temple Solel (SSC) is to encourage active engagement between the Temple Solel congregation and the greater San Diego military community by promoting opportunities for collaborative learning, volunteering, and charitable work.