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Chai @ Beth El is a spiritual home for young adults in San Diego. We seek to help young adults create meaningful connections and establish a sense of belonging in a Jewish community while participating in dynamic programming that launches personal, mental, spiritual, and emotional growth. Chai works to partner with other organizations to build community relationships, ensure seamless transitions between various life stages for our participants, and inspire young adults to lead fulfilling Jewish lives.


Hello and welcome to Chai 20s and 30s at Beth El. I'm David Lipsitz, the Chai coordinator and Ba'al Tefillah at CBE. My goal is to build a vibrant and meaningful cohort of young professionals within the greater congregational community. Stop by one of our events or shoot me an email to get connected. 


Friday Night Hangout
Fridays: August 26, September 9, October 28, December 9
6:15 pm
Turk Family Plaza

We gather for a spirited Friday night service and visit. Enjoy some light munchies and beer as we spend time together and celebrate the end of the week.

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Jews and Brews
November 9, 7PM

Return to the Rooftop! We check out another of San Diego's classic rooftop breweries, this time in Pacific Beach. Unwind after work with Beth El at Amplified Ale Works.

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Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner December 23, 6:15 PM
We celebrate Hanukkah with a catered Shabbat Dinner. The greatest gift Chai can offer, is that of community. RSVP required. 


February 19, 8AM
San Diego has a wealth of special hiking spots, one of the best is Elfin Forest. A moderate hike takes in a rushing stream, wide open views, and a mountain reservoir. 



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Get in touch with us! For questions and more information, please contact our Chai Coordinator, David Lipsitz at or 858-452-1734 ext. 231. 


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For questions or to join a Chai event, please contact David Lipsitz

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783