Past Projects


Since 2003, community members have offered a variety of programs. Some continue while others have ended.  Have your own idea for a group or want to join one of these? Let us know! info@tarbuton.org

Currently Meeting: Israeli Book Groupמועדון ספר ישראלי

More Info Book club meets bi-monthly. For Hebrew speaking adults who love Israeli fiction (Discussions in Hebrew). Occasional author speakers or joint events with Israeli film group. Click to Join – then email the list: israelibookclub@tarbuton.org

Currently Meeting: Israeli Film Group

More Info For adults interested in Israeli films, new and old, generally with an interesting speaker. Films are in Hebrew, with English subtitles. Speaker generally in English. Click to Join– then email the list: israelifilmgroup@tarbuton.org

Cafe v’Ivrit Hebrew Gathering

More Info Meeting Fridays at Noon for nearly 10 years, adults ages 50-70 practice their Hebrew with a few Israelis who come to socialize too. Click for the mailing list

For Children & Families

  1. Dance and singing troupes that performed at Yom Haatzmaout, Yom HaZikaron and House of Israel lawn event – See videos from 2006-2016 – See Startup18 project Tnua
  2. Plays in Hebrew twice annually from Israel – Shows from 2006-2016
  3. Kishkushim playgroup for Hebrew speakers
  4. Hebrew story times “Sapri Li”and “Sifriyat Pijama b’America”(click here to learn more)
  5. “Playball”, soccer, basketball and karate in Hebrew
  6. Modern Hebrew classes and Jewish enrichment in Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Del Cerro
  7. Shorashim alternative bar/bat mitzvah program for middle school and “My Family Story” program
  8. Artzenu for Teens
  9. Israeli style holidays held in parks, public spaces and collaboratively with Jewish organizations: Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Tu b’Shvat, Hannukah, Purim, Lag Baomer, Yom Haatzmaout – See videos from 2006-2016
  10. Family Shabbat on the farm

For Adults

  1. Israeli cooking together, sharing recipes, tips, re-creating Israeli dishes in private homes and at Leichtag Commons farm house kitchen in Encinitas. (learn more)
  2. Israeli film group
  3. “Israeli Women’s Night”s out (learn more)
  4. Hebrew classes ulpan style (learn more)
  5. NextGen Young Adult Israel Collaborative (learn more)
  6. Israeli post doc connections @UCSD (learn more)  See BioAbroad San Diego

Check out programs for youth and adults to see what continues in the community today!

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