The Tarbuton connects and builds Jewish Community through Israeli Culture. We offer Israeli-themed programs and classes (in Hebrew and in English) for the local Jewish and Israeli community providing opportunities for all ages to build a deeper connection to Israel, strengthen their Jewish Identity, and learn and maintain their Modern Hebrew language skills.
בתרבותון תוכניות ושיעורים בעלי אופי ישראלי (בעברית ו/או באנגלית) עבור הקהילה הישראלית והיהודית בסן דייגו, אשר מאפשרים לבני כל הגילאים ללמוד ולשמר את כישורי השפה העברית שלהם, לשתף את המסורות האישיות שלהם ולבנות ביחד קשרים חזקים יותר לישראל
Tarbuton Non-Profit Board (Volunteers)
Shoshi Barkai, Ellen Fox, Eylon Geva, Dr. Sandhya Kathleen Bhalla-Regev, Galit Shezifi, Jennie Starr, Galit Urich, Marina Weiser
Past Board Members: Tamar Gollan, Michal Levi
Founder and Director, Jennie Starr
Rakezet, Community and Events Program Manager, Karin Leskly
Training & Curriculum Coordinator, Maya Cohen
Community Leadership Team (Volunteers)
Israeli Food in America, Cookbook – Galit Urich, Michal Levi, Jennie Starr
Holidays – Shoshi Barkai, Sharon Finzi, Sarah Buzi, Elinor Torgovetsky
Moadon Sefer (Israeli Literature Book Club) – Galit Shezifi
Moadon Seret (Israeli Movie Club) – Clarisa Bercovich, Graciella Marz and Elisha Blatt
Café v’Ivrit (Coffee and Hebrew) – Ellen Fox and Glenda Jaffe
The Ken Jewish Community
The Israeli Consulate, Israeli House (Bayit Israeli) in Los Angeles, CA
Congregation Beth El
San Diego Jewish Academy
Financial Support From:
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Israeli House, Misrad HaKlita
In 2006, with the goal of developing a community and programs that would develop Jewish and Israeli identity for children growing up in the US but with strong connections to Israel, we began organizing Hebrew and Israeli-style activities including a Hebrew speaking playgroup, Hebrew immersion classes after school for pre-school and elementary school children and we added a Sunday program that incorporates Jewish holiday classes and celebrations in English and in Hebrew year round.
To develop proficiency and accommodate busy schedules many of our students enroll in 2-4 hours of instruction taken in part on the week-end and in part in several Public School District after school enrichment programs.
The children’s programs immerse our children in Hebrew and contemporary Israeli culture, while enjoying a large variety of activities including music, storytelling, arts and crafts, Jewish holiday celebrations, and special events. For adults separately there are also evenings with Israeli films, literature, lectures and plays and social opportunities in English and Hebrew.
We are building and connecting Jewish community in San Diego through Israeli Culture. Questions?