Tarbuton's mission is to strengthen the Jewish community through Israeli cultural experiences and Hebrew language, educating our next generation, connecting all ages to Israel, and bridging the local Jewish and Israeli-American communities. They make Israel connections for 200-300 San Diegans weekly or bi monthly and serve as a cultural Jewish entry point for young adults, adults, families and youth. Programs appeal to all denominations, interfaith families and unaffiliated in an effort to build relationships between local American Jews & Israelis. Through Israeli arts, music, and cultural events, the Tarbuton offers the local Israeli and American Jewish communities the opportunity to deepen their ties to Israel and to each other. The Modern Hebrew programs provide lifelong paths to literacy and other means to connect to Israel. Classes for youth and adults are available, Jewish Holiday Celebrations and Israeli Plays and Shows.
Young Adult Offerings:Young Israelis and Jewish Americans, 25- 40 years of age, are connecting through social, cultural and intellectual programs related to Israel’s history, culture and contemporary life with an emphasis on Israeli film, literature, music, dance and food. Some individuals speak Hebrew and some don’t. Some were born in Israel, others somewhere else. Many travel to and have lived in Israel. Activities are generally low cost, laid back, and designed to introduce you to Jewish friends who share your passion for Israel.