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If that quote is not mine, then whose?

19 September 2014

SAN DIEGO–Rabbi Hillel? Really? According to a number of sources that you figure had decent fact-checkers—like O Magazine and Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird—Rabbi Hillel wrote the following bit of Zen: “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” I was so charmed by this saying when I first encountered it, […]

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Beth El embezzler gets 18 months in prison

19 September 2014

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) United States District Judge Dana M. Sabraw on Friday, Sept. 19, sentenced Eric S. Levine to 18 months in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from La Jolla’s Congregation Beth El synagogue. Levine served as Beth El’s Executive Director from July 2007 to December 2013, overseeing the synagogue’s annual budget.  […]

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Oldest siddur journeys from Oklahoma to Israel

19 September 2014

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (TNA) –It was a historical moment at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum on Thursday night, September 18, as the world’s oldest known Jewish prayer book was displayed for the first time to the general public with leading Jewish and Christian figures present. The siddur, which is 1,200 years old, belongs to Steve […]

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Mona Golabek as ‘Pianist’ held over at SD Rep

19 September 2014

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the extension of the critically-acclaimed production of Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane” adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, based on the book “The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. An additional 12 performances have been added to […]

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Jewish group criticizes anti- Muslim speech

19 September 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release)–Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, condemned “the hateful anti-Muslim language of Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett,” in a statement by Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler: “It is deeply disturbing when anyone refers to a group of people as a ‘cancer,’ especially when that person is a public official,” Cotler […]

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N.Y. Times references to murdered teens shows bias

19 September 2014

By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — One tries hard to believe that mainstream journalism about the unrelenting Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unprejudiced and evenhanded.  One wants to believe that the reporters are unleavened with impartiality and do not give in to their inevitable human biases.   A glaring and hurtful exclusion in a renowned US newspaper […]

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So swiftly flow the years

19 September 2014

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO — Mike Zak’s, z”l, was a Past President of Tifereth Israel Synagogue,a longtime active and supportive congregant, and a Holocaust survivor. One of his favorite stories was about his arrival in San Diego as a refugee and having to obtain a Social Security card. He asked, “What is Social […]

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Growing Jewish protests against NY Met

19 September 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee (AJC) voiced profound disappointment regarding the Metropolitan Opera commitment to proceed with Death of Klinghoffer. The Met premier of this controversial opera is scheduled for October 20, 2014. The Met, apparently sensitive to mounting criticism of an opera that glorifies and romanticizes terrorism, has already canceled the simulcast […]

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JNS news briefs: September 19, 2014

19 September 2014

Scottish independence rejected, Jewish fears averted (JNS.org) Scottish citizens rejected independence from the United Kingdom in a 55-45 percent referendum vote, a result that puts to rest the concerns of some Jews that independence would have been accompanied by a rise in anti-Israel sentiment. “The Jewish community [leans] more towards the no vote than the […]

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U.S. House condemns anti- Semitism

18 September 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hailed Thursday night’s unanimous passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a resounding Congressional condemnation of anti-Semitism and rejection of attempts to justify expressions of anti-Jewish hatred or violence targeting Jews as merely criticism of Israel. The bipartisan resolution clearly delineates when opposition to a policy […]

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School Sup’t Marten tells anti- bullying plans

18 September 2014

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Returning to Congregation Beth Israel, at which she had her first teaching job at its now defunct Jewish day school, San Diego City School Superintendent Cindy Marten on Thursday evening, Sept.18, offered a step-by-step program for instilling student self-discipline. She coupled that with a promise that her administration […]

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El Al flies in parents to celebrate with Lone Soldiers

18 September 2014

By Anav Silverman TEL AVIV–In a special initiative to enable families to spend the Jewish New Year together, an airlift of 21 flights from El- Al Airlines flying from 10 different international locations, IS bringing parents of lone soldiers serving in the IDF to Israel. Flights are taking off from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, St. […]

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Teens may apply for tikkun olam awards

18 September 2014

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– Applications for the 2014 Peter Chortek Leadership Award recognizing Jewish teens residing in San Diego for their extraordinary service, philanthropy and leadership are now open through the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego at www.jcfsandiego.org/pcla. In its fourth year, the Peter Chortek Leadership Award highlights high school students who impact their […]

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Sderot women heal and relax in Jerusalem

18 September 2014

JERUSALEM (Press Release)–Following one of the most stressful and difficult summers in recent years, more than 50 women from Sderot spent a day in Jerusalem with The Koby Mandell Foundation, taking part in healing and stress reducing activities. The Foundation, created by Seth and Sherri Mandell after the tragic murder of their son Koby 13 years […]

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