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Shabbat San Diego teams up with S.D. History Center

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)—San Diego History Center and Shabbat San Diego have teamed up to host a unique Shabbat dinner event set against the backdrop of the expansive exhibition highlighting the history of San Diego’s Jewish past. Enjoy the Shabbat experience with Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom, singer Zeji Ozeri, and a delicious kosher meal prepared by Shmoozers Catering all against the backdrop of the largest exhibition of San Diego’s Jewish history ever displayed, Celebrate San Diego: The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community.

The event takes place on October 27, 2017 from 7:30-10pm at San Diego History Center in historic Balboa Park. Information and tickets are $36 per person and are available at:

This event is partially supported by Hilary and Selwyn Isakow but the History Center is seeking additional funding. Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • $500 event sponsor,
  • $250 co-sponsor,
  • or sponsor a family at the per-person, $36 rate

Anyone interested in supporting the Shabbat Dinner at the History Center can make a direct donation online at or by contacting Lisa Culver at [email protected] or by calling (619) 232-6203 x 148.

Shabbat San Diego is an independent grassroots level community-wide, inclusive and egalitarian organization of volunteers dedicated to encouraging the entire San Diego Jewish community to participate in a unique, international Jewish identity event that inspires all Jews to experience Shabbat together on October 27th/28th. The International Unity Shabbat will take place in more than 1200 cities and 90 countries around the globe.

On this special Shabbat, San Diego’s Jewish community of individuals, couples and families will enjoy the peace, tranquility and wellbeing that Shabbat has promoted since Jews received this unique oasis in time more than 3 millennia ago. It’s a day for us to be in harmony with the world, not attempt to impose our will upon it. It is a day when “all of our work is done…,” a world-wide expense-free vacation from the trials and tribulations of the work week, a way to better understand our place in the universe.

Each congregation in San Diego County will, of course, celebrate the Shabbat in its own manner with its own customs and practices, honoring this day of community togetherness and rest.

The San Diego History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has been preserving our region’s history and making it available to the public since 1928. It operates its flagship museum in the heart of Balboa Park as well as the Junípero Serra Museum in historic Presidio Park and tells the diverse stories from our region’s past. The History Center is the steward of our heritage and the principal resource for San Diego history. No other institution is solely devoted to preserving San Diego’s collective history and enhancing community identity.

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Preceding provided by the San Diego History Center in the Casa de Balboa in Balboa Park.

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