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Anachnu: Donald H. Harrison

By Judy Friedel SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World editor and publisher Donald H. Harrison (H. stands for Henry), was born in New Rochelle, New York on August 7, 1945, the day between the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His mother would say that Don’s arrival was the explosion in between. For Don, a […]

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Anachnu: Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz

By Donald H. Harrison LAFAYETTE, California – It has been a quarter century since Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz came to this Northern California community after serving as a rabbi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But the soon-to-retire senior rabbi of Temple Isaiah has remained intimately involved in Latin America as a […]

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Anachnu: Former U.S. Rep. Lynn Schenk

Former congresswoman discusses politics and local feminist history  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Former Democratic Congresswoman Lynn Schenk, who also served as chief of staff to former California Gov. Gray Davis and today is backing Hillary Clinton for President, says she finds it strange that some young women today tell pollsters that it doesn’t […]

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Anachnu: Joe Spier

By Donald H. Harrison CORONADO, California – One of retired attorney Joe Spier’s favorite stories is about the one and only time he appeared before Canada’s Supreme Court in a case that had been appealed from the court of appeals in the Province of Alberta, where he lives. The Calgary attorney carefully had donned the […]

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Anachnu: Norm Katz

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Norm Katz is a conversationalist who can speak with insight about a great number of fields, including the government’s use of microfiche; diseases of the retina; how to detect submarines while they are under water; data jukeboxes; police communications; retirement funds; credit card theft; genome sequencing; and ways […]

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Anachnu: Alan Goldenberg

By Donald H. Harrison Alan Goldenberg SAN DIEGO — Alan Goldenberg joined the Navy, served eight years, and he still gets to see the world in various civilian jobs that were an outgrowth of his Navy service. The skills he learned as an electronics technician led to positions with a variety of land-based companies that […]

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Anachnu: Joe Gandelman

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – It would be difficult to say whether ventriloquist Joe Gandelman spends more time in his San Diego condominium or in his car driving to gigs at schools, fairs, senior homes, and private parties across the United States.  On one national tour that stretched over eight months, he and […]

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Anachnu: Ed Cherlin

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Sitting across a table from Ed Cherlin, you notice that he is a man with patience who doesn’t show even a flicker of annoyance when an interviewer changes the topic, or interrupts his answer.  This probably is because Cherlin also is a man with patients – psychiatric ones, with […]

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Anachnu: Bill Friedel

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Dr. Bill Friedel is a modest, self-deprecating, “aw shucks” kind of guy.  You recognize that trait not very long into a conversation with him about his career. Why did he become a doctor?  He says he thought about being a civil engineer, but what if a bridge he built collapsed?  Realizing that […]

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Anachnu: Rabbi Steven Wernick

    By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The chief executive officer of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism once almost gave up on God and religion after his stepmother died and he became estranged from his rabbi father.  However, Rabbi Steven Wernick added in an interview that through its outreach, the caring Jewish […]

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Anachnu: Phil Snyder

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Jewish Community Centers, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs all have played important roles in Phil Snyder’s Jewish education, while the entrepreneurial spirit let loose upon swap meets secured his financial base. The West Side JCC in Los Angeles was Phil’s hangout when he was […]

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Anachnu: Bob Holloway

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — One memorable day when Bob Holloway was in high school, his track coach said that he was such a good long distance runner he’d like him and other members of the team to compete at summer track meets up and down the state.  Thrilled, Holloway came home and told his […]

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Anachnu: Ruth Messenger

Editor’s note:  Anachnu, which means “we” in Hebrew,  is a new column by San Diego Jewish World editor and publisher Donald H. Harrison, in which he will tell about the Jews he meets–those who are famous, and those who are not. All of them have interesting and worthwhile stories. By Donald H. Harrison The farther away the event, the […]

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Anachnu: Dr. Bill Sperling

Editor’s note:  Anachnu, which means “we” in Hebrew,  is a new column by San Diego Jewish World editor Donald H. Harrison, in which he will tell about the Jews he meets–those who are famous, and those who are not. All of them have interesting and worthwhile stories. A doctor who campaigned against cigarette smoking By Donald H. Harrison […]

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