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Forum on refugees at Temple Emanu-El March 8

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –A forum on President Trump’s policies toward refugees will be conducted from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive. Titled “We Were Refugees Too: Educate for Action,” the forum will include such speakers as Mark Hetfield, the national chief executive officer of HIAS (formerly known […]

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2nd Generation Survivor tells March 8 of helping her mother to write a Holocaust memoir

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release)– Pam Zimbalist, a second-generation survivor, tells her experiences encouraging her mother, Hanna Gendler Rom Young to write the memoir of her life in Kovno, Lithuania, as a child; in the Nazi concentration camp KZ Stutthof where her own mother starved to death, and after liberation in the United States. Her […]

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Works of Jewish poets of Spain’s Golden Age to be recited and sung

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The next Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices program, will feature the works of three of the leading Jewish poets from the Golden Age of Spain, Solomon Ibn Gabirol (1021-1058), Judah Halevi (1085 -1141) and Abraham Ibn Ezra (1092-1167). The free evening, under the auspices of the San Diego Center for Jewish […]

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Local law enforcement to address Jewish community March 5

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– To discuss the nationwide outburst of anti-Semitism, leaders of the San Diego Police, San Diego Sheriff’s office, and the local branch of the FBI will address a Jewish community meeting at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.  Security […]

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Holocaust remembrance day set for April 23 in S.D.

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –The Jewish Federation of San Diego County will host the annual Holocaust Memorial Commemoration event taking place at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 pm. San Diego’s commemoration is one the largest in the country with more than 500 community members attending. The commemoration serves […]

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Veterans Affairs Officer to discuss benefits

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Beth Israel’s Men’s Club will host Robert Lewis, a National Veterans Affairs Officer, at its March 15 Dinner Forum. His presentation will cover benefits available to veterans, their dependents and survivors. Lewis is the President of San Diego Chapter 12, Montford Point Marine Association and also is a member of the Jewish […]

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SD Jewish Film Festival chair kvells over this year’s selections; 74 films to be screened Feb. 8-19

By Eva Trieger      LA JOLLA, California –“Like a proud mama, showing off her new baby,” crowed Chris Fink, in response to my query about how she felt as this year’s Chairperson for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.  The 27th annual festival runs from February 8-19, and boasts films from twenty one different countries, […]

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California Jewish briefs: January 31, 2017

Beth El Hosts  Gathering in Support of Refugees and Immigrants LA JOLLA, California (SDJW) — Congregation Beth El will host a “San Diego Jewish Community Gathering In Support of Immigrants and Refugees from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Participating organizations include the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego, Jewish Family Service of […]

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60 Jewish films to be shown at 12-day festival

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – The 27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center  will run February 8-19. The 12-day Festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego and draws over 17,000 attendees annually and 97 film screenings. […]

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Father Joe’s Villages’ leader to address CBI Men’s Club

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Deacon Jim Vargas of Father Joe’s Villages will be guest speaker at Beth Israel Men’s Club’s dinner forum on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. He will provide  an overview on the “Recent Trends in Homelessness and Housing”. Vargas assumed his current role in February 2015 leading a team providing the services and […]

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Seacrest Village gala to have vineyard theme

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) — Gala Chairs Cindy and Larry Bloch along with approximately 350 guests, will gather on Saturday, February 25th for the 39th Annual Gala: Seacrest Vintage 2017—A Magical Evening in the Vineyard. Proceeds will benefit the Seacrest Village Resident Assistance Fund. Robert Haimsohn, President of Seacrest Foundation remarked, “this year’s vineyard theme […]

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3 Jewish artists to be featured at S.D. History exhibit

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – The artwork, lives, and Jewish heritage of three San Diego artists are explored in a new fine art exhibition Art & Heritage opening January 28 at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. The works of featured artists Belle Baranceanu, Maurice Braun, and Harry Sternberg will complement a […]

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Poets of three nations debut in JCC’s new season

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — The ninth season of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices will open with three featured poets, Samantha Lennon, Marc Rolnick and Ilana Brosh. Tuesday evening, January 17, 7  p.m., these three talented writers will inaugurate the 2017 season of this series in the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family JCC. Samantha […]

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Int’l delegates to join MLK Balboa Park cleanup Jan. 16

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — To commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in San Diego, a multifaith group of 10 religious congregations celebrate by making it a “Day On, Not a Day Off.” The idea was inspired by President Barack and Michelle Obama. In 2009, the day before his first inauguration, President Obama […]

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