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Jewish Book Fair tells Nov 8-16 highlights

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LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) – San Diego’s internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 20th year with headliner Ari Shavit.  Book Fair events will run from November 8 through November 16, and are presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. […]

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Gourds among crafts at Nov. 2 Temple Emanu-El fair

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By Bonnie Baron SAN DIEGO — Linda Hutkin Slade comes from a family with artistic tendencies and has enjoyed playing with fiber arts for close to 20 years. In order to support her fiber arts habit Slade works as a clinical social worker at a local hospital. Over the past four years she has focused much of […]

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Local Hi-Tech innovators tell their stories Oct. 30

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–The Jewish Federation of San Diego County will host its second FEDTalks speaker series at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at Scripps Research Institute (10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, 92121).  The FEDTalks series is modeled after the wildly successful TEDTalks in which speakers are challenged to give the talk of their lives […]

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Temple Emanu-El announces artisan festival

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–The Women of Reform Judaism of Temple Emanu-El is hosting its annual Artisan Festival on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. at the synagogue located at 6299 Capri Drive. There will be 52 artisans showcasing the finest in pottery, glassware, fused and blown glass, photography, jewelry, mosaics, painted silks, mosaics, […]

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Survivor Dunst to speak at Beth Israel Oct. 22

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Beth Israel of San Diego Men’s Club will welcome Lou Israel Dunst, Holocaust survivor, as its guest speaker at the October 22nd Dinner Forum. Dunst will share his experience and tales of survival living through five concentration and labor camps and how he eluded certain death in two different Gas Chambers in Auschwitz […]

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Beth Israel to host School Sup’t Marten Sept 18.

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– San Diego Superintendent of Schools Cindy Marten will discuss the current state of public education in San Diego during a Sept. 18  forum sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel’s Social Action Committee, Men’s Club, and Religious School in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Marten, who once taught at the Beth Israel […]

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Twins debate secular versus observant lifestyles

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– Jeff Deverett, a board Member and parent at San Diego Jewish Academy in Carmel Valley, will appear with his identical twin brother, Larry, at their book launch being held at SDJA on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm. In their book – Play or Pray – Jeff & Larry compare […]

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Jewish professionals arrange panel on jobs

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Three professionals for the organized Jewish community will discuss their work, and how others might also build Jewish careers, on a breakfast panel scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept 10, at the Melvin Garb Hillel Center at 5717 Lindo Paseo, adjacent to the SDSU campus. Sponsored by JPro, the […]

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Rabbi Berk to detail recent Israel trip

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Rabbi Michael Berk, who was traveling in Israel with an AIPAC delegation at the time of the Gaza War outbreak, will discuss his observations and experiences during a dinner meeting of Congregation Beth Israel’s Men’s Club, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wedneday, Aug. 20, at the congregation’s campus at 9001 Towne […]

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Two S.D. shuls to observe Tisha B’Av together

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Members of Ohr Shalom Synagogue and Tifereth Israel Synagogue will gather at the latter congregation, 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., at 8 p.m. for Tisha B’Av services during which the Book of Lamentations will be read and host Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal will explore the topic: “Is the Modern State of Israel […]

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Temple Emanu- El sets two special August events

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Temple Emanu-El plans two special Shabbat celebrations in August, to which the public is invited. First, on Friday, August 15, at 6 p.m. a Shabbat service in the temple’s sanctuary (6299 Capri Drive) will be followed by free hot dogs and s’mores in the courtyard. The event caters to new and prospective […]

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Daniel Silva to kick off 2014 Jewish Book Fair

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  LA JOLLA, California (Press Release)– San Diego’s internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 20th year, starting with the summer book fair event on July 24th at 7:00 p.m. with award-winning New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and his newest novel, The Heist “A Conversation with Daniel Silva” will be presented […]

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Rabbi will examine Rebbe Schneerson’s legacy

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LA MESA, California (Press Release) — Barnes & Noble in Grossmont Center and Chabad of East County’s Rabbi Rafi Andrusier are partnering for a June 12 discussion on the groundbreaking new biography, Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History. Rabbi Andrusier will lead the discussion and […]

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Abayudaya Jewish man to speak at Beth Israel

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– A member of the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda, Gidongo Armstrong, will be the dinner guest at a meeting of the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18. A resident of Mbale in eastern Uganda, the 26-year-old Armstrong will tell a story “which is one of […]

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