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Many sights at S.D.’s Israel Festival

Photo essay by Donald H. Harrison                       * Harrison is editor of San Diego Jewish World.  He may be contacted via [email protected]  

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Clergymen offer perspectives on refugees

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — No kidding now, a rabbi, a priest, a minister, and an imam walked into a social hall … They sat together facing an audience at Congregation Beth Israel on Tuesday evening, May 16, and each in turn explained why his religious tradition empathizes with the plight of refugees. […]

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San Diegan Sol Lizerbram to head national JNF

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — To considerable applause, Russell Robinson, the chief executive officer of the Jewish National Fund, announced Thursday, May 11, that the next national president of JNF will be San Diegan Dr. Sol Lizerbram. Lizerbram, active with his wife Lauren for 35 years in JNF, will begin his two-year term […]

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The ‘Choices’ refugees must make

Choices: The True Story of One Family’s Daring Escape to Freedom by J.E. Laufer; Little Egg Publishing Co; (c) 2017; ISBN 9781881-669067; 102 pages plus 3 pages of photographs. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — The story may be true, but the book officially is classified as fiction because it imagines conversations that the […]

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Mob, murder, and Shoah are elements of novel

Forbidden Night by Joanne Lewis, Soul Attitude Press, (c) 2016; 282 pages; ISBN 9781939-181755. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — At first, I was a bit bewildered by this novel; it alternated several stories in different time periods and I wondered how they would all come together. But they did! One story dealt with […]

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Book teaches children about the Holocaust

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum with Todd Hasak-Lowy; Aladdin Books of Simon & Schuster Publishing; (c) 2015; ISBN 9781442-484870; 356 pages plus afterword and appendices; $8.99 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — This is a Holocaust memoir written for children of perhaps middle school age. It is narrated in present […]

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When our thoughts accuse us

By Donald H.  Harrison SAN DIEGO – There was a thought-provoking moment during a staged reading Wednesday night of Janet Tiger’s one-act play “Caregivers Anonymous” at Ohr Shalom Synagogue. A newcomer ridden with guilt shame facedly admitted to a group of fellow caregivers that the thought had crossed her mind that her troubles would be […]

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The perils of an HR manager

Dream Job: Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager by Janet Garber; lulu.com; (c) 2016; ISBN 9781483-447476; 159 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Melanie is a supervisor in a human relations office at an urban hospital in this work of fiction. What goes on there would be hard for anyone besides author Garber […]

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San Diego schools salute conductor David Amos

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –David Amos, who is best known to the Jewish community as the conductor of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra and as a music columnist for San Diego Jewish World, on Thursday evening received a plaque naming an orchestra pit at Patrick Henry High School in his honor, and […]

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S.D. Planning Comm. okays UCSD Hillel

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – After a 17-year process of waiting and modifying, the proposed Glickman Hillel Center at UCSD won unanimous approval on Thursday, April 27, from the San Diego City Planning Commission and next goes to the San Diego City Council for final approval. Twenty-six persons testified in favor of the […]

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Who will tell their stories? “We will!” students answer

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – One of the nightmarish questions we Jews ask ourselves is “After all the Holocaust survivors have passed on, who will tell their stories?” Following a Havdalah service on Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, a group of pre-teens and teens affirmed in unison: “When they are gone, we […]

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Poor editing undercuts Israeli cuisine film

In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a film by Roger Sherman, Menemsha Films, 2016; opening April 21 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Good reporting can be sabotaged by haphazard editing, and that, sadly, is what happened to this film in which host Michael Solomonov, owner of […]

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A memoir of travel, encounters with the famous

As I Remember It by Cynthia Citron, © 2017 Xlibris; ISBN 9780152-4571627. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Given that Nancy and I are mentioned in Cynthia Citron’s book, I feel a bit embarrassed recommending it to you. But the fact is, Cynthia also writes in her memoir about important people with whom she […]

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San Diego’s unofficial canine ambassador recovering

By Donald H. Harrison Photos courtesy of Karen Beth Pearlman   SAN DIEGO – One might describe Chloe, an 8-year-old cocker spaniel, as San Diego County’s unofficial canine ambassador. For years, her owner, Karen Beth Pearlman, has been posting Facebook photographs of Chloe visiting various San Diego County venues, from the beach, to the valleys, […]

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