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Who do you know in Morocco?

  By Norman Greene CASABLANCA, Morocco — Dressed in her head-to-toe hajab or jalaba, she reminded me of an Arabic version of San Diego’s late travel maven Gert Thaler as she skillfully guided us on our quest around the old Jewish Quarter in Casablanca.  She was effusive, charming, funny and full of energy.  We had […]

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San Diego teacher returns from pioneer’s hometown in Germany; school exchange celebrates Louis Rose

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—At a student assembly in the Grundschule (Elementary School) of Neuhaus an der Oste, Germany, the town’s Mayor Georg Martens proudly received a copy of a proclamation signed by San Diego’s Mayor Kevin Faulconer celebrating the “sister” relationship between the school which Martens was visiting and the Cabrillo Elementary School […]

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Linda Neiman eulogized at Adat Yeshurun

By Norman Greene   LA JOLLA, California –“My Mom was tough and she wanted to fight, but this wasn’t a fair fight,” Danny Neiman said as he eulogized his mother Linda Thaler Neiman, 66, who this past Sunday, March 23, lost a battle to an extremely aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed only […]

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San Diego Restaurant Review: Lazy Dog

By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO — If you enjoy having your canine best friend by your side while dining out,  a new restaurant just opened in San Diego’s Mission Valley.   The Montana styled facility is appropriately called “Lazy Dog.”   It is the newest member of a thirteen store chain, only the second to be operated […]

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San Diego restaurant review: Lupi

By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO –It’s a strange name for a restaurant and the parking could be a little more convenient, but the food was delicious, the wine list interesting and the prices quite good.  I liked our friendly, efficient service and the relaxed atmosphere at Lupi on La Jolla Boulevard in the Bird Rock […]

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Restaurant Review: Orchard Hill Country Inn

  By Norman Greene JULIAN, California– If you are fond of dining on a less traveled road in a romantic country inn with an excellent dining room, I have a great suggestion for you.  Visit this mountain city east of San Diego. The restaurant at Orchard Hill Country Inn in Julian was a delightful, well […]

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Greene Line: ‘What a woman wants…’

  By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO– When it comes to birthdays, some adult women prefer a romantic candlelight dinner, a bouquet of long stemmed roses, a dazzling bauble, a pint of Channel, but not my wife.  She wanted to ride a horse. I have nothing against horseback riding.  I spent many of my youthful summers […]

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Posted in Greene_Norman, Travel & Miscellaneous

If you love Broadway musicals

By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO — I’ll admit to it.  I’m a “Broadway Baby.” Ever since seeing The Pajama Game, directed by Abe Burrows and Jerome Robbins on the Great White Way, at the age of ten, the Broadway musical theater has been a passion of mine.   However,  aside from the glamour, the music, the […]

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Israel has done well with Obama as U.S. president

 Editor’s Note: The following column is in rebuttal to SDJW’s “reluctant endorsement” of Mitt Romney By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO — In the half century that I have been voting, I have always concentrated on the candidate, rather than the party.  I have tried to discern his intellect, his passion, his commitment to issues and […]

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Posted in Greene_Norman, USA

Gert Thaler’s purposefulness and zaniness remembered

Editor’s Note: The following eulogy was delivered at the funeral of Gert Thaler, 91, on Tuesday, April 17, at Ohr Shalom Synagogue in San Diego by her dear friend Norman Greene. By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO–As my friend Lorraine Schrag commented, “it is hard to imagine a world without Gert thaler.” Many here today have […]

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Posted in Greene_Norman, San Diego Calendar

Tel Aviv Mayor tours House of Israel in San Diego

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Posted in Greene_Norman, San Diego Calendar

Ohr Shalom dedicates its restored, historic synagogue

  By Norman Greene SAN DIEGO — Ohr Shalom Synagogue, winner of a Save Our Heritage Organization award,  held a Dedication event Sunday, June 5, to acknowledge its “Restoration of a Sacred Place Award” and to thank all those responsible for the $4.6 million restoration project. Welcomed by Ohr Shalom’s president Al Shelden,  congregants and […]

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Posted in Adventures in SD History, Greene_Norman, Jewish History

Louis Rose Point dedication here on video

SAN DIEGO — The dedication of Louis Rose Point on March 24, 2011–the 204th birthday of the pioneer Jewish settler– was captured on videotape by Edward Zeiden, who donated his work to the Louis Rose Society for the Preservation of Jewish History. Following is that videotape, beginning with an introduction by Norman Greene, president of […]

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San Diego Jewish Film Festival preview: ‘Paint What You Remember’

By Norman Greene  SAN DIEGO–Some people are born with photographic memories, others with painterly gifts.  Artist Mayer Kirshenblatt is blessed with both skills. In the gentle, 31 minute film, Paint What You Remember, viewers are offered a retrospect on this 94 year old’s memories of his hometown in Opatow, Poland through his paintings and his […]

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