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Davis seeks food help for enlisted military families

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) moved to aid military families being blocked from benefits that help them put food on the table. Rep. Davis introduced the Military Hunger Prevention Act (H.R. 1078) to ensure eligibility for food supplement benefits for servicemembers and their families. Davis was joined by Reps. Lynn […]

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Boy’s letter warms United Hatzalah volunteers

JERUSALEM (Press Release) – On Tuesday, United Hatzalah of Israel received a letter from a 10-year-old boy thanking them for saving the lives of people in Israel. The organization, which serves as Israel’s fully volunteer community-based EMS organization, also received a donation of 50 NIS from the young boy. According to an attached letter from […]

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It took a village to bring me back to health

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — I always figured if I ever developed a fondness for members of the Scripps family it would be because of their historic contributions to newspaper journalism, or perhaps to oceanography, but as it turned out I thank them for their philanthropic interest in health care. I was a […]

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San Diego City Council to fight Trump’s travel ban

By Ken Stone Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to file a brief in support of the state of Washington in its lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s so-called “travel ban” executive order. Republican Councilman Scott Sherman cast the dissenting vote in closed session. Democratic Councilman […]

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Murray Galinson San Diego – Israel Initiative announced

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release) –The Leichtag Foundation, in partnership with a growing consortium of funders that care about deep, multi-faceted education about Israel, has launched a new collaborative, the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative, announced Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President. “Murray Galinson was a cherished leader and philanthropist in the San Diego community,” said Seidle. […]

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Theme Song for ‘The Last Laugh’

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−While Michael Flynn frantically tried to destroy his DVD of From Russia with Love, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is entertaining audiences day and night at a variety of venues in the city through February 19th.  I had the honor to introduce The Last Laugh, a documentary about comedians and […]

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Israeli, San Diego researchers learn earth’s geomagnetic field undulates; current weakening not worrysome

TEL AVIV, Israel (Press Release)— Albert Einstein considered the origin of the Earth’s magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in physics. The weakening of the geomagnetic field, which extends from the planet’s core into outer space and was first recorded 180 years ago, has raised concern by some for the welfare […]

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A new theater trio has come to S.D.

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — What do you get when you combine a fabulous writer, a few brilliant directors and amazing actors?  A theater company called The Roustabouts that promises to deliver the best our town has to offer. The theme of this new troupe is “an explosion of ideas.  We want to inspire […]

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Hundreds fete retiring Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Congregants, rabbis, representatives of Jewish agencies and organizations, staff, family, and friends feted Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal on Saturday evening, Feb. 4, to mark his retirement after 29 years service to Tifereth Israel Synagogue and the community. A catered dinner for several hundred in the Conservative congregation’s social hall […]

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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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S.D. Jews rally for refugees, immigrants

  By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California – Four rabbis, three heads of Jewish organizations, and two elected officials urged opposition to President Trump’s seven-nation travel ban at a standing room only rally of more than 500 Jewish community members and friends at Congregation Beth El on Thursday night. Speakers included State Assemblyman Todd […]

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SDJW editor’s heart surgery may delay publication

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)– Publication of San Diego Jewish World may be delayed or inconsistent in the coming weeks as Donald H. Harrison, who serves as co-publisher, editor, and webmaster, recuperates from open heart surgery. Harrison will undergo valve replacement and bypass surgery on Monday, Feb. 6, and is expected to convalesce at Scripps Memorial Hospital in […]

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Mimi’s Ark: Alpacas lead good life in Descanso

  By Mimi Pollack DESCANSO, California — The Atlas Alpaca ranch in Descanso, owned by David Kabbai and Amy Alyeshmerni, is truly a haven that offers a break from city life. Kabbai and Alyeshmerni live there with 65 alpacas, two dogs, two cats, one rooster, and various chickens. When I first drove up, I was greeted […]

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JFS will continue ‘welcoming the stranger’

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Last Friday, an executive order was signed closing the door on immigrants from seven select countries and banning all refugees for at least 120 days. “At Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS), we are deeply distressed and heartbroken by this executive order that betrays our value of ‘Welcoming the […]

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