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Why do people like to cosplay?

By Chris Stone Times of San Diego Megan Eisenzimmer of National City wakes up at 6 a.m., and for the next three hours prepares her transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu with a Mary Poppins twist. Psychology professor Travis Langley of Arkansas’ Henderson State University appears at a Comic-Con panel. Photo by Chris StoneWith […]

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United Way removes barriers so kids can read

  Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Rabbi Laurie Coskey takes it as an article of her civic faith that “until third grade children learn to read, and after third grade they read to learn.”  If a child doesn’t read by the end of third grade, the rabbi […]

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Jewish daughter atones by creating a comic book

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Trina Robbins is known in the comic book industry as the first female artist to draw Wonder Woman, back in 1986 for D.C. Comics.  She went on to become a mentor for other women comic book artists, and that was apparent on […]

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Judaism at Comic-Con

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con is upon us, so we can expect hotels to be booked solid and the trolleys to be filled with an assortment of Jedi, droids, cyborgs, mutants, monsters and aliens. Like most nerds, I was a great fan of fantasy and science fiction in my youth, captivated by the […]

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Lederer to address CBI Men’s Club

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Beth Israel’s Men’s Club will host Richard Lederer, Ph.D., as guest speaker at its Wednesday, Aug. 16, Dinner Forum. Lederer will take his audience on a joy ride through the glories and oddities of the  marvelous English language. Attendees should be prepared to laugh and learn. He is the author […]

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United Way seeks 400 volunteer readers in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Four weeks. Four sites. Four hundred students. Yes, United Way of San Diego County is going to need some help. In the second year of the “Readers in the Heights” initiative, helping students prevent summer slide and be active learners all summer long, United Way has expanded it from 40 […]

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David ‘Buzz’ Sommers, formerly of Poway, dies in Canada

TORONTO, Canada (SDJW)– David “Buzz” Jonathan Sommers died peacefully in the early morning of Friday July 7, 2017, after a short but hard-fought battle against colon cancer, with Julia, his wife of almost 36 years, by his side. He was 58 years old. Sommers, formerly a resident of San Diego and Poway,  was a family […]

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13 San Diego rabbis seek ‘black listing’

SAN DIEGO — Thirteen non-Orthodox rabbis, protesting the decision of Israel’s chief rabbi to not recognize certification of Jewish identity by certain American rabbis, have demanded that their names be added to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau’s “black list.” A copy of their letter follows: Dear Israel Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau: We, the following […]

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Playwright Siguenza blends Anglo, Latino cultures

By Mimi Pollack SAN DIEGO — California is a state of both Latino and Anglo cultures. Herbert Siguenza, the Playwright in Residence at the San Diego Repertory Theater, has the gift of melding both cultures together and reaching a diverse audience as seen in the plays, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, El Henry, Manifest Destinitis, […]

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Three S.D. County Jewish educators win awards

SAN DIEGO — Craig Parks of Carlsbad has been selected for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for Multi-Institutional and Independent Jewish Educators, it was announced by Jennie Starr of  Tarbuton. Tarbuton/Startup18 Jewish Educator Awards were also awarded to Lillian Elbaz of Serra Mesa (San Diego) for her work as a […]

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Jewish teens: Resident camp fuels their identity

  By Darren Schwartz SAN DIEGO — Summer camp is perhaps the richest experience for teens to explore his or her sense of Jewish identity. Camp provides an experiential space for youth to experiment with who they are and the type of person they want to become. As a product of both Jewish day camp […]

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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, Sept. 11, 1958, Part I

Compiled by Samuel Chessler Fund, Federation Merger OKd By Lou Lieblich, executive director Southwestern Jewish Press, September 11, 1958, Page 2 At consecutive meetings of the Boards of Directors of the Federation of Jewish Agencies and the United Jewish Fund, these two former arms of the San Diego Jewish community were merged into one on Sept. […]

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JFSSD honors eight at annual meeting

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) recognized eight individuals and one committee with special awards during its Annual Meeting Luncheon on June 13 at the agency’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus in Kearny Mesa. Outgoing board member Jennifer Levitt was honored with the “Charles Zibbell Board Leadership Award.” Levitt served on […]

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Lee and Frank Goldberg to be Seacrest honorees

  ENCINITAS, California (Press Release) – To have the opportunity to honor Lee and Frank Goldberg is indeed a celebration in every sense of the word for San Diego Hebrew Homes and Seacrest Foundation. We write San Diego Hebrew Homes instead of the name, Seacrest Village, (which is how the organization has been referred for […]

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