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His ‘Motiv’ is engaging Jewish teens as volunteers

By Darren Schwartz SAN DIEGO —  I am a 37 year-old married father of two. I am a native San Diegan having grown up on the coast and now raising a family in East County. Other than a three-year stint as a legislative aide in Sacramento, I have served as a Jewish communal professional for almost […]

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Alyson Solomon to tell of her journey into the rabbinate

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Beth Israel’s Men’s Club will host Rabbi Alyson Solomon, Beth Israel’s Associate Rabbi, at its Wednesday, June 21 Dinner Forum. Rabbi Solomon will provide an overview of her journey to the rabbinate, across the globe and the denominations. Her presentation will be followed by an “Ask the Rabbi” session. Prior to […]

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JCF announces new investment programs for donors

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– Marking its 50th anniversary, the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego announced the launch of several innovative initiatives that will propel the region’s oldest and second largest community foundation forward. “As we look to the next 50 years, we will continue to offer the high level of personal service that is our […]

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Six stages of reaction to bad medical news

Receiving an upsetting diagnosis and the six sequential reactions that follow By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — Recently I noticed that things were getting a bit blurry, so I went to the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego to have it checked out. Guess what? Dr. William Freeman, Director of the Jacobs Retina Center, […]

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Journalist Eric Lichtblau to discuss ‘Nazis next door’

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) — When World War II came to a close in 1945, the U.S. Government recruited a few leading German scientists, who it judged could contribute to America’s space and military programs. In addition, the rationale was that if the government hadn’t done this, these top scientists, along with their scientific […]

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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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Whoop and Howl at ‘The Old Man and the Old Moon’

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — The Pigpen Theatre Co. has come to the Old Globe with their epic sea shanty, The Old Man and the Old Moon. They hoisted the sails with some bluegrass, complete with a banjo, fiddle, accordion and an electric bass, setting our toes tapping, hands clapping and faces grinning […]

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Detroit Jewish leader to lead San Diego brain storming

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –Soille Hebrew Day School will host Gary Torgow in San Diego at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at the New Children’s Museum, 200 WEst Island Avenue, to discuss with community leaders ‘Envisioning a Sustainable San Diego Jewish Community.’  This  session will be chaired by Selwyn Isakow. Torgow is the international Chairman of ‘Mosaic United’ […]

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Shavuot study session at SDJA May 30

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S.D. celebrates Israel’s independence May 21

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – The Jewish Federation of San Diego County and community partners have scheduled the annual community celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) on May 21  at the San Diego Jewish Academy from 2 pm to 6 pm. This is a free event to celebrate and educate the local community about Israel and its culture. […]

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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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Golf, tennis, spa, auction July 24 for Seacrest Village

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release)– Seacrest Foundation will host the 26th Annual Guardians of San Diego Golf & Tennis Tournament “Take a Swing for Seniors” with presenting sponsor The William Gumpert Foundation on Monday, July 24th at the Del Mar Country Club and Devin Chodorow serving as Chair. This year’s event will also feature a Spa […]

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Poems, songs bespeak local Jewish talent

By Eileen Wingard LA JOLLA, California — Jerry Greenspan, a youthful looking senior with a keen sense of humor began the May 9 evening of Jewish Poets—Jewish Voices. He is a founder of the Coronado Scribes. One of his poems, an ode to his home town, is printed below. The next featured poet, Sylvia Levinson, has […]

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CAARI director to tell of older adult tours to Israel

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Susan Horowitz, director of the Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel (CAARI), will brief the public at 6:45 p.m., June 15, at Ohr Shalom Synagogue on plans for CAARI’s 2018 mission to Israel. Under the auspices of the Jewish National Fund, retirees or semi-retirees (age 50 plus) sponsor tours of […]

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