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Sara Jacobs to seek Darrell Issa’s congressional seat

From Times of San Diego DEL MAR, California — Del Mar native and Obama-era State Department official Sara Jacobs announced Thursday that she is running as a Democrat to unseat Republican Rep. Darrell Issa in the 2018 election. Jacobs, a granddaughter of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is the fourth Democrat to announce a candidacy for Congress in California’s 49th District, […]

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Braverman takes oath as U.S. Attorney in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Adam L. Braverman, a veteran prosecutor who has spent a significant part of his government career pursuing large-scale international drug trafficking cartels, took the oath of office today to become U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California following his interim appointment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “It is an […]

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Jewish Community Foundation celebrates 50 years

    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 […]

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Linda & Michael Bennett, 2 others, to receive Shalom Institute awards at Dec. 2 gala in Los Angeles

MALIBU, California (Press Release)–Shalom Institute, home of Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu and the leading experiential Jewish education and retreat center in Southern California, will hold its Gala and Award Dinner on Saturday, December 2,  at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Gala honors extraordinary people for their contribution and commitments to the Institute […]

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Gary Jacobs to be new chair of JCC Assn. of North America

NEW YORK (Press Release) – San Diego philanthropist Gary Jacobs will assume the chairmanship of JCC Association of North America’s board of directors in May. Jacobs, who has focused almost exclusively on philanthropy since 2000, has served on JCC Association’s board since 2002. He will become chairman in May at the JCCs of North America […]

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Unity Minyan Nov. 23 to Follow Race for Hungry

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)—A Thanksgiving Community Run/ Walk for the Hungry will leave Horton Plaza at three different times, depending on the contemplated length of the effort.  Those participating in a 10-kilometer exercise will depart at 7 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 23.  Participants in the 5K will depart at 8:15 a.m., and one-milers in the “Maccabe Mile” […]

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Artisans re-purpose materials; also their lives

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – At the annual artisans’ fair at Temple Emanu-El, one often meets people who re-purpose their materials, and in some cases, those who have re-purposed their lives. Harvey and Carol Korfin, for example, sell glass specialty items as well as clocks mounted interestingly on old computer boards. Before turning […]

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Israeli editor tells which U.S. Presidents Israelis liked

By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California — It is not the U.S. president’s political party that determines how well he is liked in Israel, rather it is how empathetic he is toward the Jewish state, Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz commented Thursday night at the Men’s Event of the Jewish Federation of […]

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Gold Star father tells of his campaign against hate

By Ken Stone Times of San Diego LA JOLLA, California —  –Khizr Khan paid the World Series no heed. He smiles wistfully when asked about cricket, the national pastime of his native Pakistan. “I don’t have time for popular culture yet, but God willing soon,” he said Wednesday after his 163rd public appearance since the […]

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JCF celebrates $1.5 billion in grants over 50 years

From Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The Jewish Community Foundation will celebrate 50 years — and $1.5 billion in grants — next month while also continuing to transform philanthropy in San Diego. “We’re stopping to celebrate almost a billion and a half dollars in grants to charitable organizations,” said Beth Sirull, president and chief executive officer. […]

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How the Philippines rescued Holocaust refugees

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — San Diego State University lecturer, Dr. Bonnie Harris, recently collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Noel “Sonny” Izon to create the documentary An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines.  Harris, who is a Holocaust scholar, acted as the film’s associate producer and consulting historian. The documentary is based in part on research […]

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Chef Tanis to discuss cuisine Nov. 6 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) – The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will be hosting, An Evening with David Tanis – Monday, November 6 at 7pm. Join David Tanis, whose career includes nearly 25 years as chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, as he demonstrates that fabulous food does not have to be […]

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Singer David Broza to concertize Dec. 20 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) — Israel’s iconic singer-songwriter, guitarist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador David Broza will perform Dec. 20 at the Lawrence Family JCC as part of a coast-to-coast winter tour this December, celebrating 40 years since the release of his best-known song, “Yihye Tov” (Things Will Be Better). The well-known composition was written […]

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Cherina Eisenberg returns to San Diego as a rabbi

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)– The recently ordained Jewish Renewal Rabbi, Cherina Eisenberg, will be speaking at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Thursday evening, Noverber 2. Her topic will be, “B’tzelem Elohim: Seeing the Devine In Our Faces.” This free program is open to all the women of the community. On Saturday morning, November 4, Rabbi Eisenberg will  […]

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