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Warsaw’s secret diaries recalled at Yom HaShoah

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel LA JOLLA, California — This year’s San Diego Yom HaShoah presented one of the finest programs I have experienced in many years since arriving in San Diego almost eight years ago. The musical selections were excellent; the theme of the program was “Memory and Morality” and featured Roberta Grossman, who is […]

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Who will tell their stories? “We will!” students answer

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – One of the nightmarish questions we Jews ask ourselves is “After all the Holocaust survivors have passed on, who will tell their stories?” Following a Havdalah service on Saturday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, a group of pre-teens and teens affirmed in unison: “When they are gone, we […]

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Jazz from Israel and elsewhere captivates

By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO–Mesmerizing strums of the oud opened the first number, a Kurdish melody, in a program at SDSU’s Smith Recital Hall entitled: Desert Caravan: New Jazz from Israel and Beyond. This concert, arranged by SDSU Judaic Studies Scholar-In-Residence, Yale Strom, featured, in addition to his band, Hot Pstromi, the prize-winning Israeli musician, Amos […]

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City planners to weigh Hillel at UCSD April 27

LA JOLLA (Press Release)– Hillel of San Diego, a religious institution that supports Jewish college students, will present its plans for the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center to the City of San Diego Planning Commission on April 27. The Glickman Hillel Center will provide a new permanent home for UC San Diego Hillel across […]

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Beaten San Diego activist is recovering after disappearing in Mexico

Missing San Diego activist Hugo Castro has received medical attention and is stable after being found wounded Tuesday on a street called Avenida San Rafael in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a city in the State of Mexico, Mexico’s attorney general said in a press release. Investigators at the office of the special prosecutor for disappeared persons […]

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D.A. Dumanis to step down July 7

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced on Thursday, April 20, that she is stepping down as District Attorney after nearly 15 years in the position. Dumanis made the decision to step down to explore a possible run for County Board of Supervisors. Her last day as District Attorney will be […]

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Marti Emerald to be honored at April 22 roast

SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald will be roasted Saturday evening, April 22, at an event sponsored by the City Heights Community Development Corporation from 6 p.mm. to 9 p.m. at the [email protected] located at 4350 El Cajon Boulevard. Emerald, who spent eight years on the city council, was described by […]

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San Diego’s unofficial canine ambassador recovering

By Donald H. Harrison Photos courtesy of Karen Beth Pearlman   SAN DIEGO – One might describe Chloe, an 8-year-old cocker spaniel, as San Diego County’s unofficial canine ambassador. For years, her owner, Karen Beth Pearlman, has been posting Facebook photographs of Chloe visiting various San Diego County venues, from the beach, to the valleys, […]

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Rep. Peters to address Beth Israel Men’s Club

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) will report to members of the Beth Israel Men’s Club and guests at a 6:30 p.m. dinner on Wednesday, April 19, on Congress and the Trump Administration. This program is open to the entire San Diego community, both men and women. Temple or Men’s […]

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JFS ‘Heart and Soul’ gala raises $1.1 million

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego raised more than $1.1 million at its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 1. Guests participated in a silent auction with more than 100 packages and raised their paddles in a “Fund-A-Mitzvah” that included a […]

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Junior the Great Blue Heron sadly gets away

Update: Tuesday, April 18 — Santee Lakes reported on its Facebook Page that the “fishermen bunch” had been able to lure Junior close enough to remove the cloth binding from his beak, whereupon the Great Blue Heron flew off to freedom. We’re hoping the bird will have a speedy recovery, and plenty of good fishing!   By […]

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Jana, YAAANA, and preserving Yiddishkeit

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Erev Shabbat prayers, a vegetarian dinner, a ribbon cutting, and a klezmer jam session helped to inaugurate the Yiddish Arts and Academic Association of North America (YAAANA) on Friday night at a clubhouse in the Costa Verde Village.  About 30 people ranging from young adults to seniors attended […]

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San Diego school district to boost Islam lessons to combat bullying, create Muslim safe spaces

Muslim safe spaces, increased lessons on Islam during social studies classes, and other measures will be adopted by San Diego Unified School District to combat bullying. The Council for American-Islamic Relations and school officials in southern California collaborated on a “holistic” approach to bullying that will likely be implemented this fall. The changes, which include […]

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Gravitating to the familiar at the Fleet

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –While I gravitated on Wednesday, April 5, to an exhibit featuring the image of Albert Einstein and another portraying the cells that I imagine Jonas Salk grappled with while developing the vaccine against polio, my grandchildren—Sky, 10, Brian, 8, and Sara, 6 – were transfixed by a room filled […]

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