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Website will aid S.D. Jewish researchers

SAN DIEGO  (SDJW)– Scholars looking to research San Diego’s Jewish history as well as genealogists hoping to learn more about their own ancestors can now refer to a website created by the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego to learn what is in that organization’s collection. The web address is  Collections are grouped into […]

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1850s teen diarist Victoria Jacobs Franklin recalled

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — The San Diego History Center on Sunday welcomed three Arizona women whose family lent to its museum the diary of mid-19th century teenager Victoria Jacobs for the current exhibition about the history and heritage of the local Jewish community. The visitors included Alden Hardy Carroll, the great-great […]

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Schwartz named as chief program officer of Federation

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Darren Schwartz has been appointed Chief Program Officer of The Jewish Federation of San Diego County.  He will provide leadership for the Community Partnerships staff and work with Caryn Viterbi, Vice-Chair for Community Partnerships to further Federation’s strategy to create a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring Jewish community with our […]

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Summer reading program keeps kids from ‘sliding’

For a related story see: SAN DIEGO (Aug. 25, 2017) – “Happy. Excited. And confident!” are the words eight-year-old Zohal Najemeddine used to describe how she felt coming to United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp over the past month.Along with 276 other students, Najemeddine benefited from the camp […]

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Maritime Museum to explore history of rum

 SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, opens its latest exhibit, Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition, Saturday, November 4 in the Gould Eddy Gallery aboard the steam ferry Berkeley at Star of India Wharf. The fresh new interactive, educational and entertaining […]

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SDRA sets Kever Avot services Sept. 24

SAN DIEGO  (Press Release)– As we honor the tradition of Kever Avot, of visiting the graves of loved ones, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the San Diego Rabbinic Association (SDRA) provides the following services open to the entire community: Kever Avot Services, September 24th, 2017 Home of Peace Cemetery 3668 Imperial Ave San Diego […]

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JNF holds a pre- inauguration for Lizerbram

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—An outdoor party at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel on Monday night celebrated San Diegan Sol Lizerbram’s approaching inauguration in November as national president of Jewish National Fund.  The organization, noted Russell Robinson, its executive director, is 115 years old and going strong.  In fact, it is in the middle of […]

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Jewish community day with the Padres

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The Jewish community day at Petco Park would have been better if the Padres had won instead of losing 4-1 to the Washington Nationals, but still there was much to enjoy: New hats with Padres inscribed in Hebrew and the Flag of Israel emblazoned above the bill; kosher […]

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Hamlet is a dram that we drink to the dregs

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Elsinore Castle, Denmark: A giant suit of armor fit for Goliath stands in silent sentry when a dashing Hamlet slips a note into the gauntlet like a prayer at the Western Wall. I’d seen Hamlet before, but Grantham Coleman’s portrayal is now my favorite. He charms with his […]

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These little lights of ours: Notes from the Unity Vigil

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Sunday night, the organizations Indivisible, Together We Will and the Interfaith Council organized a Unity Vigil in response to the White Supremacist rally in Charlotteville, Virginia. One woman, Hether Heyer was murdered and nineteen others were injured by a terrorist who rammed his car into a crowd of […]

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Rally against hate Tuesday evening at the JCC

SAN DIEGO  (SDJW)– In reaction to the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County joins with the Anti-Defamation League, San Diego Rabbinical Association, Liechtag Foundation, and other Jewish communal organizations to sponsor an anti-hate rally at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Lawrence Family JCC. Flyers sent by email […]

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Silverman is new ED at San Diego Art Institute

  SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — Following a nationwide search, the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Silverman as its new Executive Director. Silverman takes the helm as of August 14, 2017. Silverman is a non-profit arts management professional who has worked with social service and arts organizations in San […]

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Lecture on how World War I impacted San Diego Jewry

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. In commemoration of that and as part of the program series related to “Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community,” the San Diego History Center will host a public lecture at […]

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San Diego teen attends Jewish summer camp in Hungary

    By Darren Schwartz SAN DIEGO — This week I would like to highlight an incredible teen who chose to do something pretty unique with her summer. Sydney Schenk is a rising senior at the San Diego Jewish Academy. This summer Sydney was selected to be a North American fellow for Camp Szarvas (SAR-vash), an […]

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