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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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Georgia McBride brings it on

By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — A gig’s a gig. At least that’s what folks in showbiz say when we accept a job that’s not our first choice. But just what are we willing to do when our stomach’s grumbling and the landlord’s knocking? Lance Carter sets the tone as Eddie, the melancholy MC at […]

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SeaWorld cuts 350 positions across company

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld, which has struggled with declining attendance, announced Wednesday it is cutting 350 positions. The company is laying off people and not refilling open positions across the company. The cuts primarily affect its corporate headquarters and the parks in Orlando and San Diego, said spokeswoman Aimee Jeansonne-Becka. Becka said the cuts mostly […]

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La Jolla walkway named for Walter Munk, 100

  By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California–Famed oceanographer Walter Munk  predicted that a beach walkway named for him Wednesday on the eve of his upcoming 100th birthday won’t survive as long as he has unless nations cooperate to fight climate change by converting fossil fuels into renewable energy. At a ceremony at Kellogg Park […]

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Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish History, San Diego County, Science, Medicine, Education

Shabbat San Diego teams up with S.D. History Center

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)—San Diego History Center and Shabbat San Diego have teamed up to host a unique Shabbat dinner event set against the backdrop of the expansive exhibition highlighting the history of San Diego’s Jewish past. Enjoy the Shabbat experience with Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom, singer Zeji Ozeri, and a delicious kosher […]

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Challah bake Oct. 26 will ready Shabbat San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Shabbat San Diego will be celebrating its fourth year of inclusive, uplifting, spiritually inspirational activities beginning October 26 through October 28. While the San Diego Jewish community will participate together, they will be connected to more than two million others globally from 90 countries also celebrating International Unity Shabbat.   Michelle Lyons, […]

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Posted in Jewish Religion, San Diego County

Hillel House for UC San Diego wins Council nod

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans on Tuesday, Oct. 3,  for the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel House to be constructed across the street from the UC San Diego campus and adjacent to a single family neighborhood whose residents were divided on the issue. The decision […]

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Arab turned Zionist to headline SWU gala

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–San Diego lovers of Israel will have an opportunity to hear an Arab Israeli explain how he went from hating Israel to calling himself a Zionist.  StandWithUs (SWU) educator Yahya Mahamid, 19, will share his journey at the SWU San Diego Festival of Lights “I Love Israel” gala on December 2 at […]

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Posted in Middle East, San Diego County, USA

Mimi’s Ark: ‘Siberian Cupcakes’ in East S.D. County

  By Mimi Pollack SANTA YSABEL, California — There are five luscious Siberian cupcakes residing near this town in San Diego’s east county. What are Siberian cupcakes? They are domesticated Russian foxes. The co-founder of the Judith A Bassett Canid Education and Conservation Center, Amy Bassett, came up with the clever name. She and her […]

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Posted in Pollack_Mimi, San Diego County, The World We Share

Creative students design, build JFS sukkah

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The temporary structures, or sukkahs, in which Jews celebrate the holiday of Sukkot typically are thrown up by Jewish families or congregations to partake in celebratory communal meals and to welcome strangers to our community. However, the sukkah just recently built at the Jewish Family Service (JFS) campus […]

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The Mt. Soledad cross case in retrospect

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Morris Casuto, the retired executive director of the San Diego Region’s Anti-Defamation League, suggests that in retrospect San Diego’s quarter-century-long battle over the Mt. Soledad Cross was a win for civil government. Originally, the large Latin cross atop Mount Soledad was upon public property.  Several levels of courts declared that […]

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A Yiddish Wedding Reenacted

  By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Nowadays it’s not too unusual for a wedding invitation to arrive via email, but the one for this past Labor Day was a little unusual. I was invited to a Yidishe Khasene (A Yiddish Wedding), a theatrical re-enactment of the wedding of Edward Meisarosh and Jana Mazurkiewicz Meisarosh. A […]

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Posted in Music and Visual Arts, San Diego County, Theatre, Film & Broadcast

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