Archive | Harrison_Donald_H

I-8 Jewish Travel: World War II Buffalo Soldiers

-63rd in a Series- Exit 51: Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, California ~ Camp Lockett  By Donald H. Harrison CAMPO, California – Like many Army installations, Camp Lockett was built for utility rather than for beauty.  Rare would be the architectural student who would come to marvel at its buildings.  But in the nation’s memory, Camp […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, San Diego County, USA0 Comments

Grandma’s food prep. led her to Judaism

-62nd in a series- Exit 45, Pine Valley, California By Donald H. Harrison PINE VALLEY, California – Although she was raised as a Catholic, Judy Hunter Osterberger felt a certain restlessness about religion as a young woman. “I wanted to get to the genesis of things and read the Bible for myself” she recalled.   She investigated […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, San Diego County, The World We Share, Travel & Miscellaneous0 Comments

Children urged to remind parents about gun safety

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO — Two San Diego City Councilwomen kicked off their shoes at the Copley-Price Family YMCA on Wednesday, June 29, and on the shaded playground turf led a pep rally in which they instructed a multi-ethnic group of young day campers to refrain from […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Masori_Shor_M., Science, Medicine, Education, USA1 Comment

Biography of Nehemiah prompts mixed emotions

Nehemiah: Statesman and Sage by Dov S. Zakheim; Maggid Books © 2016; ISBN 9781592-643691; 246 pages including appendices; $27.95 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – From the standpoint of one in whose family there have been several intermarriages in which the children have been raised as Reform Jews, I read this biography of the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Books & Poetry, Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish Religion0 Comments

I-8 Jewish Travel: Kwaaymii, Arden and oral history

-61st in a Series- Exit 47, Sunrise Highway, Mount Laguna, California By Donald H. Harrison MOUNT LAGUNA, California – Jackie Lucas dropped in on the Serra Museum in Presidio Park, San Diego, in 1975, to look around the museum that focuses on early San Diego history.  She saw on display a photo of a Kumeyaay woman.  She […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, International, Jewish Religion, San Diego County, Travel & Miscellaneous, USA0 Comments

Malala and Anne could have been great friends

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The world’s youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, has often been compared to Anne Frank. Both kept diaries in times when rulers subjugated those whom they believed to be racially or religiously inferior. Both Anne and Malala suffered through warfare, their lives constantly threatened, respectively by the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Books & Poetry, Harrison_Donald_H, International0 Comments

Raising alpacas in a place of rest

-61st in a series- Exit 40, SR 79 North, Descanso, California ~ Alpaca Ranching By Donald H. Harrison DESCANSO, California – While operating his DaMar Plastics business in San Diego, and later El Cajon, David Kabbai often dreamed of living a quieter, simpler life, somewhere  where the air is clear, the nights are starry, and where […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish History, San Diego County, Travel & Miscellaneous0 Comments

An adventure story that teaches code messaging

The Secret Code Menace by Pamela Cosman; Ransom Publishing Ltd; United Kingdom; (c) 2016; ISBN 978 178127 976 2; 200 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Author Pamela Cosman teaches electrical and computer engineering  at the University of California San Diego.  But in The Secret Code Menace, Cosman, a member of San Diego’s […]

Read the full story

Posted in Books & Poetry, Harrison_Donald_H, Science, Medicine, Education0 Comments

Sam Zeiden, 1918-2016

  Eulogies for Sam Zeiden These eulogies were delivered  on June 10 for Sam Zeiden,  at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, in a service officated by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  Sam died June 8 at the age of 97. By Donald H. Harrison Son-in-law SAN DIEGO –From the time he was a boy, Sam […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Masori_Sandi, Masori_Shor_M.4 Comments

I-8 Jewish Travel: Cowboys, Indians and Jews

-60th in a Series- Exit 36, East Willows Road, Viejas Indian Reservation By Donald H. Harrison VIEJAS INDIAN RESERVATION, California – I grew up watching cowboys and Indians in the movies and on television.   Cowboys and Indians were enemies back then, but not anymore.  Especially not here. Levi’s, which today we know as “jeans,” is one […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish History, USA0 Comments

San Diegans enthused by Clinton’s historic victory

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO –Election Central—where results are posted and candidates and their sign-toting supporters parade from television interview to interview—was buzzing Tuesday night, June 7,  with two conclusions about the race in which Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination: Having a woman […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Masori_Shor_M., USA1 Comment

Honors, award, and donation mark Soille gala

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School, at its 53rd anniversary gala on Sunday evening June 5, paid tribute to the father of Shabbat San Diego, had tribute paid to its own award-winning science teacher, and announced a half-million dollar gift to kick off […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, San Diego County, Science, Medicine, Education0 Comments

Zollman’s deli history talk draws 200 plus

Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN DIEGO – More than 200 Jewish community members attended a talk on the history of American delicatessens on Sunday afternoon, June 5, many hoping that the turnout at the event would lure more Jewish Community Cente-sponsored programming in the eastern portions of the city. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, Jewish History, Masori_Shor_M., San Diego County, USA1 Comment

A Fair time finding Jewish stories

By Donald H. Harrison DEL MAR, California – At the San Diego County Fair, there is always an exhibition of interesting collections – a collection of collections, you might say.  Here people exhibit concert passes; autographs; Comic-Con paraphernalia from over the years; crafts; matchbooks; and almost anything else that might catch someone’s fancy.  As for […]

Read the full story

Posted in Harrison_Donald_H, San Diego County, Travel & Miscellaneous0 Comments

Please help us defray the costs of providing this free service with your non-tax-deductible contribution in any amount

Most recent 100 posts

Follow

Follow this blog

Email address