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Heartbreak, loss subject of artists’ installation

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story, now deleted, inadvertently carried the wrong photograph.   By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO- Two local artists combined their respective inspiration to create a mini-exhibit as part of a Curation class at University of San Diego. Joshua Levi, photographer, musician, and poet, and Mara Friedlaender, painter, both graduates […]

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Morgan, playwright and historian, adapts Faulkner story

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California – Now, I may have been mistaken, but I’m fairly certain I saw the ghost of William Faulkner give a standing ovation at the final curtain of Way Downriver, currently extended at North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach.  Well, maybe it was another erudite Southern gentleman with sad eyes […]

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Play offers a debate between a feminist and a homemaker

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO -If you’re old enough to remember Virginia Slims cigarettes, then “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will be a great blast from the past. Clearly, playwright, Gina Gionfriddo, did her homework, and delivers a well-researched, detailed time line of the Feminist Movement.  It is no surprise that she was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn […]

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Playwrights Project tells stories in prisoners’ words

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — The Playwrights Project has once again proved that it does not shy away from weighty or unpopular topics.  “I’M GOOD: Incarcerated Men Getting  Over Obstacles Daily,” is the collaborative effort of the playwrights of the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.  Partnering with the SDSU School of Theater, Television and Film, […]

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SDJW thanks its March 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the byliners and staff photographers whose works appeared in March 2016 editions. They included: David Amos Eitan Arom Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Jeremy Ben-Ami Boaz Bismuth Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Jack Forman […]

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North Coast Rep plans varied 35th season

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Where to start?  So many great shows, so many legendary writers and time-tested directors.  I, for one, cannot wait for this new season to open.  Unbelievably, David Ellenstein, artistic director of my intimate neighborhood theater, has created a veritable feast for the thespian in all of us.  I almost […]

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‘Being Selfish’ far too self- indulgent for most readers

Being Selfish by Sarah Marshank, Selfistry.me, 2015, 978-1-68222-814-2, 350 pgs., $17.89. By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — To paraphrase, some things are better left unwritten.  I’m not saying that an author doesn’t have the right to speak her piece and put it out there for the market to purchase, however, I can’t imagine throngs […]

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A free summer program with great Jewish books

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California- I became aware of a program recently that actually made me wish I could roll back the clock and experience the angst, pressure and confusion of being a high school junior all over again.  Not because I loved that stress-packed year of SATs, college apps, peer pressure, and road […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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When love is sought off the tennis court

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — The Old Globe used an innovative setting for the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match, which opened at Balboa Park’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theater February 18th.  This superbly acted play centered on the US Open, but had little to do with tennis and everything to do with […]

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‘Flory’s Flame’: Jewish history through Ladino music

LA JOLLA, California —  San Diego Jewish Film Festival audiences were bestowed a gift of immeasurable delights as Flory’s Flame was shown on On Friday, February 12, in the JCC’s Garfield Auditorium.  Before the airing of the hour-long documentary, we were treated to five live heart-rending pieces sung by Elizabeth Schwartz, accompanied by guitarist and professor, Fred Benedetti.  […]

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Film Festival Preview: ‘Imber’s Left Hand’

  LA JOLLA, California -The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival is underway, and the film selections seem to run the gamut from comedy to maudlin, somber to joyous, but Friday morning’s film, Imber’s Left Hand, a documentary,  can only be described as bittersweet. Jill Hoy, artist and wife of Jon Imber, introduced the documentary of […]

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SDJW thanks 43 whose works appeared in January

SAN DIEGO (SDJW) — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the 43 writers and photographers whose works appeared during January 2016.  These individuals included: David Amos Eitan Arom Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Judy Friedel Michael Freund Donald H. Harrison Natasha […]

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Sherlock Holmes from a Jewish point of view

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California-  Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush opened to a full and enthusiastic house on Saturday night.  Part of the reason for the fervent response was a group of very fine actors.  Jason Maddy, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Richard Baird, Jacquelyn Ritz, Julian Diaz, Louis Lotorto, Katie […]

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