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Mother- daughter bonding in cross country road trip?

By Eva M. Trieger LA JOLLA, California — What more perfect bonding experience could there be than a week-long mother-daughter cross country road trip?  That phrase evokes images of laughter, singing, and discovery, but it neglects the truth of a nitty gritty relationship that is punctuated by anger, pain and many revelations for both mother […]

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Titanic sails again in Moonlight musical

By Eva Trieger VISTA, California -It almost doesn’t matter what’s on stage at the Moonlight Amphitheater because the venue is itself, so enchanting.  I said “almost” because of course, to paraphrase some British fellow, the show’s the thing!  Moonlight’s production of Titanic:The Musical was aligned with the Broadway production that first opened in 1997, the same year […]

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Story of rescuer Irena Sendler coming to opera

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. We’re all familiar with the larger than life variety: Superman, The Hulk and that ilk. However, one heroine stands out as a giant, despite her unassuming, diminutive stature. Irena Sendler, at only 4’11” was undoubtedly a hero. Sendlerowa, a Polish nurse […]

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Israeli cuisine? It includes foods of many immigrants

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Isn’t Israeli food characterized by falafel, hummus and tehina?  If you are drooling, licking your lips and nodding in eager anticipation of spicy, fried chickpeas with heady spices, think again!  Film Director Roger Sherman has created a mind-blowing, gut busting culinary travelogue for the 27th San Diego Jewish Film […]

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Ensemble of pirates steal ‘Peter Pan’ revival

By Eva Trieger VISTA, California- If you believe in fairies, clap your hands, and if you believe in enchanted summer evenings, give it up for Moonlight Amphitheater.  A hearty round of applause was precisely what greeted the live orchestra and large cast who performed Peter Pan last week. This show first came to Broadway in 1954, […]

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A British- raised Christian portrays Golda Meir

By Eva Trieger CARLSBAD, California — In conjunction with the 23rd Lipinsky Family Annual  San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, Rosina Reynolds becomes Golda Meir under the direction of Todd Salovey.   William Gibson has been celebrated for writing the longest running one-woman Broadway show in history.  The magnitude of this story of the Russian immigrant who […]

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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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