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Film Festival Preview: ‘Imber’s Left Hand’

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  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

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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

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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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The anatomy of a film festival

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By Eva Trieger LA JOLLA, California —  According to Craig Prater of the Lawrence Family JCC, San Diego audiences may not realize their great fortune in luring Hannah Fisher to the next month’s Jewish Film Festival.  After a scintillating phone call with the Toronto native, I must agree! Fisher has agreed to Chair the Film Jury […]

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SDJW thanks its December 2015 writers

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San Diego Jewish World thanks and acknowledges the wonderful contributions of the following writers whose works appeared on our pages in December, 2015: Stephen Baird Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Michal Beruven Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Richard L. Cravatts Jonathan Greenblatt Toby Klein Greenwald Ryan M. Greiss Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Morton […]

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Girl band rocks the Hasidic world

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California -Catching up with Bulletproof Stockings, a female Hasidic alternative rock band was not easy. A flight delay caused them to arrive periolously close to Shabbat, so we had to reschedule. It was not until the following Tuesday morning when I connected by telephone with Perl, Dalia and Elisheva, who […]

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Park and Rec dancers take it to the big time

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By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — When a deep and abiding passion is combined with a clear and focused vision, the results are tantamount to explosive perfection.  That synergistic energy is captured by the Civic Dance Arts Program of the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department with Andrea Feier at the barre. Several aspects make this […]

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Water, water everywhere and now it’s to drink

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By Eva Trieger CARLSBAD, California–Even Noah’s Ark may not be able to withstand the deluge of desalinated drinking water created daily by the joint venture of Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority.  Monday, December 14th, saw media, journalists, photographers and local politicians, flooding in to witness the grand opening of the largest […]

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‘Oldest Boy’ is emotional story of separation

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By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO —  The San Diego REPertory Theater has the perfect recipe for success in its current show, The Oldest Boy. Little could improve upon the synergistic combination of playwright Sarah Ruhl, director Sam Woodhouse, and actor Amanda Sitton.  The play recalls Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1994 film, Little Buddha, which starred Bridget Fonda, Keanu […]

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Lesbians? Nothing shocking about them

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By Eva Trieger LA JOLLA, California — The strains of violin, clarinet and accordion set a reminiscent and inviting tone for this play.  The set of the Mandel Weiss Forum was fairly simplistic with English and Yiddish subtitles projected over stage, creating an esoteric sensibility in the viewer.   Spirited dancing accompanied the music as characters […]

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Marshall Voit, son of a rabbi, now a Jewish songleader

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  By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,” I believe this could be his mantra.  The singer/songleader told me he believes that, “music has the power to bring people together and build interfaith, justice oriented, warm welcoming communities.” Recently appointed to a new commission, Voit is the […]

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Matisyahu tells of his musical evolution

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By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — Catching up with this guy was no mean feat, but when we finally connected by phone early this morning, I was able to learn who Matisyahu, the evolutionary artist, is, and why he’s so excited to bring his Akeda Tour to San Diego’s Balboa Theater. Matthew Paul Miller, […]

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AT SSDHDS, it’s not grandpa’s or dad’s science lab

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By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Downloading new software intimidates me, learning my new OS baffles me, and just about any gadget that vaporizes to the Cloud sends me running for cover.  But as much as I try to maintain my Neanderthal status, technology won’t allow me to be a backward ostrich much longer.  Thankfully, […]

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SDJW thanks its October 2015 writers

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SAN DIEGO (SDJW) – San Diego Jewish World acknowledges and thanks those writers whose works appeared on our daily news website during the month of October.  They were: Yael Aires Laurie Baron Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Morris Casuto Ben Cohen Richard L. Cravatts Toby Klein Greenwald Donald H. Harrison Natasha Josefowitz Rabbi Ben Kamin Steve […]

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