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Career Vs. Commitment

Ask Marnie, Sept. 2016
by Marnie Macauley

Diversions, September

What's Jewish on the big screen this month
by Natalie Jacobs

Michael Berkowits’ Kosher Chicken Paprikash

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, Sept. 2016
by Tori Avey


Author of Black Lives Matter position on Israel defends ‘genocide’ claim

The co-author of the Black Lives Matter platform passage accusing Israel of “genocide” defended the term, saying Israel’s actions fit in its wider definition. Ben Ndugga-Kabuye co-authored the statement along with Rachel Gilmer, the former board member of a Zionist youth group. Ndugga-Kabuye told JTA he understood why Jewish groups disagree with the statement, but… Read More »

A Holy War Over Israel’s Character

From a strategic standpoint, the infuriating statements, including that the Reform movement is not a Jewish movement but a Christian movement, made last month by Rabbi Yigal Levenstein, head of the pre-army academy in Eli, are not as important as the platform from which he made them: the First Zion and Jerusalem Conference. This conference… Read More »

Chabad Hebrew Academy Goes Solar

Chabad Hebrew Academy (CHA) is leading the way for green energy. The Scripps Ranch school installed 446 sun powered solar panels in the parking lot last March, and they are already seeing benefits. The panels generate more than 131,652 watts, according to the head of the school, Rabbi Josef Fradkin. Additionally, the panels leave no… Read More »

Sexual Assault Prevention 101

Collegiate sexual predators target freshmen girls. Why? Because they tend to be easy marks, unschooled in the perils of the party scene. We must talk to our sons and daughters before they leave home about taking precautions and behaving responsibly and ethically during their college years. Using reason and common sense rather than fear (we… Read More »


Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics
Sep 24 – Nov 13 all-day

No longer entombed with the mummies, the ancient art of encaustic (hot wax) resonates in contemporary culture. The multi-dimensional surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to this once obsolete medium is now recognized both for it’s exquisite beauty and incredible versatility.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

Screening: The Hunting Ground
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Women Occupy San Diego offers a free film screening every month at the museum. This month’s film is Acadmey Award nominated documentary “The Hunting Ground”.

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Economics and Terrorism
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WITH ISIS in the headlines following numerous attacks nationally and abroad, the world is on heightened guard concerning the terror group. As such, we turn to our renowned global conflict expert, Professor Eli Berman, to make sense of ISIS’s logic and how great a threat it is in the U.S.

PROFESSOR ELI BERMAN chairs the Economics Department at UC San Diego and is a research director for International Security Studies at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He is also a member of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project, plus a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His book Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism was published in 2009 by the MIT Press. Berman received his PhD in economics from Harvard University.

The Men’s Event
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Men’s Event is the largest annual gathering of Jewish men in San Diego. Each year brings a new dynamic and exciting speaker for a wonderful evening of great food, global change, and powerful company. The Men’s Event is generously underwritten by The Mizel Family Foundation.

with special guest Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign-affairs column, for which he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. He is the paper’s deputy editorial page editor and a member of its editorial board. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed in 2002 at age 28. He has reported stories from around the world and interviewed scores of world leaders, including every Israeli Prime Minister since Shimon Peres.

Mr. Stephens was raised in Mexico City and educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. His 2014 book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder” was praised by both Fareed Zakaria and Bill O’Reilly. He lives in New York with his wife Corinna, a classical music critic for the New York Times, and their three children.

Big Head Blues Club Presents The Songs of Willie Dixon featuring BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS with Special Guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

Platinum-selling stars Big Head Todd and the Monsters join forces with three second-generation blues stars – Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks – to pay tribute to one of the pillars of modern blues and most influential songwriters of early rock and roll. Willie Dixon’s street-tough lyrics and ribald riffs have permeated the works of artists such as Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and even Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.

Generously sponsored by Harmony Grove Village.

New Exhibition Opening: The Art of the Brick
Sep 30 all-day

Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of artworks made exclusively from LEGO® bricks. You’ll be able to walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks and come face-to-face with a giant LEGO skull. The collection also features re-imagined versions of famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Artist and creator, Nathan Sawaya, will be available on September 29 for media interviews and exclusive tours of the exhibition before it opens. The Art of the Brick makes its Southern California premiere at the Fleet Science Center on Friday, September 30, 2016.

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