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Yemenite Soup

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

Wha? Wha? …The Sounds of Silence

SDJJ advice columnist explores her relationship to her deafness
by Marnie Macauley

When Dad Duties Call

How one man reconciled his ambitions to be the world’s best rabbi with his desire to be a good father
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp


Herb’n Donuts Mobilizes Gluten-Free and Custom Desserts

In an unassuming food truck parked inside the exclusive campus of Illumina, a biotechnology company, I found the cure to a bad day. Maybe Herb’n Donuts sets up there because geneticists need something really good after a long day of sequencing, but regardless I’m glad I found my way there. Started by kosher caterer Edwin… Read More »

Voter Registration Historically High in California

California has set a new record for registered voters – 18,251,826 people as of September 9, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This is a major milestone,” Padilla said in a press release.  “The high profile 2016 election cycle, social media networks harnessing the power of online voter registration and relentless outreach by… Read More »

Unknown Jewish Tapestries are a World Treasure

Jews love Sicily. Everywhere you go, you meet tourists with last names on the the Schwartz-Cohen-Steinberg-Benvenisti spectrum, and it’s not unusual to see Jewish stars, Jewish-themed tattoos, and Jews kvelling over pasta dishes they discover in little-known restaurants. In Siracusa, some Jewish travelers from the U.S. and Israel descend 56 steps into a mikvah, ritual… Read More »

Taking the Edge Off

Prostate Cancer is the number one silent disease in men and early detection is the key,” says Lyle LaRosh, President of the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group (IPCSG).  “Our goal is to teach men and their loved ones how to be their own case manager.” While it may not be top of mind for men,… Read More »


Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West
Jan 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. This journey through our region’s history explores the culture of the West and honors Cowboy, Native American, and Mexican traditions.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service Interfaith Project in Balboa Park
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join diverse San Diego faith communities in hands-on volunteer service.

“New Year, New You” at JCC’s Balanced Mind Meditation Center
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Have you made resolutions in New Year’s past but, by the second week of the year, fallen back into old familiar habits? You are not alone. Join us for this 90-minute presentation and find out how you can make 2017 be the “New Year, New You.”

You will learn:
• How to improve self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve your health, happiness, and productivity
• How to be more open, aware, to be more actively engaged in a meaningful life
• Exercises that can help you reach your goals

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm

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

Beth Israel of San Diego Men’s Club Dinner Forum
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Beth Israel’s Men’s Club is pleased to announce that Charlene Seidle and Sharyn Goodson representing the Leichtag Foundation will be guest speakers at our January 18, 2017 Men’s Club Dinner Forum. Charlene and Sharyn will provide an overview of the Leichtag Foundation and the Coastal Roots Farm.

North County Jewish Seniors Club
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Beth Accomando of KPBS Lecture at Beth Israel
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Beth Accomando is an arts and culture reporter at KPBS. She runs the blog and weekly podcast called Cinema Junkie. Accomando has served on the film selection committees for the San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego Italian Film Festival, and San Diego Latino Film Festival. She is part of the volunteer film programmers group known as The Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema and is in the middle of a yearlong tribute to Hammer Films. She has won numerous Society of Professional Journalism, San Diego Press Club and Southwestern Area Emmy Awards. Accomando also freelances for NPR covering film and pop culture.