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The Surprises of Jewish and Polish Poland

The last thing I expected to find in Poland was a hot Jewish scene. I had to rub my eyes to believe what I was seeing. Travelers of all religions, ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities flocked to Jewish-related sites eager to explore a world that was all but eliminated when Nazi Germany murdered 3,000,000 Jews,… Read More »

The Jewish Millennial Project

There is plenty of conversation around the term “Jewish millennials” and what they want out of their jobs, their lifestyles, their philanthropy, their spirituality. A big focus of “the establishment” (older generations that hold positions of power in Jewish organizations) is how will this next generation of Jewish people embrace and engage with their Judaism,… Read More »

Suspension of Western Wall deal leaves Jewish leaders feeling betrayed

They’ve tried strongly-worded statements. They’ve tried private meetings with the prime minister. They’ve tried negotiations, protest and prayer. But for the past five years, despite broad internal consensus and consistent pressure, the American Jewish establishment has been unable to persuade Israel’s government to create an equitable space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall. The… Read More »

Lawmakers Urge Trump to Appoint White House Jewish Liaison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a White House liaison to the Jewish community. Reps. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., are asking members of Congress to sign a letter to the president. Rosen and Zeldin are Jewish. “While it is still… Read More »


Andrea Bocelli in Concert
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime musical opportunity, available only to JFS supporters! Buy tickets to see Andrea Bocelli in concert before they go on sale to the public.

Woman of the Year Dinner at Temple Adat Shalom
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Adat Shalom to honor one of the Temple’s many volunteers, Mindy Shanes. Enjoy a dinner and learn about this 2019 Woman of the Year.

Guest Scholars Weekend at Ner Tamid
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am

Rabbi Dr. David Seidenberg, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Judaism and ecology, will deliver the Sermon at Shabbat Services and will lead a Lunch and Learn.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Choir Performance
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

Under the direction of Pastor Ken Anderson, this accomplished ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospel music, including some spirituals of the season. This concert of inspirational and uplifting music is part of the monthly “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. Donations are appreciated.  Meet the singers at a complimentary post-concert reception.

Chabad of Poway 33rd Gala Dinner & Auction
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Chabad of Poway’s gala event celebrating 33 years of service to the Jewish community.

Dirty Dancing Film Screening & Glatt Kosher Chinese Dinner
Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm

It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie. The Chinese food will be Glatt Kosher and the movie will be Dirty Dancing.

Got Latkes?! at Temple Beth Shalom
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to Temple Beth Shalom to light the 8th Candle for Beth Shalom’s Hanukkah party.