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IN THE MAGAZINE

Chrismukkah?

Ask Marnie, Dec. 2016
by Marnie Macauley

Eggnog Gingerbread Kugel

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, December 2016
by Tori Avey

The Genie of the Lamp

Fiction for the holidays
by Mark Binder

FROM THE ARCHIVE

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 »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Dec
3
Sat
Festival of Lights Voices of Courage Gala
Dec 3 @ 6:45 pm

Come celebrate Israel and StandWithUs San Diego at the 5th Annual Voices of Courage Gala. You will enjoy wonderful entertainment, fascinating speakers and learn about the incredible work of StandWithUs.

Pink Martini
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

Pink Martini, the American band with an international flair, returns to the Center for a holiday spectacular! Join over a dozen musicians and lead vocalist China Forbes as they perform unique seasonal selections of traditional holiday classics as well as their globally-inspired repertoire, which crosses genres of classical, Latin, jazz, and old-fashioned pop.

Generously sponsored by Newland Communities.

Symphony of Psalms
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

Steven Schick conducts two iconic works: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, with chorus, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”), inspired by his love of nature. Also on the program are two works by emerging composers. In the midst of flux by young Iranian-American composer Gity Razaz balances influences from two musical worlds. Kevin Zhang, this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient, will premiere a concerto for two violins, featuring co-concertmasters David Buckley and Peter Clarke.

Dec
4
Sun
A Time to Prepare: Understanding and Organizing End of Life Decisions
Dec 4 @ 1:00 am

Experts will present information to confront life’s journey with dignity, respect and understanding. The workshop will include Jeremy Pearl and Sharleen Wollach from the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, a trusted resource for philanthropy and planned giving. The JCF also serves the community with the Create a Jewish Legacy program, providing charitable estate planning. There will be a representative from Am Israel, San Diego’s only Jewish mortuary, and an attorney who will discuss estate planning. In addition, a discount on a cemetery plot in the Temple’s section at El Camino will be available if arranged that day. Whether your estate is vast or modest, the information you learn from this program will empower you to make appropriate decisions and to feel secure that your wishes will be followed.

House of Israel Open House Sundays
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Symphony of Psalms
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

Steven Schick conducts two iconic works: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, with chorus, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”), inspired by his love of nature. Also on the program are two works by emerging composers. In the midst of flux by young Iranian-American composer Gity Razaz balances influences from two musical worlds. Kevin Zhang, this year’s Thomas Nee Commission recipient, will premiere a concerto for two violins, featuring co-concertmasters David Buckley and Peter Clarke.

Dec
5
Mon
Forbidden Treasures of the Apocrypha Lecture
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

We will discuss such questions as: Which books are included in the Apocrypha. Who wrote them and for what audience? If they were hidden away, how did they survive to today? Why were they Forbidden in the first place? And lastly, are they worth reading today?