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Biking to Work and the Struggle to Live in Accordance with Your Own Values

One Jewish guy’s 24-mile challenge
by Natalie Jacobs


For a taste of Israeli summer
by Tori Avey

Every Beat Counts

Hadassah takes on women’s heart health
by Tina B. Eshel


A Lifetime of Song

After 36 years, Myrna Cohen, Temple Emanu-El Cantorial Soloist, retires

Not Quite Jewish Enough

Israel’s Orthodox marriage laws leave many Jews out of marriage options in the Holy Land

Business, Meet Pleasure

The Foundation for Jewish Camp launches new business-minded affordability initiative for summer camp

The Rise and Fall of Israel’s “B”-Movie Moguls

“The Go Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films”


Gallery Show: John Asaro @ Meyer Fine Art Gallery
Jul 29 all-day

Due to popular demand, this show will stay open through August 14 with part of the proceeds going to benefit Little Italy. “Many works are still available for purchase with 50%
of the sales being donated to the Little Italy Association on behalf of the New Piazza Famiglia.”

FRIDAY – SAT 11:00 – 6:00 PM

Farmer’s Market: Ocean Beach @ OB Farmer's market
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are looking for some fresh produce and a way to support San Diego’s local farmers? Look no further! You’ve come to the right place. The Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market occurs every Wednesday from 4-8 pm, and is located on the 4900 Block of Newport Avenue between Cable and Bacon Streets in Ocean Beach.

Israeli folk dancing @ Adat Shalom
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Instructor Barbara Birenbaum. Join us on the Fischlowitz Center Stage as we build community, enjoy fun exercise, and learn Israeli folk dancing with Barbara Birenbaum. Open to the community, classes cost $5 per session per person, or $18 per person per month.

Two part series: Justice and the War on Terror @ Chabad of UC
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2 Part Course
Please RSVP for this class to
Suggested Donation $18

Wednesay, July 29
7:30 PM – 9 PM  |  at Chabad UC
Part 1: Negotiating with Terror

In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sutloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

Wednesday, August 5
7:30 PM – 9 PM  |  at Chabad UC
Part 2: Torturing to Save Lives 
The recent “Torture Report” alleges that the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 were ineffective. But what if they did yield valuable information–would they have been justified? While the evils of terror must be combated, human rights must also be protected. How are we to balance these competing values?