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Chocolate Cheesecake Parfait

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

Eliminate Your Electric Bill and Still Keep the Lights On

Ecosolar says this isn’t in some far-off future, it’s possible now
by Tina B. Eshel

Staging Transformation

San Diego Civic Dance benefits from Andrea Feier’s energy and expertise
by Pat Launer


What I Learned About Breastfeeding Living in Israel

My daughter was never one to play with dolls much, but when she did while we were living in Israel, she had a preferred method. Dolls were placed under her shirt and she’d rock them, telling me she was feeding her babies. No surprise really, given that where we lived – in a small community… Read More »

San Diego Symphony Gets Upright and Grand

This month, San Diego Symphony kicks off New Year 2016 by inaugurating Upright & Grand, the orchestra’s very first month-long festival focusing on one particular instrument. This series of events, which shines a spotlight on the ever-popular piano, opens on Fri., Jan. 8, and continues through Sat., Feb. 6. Internationally celebrated classical, jazz and contemporary… Read More »

Meeting the Expectations of Modern Women

If you hear the name Hadassah and think of hospitals, fundraisers, and your socialite relatives, now might be a good time to update your point of reference. The women’s organization, established in 1912, is still a major advocate of Zionism and a philanthropic entity for Israel, but its latest initiative aims to expand beyond its… Read More »

Roman Polanski, 10 other Hollywood Jews Open up About Surviving Holocaust

The Hollywood Reporter is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust with a feature on 11 survivors who went on to careers in American entertainment. The project, released Wednesday morning online and in print, includes emotional, revealing video interviews with all the subjects, including director Roman Polanski and sex therapist Ruth Westheimer. Director Steven Spielberg, the founder… Read More »


San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Feb 6 all-day
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Feb 7 all-day
Foundation of Jewish Family Living @ Temple Solel
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

FIRST SESSION FREE: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Childcare Available


Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides you:
• A thought-provoking encounter with the core values and ideas of Judaism
• The learning, language and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children and support Jewish learning at home
• Meaningful connections to PJ Library books and the Shalom Sesame video series

Led by: Jennifer Meltzer

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am

Sunday, February 7, 10:00-11:00am at the Katzin Residence
Wednesday, February 17, 10:00-11:30am at the Goldberg Residence
Seacrest Village Retirement Community, 211 Saxony Drive, Encinitas
Come visit the elderly with your children (all ages are welcome) at Seacrest Village Retirement Home in Encinitas. You may come at the start of any time in between the allocated time. The babies and children get to crawl, play, run, sit, catch balloons, and have fun while the residents enjoy watching them play. Clean blankets will be provided for the children. Seacrest Village Retirement home provides different levels of care, while serving within the Jewish tradition. For more information, contact Cynthia Michael at (619) 200-6599.