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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 »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Jul
26
Fri
Plaza Prayer and Picnic with Congregation Beth El
Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Beth El for a musical and informal prayer service
followed by a potluck picnic dinner.

Temple Beth Shalom’s Shabbat Dinner
Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm

Temple Beth Shalom’s Shabbat Dinner. All are welcome!

Jul
28
Sun
Jewish Community Day @ Petco Park
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm

Come together with the San Diego Jewish community for a
day of fun and festivities while the Padres play off against the
Giants. Prices range from $35 to $60.

Aug
3
Sat
A Short Walk Home
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Several hundred San Diego residents will lace up their sneakers and walk two miles to get active in solving the region’s homelessness crisis during A Short Walk Home, San Diego’s only walk to end homelessness. After walking through the giant door at the finish line, participants will have the chance to explore Father Joe’s Villages programs and join staff in various activities, including writing notes of encouragement to be displayed at the Village.

Not-So-Silent Short Film Fest
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Vanguard Culture and the La Jolla Historical Society present three interactive evenings of silent short films curated by award-winning multi-media curator and soundscape artist Scott Paulson. Paulson will present lively screenings of silent classics with his band, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Audiences are encouraged to grab sound makers ranging from exotic wooden birdcalls, to giant thunder-sheets, to old-school car horns to help underscore the films. Featuring craft cocktails and delicious gourmet popcorn varieties by Vanguard Culture’s Culinary Director Chef Daniella de la Puente. Cost of ticket includes 1 bag of gourmet popcorn + 1 beverage.

Aug
5
Mon
JCo Summer Camp
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Still looking for August camps? Haven’t put your kids in camp all summer and now they’re bored? Sign up for JCo Camp! JCo Camp is run in JCo “collaborative” style. Campers decide and plan the activities they’d like to do (including one field trip) with the help of their leader, Elizabeth Jacobson. Camp lasts from Aug. 5th to Aug. 9th.
Aug
6
Tue
JCo Summer Camp
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Still looking for August camps? Haven’t put your kids in camp all summer and now they’re bored? Sign up for JCo Camp! JCo Camp is run in JCo “collaborative” style. Campers decide and plan the activities they’d like to do (including one field trip) with the help of their leader, Elizabeth Jacobson. Camp lasts from Aug. 5th to Aug. 9th.