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Ask Marnie, December
by Marnie Macauley

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In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, December 2015


Pigeon Meat and 5 Other Kosher Food Trends

Walking around the exhibitors’ hall at Kosherfest, the annual kosher food trade show, is like finding yourself at the most intense synagogue kiddush reception you could ever imagine. There’s plenty of food of every kind, from blintzes to hot dogs to nutritional supplements. There are loads of people. And everywhere you turn, someone is elbowing… Read More »

Jewish National Fund to Participate in #GivingTuesday

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has announced that it will take part in the universal #GivingTuesday campaign on Dec. 1, and that gifts will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $250,000. “Taking part in GivingTuesday is a ‘no brainer,’ as it’s all about aiding the human family and that is what we are all… Read More »

Minor Magic in Little Italy

The Little Italy Association will host a fundraising art show featuring the works of local San Diego artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Randy Crawford — the creator of minor magic — from Saturday, Nov. 21 to Thursday, Dec. 31. The art show will raise funds for Little Italy Association’s Piazza Famiglia project — a new… Read More »

November Happenings

It’s galas galore and more this November, with chances to celebrate Israel mixed in with good times, good laughs and good family fun. First off, a reminder about the annual StandWithUs: Festival of Lights Israel Matters gala to be held this year on Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Journalist Bret… Read More »


Little Italy Open Studio Nights (Meyer Fine Art) @ Meyer Fine Art in Little Italy (and other galleries)
Nov 12 – Dec 30 all-day
Come down to the north end of Little Italy and stroll through the Art & Design district!
Exhibit November 12, 2015 – December 30, 2015
Saturday November 14th, 6-9 pm

Open Studio Night at 2400 Kettner Blvd.
participating businesses
Nancy Plank 
Susan Snyder

98 Bottles
Pantaleoni photographer
Hairy & Merry
India Street Antiques
Kate Webb – Draw from within
jdc fine art
Adelman Fine Art
1980 Kettner Blvd: Ste 40
Negulescu Fine Art
2360 India Street 
Dec 1 all-day

For the second year in a row, Federation is participating in #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving back. Join us in inspiring people to celebrate generosity and support a cause they care about!

We are proud to partner with Jewish Family Service to provide 1,000 home-delivered meals for San Diego seniors in need! Just $6 = one hot, kosher meal for someone in need this holiday season.

100% of your gift will go to feed someone in our community.

Thank you for your generosity!

Jewish Mysticism class @ Chabad of UC
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

Free of Charge
Each class is self-contained. Join at any time.
Ever wondered about the Kabbalah? What connection is there between the esoteric and my Jewish observance? Are the concepts of Jewish mysticism compatible with my daily life?
Instructor: Rabbi Moishe Leider
Sign up via email to (not required)

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
Dec 2 – Dec 6 all-day

SDSU presents Gertrude Stein’s not-often-produced Doctor Fausts Lights the Lights,  a multi-school collaboration incorporating theatre, dance, art, music, and film to create a layered universe for retelling the classic Faust myth. Five performances only, December 2 – 6, 2015.  A news release and original art are below and attached.