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“Are You Anybody?”

Yes, Jeffrey Tambor, you are
by Jonathan Ableson

Awkward Food Situations, Confronted

Today we’re talking about the single most important thing to Jews – aside from G-d. Food!
by Marnie Macauley

Spiced Up Turkey Burgers

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey


Netanyahu Says Israel Will Limit Settlement Expansion as Gesture to Trump

Israel will curb construction as a gesture to President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his top ministers. In a security cabinet meeting Thursday night, Netanyahu said any future construction would be limited to existing settlement boundaries or adjacent to them. Israel will also prevent the construction of any new illegal outposts, he said. “This is… Read More »

‘We’re Not Standing Alone’: ADL Regional Director Speaks

To say 2017 has already been a turbulent year is an understatement. There has been an increasing number of threats against Jewish institutions, including two at the Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla, President Trump has now made two attempts at a travel ban (which many are calling a Muslim ban) the scope of Russia’s… Read More »

Jewish American Arrested in Israel for U.S. Bomb Threats

A Jewish Israeli-American was arrested in Israel Thursday in connection with a string of bomb threats at Jewish centers across the U.S., according to reports from the Associated Press. The 19-year-old dual citizen was picked up by police in his family’s home in Ashkelon early in the morning. Police have not released the suspect’s name,… Read More »

On “The Salesman”

The Oscars turned political again this year, after 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign brought attention to the unrepresentative complexion of last year’s nominee roster. While that issue has bubbled up in Hollywood before, the controversy this year is from an unlikely source – the President of the United States. As a result of Trump’s Executive Order which… Read More »


Little Italy State of the Neighborhood Dinner
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Little Italy Association of San Diego is proud to present our annual State of the Neighborhood dinner reception. Join us on the rooftop of the County of San Diego Parking Structure on Cedar Street for an evening of food, entertainment and a presentation on the past, present, and future of San Diego’s Little Italy, all while enjoying the breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and Downtown skyline.

Power up! Inside Video Games at Fleet Science Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get the inside scoop on video games, from the way they’re developed to becoming a pro player, straight from video game insiders. On
Thursday, July 27, the development team from The Behemoth presents: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Video Games But Were Afraid to Ask. The Behemoth is featured in Game Masters’ Indies collection, with two games on display in the exhibition.

Violent Femmes Concert at Del Mar
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

concerts are free w/track admission ($6) for all fans who arrive before the last race, it’s $20 afterwards), Party in the Paddock 2-6 p.m. (every Friday, half off all signature drinks and two tall cans for $12)

Shabbat Dinner at Temple Beth Shalom of Chula Vista
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Afterwards join us for Shabbat services.

Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Jul 29 all-day

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 7th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar. Enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California as 40 food trucks are expected, all in one location, with gourmet chefs serving their eclectic bests at super prices.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Come occasionally or come every week. These eclectic and lively discussions about the week’s Torah portion consider the text through traditional and modern commentaries, as well as through the lenses of history, ethics, sociology and psychology. Insightful and frequently provocative, Torah study at Beth Israel will prompt you to engage with the text in new ways. Young and old, scholars and beginners are all welcome. Bagels and coffee provided.
Secular Jewish Families Meet & Greet
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The best learning comes from fun experiences. And the best experiences are shared in a welcoming setting. That is why Madrikha Beverly and Kahal Am invite parents and children to a Shabbat celebration on Saturday, July 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at La Costa Canyon Park, 3018 Pueblo St. and Rana Court, Carlsbad, 92009.

Children will have a chance to learn about the most important Jewish experience, the Sabbath, in a comfortable environment There will be a brief, interactive presentation and humanistic blessings for the (electric) candles, challah, and juice, which is provided by Kahal Am. Then kids can play on the equipment and parents can sit at shaded tables and talk.

Kahal Am offers families a place to share Judaism in a modern, human-centered style. If yours is an intercultural, secular, or non-traditional family, there are similar families out there looking for a friendly Jewish community. This event is the chance to meet and start such a community. There is no charge and RSVPs by July 28 are appreciated to or 858-549-3088.