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“The Vietnam War”

Diversions, September 2017
by Brie Stimson

The Family that Plays Together Stays Together

Getting to know the Wingard family and three generations of artistic endeavors
by Pat Launer

The Teaching Bench

Living on the Front Page, September 2017
by Andrea Simantov


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 »


Golda’s Balcony
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

The life and times of Golda Meir, a woman who rose from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset in Israel, to become one of the most influential leaders of the Twentieth Century. Directed by Melissa Malloy, and starring M. Susan, Golda’s Balcony covers the story of a people who faced centuries of discrimination, segregation, and abuse throughout European history.

Female Voices of Hollywood: The Golden Age of Musicals
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

An evening of music celebrating the female voices of the musicals made in the 1930’s and the 1940’s. Hollywood’s galaxy of great female voices included Ginger Rogers, Jeanette McDonald, Doris Day, the Andrew Sisters, Lena Horne and the legendary Judy Garland.

The Voice of Midlife and Older Women Meeting
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm
Please join members and friends of OWL and WILPF for a conversation about current issues related to community development, perceptions of the aging woman, and efforts to create world peace.
Free! Light refreshments!
Workshop: Writing Life Stories
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm

You will gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After an exercise and priming questions, you write. You then share this story with the supportive group.

2017 Annual Meeting: We All Have a Story to Tell
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Each person who walks through an Interfaith door has their own story to tell, whether they are a neighbor in need, community partner, volunteer, or donor. At this year’s Annual Meeting, you will have the opportunity to not only hear a few of these inspiring stories, but also share your own.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm

Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.

La Mesa Oktoberfest
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

This free all ages event draws over 100,000 people from across San Diego for three days of fun, music, delectable food, and of course – plenty of German beer! This year’s lineup is jam-packed with plenty of live music across two stages that are sure to get you inspired to bust out your best chicken dance.