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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 »


Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Jul 22 @ 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.
Shabbat Morning at The Deli
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am

we’re going to shmooz and esen (to visit and eat) in the relaxed fashion of Shabbat at Elijah’s Restaurant. The deli is located at 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111. After breakfast, Madrikha Beverly will serve up an activity for everyone to participate in a cultural Sabbath experience. Guests are welcome to attend. Make your reservation by Wednesday, July 19, by contacting Beverly at or call 858-549-3088.

Avant Garde Costume Gala
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A wild & wonderful evening of creative and sensory pleasure. Wear your wildest, most unique or thought-provoking costume as you enjoy live performances and creative environments by some of the region’s most notable artists.

Seacrest Foundation presents the Guardians of San Diego 26th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament with Spa Day
Jul 24 all-day

Seacrest Foundation will host the 26th Annual Guardians of San Diego Golf & Tennis Tournament “Take a Swing for Seniors” with presenting sponsor The William Gumpert Foundation on Monday, July 24th at the Del Mar Country Club and Devin Chodorow serving as Chair. This year’s event will also feature a Spa Day Option happening simultaneously five minutes away at Rancho Valencia Spa. Spa Day participants will relax and pamper themselves for the entire day, enjoying spa lunch, and their choice of treatments inclusive of purifying facials, soothing massages, invigorating body scrubs, luxurious pedicures, and more. They will reconvene in the evening with the golfers and tennis players at Del Mar Country Club for a cocktail reception, silent auction, and gourmet awards dinner. The annual tournament raises funds to support the provision of charitable care for residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. Over 150 participants are expected to attend and celebrate the many residents and families whose lives have been touched as a result of the care and services they receive.

An Evening With Andy Weir, Author of The Martian
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Best-selling author Andy Weir and the Fleet Science Center’s CEO, Dr. Steven Snyder, will discuss the importance of science in storytelling and preview Mr. Weir’s new book,

Artemis. Mr. Weir will be available to sign books after the event. Copies of
The Martian will be available for purchase.


Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Earne
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm

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

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.