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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

Oct
24
Thu
San Diego Convention Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

In honor of its 30th anniversary, the San Diego Convention Center will unveil an interactive art exhibit. The team at the Convention Center is creating this pop-up art exhibit in order to lift the roof off the iconic building and show the community how the people behind-the-scenes have been bringing the building to life in the heart of San Diego for three decades.

Synagogue Geography
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Beth Israel’s campus brings Jerusalem to San Diego.  The theme of the buildings can be summed up as community, connectedness, and holiness through its connection with Jerusalem.  The architect and his team felt it was very important to preserve the past while building the future.  They spent time in Jerusalem, studying how to bring the feel of the holy city to San Diego.

Enjoy this fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about Beth Israel’s campus and takes the mystery out of the ritual items found in the sanctuary.

Synagogue Geography
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Take part in a behind-the-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about Beth Israel’s campus and takes the mystery out of the ritual items found in the sanctuary.

Oct
26
Sat
Miracle Babies 10th Annual Gala “A Night in Venice”
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The annual gala will bring together more than 350 prominent business, social and philanthropic leaders to raise much-needed financial and emotional support for families with critically ill newborns and their families throughout San Diego County. The evening will include dinner, entertainment by Jacqueline Foster’s SHOWDANCE, and a live auction.

Oct
27
Sun
Lawrence Family JCC Little Menches
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Little Menches will be teaching children about respecting and giving back to senior citizens in the community.  They will make cards and other crafts for local senior citizens, and then join in a Bingo tournament with the seniors, as well as a sing-a-long led by Cara Freedman. RSVP at LittleMensches@lfjcc.org.

Remembering Jonas Salk – The Shot Felt ’Round the World
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

As part of the Men’s Club speaker series, Tifereth Israel will host Peter Salk, who will speak about his father Jonas Salk, the researcher who developed the polio vaccine.

Oct
31
Thu
Architects of Change with Julia Daviy
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, will host its 7th Architects of Change (AOC) live speaking engagement. The event will feature award-winning revolutionary eco-friendly fashion designer and founder of 3D-Printed Fashion Lab, Julia Daviy. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive, facilitated conversation with Daivy and experience a unique fashion showcase of her work.

 Daviy believes that strong, passionate women should never have to compromise on their inner beauty by choosing between fashion, sustainable production, and eco-friendly materials. Daviy creates each garment digitally using innovative technology of 3D printing by zero-waste patented method on large-format printers in the USA.

 Architects of Change Live is the conversation series with a mission. OLP is the first school to partner with Maria Shriver to bring the Architects of Change premise to the scholastic level. It celebrates and shares stories of inspiration from individuals who challenge what is, imagine what can be, and who move humanity forward. The goal is to inspire those listening to do the same in their own communities.