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Challah Bread Pudding

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey, June 2016
by Tori Avey

Just Jewy Enough

Eight questions with comic Joel Chasnoff
by Natalie Jacobs

No Bummer Summer

San Diego Symphony continues to revamp classic Summer Nights concert series
by Brie Stimson


Anti-BDS Bill Makes Progress in State Assembly

On Monday, April 4, State Assemblymember Richard Bloom, a Democrat representing Santa Monica, introduced the so-called anti-BDS bill AB 2844 to “prohibit a public entity from entering into a contract with a company that is participating in the boycott of Israel.” Bloom was joined in support by Senator Marty Block, a Democrat from San Diego… Read More »

AIPAC’s plans to ‘come together’ undone by Trump

Hear out Donald Trump. Ignore Donald Trump. There were two distinct approaches to the Trump moment this week at AIPAC’s annual conference here, and there were mutual warnings that one or the other side would get burned. The burn came fast, and it came to those who said listening to the front-runner in the race… Read More »

Gluten-Free Baking: Irish Cream Glazed Donut Holes

Gluten-free is a popular dietary choice for everyone who is truly gluten intolerant to those who want to loose weight and feel better. A gluten-free diet excludes gluten, a protein found in common grain species such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten comes from a Latin word that means glue, an apt description of what… Read More »

Middle Eastern Tomato Garlic Fish

This fish recipe is my take on a Sephardic-style fish preparation that has been in my husband’s family for generations. I used to make it for our family frequently, but a couple of years ago I moved it to the back of my recipe box. It is best made with sea bass, a flaky, buttery… Read More »


Leading Israeli Historian & Journalist Tom Segev to Speak at UC San Diego
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by the UC San Diego Holocaust Living History Workshop

Sponsored by William & Michelle Lerach & Jeffrey & Marcy Krinsk

Please join us for a presentation with prominent Israeli historian Tom Segev on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the Atkinson Hall Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation starting at 4:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Tom Segev, a prominent Israeli historian, author, and journalist and a leading figure among the so-called New Historians, has challenged many of the country’s traditional narratives or “founding myths.” Born in Jerusalem to parents who fled Nazi Germany, Segev has been praised for his unflinching look at Israel’s history and tortured attempt to come to terms with the Holocaust. His books include: The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust (2000);One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate (2000); 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East (2006); and Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends (2010).

For more information about historian Tom Segev, other events in the Holocaust Living History Workshop, and parking for this event please click here.

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at

Friday Night Liberty @Liberty Station
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off the weekend with a night of arts and culture in restored, historic naval base at NTC at Liberty Station. Theme and entertainment options change monthly.

Temple Solel’s Annual Gala: Mitzvah Masquerade
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm
An unforgettable evening of
dinner, dancing and entertainment
Honoring the 2016 Leaders Among Us
Elaine Feuer-Barton & Rick Barton
Leanne & Ben McCoy

As supporters, past and future of Solel’s annual Gala – our largest fundraising/friendraising event of the year – we hope you will continue to lead by example with your generosity and help us Build Community.
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School Gala
Jun 5 all-day

“Celebrating Community” 53 anniversary gala honoring Selwyn Isakow, founder, Shabbat San Diego and Partners in Torah San Diego

Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to compete in a duathlon or triathlon
but felt hesitant to try one yourself?
We have the answer! Come try our Try-Athlon!
We are holding our first annual Try-Athlon to give you the chance to try out the concept, with friends and family, or just for yourself.
You can join up with one or two other friends to form your team, where one of you completes a different task in the competition, or do both or all three events by yourself.
We’ll be there to support you all the way.
We’re focusing on the fun on June 5th.
You can bring the kids 3 to 12, who participate in fun events,
for FREE, while you test yourself.
You need to sign up now as prices are going up May 12th.
Space is limited.
We are running the events for everyone for several hours,
but you will be done in about an hour.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
20-minute Stationery Bike * 20-minute Track Run
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
15-minute Swim * 20-minute Stationery Bike * 20-minute Track Run
* Youth ages 13 and up may compete in Duathlon & Triathlon
TOT FUN RUN | Ages 3-5 | 1:00 p.m.
100-yard dash
SPLASH & DASH | Ages 6-10 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
50-yard Swim * 1/4-mile Track Run
SPLASH & DASH | Ages 11-12 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
100-yard Swim * 1-mile Track Run
Includes Free Adult T-Shirt | Free Childcare Available
CHILDREN ages 3-12: $10 * Members: FREE
Early Bird Discount:
Register by May 10, 2016
INDIVIDUAL: Duathlon & Triathlon: $42; Member Price: $35
TEAM: Duathlon: $60 * Triathlon: $90
Registration after May 10, 2016
INDIVIDUAL: Duathlon & Triathlon: $54; Member Price: $45
TEAM: Duathlon $85 * Triathlon: $125
Sammy Spider Celebrates Summer
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PJ Library and Chabad Hebrew Academy invite you to a book signing with Sammy Spider author, Sylvia Rouss. Stories in English and Hebrew, petting zoo, crafts and snacks for purchase will also be on hand!

House of Israel Open House Sundays
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm