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What the F#$%?!?!?

A provocative riff on “The Seagull” comes to Cygnet Theatre
by Pat Launer

Hope is the Survivor’s Key

A child of Holocaust survivors remembers her father
by Eva Beim

The Race for District 1 Continues…

Third candidate weighs in on the issues
by Natalie Jacobs


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 »


CJC Gotthelf Gallery: Israel in Light & Shadow
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This art exhibition will feature the photographic work of Carole Glauber along with several local San Diego photographic artists. The theme of the show speaks to the complexities of the Israel landscape. Includes: Carole Glauber, Susan Kanfer, Stuart Laiken, Abe Odrover, Joe Nalven

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
norman lear screening
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as ever. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Featuring interviews with the likes of George Clooney, Jay Leno, and Louise Lasser, the filmmakers reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world.
Discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening via Skype.
House of Israel Open House Sundays
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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