November brings CBI Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton, one of America’s top sports-talk show hosts. He has been named Talk Show Host of the Year seven times by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association. He has spent his last 26-years doing Sports-Talk Radio in San Diego, and was the first talk show host hired at the legendary 77,000-watt XTRA-Sports-690, and now at 50,000-watt Mighty 1090, hosts the San Diego Padres pre-postgame talk shows.
This program is open to the entire San Diego community, both men and women. Temple or Men’s Club Membership is not a requirement to attend.
“8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over. EIGHT NIGHTS tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Hanukkah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca’s life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor. The play touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also that of interned Japanese citizens, the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, the current Syrian crisis and the global refugee experience.
Join CBI to create your own Chanukah celebration. Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach how to do it yourself (DIY) in this hands-on workshop.
No fee, but please RSVP below at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Ilene Tatro; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858 535-1111, ext.2516
In January 2020, the first-ever Holocaust exhibit will open at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum’s space located in the Civic Center Branch Library at 365 F Street. RUTH: Remember Us The Holocaust will feature several Holocaust survivors that discovered the South Bay of San Diego as their place of work, worship and home. It will also bring to light this dark time in history, by sharing the sacredness of humanity.
The exhibit was a dream of Ruth Sax, a Holocaust survivor, South Bay resident, advocate and inspirational speaker. Ruth was in the library planning what the exhibit would look like before she passed on December 29, 2018.
Brunch with Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and several Holocaust Survivors will be the opening event on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Branch Library. Brunch will be kosher catered by Chabad of Chula Vista and proceeds will benefit the South Bay Historical Society.