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.
Real estate attorney Debbie Rosen Solow will walk you though the ins, outs and pitfalls of renting or purchasing a home in Israel: lease agreements, hidden costs and fees, financing and transferring funds, and differences between the US and Israel.
NBN Senior Aliyah Advisor Miriam Naiman will also be available for any general Aliyah-related questions.
“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.
Astana Ballet is one of the top performance theater companies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. For the first time, the theater group will be on the West Coast, featuring a world-class and diverse repertoire, set on a technically riveting stage. The program will include classic and modern dance as well as original compositions by renowned choreographers.
The evening’s performance will feature The Heritage of the Great Steppe, a Kazakh folk dance which is full of expressive music and artistic imagery. Also included will be three neoclassical one-act ballets, which include two pieces by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante: Love Fear Loss, a ballet set to songs by Edith Piaf that focuses on Piaf’s life story; and A Fuego Lento, a ballet that uses the rhythms of a Samba and Tango to tell a story about the flush of first love. The final one-act, Love’s Lost Idols, is by New York-based choreographer Nicolo Fonte..
Professor Dobkins’ lecture “Compassion for the Perpetrator” is about how society’s heal after massive human rights violations, and how we (as individuals) heal after minor (or major) violations. Taking a historical approach, Professor Dobkins will discuss one of the best examples of societal healing – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was formed after the end of Apartheid in South Africa. Taking a humanistic approach, Professor Dobkins will discuss everyday violations, where we can all relate to being both “perpetrator” and “victim”, and how a deep understanding of our own dark side is a necessary step in making sure it doesn’t run the show.
With his signature wit and keen observational eye for everyday life, bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik chronicles his early days in the tumultuous 1980s–where a life begun in the smallest apartment in Manhattan opened the gate to professional misadventures in the worlds of high fashion, art and public speaking. Jumping forward twenty years, Gopnik also tells the story of raising two children in the utterly different New York of the aughts and builds a moving portrait where imaginary friends, misunderstood texts and even steam bath sexuality all manage to confound and shape his understanding. This one-man show of stories from his 30 years as a husband, father, and writer is based on material developed with public radio’s The Moth and most recently played for a sold-out run at NYC’s Public Theater. A book signing will follow.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at HBO’s hit series, Our Boys, with Shuki Ben-Naim, the series’ screenwriter. Through the use of clips, audience members will be transported inside the show for a rare opportunity to see how the series was created and filmed. Q&A session to follow.
Filmed in Israel, Our Boys is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation. The series follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.
Shuki Ben-Naim is a Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative Visiting Scholar. He is teaching screenwriting at San Diego State University.
Presented in partnership with the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative MGSDII Logo