Events Calendar



4th Annual GI Film Festival San Diego
Sep 30 all-day

“When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” tells the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger. The film shares the accounts of Gil, Ofer, and Elad – young war veterans whose unthinkable battle experiences leave them with life-altering mental and physical scars. Returning to society, their trauma disconnects them from all they once valued, turning their lives upside down. When all seems lost, a revolutionary idea gives them the hope, courage, tools and community to survive, and to embrace their identities as heroes both on and off the battlefield. Banding together in a family of wounded soldiers, they learn to face their obstacles together and discover that in conquering their pain, they might have more to offer than ever before.

  • “When the Smoke Clears” will screen during the GI Film Festival San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center. 
“Pleasure of Your Company” music series
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm

The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library is pleased to present the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 pm at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.  Under the direction of Ruth Weber, this accomplished ensemble will perform a varied program from their varied repertoire—from Yiddish and Israeli songs to opera, movie and Broadway music.  They will be accompanied by Michael Munson with drummer Bob Weller and oboist Emilia Lopez-Yañez.  Their recordings have won three Global Music Awards among other honors.  The San Diego Troubadour has called the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir, “one of the finest vocal ensembles San Diego has to offer.”

There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated.  Meet the musicians at a complimentary post-concert reception.  Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake.  Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.  Call (858) 538-8158 or visit for information.