Events Calendar

 

 

Oct
26
Thu
San Diego Innovation Showcase
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calling all innovators! The San Diego Innovation Council (SDIC) invites you to join us at the Innovation Showcase, featuring for the first time together, the innovation pipeline of eight top-notch academic research centers (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Spawar and J Craig Venter Institute). Find investment or partnering opportunities with startups, learn about commercialization success stories and discover early stage technologies arising from inventions made at the academic centers in four different tracks: 1. Healthcare/Diagnostics 2. Software/Electronics 3. Materials/Engineering and 4. Cleantech

Nov
11
Sat
An Evening with Carl Bernstein, “The Use and Abuse of Power: the American Presidency from Nixon to Trump.”
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein delivers a thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bitingly humorous analysis of today’s political landscape with a focus on US presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and everyone in between. 

Nov
15
Wed
Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List – with Jeffrey Shandler
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Among the thousands of interviews conducted by the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive between 1994 and 1999, there are dozens in which survivors discuss Schindler’s List, the actual rescue list as well as Steven Spielberg’s popular feature film of 1993. In the course of relating their life histories, survivors mention the film both in regards to their own story of survival and as they reflect on the differences between experience of the past and its narration. Jeffrey Shandler is a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His works include the groundbreaking monographWhile America Watches: Televising the Holocaust; Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America; and, most recently, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices.

Jan
17
Wed
The Holocaust Litigations: Defining Guilt, Extracting Reparations – with William Lerach
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm
Eliminationist antisemitism may have been the main reason behind the Nazis’ lethal assault on European Jews, but there was also a profit motive: for some, the Holocaust was an opportunity for economic exploitation. This is the story of a small band of American lawyers who, 50 years after the fact, exposed the widespread complicity of major Swiss banks and multi-national German corporations in the Holocaust. Among the lawyers involved in this long-overdue attempt atWiedergutmachung was William Lerach, a leading securities lawyer in the US. In this lecture, Lerach discusses the litigations that recovered stolen property worth several billion dollars. A member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Lerach is the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Laureate award from the University of Pittsburgh. Patrick Patterson, a professor of history at UC San Diego, will provide an introduction and comments.
Jan
31
Wed
The Ballerina of Auschwitz
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Edith Eva Eger lives in La Jolla, CA.  Edith Eva Eger was taken to Auschwitz when she was only 16.  She was forced to dance for Dr Mengele, the man who had ordered her parents’ death. She became a clinical psychologist specializing in treating patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  Dr Eger works with the US military, victims of domestic abuse, and is a motivational public speaker at schools and universities.

“The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is a powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

Feb
3
Sat
I Write the Songs: An Evening with Steve Dorff
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm

Honored with more than 40 BMI, and 11 Billboard #1 awards, Steve Dorff’s many songs have been sung by some of the greatest artists of our time—Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Vanessa Williams and countless others.  Temple Adat Shalom is proud to host this concert and invites budding songwriters, singers, performers, listeners, collaborators and audio enthusiasts sharing a common love—music—to join us!  Proceeds benefit charitable programs sponsored by Temple Adat Shalom.

Mar
21
Thu
DayTimers Speaker Series: Professor Jan Stiglitz
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Topic: Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Obstacles to Freeing Victims

As a result of many DNA exonerations, the public is now aware that the criminal justice system makes mistakes and many innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The California Innocence Project has been dealing with this problem for decades by undoing these mistakes as well as advocating criminal justice reform to prevent and better enable these mistakes to be discovered and remedied.

Professor Jan Stiglitz is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law. He began his teaching career at California Western School of Law in 1980, after receiving his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

While on the faculty at California Western, Professor Stiglitz also represented numerous individuals who were appealing their criminal convictions. In 1999, Professor Stiglitz, along with Professor Justin Brooks, founded the California Innocence Project. The Project’s mission is to seek the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted and to effect changes in the law and in police practices which will prevent wrongful convictions.

In his work as Co-Directer of the Project, Professor Stiglitz has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. His work in the Project has earned him two California Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Professor Stiglitz has recently stepped down as Co-Director of the Innocence Project and retired from California Western. He is now representing some California Innocence Project exonerees in civil litigation seeking compensation