Events Calendar

 

 

Oct
7
Sun
“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 www.srfol.org for information.

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

Mar
23
Sat
San Diego Sings!
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

From 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 22 of San Diego’s finest and most diverse choral groups will perform, with each given a 12-minute slot to showcase its vocal offerings. At 2:00 p.m., all the choirs will join together on the organ pavilion stage, steps, and along the colonnades, for a massed choir sing of 1,000 voices conducted by Dr. Arlie Langager, Chair of the MiraCosta College Music Department and with the participation of Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez. In addition to the massed choir sing, there will be two audience sing-along segments. (All times approximate and subject to change.)

Mar
26
Tue
Inside Israeli TV-An Evening with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun.” She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.

Mar
31
Sun
Eclectic Lawn Concert
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eclectic Lawn series is adventurous music for the community on St. Michael’s lawn, with a beer garden and food trucks. These concerts are free and open to the public; food and drink available for purchase.

Apr
3
Wed
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Jamie Bernstein the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s most revered musicians, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront, and On the Town, Renaissance artist in a variety of musical forms, humanitarian and all-around celebrity, he held court with everyone from the Kennedys to the Black Panthers to John Lennon. In this intimate portrait of a complicated and occasionally tormented artist and father, Jamie Bernstein—a celebrated concert narrator, broadcaster, journalist, poet, and radio producer/host in her own right—tells a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.

“In the year of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, with its worldwide celebrations, this book is a startling inside view…a story of encompassing family love, Jewish-American style, with all its glories and corrosions.” –The New Yorker

Apr
5
Fri
Shabbat with Nathan Englander
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm

Join Pulitzer finalist Nathan Englander (Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank) for Shabbat dinner and conversation about his best work yet—a brilliant satire, reminiscent of early Philip Roth, about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his dead father. Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. Larry refuses—thus imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease his family, he hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest. For full menu visit sdcjc.org.