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
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.
Join Beth Israel’s Hunger Banquet, a meal to learn about world hunger and poverty. This is an interactive, experiential, and memorable event that you will never forget.
Please join us for a stimulating evening of wine and conversation at the Timken, the “jewel box” of Balboa Park. Renowned wine expert Rod Phillips will fascinate the audience with a lively discussion about the role that wine played in the lives of the Old Masters. Then he’ll invite the audience to participate in one of the highlights of the evening: “wine tasting with the expert”, including delicious wines from the local region. Rod will pique your interest with several fascinating questions as he speculates about: What did the Old Masters drink? Did they paint still life depictions of wine and the accompanying accouterments? Who among them was a wine connoisseur?
Come to this gala honoring entrepreneur & philanthropist Ernest Rady, as well as “Forest Gump” and “Of Mice and Men” actor Gary Sinise. San Diego USO “strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.” Tickets for active-duty service members cost $150.
Between Passover and Shavuot, Jewish communities around the world dedicate a day to OUTDOOR FUN including picnics, games and bonfires. Join Lawrence Family JCC for a community-wide celebration of Lag B’Omer on the LFJCC Field featuring:
Live Fire Arts by Fire Motionz | San Diego Women’s Drum Circle | Israeli Music | Stories | Crafts
Kosher Cookout (for purchase) OR Bring Your Own Picnic Dinner