Events Calendar

 

 

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.

Apr
13
Sat
18th Annual Taste of Hillcrest
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Foodies get ready for a wonderful opportunity to sample the best of Hillcrest’s restaurants at the 18th annual Taste of Hillcrest!  Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants participating in 2019. Craft beer pairings will also be provided.  Experience the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Sample bites such as spicy pad thai, delicate sashimi, Italian antipasto, gourmet sliders, bespoke street tacos, and more. Your taste buds will go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest!

Apr
27
Sat
Ignite the Night
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ignite the Night is a social evening out for Nierman parents and their friends, an opportunity to create community and connection, while at the same time raising funds for a specific purpose in the preschool. This year, proceeds will benefit our preschool’s outdoor nature, sensory and STEM enhancements.