Friday, September 14, 2018

Help Those Hard Hit By 2018 Hurricanes

Hurricane Florence, the first major storm of the 2018 hurricane season to hit the U.S.…



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This Jewish Trailblazer Helped Change Women’s Tennis Forever

Olympic gold medalist Julie Heldman is ready to speak her truth. The 72-year-old…



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US Vets Combat PTSD by Sifting Through the Past at Archaeological Dig


American Veterans Archaeological Recovery co-founder Stephen Humphreys (right) at the…



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Discovering Sha’ar HaNegev


Birthright participants from San Diego gain knowledge about and build relationships with…



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Friday, August 31, 2018

Message from Federation’s new CEO

Four decades of inspiration and counting

In November 1975, more than 1,000 Jews participated in the historic Koach Mission to…



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Future ancestors

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.”
-Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk made…



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JREP makes a positive difference in the world

Limor Spilky works with Location Matters and is on the planning committee for…



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Federation leader honored at ILOJC

San Diego Federation leader Lori Polin is being honored with the 2018…



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Calling all Table Captains!

The Men’s Event is the largest annual gathering of Jewish men in San Diego. Each year…


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Teen Initiative: Creating a movement of youth


This is an article submitted by Betzy Lynch, CEO of the Lawrence Family JCC Jacobs Family…



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High Holiday services for young professionals

Many young professionals move to San Diego pursuing a career, loved-one or simply the…



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Federation hears from families in Oceanside

What does it mean to build community and connection in a region as geographically…



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Connecting with his Jewish roots, at home in Ukraine and beyond


Ilya, right, celebrates his bar mitzvah in July 2108 at Szarvas, the international Jewish…



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California Assemblymembers visit Sha’ar HaNegev

Protests over a controversial new nation-state law. The denial of surrogacy rights to…



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Odessa, the cradle of Israeli culture, enjoys a Jewish renaissance


Allenby café in Odessa. (Photo Credit: Rebecca Greig)

The history of Odessa is also…



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2,200-year-old earring a goldmine for scholars of Hellenistic era-Jerusalem


The gold Hellenistic-era earring unearthed in the City of David's Givati Parking Lot…



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Friday, August 17, 2018

Helping hospitals prepare for Rosh Hashanah

During this month of Elul which leads up to the High Holidays, we know that…



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MASA Israel Changes Lives Here and Abroad


The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is proud to partner with MASA Israel Teaching…



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You Need to Know About This Trailblazing Jewish Mom


Portrait of Clara Lemlich, circa 1910. Part of the International Ladies Garment Workers…



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Breaking Record, Some 1,000 Women Join IDF Combat Units This Summer


Soldiers from the mixed-gender Lions of the Jordan Valley Battalion take part in an…



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New Exposure Needed for Photographer


A man selling sabras on the street in the 1950s. (Efraim Ilani)

RHINEBECK, New York —…



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Thanks to a heatwave, Jewish cemetery is visible


The outlines of the Beth Haim synagogue near Amsterdam are visible again. (Beth…



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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sha'ar HaNegev's Mayor Sends Thanks for Federation Support


Alon Shuster, Mayor of Sha'ar HaNegev

Incendiary kites and balloons continue to rain…



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Malka Shoef's Story Shows Your Impact


Federation is proud to support a program in Sha’ar HaNegev which assists elderly…



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Israel-Chinese Partnership Opens Unique Technology Incubator in Guangzhou

The Guangzhou Sino-Israel Biotech Investment Fund, led by Dr. Shuki Gleitman, has…


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Mediterranean Diet First Appeared in the Jordan Valley 7,500 Years Ago


7,200-year-old animal figurine discovered at Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley, July 2018.…



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Mixed Martial Artist: Uncovering Bruce Lee’s Hidden Jewish Ancestry


Siblings Peter, Agnes, Grace, Phoebe, Robert, and Bruce Lee, circa 1956. (Courtesy…



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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber: Not 14

My daughter just turned 16 and got her driver’s license. I still introduce her as my…



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JFNA Helps Israelis Battle Fires Caused by Kite Arson

New York, NY – Ten firefighters from across the U.S. arrived in Israel [on Tuesday] to…



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Federation’s Young Leadership Cabinet

National Young Leadership Cabinet is Jewish Federations’ elite leadership training…



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JREP (Jewish Real Estate Professionals) is back!

That's right, JREP is back! These events aim to bring together Jewish community members…



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Entrepreneurship in the Yitzchak Shavit High School in Sha’ar HaNegev


Campaign dollars raised by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County help to fund…



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How One Jewish Woman is Changing the World with One Jar of Trash

Amanda Lindner has a jar of trash. It’s not a big jar and it’s not a big amount of…



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Yiddish Songs Recovered from Second World War


The group assembled to record “Yiddish Glory” includes the Russian-born jazz singer…



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Is the World Ready for Jewish Batgirl?


(Photo credit: The Fandomentals)

Another superhero is heading to TV, and if her origin…



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An Intoxicating Journey of Holy Land’s History of Winemaking

Long before Burgundy and Bordeaux, winemaking blossomed in very different regions,…



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Friday, July 27, 2018

Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber: Our New CEO

I am thrilled to share with everyone that Michael Jeser will succeed Michael Sonduck as…



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Film Produced in Sha’ar HaNegev Shows Struggles of Daily Life


(Photo credit: San Diego Tribune)

A film produced in Sha’ar HaNegev, Federation’s…



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Making a Mark on Tifereth Israel Synagogue & San Diego's Jewish Community!

A little over a year ago Team Tifereth Israel Synagogue signed free agent, all-star…



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If It’s Shabbat, There Must Be OneTable!

It’s Friday. What are you doing for Shabbat dinner? OneTable has something for you!
 



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Death Metal Grandma

I first met Inge Ginsberg, the 96-year-old who’s recently become something of a death…



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‘The Most Jewish App Since JSwipe’: Scott Rogowsky On HQ Trivia



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Since its launch in August 2017, the 1-year-young gameshow…



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Archaeologists Find 14,400-year-old Pita in Jordan's Black Desert

Archaeologists digging in the Black Desert of Jordan have found the oldest-known bread…



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Friday, July 20, 2018

Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber: Gaza Terror-Your Dollars at Work


We read about kites, balloons, rockets, and mortars emanating from Gaza on an almost…


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American Jews Lead Kippah Solidarity Walk in Heart of Berlin


A “kippah walk” in Berlin shows solidarity with Jews in the German capital, July 15,…



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Nazi-Confiscated Pen Helps Locate Survivor’s Son, Rewrite Family History


Yaron Roksa holds pen confiscated by the Nazis from his father at Neuengamme…



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The Egyptian Belly Dancing Sisters with a Secret Jewish Identity


The foreign military forces that filled Egypt’s main cities in the post-World War II era…



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Breaking with Tradition, It’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish


Steven Skybell as Tevye and the ensemble sing 'Tradition' during the National Yiddish…



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How Israeli Television Conquered the World


In 2008, the television station HBO began airing In Treatment, a series about…



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US-Israel Establish Joint Center for Energy Cooperation


US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz…



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