Thursday, June 21, 2018

Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber - OMG!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!

I am not on Twitter. I have no Facebook page.  In fact, I am not on any…



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This Ain’t Your Bubbe’s Hebrew School Class


On Tuesday June 12th, 25 young professionals gathered at the Federation for a peer-led…



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California State Budget Addresses Jewish Issues

SACRAMENTO (Press Release) – The California State Legislature on Thursday [June 14th]…


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Is Anti-Zionist Speech Anti-Semitic?


A group of activists protest Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza. ( Alisdare…



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The Last Link to a Doomed Jewish Community in Crete Watches its Rebirth

HANIA, Crete (JTA) – On Sunday [June 17th], 263 candles [were] lit at a special…


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6 Israeli Companies Personalizing Cancer Treatment

 

Last year’s stunning $12 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma, which commercialized…


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World Cup Jewish Stories to Watch

JTA – Although soccer’s popularity seems to be on the rise in the US, this year’s…


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Survival Tips for Parents of First-Time Campers

OMG – is your kid going to overnight camp for the very first time? Time to freak…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Sonduck Warns Against Divisions in Jewish Community


Michael Sonduck, right, and Federation Board Chair Brian Tauber.

LA JOLLA, California…



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National Young Leadership Cabinet Mission Reflections: Morocco and Spain


Members of Federation's National Young Leadership Cabinet at the Hassan II Mosque in…



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Murray Galinson Announces Israeli Scholars for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative seeks to strategically promote, support…



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250,000 Attend Tel Aviv 20th Pride Parade


Attendance at the Pride Parade topped last year by some 50,000. (Guy Yechiely)

(JTA)…



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Jewish Children from Around the Globe Tell 'My Family Story'


San Diego resident, Elisa Cohen, wIth her first place winning display titled "My Family…



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Birthright Israel Celebrates 18 Years


In 2017, Birthright Israel brought more participants than at any point in the program's…



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Friday, June 8, 2018

Jewish & Israeli Humanitarian Groups Step Up for Guatemala Volcano Victims


Workers remove ashes from a road at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano…



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Thursday, May 31, 2018

What Can We Learn From Wendy’s Shabbat?


Wendy’s Shabbat’ directed by Rachel Myers, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo…



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10 Writers Capturing the Female American Jewish Experience


Philip Roth, a literary giant, passed away at age 85. As Charles McGrath wrote in his…



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The Secret Jewish History of the Indianapolis 500


When I was a child, my family went on camping trips up and down the East Coast most…



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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary has Become an Unlikely Box-Office Hit


A scene of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the documentary, RBG. Photo courtesy of Magnolia…



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6 Surprising Lessons I Learned Working at the Holocaust Museum


The Museum is located on the National Mall in Washington DC.

I started an awesome new…



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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The “Little” Things: Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber


“It’s the little things that win championships" Any coach

A universal truth in the…



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Chag Sameach - Happy Shavuout


Celebrate the Israelites' receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai — including those famous…



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Friday, May 11, 2018

Operation Jerusalem: How the Giro went to Israel and back



The picturesque landscapes of Israel were on full display during stage 2 of the Giro…



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Cyclist Gino Bartali Risked his Life to Rescue Jews during the Holocaust


Cyclist Gino Bartali used training as a cover for secret efforts to rescue Jews. Image…



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Carrying the Weight of the Torah



As we approach Shavuot, when we celebrate receiving the laws at Sinai, I have a…



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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Federation Leadership Changes: Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber

Donors to Federation are key stakeholders in the work we do.  As members of the…



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Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership with Sha’ar HaNegev

The San Diego Delegation in Sha’ar HaNegev celebrates the 20th anniversary of its…



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My Israel Journey Participant Reflections

Hands of Peace is an interfaith organization that empowers young people to raise their…



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Schindler’s List’ at 25: How Steven Spielberg’s Story Spoke to the Masses


Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — 1993 was a dramatic year in the…



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Stories @ 70

As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency invites you to…



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Israel at 70: How 1948 Changed American Jews


David Ben-Gurion, who was to become Israel’s first prime minister, reads the new nation’s…



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Israel Fest is Almost Here - Register Today and Skip the Lines

ISRAEL FEST IS ALMOST HERE!

On April 29, 2018, join our San Diego Jewish community…



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Celebrate Israel @70

Israel is incredible! Over the past few months, and in celebration of Israel's 70th, we…



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Thanks for Walking - a Message from ADL

We are proud to partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of San Diego.  A special…



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Elderly Israelis Participate in Holocaust Remembrance Ceremonies

Elderly Israelis participate in Holocaust remembrance ceremonies at Amigour housing…



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Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut from the Mayor of Sha'ar Hanegev



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Friday, April 13, 2018

Our Commitment: Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber

One of the most powerful concluding scenes to any movie I have ever seen is from…



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Come Dance with us at Israel Fest

As the celebration of Israel’s 70th approaches, we are reminded of all the wonderful…



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My Israel Journey Particpant Reflections


Thousands of teens take part in the March of the Living in Poland.  

We believe that…



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A Timeline of 70 Years of Israeli Achievement


As Yom Ha’atzmaut quickly approaches, we are excited to join Israel 21c on a journey…



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Birthright from the 'Sabra' Side: The Israeli Perspective


Israeli and American participants at Masada; photo credit: Eliana Rudee

While it is…



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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jewdar Part II – Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber

Jewdar (noun) - (slang) The supposed ability of a person to be able to detect or…



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ADL's Walk Against Hate - Register Now

ADL’s recent release of our annual Audit on Anti-Semitic Incidents was startling for…



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CFO Awards Community: Volunteering Leads to a Most Rewarding Position

Photo by Bob Thompson/Fotowerks

San Diego — Jeremy Pearl never set out to be the…



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Bruce Springsteen’s Guitarist Saved by an old Bar Mitzvah Gift

Nils Lofgren, left, on stage with Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles, March 15, 2016.…



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Masa Leadership Summit: Gems of San Diego



Participants Elana Caneles and Jess Tierney

With your support, Federation is proud…



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Thursday, March 22, 2018

"Jewdar" Board Chair Reflections with Brian Tauber


JEWDAR – PART I

Jewdar (noun) - (slang) The supposed ability of a person to be able to…



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Our Response to a NY Times op-ed


In response to an op-ed written in The New York Times, which criticizes Jewish…



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This Passover, Give a Little Matza

There are lots of ways to eat matza.

And lots of ways to be part of…



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12 Things You May Not Know About Passover in Israel

You probably know that Passover is a Jewish favorite: with matza pizza, four cups of…



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