Friday, December 14, 2018

Blasphemy


As 527 attendees at this year’s Men’s Event can attest, I possess a certain animus…



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EU Poll Finds 90% of European Jews Feel Anti-Semitism Increasing


Illustrative: Nazi signs reading 'Jews out' and swastikas are painted at the entrance of…



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What Did Israelis Google in 2018?


An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland…



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From Our Shinshinit


A wonderful Hanukkah party at Seacrest on Tuesday, December 4th was had by all. Seacrest…



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Friday, December 7, 2018

JREP Multi-Family Market Update a Success!


More than 50 real estate professionals joint the Jewish Federation's final JREP meeting…



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NextGen Brings in the Light of Chanukah


On Sunday evening, 70 young professionals gathered together at Mission Brewery to bring…



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Women’s Philanthropy Relaunches Brunch Club


Guest speaker, Yael Raz Lachyani, P2G Director in Sha’ar HaNegev, is joined by several…



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Friday, November 30, 2018

Largest Gathering of San Diego Men Moved by Stories of Resiliency


This year’s Men’s Event welcomed close to 600 gentlemen at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey…



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Our Obligation


I have been part of a Federation family for my entire life.  Both of my parents served as…



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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2018


From ‘Write On, Irving Berlin!’ by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by David C. Gardner…



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Former NBC Reporter’s New Novel Is a Love Letter to the Jewish Homeland


RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut — Thirty-four pages into “Promised Land” one character turns to…



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California Fire Rescuers Drink Water Pulled from Air


A victim of Hurricane Michael in Florida receiving water from a Watergen unit, October…


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Here’s What I Imagined…


Posts from the last few weeks have been heavy, haven’t they? Such devastation. Such…



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Help Fire Victims in California


The past week has been a difficult one up and down our State. Communities in Northern and…



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Gaza Vicinity Youth March Reaches Jerusalem


Thousands of high-school students from Gaza border communities began the last leg of


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The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute


Twenty-five women came together on Sunday, November 11th to launch The Pauline Foster…


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Overwhelming


It was Tuesday, October 30th when I initially wrote this column. Three days after the…



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We're Together with Pittsburgh


Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf outside the Tree…



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Birthright Leads to a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow


My name is William Giammona, and I am currently a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya,…



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Friday, November 2, 2018

May Their Memories Be for a Blessing


Joyce Fienberg, 75

Richard Gottfried, 65

Rose Mallinger, 97

Jerry Rabinowitz,…

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11 Souls Taken. 11 Souls Lost.


As we all attempt to make sense out of last weekend’s tragedy in Pittsburgh, we feel both…



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Why Pittsburgh Tragedy Hurts All of Us


Flowers are piled around Stars of David Thursday at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree…



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Friday, October 26, 2018

This, too, shall pass


A divided America. Two camps bitterly opposed, threatening the very existence of our…



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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Most Famous Israeli You’ve Never Heard Of


(Photo:Tracy Frydberg for The Times of Israel)

Alice Shalvi, now 92, is the most…



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How Fish and Chips Migrated to Great Britain


Fish and chips by the sea at Hunstanton, Norfolk. © ANDREW DUNN,…



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What Does It Mean to Love?


What happens when a California football analyst, filmmaker and motivational speaker asks…



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How Israel Became The Most Promising Land For Clean Meat


MOSA MEAT

“The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the…



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Friday, October 19, 2018

Tale of Two Regions


In 1999, a year after graduating with my Bachelor’s from the University of Arizona, I…



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Engaging Teens Means Engaging Teen Leaders


Just as our teens need guidance to navigate through adolescence, so do youth…



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The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting


© The Asahi Shimbun, via Getty Images Chiune Sugihara, in an undated…



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This German Group Renovates Holocaust Survivors’ Homes in Israel for Free


Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski, right, wrote a Facebook post about his conversation with a German…



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Son of Immigrant Fights Affirmative Action on Behalf of Asians


BOSTON — Back in the USSR, Ilya Shapiro’s parents had to fight anti-Semitism to be…



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Victims of Hurricane Michael Need Our Help!


The 2018 hurricane season is well underway. The most recent storm, Hurricane Michael,…



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Shalom, Chavera


Nikki Haley resigned as the US Ambassador to the United Nations last week. Her departure…



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Lifting the Spirits of Terror Victims


Children attending a Jewish Agency respite camp session for Victims of terror. In 2017,…



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The Faces Behind Shabbat San Diego

If there was a simple way to bring family and old friends together, meet new people, and…



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Meet the Superhero Who Power Washes Swastika Graffiti in His Spare Time



A power washer — the latest in sophisticated anti-hate technology?

Corey Fleischer…



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The Tragic Tale of Superman’s Jewish Creators, Told in Graphic Novel Form


JTA — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early…



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Israeli Singer Performs in Hebrew for the Pope


Israeli singer Achinoam Nini performed for a very small – and very elite – audience last…



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Friday, October 5, 2018

Our Dollars – and Our Jewish Community – At Work


After reading our Chair Brian Tauber’s reflections last week, I found myself thinking…



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Jewish Xperience Week Builds, Engages, and Showcases Community


Selwyn Isakow has studied the landscape of the San Diego Jewish community and here’s what…



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Sha'ar HaNegev Community Leaders Send Thanks


The following thank you letter was received by our partnership region in Sha’ar HaNegev,…



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A Year Later, Israelis and Local Jews Help in Puerto Rico


In October, a new gravitational sand water filtration system built by IsraAID and the…



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The History of Bagels in America


We know you love bagels (and we do too), so we thought it was high time to really explore…



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Linda Richman is Verklempt


“On this show we talk about coffee, New York, daughters, dogs, you know, no big whoop,…



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Friday, September 28, 2018

Largest Gathering of Jewish Men Coming in November!


We are excited to announce that The Men’s Event Underwritten by Jean and Gary Shekhter…



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Little Mensches Celebrates 4 Years of Community Programming

On Sunday, September 23rd, Little Mensches celebrated 4 years of successful programming for…



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Peer Leaders are Changing the Face of Teen Engagement in San Diego

Throughout the Jewish community, countless organizations ask the questions: How do we…


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San Diego Becomes Model for International Shabbat Program

What began in South Africa as a single program focused on celebrating one Shabbat as a…


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Board Chair Reflections: WTF!!!


Remember “OMG” (One More Gift)? Well, WTF!!!!!! With Federation’s journey to reinvent…



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Friday, September 21, 2018

11 Gorgeous Pictures That Capture the Beauty of Sukkot


A sukkah on the roof of a home in Jerusalem’s Yemin Moshe neighborhood. Photo by Yehoshua…



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Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts Continue

As we head into Sukkot, please consider giving to help the growing needs stemming from…



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