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SDSU's Weber expresses admiration for Peres Peace Center, Hillel Foundation by Donald H. Harrison in Tel Aviv

Sweetness of desert rains by Ulla Hadar in Kibbutz Ruhama, Israel


Multicultural candidate Todd Gloria found his mentors in the S.D. Jewish community by Gary Rotto in San Diego

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"Don't dress for dinner" by Carol Davis in Solana Beach, California


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PONDERING A POINT—SDSU President Stephen Weber considers his answer to a question during an interview at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv, where the 10th anniversary conference of the Peres Center for Peace was conducted.


SDSU's Weber expresses admiration for Peres Peace Center, Hillel Foundation

By Donald H. Harrison

TEL AVIV--San   Diego State University President Stephen Weber has expressed admiration for the way the Peres Peace Center has reached out to Palestinian citizens in a variety of endeavors, and also for the way that two Hillel branches back in San Diego have decided to coordinate their fundraising campaigns to build new headquarters near the UCSD and SDSU campuses.

Weber was interviewed this week at the conclusion of a three-day conference sponsored by the 10-year-old  Peres Peace Center, of which he is a member of the Board of Governors.  Not having been in Israel for the last five years, the university president said “ I think in many ways it is healthier and stronger than it was the last time I was here.  It certainly  is reaching more and more people which is critical, and they have broadened their interests into things like sports and medicine and so forth.

“The thing that I feel has moved the most in that regard is the relationships which though well in hand ten years ago were largely political .  Now they are much more people-to-people… and, quite frankly, a lot of the political contacts have dead ended at the moment.”
San Diego State University’s own involvement in building peace among Israelis, Palestinians and other Arab neighbors has been the promotion of their cooperation in the production of food crops, sharing of  agricultural information and technologies, and most recently, in the development of a concept of creating a blended Palestinian-Israeli olive oil.

“The concept is to take a traditional product of both the Palestinians and the Israelis and literally blend them, and also figuratively blend them, so that you share in the venture equally as partners,” Weber said.   “Palestinian olive oil tends to be a heavy robust olive oil while Israeli olive oil is lighter and they blend very nicely together--what we think would be an attractive product around the world; certainly in the United States and Europe.”

“We are approaching this as a viable business, but it is the kind of business that the profits of it will go to support peace efforts, so it will be a good thing,” Weber said.  “It will bring business opportunities to both Israelis and Palestinians.  The business opportunities will not only be for the olive farmers but also for the bottler and the label designer and the label manufacturer – all of these kinds of things will be involved. One of the many models for this kind of enterprise is Ben and Jerry’s , which is a (ice cream) corporation that has devoted a large portion of its profits to good work …

“What I like most of all is that they (Palestinian and Israeli farmers) have come up with a concrete product…. For many years, they had a lot of good conversations here and we developed mutual understanding and respect, but it is hard for the rest of the world to see anything tangible from this.  Now, there will be a blended olive oil and there will be many other products similar to the olive oil that we imagine developing as well.  And people will be able to fully understand what this peace movement is by purchasing this olive oil.”
The SDSU president credited Bonnie Stewart, the executive director of the Hansen Institute for World Peace, and Sandy Ehrlich, Qualcomm Executive Director of SDSU’s Entrepreneurial Management Center, for helping to develop the cooperative agricultural program which he said not only benefits the Middle Eastern partners but SDSU as well.

“The old model of the university was a castle around which you built a moat, and you protected its purity from external influences and heathens wherever they might be,” Weber noted. 

“The modern university is much different. We are in an open world and we have to prepare our students for it; they need to have all these kinds of experiences.   San Diego State (is ) second in the country among all doctoral institutions with students abroad.  This is all part of that same thing. They will be working and living in a global setting and they need that experience so every chance we get to do these things of this sort…” is all to the good, Weber added.

The SDSU president applauded the decision by the Hillel chapters at SDSU and UCSD to launch a common fundraising effort to build new headquarters at the respective campuses.  While there has been no opposition to the planned headquarters close to SDSU, La Jolla residents have opposed in public hearings and court suits the construction of a Hillel campus adjacent to the UCSD campus.

“If the two institutions proceeded on separate fundraising campaigns, it would inevitably compromise the other institution’s fundraising, so whoever went first would compromise whoever went second,” Weber noted.  A joint campaign “is much better since the people who are supporting Hillel are really interested, I think, mostly in supporting young people understand their faith, not so much whether they are at San Diego State or at UCSD.  What a good and constructive thing!”

Furthermore, he said, “there is absolutely no reason why people who want to support Hillel at UCSD should not have a vehicle with which to do this, but conversely if San Diego State is ready to go, we don’t have to wait.”

Weber described Hillel as potentially an important component in a Jewish student’s university’s experience.

“The work of universities is human growth and development,” he explained.  “That just doesn’t take place in the classroom; we are dealing with whole human beings, often at very formative moments of their lives, often away from home for the first time, away from their synagogue for the first time, away from the friends that they have known .

“Religion, not for all of our students, but for many of our students is an important element of who they are.  So we want to make sure they have an opportunity to continue their growth and development “ as well as to have a place to socialize. 

“Also the particularly nice thing about Hillel –when you think about how people come to their own religious points of view – it is not just the synagogue , but also the family,” Weber added.  “All of a sudden you are away both from the synagogue and the  family, and you have to figure out what it is that you buy for yourself.”  At Hillel, he said, there are “people who are not proselytizing but who are there to help and respond.”

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Multicultural candidate Todd Gloria found his mentors in the S.D. Jewish community

By Gary Rotto

SAN DIEGO—A number of years ago, when I was still running the day to day operations of campaigns, a young man – ok, he was in his teens and was barely a young man – walked into the Clinton-Gore office in Kearny Mesa and asked about volunteering for the campaign.  Bright, responsible and personable, I put him on the front desk.  He was the first person who people saw when they walked in the door.  As crazy as things were, Todd Gloria deftly greeted volunteers and would-be volunteers, routing them to trainings, other staffers for assignments and handling anything that came his way.  The office was complex as not only did we serve as the home for the presidential campaign, but this operation was actually organized to help the Assembly Democrats in their re-election campaign, so we had multiple campaigns stationed in the same working space. 

Years later, Gloria is truly a young man, running for his first elected position, as a candidate in the race to succeed Councilmember Toni Atkins in the 3rd City Council District of San Diego.

I don’t know if I was the first person from the Jewish community that this resident of Clairemont and Serra Mesa met, but I am certainly not the last.  (Gloria quickly learned that he needed to save cheese pizza for me on the evenings that we brought in dinner for our volunteers as I would not eat pizza with any meat on it.) 

Was it beshert or coincidence that Gloria would be surrounded by leaders in the Jewish community in many of his endeavors?  Certainly, Gloria was around those people who emanated Jewish values – especially the mission of Tikun Olam (to build a better world). 

“The Aaron Price Fellows program was really very critical in my development,” related Gloria recently.  “My mom was a housekeeper and my dad was a groundskeeper so I didn’t know much about government.”   Through the Aaron Price Fellow program, Gloria and his fellow fellows came to know Sol and the late Helen Price as well as son and daughter-in-law Robert and Allison Price.  The program introduces young people to many of the institutions in the community, including county and city government.  “He’s a legend – to be 14 years old and meet the person behind the store (The Price Clubs).  He instilled in me a sense of striving further.”

The executive director of the program would become a successful elected official in her own right:  Congresswoman Susan Davis, and Gloria would go to work as one of her district aides.  The Price Fellowship re-enforced that everyone is responsible for the city you live in from wastewater treatment to landfills,“ noted Gloria.  And this was done in a multi-cultural environment. 

“My parents gave me great morals and principles, but Susan has been instrumental in understanding what it is to be a public servant.  Susan is a wonderful example.  When you have an image of a “Congressman,” … but Susan doesn’t conform to that.  She’s a better listener than a talker.  Her approach is more collaborative.” 

Seeing her success convinces Gloria that he can be an effective representative on the city council.   “She is very active in the Jewish community, but approaches this by making the annual fundraising calls for UJF, attending functions as a (member of the) community not as an elected official.  She exudes ‘humility’ I’m pleased to represent her in the community, across the country and around the world, working with AIPAC and other organizations.” 

We talked about other influences from the Jewish community including Aaron Borovoy of Temple Emanuel and the Galinson family.  And we talked about the institutions that his friends supported to maintain a vibrant community.  “I understand that there is a challenge with any community of how to integrate in the broader community while cherishing your culture,” Gloria noted.  He pointed to the many Jewish institutions that further this value including the San Diego Jewish Academy and the Jewish Community Center.  “These institutions have programs that other communities can emulate.”

Gloria points to programs that build understanding across communities such as the AJC sponsored Latino-Jewish dialogue.  He was most impressed that the program allows for a discussion about community traditions – emphasizing both uniqueness and commonalities.   “While it is not necessarily the role of City government to sponsor such a program, certainly everyone has something to learn from this dialogue,” he stated.  Gloria notes that the 3rd Council District encompasses families and communities that speak over 30 different languages. 

For personal reasons, diversity and cultural preservation is very important to Gloria.  While a blend of Indian, Filipino, Latino, and Dutch ancestry, Gloria identifies as a member of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.  He has also long time member of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, recently completing a term as the chair of the organization.  Gloria and his long time partner, Jason, are active in the Cherokee Point neighborhood of City Heights.

While working on issues such as defense, veterans, housing, and budget issues for Congresswoman Davis, Gloria has carved out a name in the housing arena.  Separate and apart from his governmental duties, Gloria serves on the San Diego Housing Commission Board, a body that oversees the Commission's $224 million annual budget that serves nearly 75,000 families.  Affordable housing is a key issue in District 3 and this board oversees new developments, commission owned properties and the administration of the housing voucher program called Section 8.    Both long time residents and new immigrants, especially refugees from war-torn areas such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia struggle with housing, looking to the City and the commission for assistance.

“The Jewish community is a role model to newer immigrant communities, demonstrating that you can fully participate in the community while maintaining your identity.”  This, spoken by a true multi-cultural candidate.

Columnist Rotto may be contacted at rottog@sandiegojewishworld.com


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SAN DIEGO—Following is a list of endorsements made by San Diego Jewish World
with links to the editions in which the explanations for each endorsement appeared.

U.S. President —
Barack Obama

California State Assembly, 78th District—
Marty Block

San Diego City Council, 1st District —
Phil Thalheimer

San Diego City Council, 7th District —
Marti Emerald

California Proposition 4—
Abortion notificationNo

California Proposition 8—
Ban on Same-Sex MarriageNo

In addition, San Diego Jewish World proudly endorses for reelection two members of our community who have represented us well in the United States Congress:
Democrats Bob Filner in the 51st Congressional District and
Susan Davis in the 53rd Congressional District


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Sweetness of desert rains

By Ulla Hadar

KIBBUTZ RUHAMA, Israel —With all that is going on in USA and Israel around the elections and the economical situation, what I got exited about the last three days has been the first serious rain this season that fell in Ruhama – SORRY!!! But for me is has been the most valuable event after months and months of dry and hot weather. Our fields are one of the most important assets to our existence here in the kibbutz. Every where I looked the look was wet and muddy and puddles collected everywhere.

In Israel most people are a little "afraid" of being wet and of the rain. Moving around the kibbutz today not many people were to be seen, actually only one or two. My upbringing in Denmark a country known for its many days of rain during the year has surely made an impact on me.

Already, as a small child 7 or 8 years old my mother sent me to school on a bike whether it rained or snowed. I am used to getting to school with wet pants and sitting in a classroom full of wet kids with wet clothes, there is a certain smell to that experience. It is not the nicest feeling in the world but it is endurable and livable and you learn to cope with the situation. This is probably why rain and getting wet does not bother me today.

I entered the river valley just next to me house, going for a walk. Just to feel the mud on my boots and breathe the fresh and clear air – utter pleasure. To think that next week the agricultural machines will start work in the fields proceeding to plowing and sowing. While I was walking alone and connected to the quiet surroundings, my body filled up with energy and happiness and feelings that can’t be bought for money.

I am now anticipating that the view around me will begin to flourish.
The rain that has fallen the last three days will surely bring us closer to that moment. May the whole country be blessed with a year of plenty rain.

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Don't Dress For Dinner

By Carol Davis

SOLANA BEACH, California—If laughter is the best medicine, then those of us who were in the audience at the opening night performance of Marc Camoletti’s farce, (adapted by Robin Hawdon)  Don’t Dress For Dinner, got a heavy dose of it. Jewish humorist Sam Levinson used humor as a response to anti-Semitism. Others like George Burns, Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Fanny Brice all gave us a different slant on life and society during the Great Depression and beyond. For those in attendance at the Solana Beach Theatre opening night, comedy, farce or anything funny to divert attention away from diminishing 401K’s and money market profiles, was appreciated. One could almost classify it as a depression era diversion albeit it was not originally intended for that purpose.

In the program notes, director Rosina Reynolds lets us in on a little background info about farce. Briefly, though farce is “A mode of comedy that usually contains one-dimensional characters who are involved in outlandish situations. The normal laws of probability have no effect in farce and there is a maximum of boisterous behavior” (Theatre A Contemporary Introduction, Jerry V. Pickering).  I can tell you without hesitation, this definition fits Don’t Dress For Dinner.

I’m not even sure that I can recreate the situations they happened so fast and furious, but I’ll try. The play takes place in the living room of a country house some distance from Paris in 1987. Marty Burnett has as usual, designed a lovely, rustic and fashionable living room complete with full bar, staircase and what’s needed most in farce, at least four doors including the front door that mooed or brayed (Chris Luessmann designed the sound) every time it was opened. The more doors, the more complicated the situations. The home, a converted farmhouse is the weekend getaway for Jacqueline and Bernard (Lisel Gorell-Getz and Phil Johnson), a very attractive couple by all stretches of the imagination. Matt Novotny’s lighting compliments the set design

The minute we meet the lovely couple we know something is amiss. Bernard is nervously rearranging things at the bar while Jacqueline is preparing to go to visit her mother about an hour’s drive away. When Bernard goes to get the keys to the car the phone rings and it is the catering company telling Bernard that his Cordon Bleu cook Suzette (Jacque Wilke) is on the way. Unfortunately for Bernard, Jacqueline answers the phone. 

After questioning him on the phone call, he admits that their mutual friend Robert (Christopher M. Williams) will be spending the weekend with him and she shouldn’t worry about their being hungry. What he doesn’t tell her is that Robert is his alibi. Bernard is secretly going to entertain his new squeeze; Suzanne (Amanda Sitton) while Jacqueline is at her mother’s.  When Robert phones to let Bernard know that he is at the train station, Jacqueline answers the phone again. We learn this time that Jacqueline and Robert have been having an affair all along behind Bernard’s back and now that Robert will be at her home for the weekend she has no intentions of ‘visiting mother’ now.

Let’s recap. Jacqueline and Bernard are each taking lovers unbeknownst to each other. Jacqueline’s lover is a family friend, Robert. Bernard has been seeing an actress of sorts, Suzanne. Robert and Jacqueline have been at it a bit longer but not at her home.  The Cordon Bleu cook’s name is Suzette, which sounds like Suzanne.  All will be converging at the home of Bernard and Jacqueline at about the same time. These are all the ingredients needed for farce to work; name sound a likes, mass confusion while trying to cover your tracks, one or more of the characters in the dark about what the other is doing, a fast talker and a straight man and perfect timing.

No question that all of the above parts are needed to make farce work. Top on the list, however is the timing and director Rosina Reynolds and her talented cast had that down pat opening night. It’s no small feat when you see how fast and furious the double talk goes propelling this theatre of the ridiculous and not one character got tangled in his or her own tongue. Situations went from panic to frantic to frenzy to downright craziness and everyone loved it!  I looked around and there were some with tears in their eyes from laughing so hard.

This was truly an ensemble piece of work with outstanding performances by everyone taking part in this folly of deception. Lesel Gorell-Getz is the cool Jacqueline to her fast-talking and scheming husband Bernard (Phil Johnson is on top of his game). Christopher M. Williams’ Robert is the straight guy and he takes most of the abuse from everyone. His facial and body language says more about him as he first denies and then submits (through no fault of his own) to the roughing up he gets from everyone. His timing is perfect. 

Jacque Wilke is amazingly funny as she too is caught up in this plot of deceit. Her Suzette role fits her to a T as the confused savvy con artist. Amanda Sitton’s Suzanne the confused actress is on target dressed in her skintight sexy red dress (Michelle Hunt Souza). It’s so tight that one wonders how she walks. Well, she really saunters, and rarely sits. It’s all too perfect. She and Williams have mastered the ‘look’ so to speak that says a thousand words.

The frosting on the cake comes however when George, (Matt Thompson) Suzette’s husband, also a cook, comes to fetch her home and walks into the middle of this mess. Thompson has to be well over six feet tall and is a strapping guy. He towers over the other men. Just looking at him is intimidating so you can imagine what Bernard and Robert were thinking when they met him. It’s a bucket of laughs that all ends up just right. As it should.

Don’t Dress For Dinner is a wonderful diversion well done and worthy of the trip to Solana Beach. It continues through Nov. 16th.

See you at the theatre.
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Southwestern Jewish Press, April 14, 1950, page 2

The annual Southern Regional Conference of Hadassah will be held in Santa Barbara from April 29 through May 2 inclusive.  Headquarters for the conference will be the Hotel Marmonte.

Mrs. Hannah Goldberg, National Board Member from the New York office of Hadassah, will be Mentor of the Conference.

Representing San Diego will be Mrs. Gabriel Berg, President of the San Diego Chapter, and Mrs. Albert Krasnow, Regional Officer, in addition to other elected delegates.

A large delegation is expected to travel from various parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California.  The Regional Conference is a stimulating experience and an opportunity such as this should not be missed.  Only a few delegates are elected, but other interested members are invited to attend. Contact Mrs. Gabriel Berg for reservations.

A gala Mother’s Day luncheon for Hadassah members and their mothers will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at the Temple Center, at 12:00 noon.  If your own mother isn’t here, bring a mother blessed with sons, or one whose children reside elsewhere.  At any rate, bring a friend who is old enough to be a mother.

Ida Nasatir will be honored on this occasion before her departure for Israel and Europe.

Jr. Pioneer Women
Southwestern Jewish Press, April 14, 1950, page 2

Feeling that the work of the Jr. Pioneer ‘Women’s Organization is very vital, Evelyn Hermann, President and Sylvia Busch, membership chairman with the assistance of the committee, are diligently collaborating on a membership drive. 

Interesting meetings and programs are being planned to increase membership.

You Name It
Southwestern Jewish Press, April 14, page 3

By Sammy Krasner and Don Rosen

Without further adieu, we wish to thank Oscars Drive-Ins throughout the city of San Diego for featuring Matzoburgers last week. We hear that the mothers in town weren’t content with serving just plain Matzos, so they devised some new combination we think you might be interested in. To wit: Matzo Susette; Matzo a la Newberger; Gehakte Matzo, Irish stew with Matzo Farfel; Gefilte Matzo with Knobel Sauce and Matzo fixed Chinese style—Matzo foo young.

We got the straight dope from Richard T. Silberman, broker in second hand slide rules, that the United Jewish Fund is staging a dinner dance at the San Diego Hotel, April 22.  There’ll be big name talent and all, so make your reservation now, by calling the U.J.F. office.

Beta Tau received word from the National Offices of zeta Beta Tau that they are now recognized throughout the United States as a colony of Z.B.T.  Congratulations fellas, we’ll bet it took a lot of hard work on the part of all of you.  In celebration of this event the “boys” and their dates enjoyed a “Coming Out” party at Shelly Sackheim’s home.  As have been all B.T. affairs in the past, this too was sensational. There is a recently formed Alumni Club of Z.B.T. members in San Diego, and now in the process of formation is a Mothers Club of Beta Tau.  Phi Kappa Tau’s annual May Queen Dance is to be held May 6, with Lennie Klug being the nominee for the Queen representing Beta Tau.

We’ve been criticized for several readers for using poor grammar. We have three good reasons for this. In the first place, we don’t know any better.  Second, half of you wouldn’t understand it if we did use it.  Third, if we did write correctly, we might be writing for some big Los Angeles paper at a large salary and you would lose the best columnists in San Diego.

Due to the recent editorials on our country’s foreign policy, it has been said by several prominent persons that some of our editors have been coloring political news to fit their own viewpoint. In rebuttal to this, the following announcement appeared in a Southern Paper when it changed editors.  “We, therefore, announce that our policy, politically, shall be Independent. On all other questions, we will endeavor to print the truth.”  Nuffsed?

We have received many postcards suggesting names for our column, for which we want to thank you.  The prize for the winning name will be a valuable fountain pen. This penis not guaranteed for months, not for live, not forever. In fact, it isn’t even guaranteed, but the trade name is Parker. Keep sending those cards in as fast as you have been, your cooperation has really been great. Send ‘em to Sammy Krasner, 810 West Upas, San Diego, California.

Well, we’re a little late folks, so long for a while, that’s all the news, don’t forget the cards, Huh? Seeya.

What’s Cookin’ At Troop 99
Southwestern Jewish Press, April 14, 1950, pages 3, 8

By I. (Rube) Rubin, Assistant Scoutmaster

Plenty! Is the answer.  Our big 1st annual “Open House” will be held on April 19th at 7:30 pm. At our regular weekly meeting place, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 30th and Howard Sts.  Space doesn’t permit a detailed list of all the different activities that we have planned for this nigh, so why not come on down and see for yourself.  We extend a welcome invitation to the parents of our Scouts, to the boys (and parents) who would like to join our troop and to all other friends of Troop 99.

An “extra special” good time was enjoyed on March 31st, by 7 of our Scouts on an “Overnight” camp at the Balboa Campsite.  We were there as guests of Troop 15, through the invitation of “Rube,” who is also Assistant Scoutmaster of this troop.  After the evening meal, a big campfire was built and we sat around singing and presenting skits. A night under the stars and then in the morning after breakfast lots of fun with string burning and water boiling contests, etc.

Last week-end we were again the guests of Troop 15 and 12 of our Scouts had a “super-dooper” time on an overnight camp at Lake Hodges.  Special thanks to Eddie Breitbard, “Rube,” Marshall Naiman and Mrs. Wright for their cooperation in helping to make this week-end asuccess.  The Scouts who attended this camp were Gary Breitbard, Stanley Breitbard, Alvin Cohen, Ronald Doctor, Louis Firks, Philli Kapla, Jerry Kitay, Eddie Naiman, Gary Naiman, Larry Prager, Larry Strauss and David Wright.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 259)

Syria makes troubles for its neighbors by Shoshana Bryen in Washington DC.

Peace project funder pleased with where Fred J. Hansen's money goes in Mideast by Donald H. Harrison in Tel Aviv

Israel: the land of abiding controversy by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

In political defense of the haredim by David Benkof in New York

Thursdays With The Songs Of Hal Wingard:

—#69 Epitaph
—#96 So Many Ways of Dying
—#306 Never Say Die

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Sweat-equity partners sought for San Diego Jewish World by publisher

— April 14, 1950: ‘Magic Carpet’ In Sight Soon
— April 14, 1950: Christian Committee Opens United Jewish Fund Campaign
— April 14, 1950: Women’s Division of U.J.F. Begins Drives for Funds—Plan Luncheons

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 258)

SDSU group gets a VIP tour of Ramallah by Donald H. Harrison in Ramallah, Palestine Authority

Kristallnacht 70 years later by David Harris in New York

The Jews Down Under, a roundup of Jewish news of Australia by Garry Fabian in Melbourne:
— Council gives green light to Chanukah in the Park
— A policy for the whole community
— B'nai B'rith International President Moishe Smith visits Australia/New Zealand
— Living community memories
— Pressure grows for automatic traffic controls
— Israel programs affected by plummeting Australian dollar
— Jewish attendance at Muslim festival
— Tips and tales from genealogist
— Jewish delegates may join Australia's Durban II team
— Russia Holds key to Iran
— Australian Foreign Minister Smith to visit Israel

Election is a joke: Daily Show Democrats by Rabbi Simcha Weinstein in New York

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— March 28, 1950: What’s Cookin’ At Troop 99
— March 28, 1950:You Name It
— April 14, 1950: 1950 Fund Drive Begins Jewish Community Will Meet Obligations; Campaign Off to Good Start!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 257)

Peace-making, solving world food shortage are interrelated necessities by Donald H. Harrison in Tel Aviv

Local religious customs should be observed at the Western Wall by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

Hamas must be 'dealt' with, by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C.

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Adarim: a shepherd's song transformed, by Cantor Sheldon Merel in San Diego

Classical Israeli musicians reunite at Rancho Santa Fe performance


— March 28, 1950: Jolly Sixteen
— March 28, 1950: J.C.R.A.
— March 28, 1950: San Diego Lasker Lodge No 37

Peres Peace House inaugurated during center's 10th anniversary by Donald H. Harrison in Tel Aviv 

Livni's call for new elections puts peace with Palestinians on back burner by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

Ten Mideast lessons for next President by Norman Manson in San Diego 

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Psychology teacher taught lessons to staff by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego

Play sculpts Jewish advice columnist whom readers knew as "Ann Landers" by Cynthia Citron in Pasadena, California

—March 28, 1950: News of the Fox
—March 28, 1950: San Diego Birdie Stodel B’nai B’rith Chapter No. 92
—March 28, 1950: Pioneer Women (Negba) Club

Sunday, October 26, 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 255)

Lame duck leaders seek to change conditions in the Middle East pond by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.

Pro-Obama column, endorsement excoriated by Arizona reader — Letter to the Editor from Alan Rockman in Phoenix, Arizona

Campaign rhetoric promoting discrimination against Arabs, Muslims, African-Americans—Letter to the Editor from Carol Ann Goldstein in San Diego

Sweat-equity partners sought for San Diego Jewish World by future-minded publisher — A message from Donald H. Harrison

San Diego teen practices tikkun olam by Sara Appel-Lennon in San Diego

What is meant in Genesis that man was created in God's image? by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego

J*Company's Pocahontas thrilled — even before curtain went up by David Riech in San Diego

This Minority of One Fails to be Enchanted by Cynthia Citron in Los Angele

A bissel sports trivia with Bruce Lowitt in Oldsmar, Florida

—March 28, 1950: Jewish War Veterans, S.D. Post No. 185
—March 28, 1950: Council of Jewish Women
—March 28, 1950: Labor Zionist Organization
—March 28, 1950: Junior Charity Leagu

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25, 2008 (vol. 2,, No. 254)

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Yes, McCain pro-Israel, but... by Gary Rotto in San Diego
San Diego Jewish World endorsements, with links to editorials on which they were based

U.S. Presidents as seen by Richard Lederer by Gerry Greber in Escondido, California

Reprise: Thursdays with the songs of Hal Wingard—Linking problems prevented many people from hearing Hal's songs yesterday, so here are the links to them now. Printed lyrics may be found in Thursday's edition: #41 Old Love Sweet Love; , #91 Together We Will Watch Our Love; #280 To Make Things Fair.

Bleeding Kansas powerful in juxtaposition with U.S. election by Carol Davis in San Diego

—March 28, 1950: The Center Side
—March 28, 1950: Local Leaders Attend Men’s Club Conference in L.A.
—March 28, 1950:Toy Packing Party
—March 28, 1950:Bay City Chapter 713

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