Volume 3, Number 49
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings:

Friday-Saturday, February 27-28, 2009

{Click on a link to jump to the corresponding story. Or, you may scroll leisurely through our report}


Why is the United States bailing out terrorists? ... by Shoshana Bryen
WASHINGTON, D.C—Not mortgages, auto manufacturers, banks or Wall Street. Rather $900 million U.S. taxpayer dollars (in addition to $85 million pledged in December) to bail out Hamas in Gaza.  

Did Israel derive any benefit from the Gaza War? ... by Rabbi Dow Marmur
JERUSALEM—Operation “Cast Lead,” as the Gaza war was euphemistically described, didn’t do much for Israel. Hamas rockets are still falling on towns and settlements in the south. On Thursday, one of them destroyed a house; its owners were taken to hospital suffering from shock. Their neighbors live in fear.

Carlsbad High documentary on Shoah sets the standard ... by Marsha Sutton

CARLSBAD, California—Carlsbad High School offers an award-winning broadcast journalism program, considered by many to be the best in the country.With adviser Doug Green at the helm, students have produced remarkable features, exposés, news stories and long-term projects. The program has received 17 Emmy Awards and is the gold standard for high school broadcast journalism across the nation. READ MORE


Soille panelists warn about secret life of teens online ... by Gail Feinstein Forman

SAN DIEGO—“Once it’s out there, you can’t get it back,” warned San Diego Police Sgt. Chuck Arnold regarding anything you or your teen puts anywhere on the Internet.Arnold described his current job-leading San Diego's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force—as the “most rewarding and scary” assignment he’s ever had in his 23 years in the police force. READ MORE

Itzhak Perlman previewer is here a reviewer ... by David Amos
LA JOLLA, California--Many of you were probably there. It was, and will be remembered as one of the year’s musical highlights in San Diego. On Saturday, February 21 at Copley Symphony Hall, the La Jolla Music Society presented the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman in recital, with the extraordinary pianist Rohan De Silva as accompanist. READ MORE

Documentary Yoo-hoo Mrs. Goldberg warms the heart ... by Sara Appel-Lennon
LA JOLLA, California — On a recent Wednesday afternoon I went to the San Diego Jewish Film Festival in La Jolla to see Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg, a documentary about Gertrude Edelstein, better known as Gertrude Berg, or the character Molly Goldberg, in the radio program The Rise of the Goldbergs .READ MORE

The Bialy Eaters presented to bialy eaters in Sherman Oaks ... by Cythia Citron
SHERMAN OAKS, California - I don’t have to tell you how we came to be eating bialys in Claudia Caplin’s beautiful home in Sherman Oaks because our intrepid editor and publisher Don Harrison, up from San Diego, relays that information in his own column, just below. He and his delightful wife, Nancy, accompanied me to At-Homes Salon Theatre to view that new group’s first production: “Pass the Salt: Jewish Women and Food.” READ MORE

Now, that's what can be called 'home entertainment' ... by Donald H. Harrison
SHERMAN OAKS, California –For some arts groups, the economy has been overwhelming, forcing cutbacks and even closure.  But for the start-up Jewish Women’s Theatre, the down-trending economy has been the impetus for more innovation. READ MORE


October 3, 1952: Southwestern Jewish Press

Pioneer Women Hold Regional Conference READ MORE

B’nai B’rith Women Donor Day READ MORE

A Note to the Presidents of All Jewish Organizations in San Diego READ MORE

Servicemen Enjoy High Holy Festivities READ MORE

We continue our exploration of Jewish singers and musicians from around the world:

Boaz Sharabi and Shoshana Damari sing "Lashir Itach"VIEW VIDEO

Dinah Shore and Pearl Bailey sing "Mack The Knife "VIEW VIDEO

Paul Simon sings "Slip Slidin' Away" VIEW VIDEO


Carol Ann Goldstein: It's important to make your website visually pleasant READ MORE

Lawrence Family JCC: Jews Against Boring Activities (JABA) slate Purim Palooza READ MORE

San Diego Jewish Academy:
San Diego Jewish Academy commissions Torah for a legacy of learning READ MORE

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School: First Graders at Soille Hebrew Day celebrate the 100th Day of School READ MORE

United Jewish Federation: Community ceremony slated to remember the Holocaust, honor the survivors, and teach San Diegans READ MORE


America's Vacation Center
Balloon Utopia
Carol Ann Goldstein
Congregation Beth Israel
Jewish Community Foundation
Jewish Family Service
Lawrence Family JCC
San Diego Community Colleges
San Diego Jewish Academy
San Diego Jewish Chamber
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
UCSD Holocaust Living Workshop
United Jewish Federation
XLNC-1 Radio

Want to know about exciting upcoming events? As a service to readers, San Diego Jewish World flags most event advertisements by date: March 1 & 2

We congratulate our music critic David Amos for having good timing, even with the weather. He and wife Lee went to Seattle to visit his daughter Adina, her husband Don Gillett, and the Amos' grandchildren Zander, 8, and Piper, 4. Barely had they arrived when a blizzard forced cancellation of school, so the grandkids got to stay home. What more could visiting grandparents hope for?

Each day's issue may be dedicated by readers—or by the publisher—in other people's honor or memory. Here is a link to today's dedications. Past dedications may be found at the bottom of the index for the "Adventures in San Diego Jewish History" page.

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