Volume 3, Number 165
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings: Sunday-Monday, August 2-3, 2009
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Today's newsmakers

Row 1: Saud Al-Faisal, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Sheikh Sabah, Philip Crowley, Ian Kelly. Row 2: Brad
Sherman, Harvey Milk, Susan Davis, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Dianne Feinstein, Benjamin Cardin, Joseph Lieberman, Avigdor Lieberman, Davon Jefferson,
Marti Emerald, Noah Sutton-Smolin


Washington Roundup: Tracking Jewish issues, Jewish public officials See entire column

Saudi Arabia says peace comes with Israel's withdrawal from all lands it occupied in 1967 War ... Read more

President Obama to host emir of Kuwait ... Read more

State Department calls on Hamas to release Gilad Shalit ... Read more

State Department reiterates its hope that Arabs will take confidence-building measures ... Read more

224 House members urge direct Saudi-Israeli talks ... Read more

Obama extends Syrian sanctions despite 'positive developments' ... Read more

Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King, 14 others win Medal of Freedom ... Read more

House approves Susan Davis bill for absentee ballot tracking ... Read more

Bill would add more protections to Violence Against Women Act ... Read more

Feinstein-Cardin bill would ban most hunting from aircraft ... Read more

Lieberman measure would require states to verify birth records before issuing licenses ... Read more

FDA takes action against Israeli subsidiary accused of making adulterated drugs for pets ... Read more

National/ International: News of Jewish interest See entire column

FM Lieberman accuses Chavez of allying with radical Islam ... Read more

Poll finds Israelis favor rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem ... Read more

British Jews offer Oseh Shalom video ... Read more

Registration underway for 2009 GA in November in U.S. capital ... Read more

IDF contrasts Israel's actions with Hamas' 'grave violations' during lead-up and war in Gaza ... Read more

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission sues Sahara Hotel in harrassment of Egyptian worker ... Read more

Appeals Court lets decision stand declaring Ten Commandments display as unconstitutional ... Read more

American Humanist Assn. urges Supreme Court to declare cross in Mojave unconstitutional ...Read more

Maccabi Haifa re-signs Davon Jefferson to Israel basketball ... Read more


Tisha B'Av marchers quietly protest Obama ... by Judy Lash Balint in Jerusalem... Read more

For Israelis, Tisha B'Av is a day of warning ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem ... Read more

Obama's backfiring settlements campaign in Israel... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem ... Read more

Israel's 'undocumented workers' issue parallel's U.S.'s ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem .... Read more

Eight Congress members reported on mission to Gaza.. . by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C. .... Read more

Cyber-Referrals ... stories and features from elsewhere ... Read more

San Diego County & California
See entire column

Tifereth group will eat prior to movie on eating ... Read more

Scholar to discuss Jews of France at Cong. Dor Hadash Sept. 11 ... Read more

SD Councilwoman Emerald seeks statewide regulation of pedicabs ... Read more


Rabbi Chait's reverence made boys want to make their beds, hang up their clothes ... by Rabbis Baruch Lederman and Yair Hoffman ... Read more

G-dcast's animated look at last Torah portion: Parshat Va'etchanan ... View animation

How arrested rabbis in New Jersey may have attempted to justify alleged criminal behavior ... by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego ....
Read more

Noah Sutton-Smolin's bar mitzvah project was a good fit for his first name and his Torah portion ..by Donald H. Harrison in La Jolla, California. Read more

Bible in Pop Culture
The woman said to the serpent... Genesis 3:2
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The Arts

Fellow composers refused to give Gershwin lessons ... by David Amos in San Diego ... Read more

Which way will the shtick shift next? ... book review by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego
... Read more

Book serialization: I'm Still Here by Laura Simon
Read full installment

Courtship ... Read more

The Chicago Theatre Opens ...
Read more

Life Styles
Mashed potatoes in the summer time ... by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego ... Read more

Melanie Rubin spots Jewish license plates everywhere ....
Read more


Investment committee chair went for the gold ... by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego... Read more

Jewish History
Adventures in San Diego Jewish History See entire column

Leaders of Jubilee Banquet ... Read more

Tifereth Israel To Dedicate New Center On August 28th, 29th, 30th ... Read more

Youth Council To Be Organized ... Read more

Leads Vets’ Poppy Drive ... Read more

Brodman Honored by Veterans .... Read more

Silber-Katz Rites solemnized ... Read more

Insiders SDJW/ Staffbox

Having switched to a three-times-a-week format, sometimes writers who produce columns more frequently get backlogged, but never fear we'll run all their stories for your edification and reading pleasure. In this issue, for example, Ira Sharkansky and Donald H. Harrison have three stories each.


We dedicate this issue with happy birthday wishes and a hearty mazal tov to Noah Sutton-Smolin, who became a bar mitzvah on Saturday. It also is dedicated to Mitchell J. Freedman, president of Ner Tamid Synagogue, with happy August 2 birthday wishes.

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Conservative/ Masorti

Congregacion Hebrea de Baja California, Amadonerbo 207 Fracimento Monde Bello, Tijuana 011 526 681 2160, Maestro Carlos Salas-Diaz
Congregation Beth Am
, 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130  (858) 481-8454   Rabbi David Kornberg, Rabbi Matthew Earne
Congregation Beth El
, 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. (858) 452-1734.  Rabbi Philip Graubart
Congregation B'nai Chaim (Riverside County), 29500 Via Princesa, Murieta, (909) 677 7350 
Congregation Bnai Shalom
, P.O. Box 1438, Vista , CA 92085 (760) 599-2005 or (760) 685-3265. Rabbi Hillel Silverman; Cantor Joseph Furmansky.
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
, 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista, CA 92081.(760) 941-9858 Rabbi David Barnett, Cantor Larry Kornit, Hebrew School Director Naomi Fischer
Congregation Shir Ami, 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Suite T, Encinitas(760) 697-0434  Rabbi Mel Libman
Ner Tamid Synagogue
, 15318 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064. (858) 513-8330.
Ohr Shalom Synagogue
, 2512 Third Ave., San Diego, CA  
(619) 231-1456  Rabbi Scott Meltzer 
Temple Beth Sholom
, 208 Madrona St., Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 420-6040. Cantorial soloist Judith Levy
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
, 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd, San Diego, CA 92119  (619) 697-6001Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

Hillel Houses
Hillel-San Diego State, 5717 Lindo Paseo, San Diego, CA 92115,(619) 583-6080.

Hillel-UCSD, 8976 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla  CA (858) 550-1792.

Kahal Am, PO Box 927751, San Diego, CA 92192 (858)-549-3088; Madrikha Beverly Zarnow; Cantor Deborah Davis

Jewish Renewal
Elijah Minyan. Meets in private homes, Carlsbad area. (760) 943-8370. Rabbi Wayne Dosick

Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Edson Range Chapel.  (760)  725-3518.  
MCRD Jewish Chapel, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. (619) 524-8820.  E-mail: mariew@cnbsd.navy.mil

Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Ave., San Diego, CA 92115. San Diego State area) (619) 287-9890.Rabbi Avram Bogopulsky
Centro Social Israelita and Chabad Center, Ave. 16 Septembre, Colonia Gabilonda, Tijuana, Mexico, 011 526 686 2692  Rabbi Mendel Polichenco
Chabad Jewish Center-Del Mar,11310 Carmel Country Rd, CA 92130  (858) 755-1886. Rabbi Hersh Piekarski.
Chabad-Downtown S. Diego, PO Box 124588, S. Diego, CA 92112-4588 (619) 301-7450 Rabbi Zalman Carlebach
Chabad-La Costa, 1980 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92009. (760) 943-8891. Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort.
Chabad-La Jolla Shores, 2440 Azure Coast Drive, La Jolla 
(858) 455-5433; Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ezagui
Chabad Jewish Center-Oceanside, 1096 Gallery Drive, Oceanside (760) 806-7765. Rabbi Baruch Greenberg
Chabad of Poway, 16934 Chabad Way, Poway, CA 92064.
 (858) 451-0455. Rabbi Yisorel Goldstein 
Chabad-San Diego headquarters, Chabad Educational Campus, 10785 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131 (585) 547-0076.  Rabbi Yonah Fradkin.   
Chabad-San Diego State, 6115 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115.(619) 265-0519.Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah
Chabad-Temecula (Riverside County), 43946 Carentan Drive, Temecula (909) 303 9576  Rabbi Yitzchok Hurwitz
Chabad-University City, 3232 Governor Drive, Suite A, San Diego,CA 92122. (858) 455-1670.  Rabbi Moshe Leider.
Congregation Adat Yeshurun, 8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive North, La Jolla, CA 92037.(858) 535-1196. Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlgelernter
Congregation Kehillas Torah,14133 Via Alisal, San Diego, CA 92128  (858) 613-0222 Rabbi Baruch Lederman
Kehillat Ahavat Yisrael,  13030 Brixton Place, San Diego, CA 92130-1325 (858) 605-1111 Rabbi Menashe East; (858) 792-7942 KAY office
Young Israel of San Diego, 7291 Navajo Road, San Diego, CA 92119 (619) 589-1447 Rabbi Chaim Hollander.

Congregation Dor Hadash, 4858 Ronson Court, San Diego, CA 92111.  (858) 268-3674. Rabbi Yaffa-Shira Sultan

Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Center, La Jolla,(858) 535-1111. Rabbi Michael M. Berk, Cantor Arlene Bernstein

Congregation Etz Chaim, 15670 Indian Head Court, Ramona.  (760) 789-7393.  Rabbi Ben Leinow.

Congregation Havurim (Riverside County), PO. Box 891663, Temecula (909) 676 1108  Student Rabbi Rick Kellner

Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064 (858) 451-1200. Rabbi David Castiglione, Cantor Lori Frank.

Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 286-2555.  Rabbi Martin S. Lawson.

Temple Etz Rimon, P.O. Box 130845, Carlsbad (760) 929-9503 Rabbi David Barnett

Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. 92007 (760) 436-0654. Rabbi David Frank, Rabbi Jeff Brown Cantor Kathy Robbins.

Beth Eliyahu Torah Center, 5012 Central Avenue, Suite C,
Bonita, CA 91902.(619) 472 2144;  Rabbi Daniel Srugo

Agencies and Organizations

Agency for Jewish Education, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123  (858) 268-9200.
American Friends of Hebrew University, National Website
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, National website.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) national website
American Jewish Committee, National website
American Jewish Congress, National website
American Technion Society, National website
Anti-Defamation League (National website) Regional Office: 7851 Mission Center Court, Suite #320, San Diego, CA 92108  (619) 293-3770. Regional Director: Morris Casuto
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, National website
Brandeis University National Women's Committee, national website
Camp Mountain Chai website, 4950 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego. (858) 499-1330.
Community of Israelis in San Diego (CISD) (858) 450-6800
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, National Website.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, National website
Guardians of San Diego Hebrew Homes, 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024.  (760) 632-0081.
Hadassah, National website
Hadassah of Southern California, 5755 Oberlin Drive, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92121  (858) 552-9200.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, National Website
House of Israel, Balboa Park (619) 574-7824.
J*Pride San Diego—Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Jewish community; 3777 Fourth Ave, San Diego, 619-497-2920. Program Director: Mickey Stone
Jerusalem Foundation, National website
Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123.  (858) 279-2740
Jewish Family Service-College Avenue Older Adult Center, 4855 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115. (6190 583-3300.
Jewish Family Service-CO-OP, 6316 Gullstrand, San Diego, CA 92122. (858) 453-0182.
Jewish Family Service-North County Coastal, (Counseling services) 285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 218, Encinitas, CA 92024  (760) 944-7855.
Jewish Family Service-North County Inland (Counseling Services), 16486 Bernardo Center Drive #268, San Diego, CA 92128. (858) 674-6441.
Jewish Family Service-North County Inland Older Adult Center, 15905 Pomerado, Poway  (858) 674-1123.
Jewish Family Service-San Diego, Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 637-3000.
Jewish Family Service-University City Older Adult Center, 9001 Towne Center, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122.  (858) 550-5998. 
Jewish Historical Society of San Diego, 1934 Pentuckett Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104  (Balboa Park area).  (619) 232-5888.
Jewish Men's Club of North County, 4044 Aeolia Way, Oceanside (760) 757 3237.

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