Volume 3, Number 167
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings: Thursday-Saturday, August 6-8, 2009
Click here for San Diego/ Tijuana Jewish Directory

Today's newsmakers & writers

Row 1: Mary Robinson, Abe Foxman, Desmond Tutu, Morton Klein, Ira Forman, Matt Brooks. Row 2: Eliot Engel, Barack Obama, Sheikh Sabah, Robert Wood, Robert Gibbs, Bernie Farber. Row 3: Steve Poizner, Judy Lash Balint, Ira Sharkansky, Barry Rubin, Marc Stanley, Donald H. Harrison, David Amos. Row 4: Robert Forman, Carol Davis, Hal Wingard, Ethel Hofman, Gail Umeham


What's that you say? Mary Robinson!? ... Read entire chronology of controversy

Robinson named as Medal of Freedom choice by White House ... Read more

ADL's Foxman says selection of Robinson for medal 'ill-advised' ... Read more

ZOA protests awards to Robinson as well as to Desmond Tutu ... Read more

NJDC's Forman: More critical issues to focus on ... Read more

AIPAC expresses disappointment over Robinson's selection ... Read more

Republican Jewish Coalition criticizes Robinson selection ... Read more

Robinson being honored as women's rights crusader—Gibbs ... Read more

Rep. Eliot Engel says Robinson should not have been given award ... Read more

Model of Second Temple placed near Ha Kotel ... by Judy Lash Balint in Jerusalem... Read more

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

Obama stays silent as another Arab leader puts onus on Israel ... Read more

Obama to host Mubarek Aug. 18 ... Read more

U.S. shares Israel's concern about Hezbollah rearming-Robert Wood ... Read more

Ahmadinejad 'elected leader' of Iran, Gibbs tells media ... Read more

U.S. Defense Dept. considering air-to-air missiles sale to Jordan ... Read more

National/ International: News of Jewish interest See entire column

Israel general says Iran may be nuclear-capable this year …Read more

Canadian Jewish Congress accuses United Church of Canada of allying with anti-Semites …Read more

SSPX head says Vatican shows 'excessive sensibility' to Jews …Read more

Australia grants right to al-Manar to broadcast …Read more

Neo-Nazis removed forcibly from German hotel …Read more

ADL joins suit against Mojave cross; calls land transfer a 'sham' …Read more

United Jewish Communities seeks Jewish 'heroes' for award …Read more

RAND study considers MeK in Iraq to be 'trapped, brainwashed' …Read more

Haifa Maccabi drops 'Heat' from name; acquires Jason Rich …Read more

Spinka Rabbi pleads guilty to laundering money for tax evaders ... Read more

People are getting roiled over U.S.-Israel relations ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem ... Read more

Did White House spokesman go too far on Iran? ... By Barry Rubin in Herzliya, Israel.... Read more

Jewish Right trying to stir up paranoia about Obama ... by Marc R. Stanley in Washington, D.C. .... Read more

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

San Diego County & California

VIP cement-busters prep new cruiseship terminal on the old Broadway Pier .. by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego.... Read more

Roundup of press releases and announcements
See entire column

San Diego to bid Dagans farewell ... Read more

Beth Jacob schedules 'Thrill of Judaism' seminar Aug. 30 ... Read more

Simcha Shabbat Aug. 7 at Tifereth to support military families ... Read more

14th Annual S.D. Jewish Book Fair hosts well-known writers ... Read more

House of Palestine to sponsor Balboa Park lawn program ... Read more

Insurance Commissioner Poizner tells USAA Auto Group rate drop ... Read more

Bible in Pop Culture
The serpent said to the woman....Genesis 3:4
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The Arts

The last, best hope for classical music: our youth ... by David Amos in San Diego ... Read more

TICO season ends with crashing, clashing ... by Robert Forman, PhD in San Diego.... Read more

Wonderfully Wicked and I love it ... by Carol Davis in San Diego ... Read more

Thursdays With The Songs of Hal Wingard ... See whole column
#176 -- Gungah Din ... Read and hear
#195 -- Slow... Read and hear
#148 -- What's the Good?... Read and hear


Some wonderful things you can do with pasta ... by Ethel Hofman in Merion Station, Pennsylvania ... See entire column

Noodles with Roasted Butternut Squash (dairy) ... Read more

Tortellini Primavera (pareve) ... Read more

Salmon Bites and Mushroom Bowties (dairy) ... Read more

Stove Top Lasagna (dairy) ... Read more

Crusty Cheese Pasta Pie (dairy) ... Read more

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History collated by Gail Umeham from the August 7, 1953 edition of Southwestern Jewish Press See entire column

B.I. Sisterhood Plans Tea at Temple House ... Read more

Garden Tea Welcomes New Members ... Read more

Hadassah Will Hold Two Day Institute ... Read more

Historic Ad: HIAS food parcel .... View Ad

City Wide Meeting Honors Rabbi Heller ... Read more

'Aqua Fashion Fantasy' Show To Be Hadassah’s Summer Treat ... Read more

Cottage of Israel ... Read more

Yo-Ma-Co Club Plans Yom Kippur Dance ... Read more

Hist Ad-Jaffe Pontiac ... View Ad

Hist Ad-Graf's Fine Furs ... View Ad

Insiders SDJW/ Staffbox

We welcome the food critic Ethel Hofman to our ranks, and hope readers of "Ethel's Jewish Kitchen" will take advantage of the recipes offered by this wonderful gourmet cook.


Today's issue is dedicated with happy birthday wishes to two San Diego Jewish World staff members who share August 7th as a birthday: music columnist David Amos and editor Donald H. Harrison.

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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, Ext. 6. 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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