Volume 3, Number 168
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings: Sunday-Monday, August 9-10, 2009
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Today's newsmakers

Row 1: Sonia Sotomayor, Al Franken, Arlen Specter, Barbara Boxer, Benjamin Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Carl Levin. Row 2: Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Frank Lautenberg, Herb Kohl, Joseph Lieberman, Ron Wyden. Row 3: Russell Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Simon, Rabbi Michae Satz, Howard Wayne


Obama aide describes U.S. goals in fight against terrorists ... speech by James O. Brennan .. Read more

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

All 13 Jewish senators voted to confirm Justice Sotomayor ... Read more

White House spokesman Gibbs backtracks on whether Iran's Ahmadinejad was 'elected' ... Read more

U.S.'s Hezbollah stance unchanged—Wood ... Read more

Boxer praises colleagues for passing extension of 'Cash for Clunkers' program ... Read more

Boxer says members of Congress should disclose their mortgages ... Read more

Wyden would expand Medicare coverage for preventive medicine ... Read more

National/ International: News of Jewish interest See entire column

Lebanese Jews to rebuild Beirut synagogue ... Read more

Sweden, current EU president, sent ambassador to inauguration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ... Read more

IDF reports Hamas has stolen three U.N. ambulances ... Read more

Hillary Clinton: Wearing hijab are personal decisions for Muslims ... Read more

JAFI offers volunteer program for Americans and Ethiopians ... Read more

Ethiopian Jewish teens attend space camp in Turkey ... Read more

Wiesenthal Center says comparing symbols' purposes preposterous ... Read more

ACLU, representing Conservative rabbi, files suit against Georgia's law recognizing Orthodox kashrut ... Read more

Freedom From Religion Foundation enters into Mojave cross case ... Read more


Naive to assume countries act other than in self-interest ... by Shoshana Bryen in Washington, D.C. ... Read more

Europe's expanding Muslim population is changing the politics and the foreign policies of the host countries ... by Lloyd Levy in London ... Read more

For Palestinians, 'peace' means elimination of Israel .. . by Barry Rubin in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Catching up with Ira Sharkansky
Is it better to kill a sacred cow ... or a human patient? ... Read more

If U.S. pressures Israel, it should make sure Palestinians are reasonable in their demands ... Read more

What do we find on President Obama's scorecard? ... Read more

San Diego County & California

Some moral dilemmas of baseball and politics ... by Donald H. Harrison ... Read more

News Releases and Publicity See entire column

Michael Satz new assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel ... Read more

Jewish LGBT leadership speak out against Tel Aviv murders ... Read more

CBI elects Ronald Simon president ... Read more


Why Rabbi Berkowitz's life was saved ... by Rabbi Baruch Lederman in San Diego ...
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Parshat Ekev.... an animated Torah portion from G-dcast....
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Bible in Pop Culture
You will be like God, Genesis 3: 5 ...
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The Arts
For the arts and for Judaism, it's generation to generation ... by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego ... Read more

Hannah Rose Kornfeld is Starlight's 'Annie' ...
by Carol Davis in San Diego ...
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Don't Forget to Remember probes deeply into Alzheimer's ... by Cynthia Citron in Hollywood ...
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I'm Still Here... Memoirs of Laura Simon, 103 Read entire selection

The Diamond Ring ... Read more

Deafness Promised ... Read more

Our Wedding ... Read more

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History collated by Gail Umeham from the August 21, 1953 edition of Southwestern Jewish Press See entire column

Three Day Celebration for Dedication Of New Tifereth Israel Center ... Read more

Rabbi Heller Guest of San Diego Zionists ... Read more

City of Hope Jrs. Plan Hayride Aug. 29 ... Read more

Jewish Community Center To Break Ground For New Building On 54th Street ... Read more

Dr. Moses A. Shulvass To Speak in San Diego ... Read more

Insiders SDJW/ Staffbox

When Gail Umeham agreed to compile the Adventures in San Diego Jewish History column, she did so with some reluctance. What could be more dry than dredging up stories from old newspapers? But, she recently conceded, the more she did it, the more she enjoyed it--finding it interesting how customs and usage have changed in San Diego's Jewish community, and learning about who used to date whom, how our institutions evolved, and some of the challenges--internal and external--with which San Diego's Jewish community had to deal. The column has many readers, who appreciate Gail's efforts as do her colleagues.


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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, Assistant Rabbi Michael Satz

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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