Volume 3, Number 174
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"

Today's Postings: Sunday-Monday, August 23-24, 2009
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Today's Newsmakers & writers

Row 1: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller, Benjamin Cardin, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Gibbs, Philip Crowley. Row 2: Abraham Foxman, Ian Kelly, Barbara Boxer, Geert Wilder, Howard Berman, Rev. Greg Stephens.
Row 3: Ira Sharkansky, Barry Rubin, Peter Spyer, Donald H. Harrison, Bruce Kesler, Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal, Cynthia Citron: Row 4: Sheila Orysiek, Natasha Josefowitz, Gail Umeham


Lockerbie bomber, AMIA bombing suspect glorified respectively by Libya's Khadaffi, Iran's Ahmadinejad ... A Chronology.... Read entire article

Obama says Libyans should not welcome back Lockerbie bomber ... Read more

White House issues statement on bomber's release ... Read more

Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on release of Lockerbie bomber ... Read more

'Less than 14 days per victim'—FBI's Mueller ... Read more

U.S. Helsinki Commission issues statement ... Read more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issues statement ... Read more

White House provides more detail on U.S. request to Libya ... Read more

State Department tells its disappointment with Lockerbie bomber release ... Read more

Anti-Defamation League denounces release of al-Megrahi ... Read more

Release cruel to victims —Wiesenthal Center ... Read more

White House says U.S. is watching Libyan reaction ... Read more

U.S. concerned about Libyan celebration of terrorists, Iranian elevation of accused terrorist ... Read more


President Obama confers with King Abdullah of Jordan ... Read more

Obama sends Ramadan message to world's Muslims ... Read more

Gibbs out of loop on Obama's call to rabbis ... Read more

Boxer, Feinstein, Lieberman urge continued C-17 aircraft production ... Read more


Swedish foreign ministry distances itself from its Israel ambassador on organ story ... Read more

Prosecutors drop anti-Islam case against Geert Wilders; will prosecute AEL Holocaust denial ... Read more

ZOA deplores Yale University refusal to republish Danish cartoons of Muhammad .. Read more

Syria's Assad on one-day friendship mission to Iran ... Read more

Berman, in China, seeks halt to nuclear proliferation ... Read more


Israel has learned to cope with unresolved conflicts ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem... Read more

U.S. has nothing to gain by caving in to Arab demands ... by Barry Rubin in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

Sunni, Shi'ite cells hate each other, but hate Israel more ...by Jonathan Spyer in Herzliya, Israel ... Read more

President Obama and non-Orthodox American Jewry ... by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego ... Read more

Obama abuses religions by politicizing them ... by Bruce Kesler in San Diego ... Read more

Rationed health care happens everywhere, even in U.S. ... by Ira Sharkansky ... Read more

San Diego County & California

'Christians United for Israel' director introduces himself ... by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego ... Read more

Spotlight on Congregation Beth Am:
Congregation Beth Am schedules free Labor Day picnic Sept. 7 ... Read more

Rabbi David Kornberg to lead Sept. 11 remembrance ... Read more

Musical Selihot service to be conducted at Beth Am Sept. 12 ... Read more

Author of House of David in the Land of Jesus coming Sept. 24 to Congregation Beth Am ... Read more

Wiesenthal Center praises Episcopal leadership for reversal of one-side resolution on Israel ... Read more

T.E.A.M. announces Mideast classes and seminars ... Read more

JFS offers free workshops on many topics for troubled times ... Read more

'Pray in the Park' Service Sept. 4 at Tifereth Israel ... Read more


The knapsack on the wall of the Nickelsberg beth din ... by Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal in San Diego ... Read more

Animated Torah portion (Shoftim) ... View video

Bible in Pop Culture
Have you eaten of the tree...? Genesis 3:11 View image

The Arts

Play based on wry woman who was catcher of Salinger ... by Cynthia Citron in Beverly Hills, California ... Read more


Rebecca of York and Wilfred of Ivanhoe in Philadelphia ...by Sheila Orysiek in San Diego ... Read more

On the high trapeze of life ... by Natasha Josefowitz in La Jolla, California ... Read more

San Diego Jewish History
Collated by Gail Umeham from the September 18, 1953
edition of Southwestern Jewish Press
See entire column

B’nai B’rith Sponsors  Seminar On Judaism … Read more
20th Annual Fund Meeting Set for Dec. .. Read more
Pioneer Women Plan Succoth Festival … Read more
United Jewish Appeal Launches Emergency Campaign This Week … Read more
Football Carnival … Read more
U.J.F. Sets Open Hearings For Funds … Read more
Expert On Aged Named To Post … Read more
What Next? {Editorial} … Read more
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Conservative/ Masorti

Congregacion Hebrea de Baja California, Amadonerbo 207 Fracimento Monte Bello, Tijuana 011-52-664-681-1667, Rabbi 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, Rabbi Barry Ulrych (951) 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
, 830 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081.(760) 941-9858
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 Karen Sherman

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.
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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