Chabad at La Costa—Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah—The Lubavitcher congregation has announced its schedule of services to be conducted by Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort at the shul at 1980 La Costa Avenue.Shmini Atzeret—Saturday, Oct. 10 morning service 10 a.m, Yizkor memorial service 11:30 a.m. Erev Simchat Torah—Saturday, Oct. 10, evening service, 7 p.m., followed by Kiddush & Havdalah. Simchat Torah—Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m services, followed by kiddush and Hakafot.
Congregation Beth Am—Shemeni Atzeret/ Simchat Torah—There will be a Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor service at 9:00am. At 6:30 p.m there will be a Simhat Torah family friendly service celebrating the Torah. Bring your silly hats and join in the celebration! On Sunday, October 11, at 9:30 am there will be a Simhat Torah service.
Congregation Beth Israel— Simchat Torah-Congregation Beth Israel has announced its High Holy Day Schedule. Simchat Torah—Saturday, October 10 at Congregation Beth Israel. 10 a.m. Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service followed by light Kiddush lunch.
Filner, Bob, Congressman, Salute—Friends of Congressman Bob Filner (Democrat, San Diego) will "literally sing Bob's praises"in honor of his 30 years in public offices at a $125-per-prson and up reception from 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mission Bay Hilton Resort, 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive. Information: (619) 425-1998, or www.bobfilnerforcongress.com
Lawrence Family JCC-- Closed for end of Sukkot, except for swimming pool.
Oceanside Museum of Art—Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz— Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager in rural Poland when the Nazis invaded her quiet village, changing her life forever. Separated from their family, young Esther and her sister survived the Holocaust pretending to be Polish Catholics, eventually coming to America after the war. Several programs are planned throughout the exhibition that celebrate Jewish culture and honor Holocaust memories. In New York, Esther continued the sewing and embroidery she learned as a child. She was an avid storyteller and throughout their lives, shared with her daughters the story of her harrowing days as a youth in Nazi occupied Poland. A gifted seamstress, Esther decided, at age 50, to tell her story in cloth, stitching thirty-six beautiful and poignant appliqué and embroidered panels which comprise the exhibition, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. It will be shown through October 25, except Mondays. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For more information call the museum at (760) 435-3720, or visit its website at www.oma-online.org
Old Globe Theatre —Sammy—The late Sammy Davis Jr. broke ground as an entertainer and as an interreligious figure. His conversion to Judaism was a sensation, with Davis later explaining that after the car accident in which he had lost an eye, he had reflected with singer Eddie Cantor about the similarities between the Jewish and American experiences. Years later, he appeared on a television special with Nancy Sinatra, and the kiss they gave each other in greeting was believed to have been the first inter-racial kiss ever seen on television. Nancy's father, Frank Sinatra, was, along with Davis, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop were members of a high-flying group of popular entertainers known as the "Rat Pack." Sammy Davis, Jr., the man, his songs, and dancing are the subject of a world premiere to be performed at the Old Globe, September 19 through Nov 8, with the title role to be filled by Obba Babatunde, whose own career was influenced by Davis. Leslie Bricusse wrote the book, and most of the music and lyrics. Curtain times and other information available on line at www.theoldglobe.org.
San Diego Repertory Theatre—Long Story Short—The San Diego Repertory Theatre will present October 3-November 1 Long Story Short, a musical based on a 50-year love affair between Hope, an Asian American woman, and Charles, a Jew who moved to Los Angeles from New York. Written by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and starring Robert Brewster and Melody Butiu, the musical is described as a "timetraveling romance that begins with a blind date and goes all the way to old age in one exotic song-filled evening!" It will be presented at the Lyceum Space at 79 Horton Plaza. For tickets, call the box office at (619)-570-1100
Tifereth Israel Synagogue—Shemini Atzeret with Yizkor services at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. This evening at 6 p.m., an Erev Simchat Torah family service at 6 p.m.; 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119. (619) 697-6001, www.tiferethisrael.com