Jewish Family Service—Nature Walk & Sitting Meditation Group—Walking meditations (held at Rancho Penasquitos Nature Reserve): 11/15, and 12/20. Sitting meditations (held at JFS Turk Family Center): 10/18, 11/1, and 12/6 10:00-11:30am
Learn walking and sitting meditation techniques to help you in your spiritual journey. Jewish kavanah (intention) is discussed before each monthly sitting. Walking meditation will be held in a beautiful natural setting. Facilitated by Jeff Zlotnik, Executive Director of The Meditation Initiative. Read More & Register Online>> To see a San Diego Jewish World story on Zlotnick, click here.
Jewish Family Service--Older Adult Housing Options--Four panelists presented by Jewish Family Service will explore housing options for older adults at 9 a.m., Sunday, November 1, at Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla.Speakers will include author Natasha Josefowitz (whose column appears elsewhere in today's San Diego Jewish World); Carolyn Brooking, corporate director for marketing of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities; consultant Gail Arno of Senior Care Solutions, and Craig Lambert, director of Older Adult Services for Jewish Family Service. For more information call (858) 637-3223 or register online
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 Jewish Book Fair—Ellen Frankel—The author of the Illustrated Children's Bible, Frenkel will conduct two 45-minute meetings with children at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and one 55-minute session with parents at 9:50 a.m. Children will be invited to ask her questions about the stories in the Bible, whereas parents will discuss with parents the need for a children's Bible and ways it can be utilized in their children's moral development, at Temple Solel, 3475 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea. Information and book fair tickets at (858)362-1348, or www.lfjcc.org/sdjbf
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