'There's a Jewish story everywhere'

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Editor's Note: Events are listed in alphabetical order of the organization sponsoring them.

Camp Mountain Chai~
'Camper-tunity'—Camp Mountain Chai's First Annual Camper-tunity for All Scholarship Fundraising Event will be conducted 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, at 3101 Balboa Avenue, on 6th Street side of Balboa Park. For one special evening, Camp Mountain Chai will recreate its Angelus Oaks campsite in the heart of Balboa Park to share the magical experience of Jewish residential summer camp with friends and supporters. Proceeds from this very special event will benefit the Camp Mountain Chai Scholarship Fund ensuring that no child is ever turned away from the Magic of Mountain Chai due to financial hardship. In addition to being a fundraiser, the event it is also a unique opportunity for guests to be inspired by truly amazing stories of the many lives impacted by the gift of participation in the Magic of Camp Mountain Chai. The event's theme – It's always summer at Camp Mountain Chai – expresses how the positive Jewish experiences gleaned at Camp continue to have an impact on our campers, their families and the entire community long after camp is over. Tickets for the Camper-tunity for All event are $36.00 per person and each guest is encouraged to make a minimum $180.00 donation to support the Scholarship Fund. Tickets may be purchased on line by clicking here

Congregation Beth Am—
Co-ed Book Club—Facilitated by Hillary Liber. Read and discuss an assortment of works. This is an enriching opportunity to share your love of reading and your commitment to the Jewish people as together we share some “hot topics.”  This group takes place monthly- 10/7/09, 11/3/09, 12/1/09 at 7pm. For more information about these classes and our entire schedule of classes, please visit our website at www.betham.com and click on education or call Bonnie at 858 481-8454 or bonnie@betham.com.

Hillel at Chapman College--David Abeles lecture--David Abeles, chief operating officer of TaylorMade-adidas Golf in Carlsbad, will address the Hillel chapter of Chapman University at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Room 209 of the Agyros Forum at One University Drive, Orange, California.Abeles, a member of the Jewish communty, started his career as a New England sales representative for Datrek Professional Golf, joining the TaylorMade-adidasCompany in Manhattan in 1995. He relocated to Carlsbad in 1998 as director of sales for the Americas. In 2000 He became general manager of Taylormade-Adidas Gof, Pacific.He left the company to become vice president of global sales and marketing for Cobra Golf, but returned in 2007 to TaylorMade Adidas as COO of the company.His speech was arranged by Hillel's president, Gabriel Magun, a former San Diego Jewish Academy student and member of the local Mexican Jewish community.

Lawrence Family JCC
—AARP Mature Driving Class—Qualify for safe driver discounts in a two session class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Tuesday, Nov. 17. Fee $12 AARP members; $14 non members. RSVP in advance to Melanie Rubin at (858) 362-1141.

Lawrence Family JCC
- H20 Aerobics—8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, $7 JCC member, $12 non-member per class, or $40 ten classes for JCC member, $55 for non member. More information at (858) 362-1337,  or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Lawrence Family JCC – Men’s Poker Night—5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  For JCC members only.  For information cntact Henry at (858) 450-0750. 

Lawrence Family JCC – Music appreciation—Study of eras, styles and comoposers through listening to music and discussion, instructed by Claudia Tormsaufer, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Free.  More information at (858) 457-3030,  or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Lawrence Family JCC –Social Bridge – 7 p.m.  For intermediate and advanced players. Chicago scoring, bring a partner.  More information from Melanie Rubin (858) 362-1141, or via website, www.lfjcc.org.  Fee: $2 member, $3 non-member.

Lawrence Family JCC – Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting –12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.  Learn Japanese brush painting, develop Zenga and spontaneity with flowers, animals and landscapes. Instructor Takashi Ijichi of San Diego Community Colleges.  Free.  More information at (858) 457-3030,  or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Lawrence Family JCC
—Watercolor painting—(resumes 9/8) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Landscape, still life flowers instructed by Kathleen Fitzsimmons of San Diego Community College.  No fee.  More information: (858) 457-3030, or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Old Globe TheatreSammy—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.z

San Diego Jewish Book Fair—Bryan Mark Rigg— Nearly 150,000 Wehrmacht soldiers were of Jewish descent, according to Rigg, a professor. He'll lecture on his book, Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Solel, 3475 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea. Information and book fair tickets at (858)362-1348, or via www.lfjcc.org/sdjbf

San Marcos Public Library
--Job-hunters seminar -- Simona Cherlin and Janet McAfee will conduct three free seminars for job-seekers from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on successive Tuesdays, November 3, 10, and 17 at the San Marcos Library, $32 Civic Center Drive. Subjects respectively are resume tips, networking 101 and interviewing strategies. For more information call the library at (760) 891-3000.

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