Category: May 2019

At UCSD, Changing Campus Climate on Israel

By Tritons for Israel Executive Board The campus climate on Israel isn’t as moderate as San Diego weather, but we’re working to change the discourse University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is a campus known for its picturesque scenery, world-renowned…

Of the Book

Soul Optimization By Rabbi Daniel Bortz As the great Reb Zusha once remarked: “When I pass on to the next world, I’m not worried I’ll be asked: ‘Why weren’t you like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ I’m worried I’ll be asked:…

Fill in the Blank

By Salomon Maya We are creatures of a disgusting cyclical habit. A plus B equals C and within time back to A again. It’s just basic humanistic math. And we’ve unfortunately achieved a Field’s Medal level of genius when it…

Mainly Mozart

Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic comes to San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival The San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival is unrivaled in terms of artistic viability. The “orchestra of champions”, which has been assembled during the June festival for the past…

What Water’s Worth

By Elisa Lurkis USD program brings students to Israel to study water management Benjamin Franklin once said, “When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water.” That well is not likely to be in Israel, as students…

Atlanta Musician ‘Rabbi Jake’ Takes the Country by Storm

By Sandy Eller/JNS.org Atlanta might be well-known for Coca-Cola and Hartsfield-Jackson International, the busiest airport in the world, but for music lovers both large and small, the city’s true claim to fame may very well be hometown-born “Rabbi Jake” —…

Captivating Stories & Magical Moments

An Evening at Jewish Family Service’s Heart & Soul Gala Jewish Family Service of San Diego experienced a truly magical moment at its 2019 Heart & Soul Gala on April 6 when a record-setting $1.5 million were raised in support…

Mazel & Mishagoss

I’m Sorry, Ma! Please Remove Your Curse? I was cruel to my mother as a cocky adolescent in the ’80s. When we purchased a deluxe VCR, I smugly taped all Family Ties episodes(big Michael J. Fox crush!) leaving Mom helplessly…