Category: May 2020

Of the Book: Counting the Omer

By Daniel Bortz It took 50 days from Passover and the exodus from Egypt — until the holiday of Shavuot for the Jewish nation to reach Mt. Sinai and hear the commandments directly from G-d. They used this time to…

Random Rants: Behind the Mask

By Salomon Maya We’ve all seen them; the endless Covid-19 TV commercials. The same voiceover actor reminding us that “we will be okay,” with comforting piano music playing in the background. I’ve been working in advertising since 2013 and have…

The Work Continues

In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Roz Rothstein, co-founder and CEO StandWithUs (SWU), an international Israel education organization recently stated, “We are very fortunate to have an educational mission that we can adapt to almost any platform, audience,…

The Coalition to end Child Poverty

By Deborah Vietor In the fall of 2018, Sara Jacobs became the Founder and Chair of San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty. Currently, she concentrates on developing the organization, determining overall strategy and funding the…

Spotting the Signs and Opening Minds

By Simona Valanciute, San Diego Oasis If you’re the caretaker of a parent or other elderly relative, it can be challenging to convince your loved one to try something new. However, what you may perceive as stubbornness could be a…

A Personal Touch Behind the Mask

Professor Alon Hershko, the director of Hadassah Ein Kerem Internal Medicine Department C has a personal mantra during this time: “putting the patient front and center – from the smallest touches to make coronavirus patients feel more at ease to…

Yoga with Dina Aires

By Barbara Birenbaum One week into the shutdown, I learned about a yoga teacher who was offering yoga on zoom to help people de-stress, find calmness and express gratitude. Dina Aires guides us masterfully through the poses or asanas. With…

Battling COVID-19 at Home

By Shiryn Ghermezian While a number of Jewish organizations are focused on helping the elderly in Israel, who are at a higher risk of getting extremely sick from the coronavirus (COVID-19), not get infected with coronavirus, the older population is…