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News from across San Diego's Jewish Community

1,000 San Diegans Celebrate Purim


On Sunday, March 17th Federation co-hosted a community-wide Purim Carnival and hamentashen bake at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. More than 1,000 people enjoyed a fun-filled day of rides, bounce houses, bubbles and lots of delicious treats! Together with …

A Morning of Connection and Conversation


Darren & Dara Schwartz with Robyn Cohen

Tuesday, March 26th kicked off our spring Brunch Club, powered by Jewish Federation's Women's Philanthropy.
 
Hosted in the beautiful home of Olivia Okovita, community members enjoyed mingling, meeting like-minded Jewish women, a panel presentation …

Party Like it’s Purim


Perri Keehn, Jared Forman, and Zoey Illouz having a blast a the Purim party. 

There’s nothing like the Jewish holiday of Purim for letting your hair down, getting funky, and even dressing up in crazy costumes.  Together with eight Jewish organizations, nearly 200 young professionals ga…

Board Chair Reflections: Make Federation Great Again (MFGA)


Make Federation Great Again.  Before my friends on the left and on the right (I have both) condemn me for my appropriation of this politically-charged tagline, I implore you to proceed with a sense of humor and respite from our divisive rhetoric.  Thank you.

Anyway, Make Federation Great…

Korean Zionist Teaches Taekwando to Ethiopian Immigrants


“Hana! Du! Sa! Na!” – seven children, new immigrants from Ethiopia, stand in two rows and shout in Korean, an the absorption center in Beer Sheva. The children start the session with high kicks – the trademark of martial arts – and use special pads to absorb the blows.

The Taekwo…