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News from across San Diego's Jewish Community

The Most Important Jewish Holiday you Have Never Heard of

Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks,” is celebrated seven weeks after Passover, and is arguably the most important Jewish Holiday most people have never heard of. From all-night study sessions to indulging in loads and loads of cheese, Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah on Mount…

Making Mitzvot Happen

Women’s Philanthropy Board Members & others participating in ADL’s Walk Against Hate

Members of the Women’s Philanthropy Board were happy to participate in two social action projects with Federation’s partners this month.  On Sunday, May 19th, members proudly marched alongside 3,5…

Cinnamon Roll Challah

We love this delicious spin on challah from Jamie Geller. JEWLISH brings you the most delicious food from around the Jewish world.



  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs (and 1 more for egg wash)
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ⅓ cup o…

Board Chair Reflections: My Israel Struggle


I struggle. I struggle in debates with people about Israel – friends, family, acquaintances. I am bothered by my emotional agitation and failure to recognize the common ground on a topic on which I KNOW we agree. I have no doubt that everyone with whom I engage on Israel supports its …

Are you on the List for Celebrate Israelfest?

Experience food, fun, and MORE at Celebrate Israelfest!
On June 2, 2019, join our San Diego Jewish community at Liberty Station for Celebrate Israelfest!

In celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut—Israeli Independence Day, we are planning our biggest, tastiest celebration yet. From falafel to shaw…