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Board Chair Reflections: Kvetching


In the aftermath of a very controversial election in Israel, let us take a moment and assess the non-political situation.  In neighboring Lebanon, Hezbollah has more missiles aimed at Israel (approximately 130,000) than most countries even possess.  In Gaza, Hamas and their “brethren”…

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Passover

  1. In Gibraltar, There’s Dust in the Haroset.
    The traditional haroset is a sweet Passover paste whose texture is meant as a reminder of the mortar the enslaved Jews used to build in ancient Egypt. The name itself is related to the Hebrew word for clay. In Ashkenazi tradition, it is made …

Israel Election Summary

Results are not yet final, but at this stage, Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly remain the country’s prime minister and will form a coalition very similar to the outgoing government. Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party, look like they will win 35 seats eac…

‘Speed Networking’ Fosters New Connections for Local Leaders

On April 4, The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute (PFWPLI) hosted 11 Jewish professionals from a wide spectrum of Jewish non-profits in San Diego County for a dynamic evening of connection and conversation. The purpose of the program was to introduce PFWPLI partici…

Maxwell House Is Offering a 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Haggadah


The cover of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” edition of the Maxwell House Haggadah features an illustration of the hit show’s cast

(JTA) — Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “T…