Jewish Community News

News from across San Diego's Jewish Community

Combating Anti-Semitism With Love and Matzah


Joyce Fienberg was a connector. Bringing people together for a holiday meal was incredibly important to her, and not just her family: She invited people she met on world travels, her students from the University of Pittsburgh, colleagues. She loved connecting people of all different backgro…

A New Kind of Aliyah


Penny Falko, 29, left her senior position in a global banking corporation in Hungary to make Aliyah

Thousands of young people from around the world every year leave family, friends, and careers behind to immigrate to Israel. This generation of “new” new immigrants arrive full of motiva…

Progress and Innovation at SouthUp


Less than 3 years ago, a group of ten San Diego donors, the Jewish Federation of San Diego, and our Sha’ar HaNegev partners founded the most unique tech incubator in all of Israel – SouthUp. SouthUp is being used as the model by the Israeli Innovation Authority for their issuance of a R…

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 …