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Son of Immigrant Fights Affirmative Action on Behalf of Asians


BOSTON — Back in the USSR, Ilya Shapiro’s parents had to fight anti-Semitism to be admitted into universities that discriminated against Jews. Fast forward several decades and legal activist Shapiro has taken on a similar cause in the United States, campaigning to abolish the use of rac…

Victims of Hurricane Michael Need Our Help!


The 2018 hurricane season is well underway. The most recent storm, Hurricane Michael, left parts of the Florida Panhandle in ruins, with at least five people dead and 1.1 million without power. The storm is expected to push through and off the Atlantic Coast, wrecking havoc with powerful wi…

Board Chair Reflections: Shalom, Chavera


Nikki Haley resigned as the US Ambassador to the United Nations last week. Her departure saddens me. My sentiments are not politically based. They are not an endorsement of our current administration nor an attack thereon. I am sad because she, like me and most of Federation’s supporters,…

Lifting the Spirits of Terror Victims


Children attending a Jewish Agency respite camp session for Victims of terror. In 2017, The Jewish Agency provided long-term rehabilitative assistance to 224 victims of terror, respite camping programs to 320 traumatized children, and emergency grants to 14 new victims. (Photo: David Salem/…

The Faces Behind Shabbat San Diego


If there was a simple way to bring family and old friends together, meet new people, and create community connections, would you do it?

Theresa Dupuis and Simone Abelsohn – the lay-professional powerhouse team behind Home Hosted Dinners that is part of Shabbat San Diego – not only want…