Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

Author: Jennie Starr This article does a great job of arguing “Israeliness” may be a solution to combat apathy towards organized Jewish life in the Diaspora and the challenges of assimilation. Though I’m not a fan of the term “Israeliness,”  I do believe Israeli culture and Hebrew language can be key to raising Jewish Americans with an Israeli lens that bridges and connects us for years to come. Some of my favorite quotes from within: Oblivion knocks. The two obvious alternatives—aliya and Orthodoxy—require so radical a change in one’s lifestyle that they’re… Read More

ARTFEST AT THE RANCH Israeli Artists May 16th

ADULTS/FAMILIES: ARTSHOWCASE AT THE RANCH Date: Saturday, May 16th, 1:00-5:00 p.m.Location: 441 Saxony Drive, Barn 2, Encinitas, CA 92024 RSVP: Click here FEATURING art sale & showcase with crafts, jewelry, clothing and art from local artists and 15 artisans from ISRAEL!   Browse, schmooze and enjoy the art for FREE!  Items Available for Purchase! TEXTILES/LANDSCAPES/METALS/VINTAGE/ NATURAL MATERIALS/STONE/WOOD/ 1:00-5:00  Showcase of Israeli Art 1:00-5:00  Open Workshop with Paper Mache By Sarit Amitai Harel 2:30-3:30  Marc Chagall – The Most Important 20th Century Jewish Artist. Guest Speaker: Guri Stark, Artist, Author, Lecturer. **** The space… Read More

ADULT HIKING GROUP Los Penasquitos Canyon May 17

ADULTS: HIKING GROUP First Event: Sunday, May 17 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Los Penasquitos Canyon RSVP:  Click here Details about the Hike Location: Click here This group is for outdoor activities for the Israeli-American and Jewish American community.  Join on Sundays for easy to moderate hikes and outings in some of the most beautiful spots in San Diego.  Open to all adults – all ages, men and women, meeting once a month.  Activity will be approximately one to three hours and may be followed by lunch if location and… Read More