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News from across San Diego's Jewish Community

Teen Global Partnership Program Goes Virtual

After months of preparation, select high school teens from San Diego, CA; Sofia, Bulgaria; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Sha'ar HaNegev, Israel, participated in the first-ever virtual Global Partnership Program, a collaborative effort between the Jewish Federation of San Diego County and the San…

Today's Teens Are Tomorrow's Jewish Philanthropists

The Jewish Teen Foundation (JTF) launches its seventh cohort starting in the fall semester. We would love your help recruiting high schoolers for this amazing, and fully Covid-flexible, growth opportunity for students. With so much rapid change, this important program ensures that we conti…

Welcome Amy Mendelsohn

We are excited to announce our most recent hire, Amy Mendelsohn, Director, Community Planning.  
 
Born in Los Angeles, Amy’s close-knit family has a strong Jewish background and identity. All four of Amy’s grandparents are Survivors, and they came to this country committed to offering…

Childcare Workers are Heroes Too

When we imagine our local heroes, we visualize the brave women and men running into danger while everyone else is running away. We think of Doctors, Nurses, EMTs, Police, and Firefighters, but many forget to include our local childcare workers. They have been asked to work on the frontlines …

Israel’s Changing Policies in the West Bank – Insightful Resources

Unlike what we anticipated would happen on July 1, 2020, the government of Israel didn’t pursue the plan of applying Israeli sovereignty on parts of the West Bank.  The plan is also known as unilateral annexation. “Annexation” is used in the mainstream media to describe what Israeli…