Community Connections’ 52nd Congressional District Candidates Forum

By Linda Feldman, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

For the second year in a row, Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Jewish Family Service (JFS), brought the San Diego Jewish community together to hear from candidates in an important local election, and share our perspective about the issues we care most about. Nearly 40 community partner organizations and over 85 attendees connected with Congressman Peters and former Councilmember DeMaio in this important pre-election event.

From hearing about the candidate’s stances on Israel to understanding the core values that guide their service—we had a unique opportunity to get answers to our most pressing questions. Although differing in their perspectives, both candidates agreed upon two items — supporting Israel and the importance of voting.


Our hope is that this event represents the beginning of a strong relationship between the Jewish community and San Diego’s next congressman from the 52nd district.

Don’t forget, Election Day is November 4.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Community Connections event, and thank you again for your support of this series! Community Connections is designed to bring the Jewish community together around important policies, government relations, and issues impacting our local community.

To learn more about JCRC and upcoming events visit Jewish Community Relations Council or contact Linda Feldman at



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