Our Two Shekels

I Stand With Israel


Friends, 

We hope you had a meaningful Shavuot, the holiday commemorating our receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, a defining event for the Jewish people. Sadly, Shavuot this year followed a challenging time for our community. First, our CEO Michael Jeser delivered the difficult news that …

Important Health Update

Friends, 

This is difficult to write.

You may recall that in early March, I learned that there had been a recurrence of my cancer, and I have spent the last several months going through another round of chemotherapy. Last week, we learned that the chemo has not been effective, and foll…

My Two Shekels: Finding the Light

FEDERATION’S STRATEGIC IMPACT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER COVID; SECURING CRITICAL FUNDING TO MEET URGENT NEEDS

A Jewish proverb says, “A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.” This has been true for Jews throughout history. Turning toward the light is what has given our peop…

My Two Shekels: Cancer-Free

After 6 emergency surgeries in 10 days, to deal with complications arising from unexpected infections, I have returned to the land of the living and am well enough to pen this update.  I will keep it brief as it is exceedingly difficult to perform even the simplest task as I regain the abi…

My Two Shekels: We Must Not Be Silent

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County joins countless individuals and organizations in expressing our outrage over the violence of the Minneapolis police officers that led to the death of George Floyd. We share in the heartbreak, pain, and sorrow provoked by his loss and the loss of many…