By Donald H. Harrison
David & Claire Ellman took the 222nd membership
in the Louis Rose Society for the Preservation of Jewish History, and
Seidle, associate director of the Jewish Community Foundation, as an
honoree. She is the 385th member of the San Diego Jewish community,
present or past, to be so honored.
F Sonia Fox-Ohlbaum and
Arlene Keeyes are teaming up on a recipe book that will be drawn from
the favorites of Europeans who survived the Holocaust. To be titled Recipes
That Survived, the book is still welcoming contributions from pre-war
Jewish cooks. Fox-Ohlbaum may be reached at email@example.com
and Keyes at firstname.lastname@example.org
K Rabbi Arnold Kopikis
had expected to have at least one more meeting with the negotiating committee
of Ner Tamid Synagogue over his contract, but, after congregants received a
letter from Kopikis outlining the situation from his standpoint, the
Conservative congregation's board voted to terminate such discussions.
Kopikis had been the spiritual leader at Ner Tamid for seven years.
M Patti Malmuth,
a highly respected professional, advises: "After three
years as an independent public relations consultant at the JCC, I am moving on
to another career." Speaking as one privileged to have regular news
dealings with her, she did a fine job.
S Shari and Fred
will be joint recipients of the Jewish National Fund's
"Tree of Life Award" to be presented at a dinner Saturday, Nov. 18,
at the Torrey Pines Hilton. Mitch Simon, JNF's San Diego regional
president, explained that "the Tree of Life™ Award was established by
JNF to honor citizens who exemplify a dedication to improving the quality of
life for their fellow citizens and who have made a noteworthy contribution to
their community. The Schenks' involvement in both the Jewish and non-Jewish
community has made them worthy recipients of this award."
daughter of San Diego County Assessor Greg
Smith and Arlette Smith, is making aliyah to Israel. "I'm
not leaving because I dislike America,” Smith told Sandi Dolbee, the
religion and ethics writer of The San Diego Union-Tribune, in an
interview published August 6. “I'm leaving because I like Israel.” Noting
that Julie expects to live near the now-explosive Lebanese border, mother
Arlette told Dolbee: “I'm very proud of her passion, but I'm
very nervous. The thought that my daughter's going to be right in the middle
of everything, as a mom, I'm quite worried.”