Beth Israel

SAN DIEGO RABBI WAS CLASSMATE OF TEXAS RABBI TAKEN HOSTAGE

By Donald H. Harrison, San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Rabbi Jason Nevarez (Photo: Beth Israel Quarterly)

January 16. 2022 (San Diego) - Rabbi Jason Nevarez of Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego attended college with the rabbi who was taken hostage in Colleyville, Texas.  After college, they were classmates at the Hebrew Union College seminary in Jerusalem in 2001 during the height of the Intifada.


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MANY FAITHS JOIN AS ONE AT BETH ISRAEL VIGIL FOR PITTSBURGH MASSACRE VICTIMS

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Members of different faiths and communities united in solidarity against hate. Photo by Chris Stone

November 1, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego is 2,450 miles from Pittsburgh, but the psychological distance Monday was zero as representatives of many faiths filled Congregation Beth Israel’s sanctuary and social hall to overflowing.


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