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Miriam [Mimi] Pollack was born in Chicago, but moved to Mexico City when she was five years old. She lived and worked in Mexico for over 20 years. She currently resides in San Diego and worked as an ESL instructor at Grossmont College and San Diego Community College Continuing Education until June 2018. She writes for various local publications.

Sharon Katz-Music and Mitzvahs

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It is unusual when a person combines great talent with compassion for others, but from personal and perhaps biased experience, I can attest that South African musician, Sharon Katz, has both in spades. Music can...

Tikkun Olam- Adventures in Tijuana

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Saturday, May 15th is Teacher’s Day in Mexico. Teachers are celebrated all over the country.  As a retired teacher, it was the perfect day to go to Tijuana on a delivery run to a migrant shelter built...

Tikun Olam- Adventures in Tijuana

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Saturday, May 15th is Teacher’s Day in Mexico. Teachers are celebrated all over the country.  As a retired teacher, it was the perfect day to go to Tijuana on a delivery run to a...

Book provides useful pet advice

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The pandemic has changed many people’s daily routines. More folks have been spending time at home and because of this, pet adoptions have increased.  What better time to adopt a pet than while spending...

Thoughts on Immigration  

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With the wave of immigrants arriving at the border clamoring to be let in, I have been thinking a lot about immigration. As a retired English as a Second Language teacher, immigration stories have...
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Refugees will become hard-working Americans

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With the wave of immigrants arriving at the border clamoring to be let in, I have been thinking a lot about immigration.  When Trump was in power, the border was basically closed, refugees and...

Jewish Family Service Helps Homebound Seniors

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The need for food banks has greatly increased since March in San Diego.  Even smaller church food banks have seen the number of people double or triple. Most food banks are working overtime to...

JFS Food Delivery Services Need Extra Help during Pandemic

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After weeks of mostly staying home since the COVID 19 pandemic started, I was looking for some volunteer work where I could do something useful for others, but still stay safe. Then, I read...
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Adventures of a Jewish Buddhist

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In December 2001, I was semi-kidnapped by a taxi driver in the state of Karnataka, a remote area in Southeast India. Although scary at the time, it ended being one of many adventures/ stories...

Adventures of a Jubu [Jewish Buddhist]

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In December 2001, I was semi-kidnapped by a taxi driver in the state of Karnataka, a remote area in Southeast India.   Although scary at the time, it ended being one of many adventures/ stories...