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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.

First Sephardic Festival in San Diego

When I was in my 20’s, my two sisters and I lived in Mexico City in a Jewish area known as Colonia Polanco.  We had an apartment on a street called Tennyson in an...

“Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County”, el nuevo libro de Donald H. Harrison...

Ya sea que usted sea nuevo en San Diego o sea un veterano, creo que siempre es interesante aprender sobre lugares y personas locales. "Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One" es...

Book on Local Jewish Stories

Whether you are new to San Diego are or an old-timer, I think it is always interesting to learn about local places and people.  “Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One” is...

33 1/3 House of Dreams Makes Son’s Dream Come True

As a baby boomer, I like music from the 1960’s and I think much of it is timeless. Many of the songs from the 1960’s were recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood. ...

Meet Raquel and Doris Bessudo of Mexican Dynasties

The Bravo TV channel, owned by NBC, is known for its over the top reality shows. These shows include, The Real Wives of Beverly Hills, etc. The shows portray the everyday trials and tribulations...

Connecting at a Jewish Muslim Seder

Whenever I hear of an organization whose purpose is to build bridges of communication, I want to find out more. I was invited to attend the Sunday Seder of the San Diego chapter of...

Why the San Diego Latino Film Festival Matters

I think one can learn a lot by being exposed to other cultures and ideas. It is good to be inclusive rather than exclusive. We need bridges of understanding, not walls. The San Diego...

Brazilian Filmmaker Documents Charitable Organizations

Bettina Hanna is a Brazilian filmmaker who knows how to make the most of both superficial and meaningful subject matter. For many years, she has successfully directed teen reality shows for MTV in Brazil....

Octogenarian Opens New Exhibit

“Art is Time, Time is life” is the name of a new exhibit by Rafael “Fallo” Mareyna that is currently on display at the La Jolla Library. Both “Art” and “Time” have played important...

Jews in Unexpected Places

As an ESL teacher who has worked for 35 years with people from all over the world, I was very interested in going to see the presentation at the Gotthelf Gallery at the JCC...