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To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego

Airs Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 23 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm in San Diego and cha...

Credit: Courtesy of Cinewest Productions and San Diego History Center

Above: Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm in San Diego and chairman-elect of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies’ Board of Trustees. "To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego" features descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers in a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic community.

By wagon train and steamship, Jews began arriving in San Diego in 1850 when it was a small pueblo in the remote southwest corner of the United States.

Their innovations, determination, and strong sense of community breathed life into and shaped the greater community, helping to create what is today the 8th largest city in the nation.

Director Isaac Artenstein ("Tijuana Jews") turns his keen cultural eye on San Diego’s history.

With over 50 interviews that include descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers, the film creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic community that has thrived in this region for over 150 years.

To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego: Trailer

To the Ends of the Earth: A portrait of Jewish San Diego from Isaac Artenstein on Vimeo.

"To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego" features descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers in a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic community.

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Credits:

Producer/Director: Isaac Artenstein. Executive Producer: William Lawrence. Production Company: San Diego History Center and Cinewest Productions. Editor: Keith Shapiro. Music: Allan Phillips. Cinematographer: Sergio Ulloa. Associate Producer: Jude Artenstein, Joellyn Zollman.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Cinewest Productions and San Diego History Center

A behind-the-scenes photo of Director Isaac Artenstein interviewing Rabbi Wayne Dosick in "To The Ends Of The Earth: A Portrait Of Jewish San Diego."

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