About The Film
From dusty pueblo to vibrant metropolis, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: THE JEWS OF SAN DIEGO is a colorful, lively journey through over 160 years of Jewish heritage in the American Southwest. From its start in 1850, Jewish settlers were part of San Diego's landscape. Arriving by wagon train and steamship, they helped build this remote settlement into one of the country's most prosperous and culturally dynamic cities. Credited to determination, innovation and ingenuity, San Diego's growth is recalled by an eclectic mix of interviews―with scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, rabbis, avant-garde types, even pioneer progeny. Going beyond sun and surf, filmmaker Isaac Artenstein reveals a community forever looking forward, with its Jewish citizens leading the charge.