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January, 2018

Diversions

Josh Gad honors his Holocaust survivor grandparents with role in ‘Marshall’
by Kurt Schleier via JTA News

What’s Goin On

January
by Eileen Sondak

Ask Marnie

Class is in Session
by Marnie Macauley

Bernice’s Babke

My Private Pantry With Yael Aires

A Word of Torah

The Tale of Four Parshiyot
by Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort, Chabad at La Costa

A Restaurant With a View

This highly acclaimed dining destination has earned a coveted Zagat rating, and boasts an award-winning chef, Jason Knibb -- an early champion of farm-fresh local artisan ingredients.
by Eileen Sondak

This Way to Eden

A Most Incredible Jewish Women’s Retreat
by Rachel Eden

Wonder Woman or Bionic Woman

Amanda Benjamin Refuses to Let Kidney Disease Get in Her Way
by Brie Stimson

Home Away From Home

The Garden Preschool is love enveloped with a side of cookies
by Brie Stimson

Expect The Unexpected in Jewish Bayreuth

Richard Wagner, Anti-Semitism and Resilient Faith
by Judith Fein

World Ready, Merci Beaucoup!

The San Diego French-American School Translates Their World
by Leorah Gavidor

Not Walking Into The Sunset

Malashock Dance celebrates 30 years
by Jacqueline Bull

Keep Shabbat However You Want

A conversation with Simone Abelsohn, one of the rising stars of the San Diego Jewish community
by Jacqueline Bull

If There’s Magic Here

JFS Prepares for Their Next Century of Service
by Brie Stimson

Advocates, Innovators and Leaders

San Diego Jewish Academy’s Student Body of Work

Vote Your Conscience

voting based on party affiliation is cliché
by Gil Sery

American Tragedy

Whenever we hear these pious-sounding words, our hearts sink, we are saddened, angry and confused.
by Saul Levine

Tabloid Leadership

More shocking than the tawdriness of the tales is the arrogance that lead some to believe that they are important enough to wield abuse and call it ‘Tuesday.’
by Andrea Simantov

New Year, New Endeavors

They’ve all flown the coop, leaving my husband and me to mind the hen house.
by Sharon Rosen Leib

#MeToo

The movement has changed the way Americans tolerate sexual harassment
by Brie Stimson

What’s Goin On in December

Hanukkah and holiday events abound this month
by Eileen Sondak

Gift of The Majorly Guilted

Ask Marnie
by Marnie Macauley

Rum & Raisin Cranberry Kugel

In The Kitchen With Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

Finding Mr. Right: A Journey Through Orthodox Dating

Part 3 of 3: & they lived happily ever after
by Rachel Eden

Harmony and Rhythm

San Diego Symphony Plays to The Beat
by Brie Stimson

In Earnest

The Old Globe Showcases Jewish, Chicano and Muslim Plays and Shakespeare for Prisoners
by Brie Stimson

An Interview With JCompany

JCompany Youth Theatre on their 25th season and their philosophy as a performing arts institution
by Jacqueline Bull

Christmas, Smoke on a Mountain and English Farce

Lamb's Players Theatre is Ready to Celebrate
by Brie Stimson

The Little Tyke Grows Up

San Diego Junior Theatre turns 70
by Pat Launer

8 Slightly Absurd Hanukkah Gifts

For those looking for unexpected Hanukkah gifts that are silly, irreverent, or even absurd, look no further. They may not become anyone’s most prized possession, but they’re at least good for a laugh
by Jacqueline Bull

Love2dance

A Jewish teen finds his philanthropy through movement
by Jacqueline Bull

Changing the Lives of Holocaust Survivors One Step at a Time

How JFS, The Blue Card and a Woman Named Justine Goldberg Are Doing Their Part

New Year, New Performances

A 2018 Performing Arts Preview
by Jacqueline Bull

Bravo

A High Time for La Jolla Playhouse
by Pat Launer

The Gift of Hanukkah

During this past year I have spoken to many people who feel defiled and frustrated

It takes a Community

New Village Arts Pulls Back The Curtain
by Jacqueline Bull

Modern Masters

The Perez Simon Collection Returns
by Brie Stimson

We Are Here

The Reminiscences of a Young Actor
by Sky Frank

Hanukkah Insurance

The Search for Candles
by Leorah Gavidor

Beekeeper: Staying True to The Traditions of Metal Music

Well known mega bands like Kiss and Death have featured Jews, while Jewish musicians like David Lee Roth, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Miko Portnoy of Dream Theater and Geddy Lee of Rush are considered among the very best in rock and metal music
by Brian Roy

Why We’re Letting Down The Next Generation

Secretary DeVos recently rescinded dozens of guidance documents regarding the rights of disabled students
by Gil Sery

The Clash of Cultures

It is ironic how the story of Chanukah, while widely celebrated and recognized as the “Jewish holiday” is misunderstood by most everyone, especially Jews
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp

All Artists are Tormented Souls: True or False?

An imagined “Artistic Genius Hall of Fame” could include the likes of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Liszt; Plath, Hemingway and Tolstoy; Warhol, Pollack and Van Gogh; Garland, Monroe and Holliday; Morrison, Cobain and Joplin

‘Tis The Season To be Jewish

t isn’t that Christmas doesn’t happen here; Jerusalem is where the entire episode unfolded
by Andrea Simantov

The Tangerine Letter

In 1979, my parents sent naïve, 16-year-old-high-school-girl me to attend a Stanford University summer school session
by Sharon Rosen Leib

Rhythm and Music, Drama and Comedy Right at Our Doorstep

San Diego's world-class arts scene is a bit of a secret
by Brie Stimson

Diversions

Gal Gadot Returns in “Justice League”

What’s Goin’ On

Here's what's happening in November
by Eileen Sondak

Ask Marnie

Politically Speaking
by Marnie Macauley

In The Kitchen With Tori Avey

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
by Tori Avey

California Dreamers

How Jewish Family Service is helping DACA recipients navigate the unknown
by Brie Stimson

An Evening With Carl Bernstein

A Journalistic Icon Comes to JCC
by Brie Stimson

Reborn, Shiny and Beautiful

The Butterfly Project Comes Home to San Diego
by Jacqueline Bull

Teen Opportunities

7 Jewish Teenagers Show What’s Possible
by Introduction by Darren Schwartz, Interviews Brie Stimson and Jacqueline Bull

Why Jewish Day Schools Are Trying to be More Like Summer Camp

The annual transition from summer camp’s informal and highly spirited atmosphere to the more regimented, high-pressure and maybe even occasionally boring environment of school long has been one of the jarring changes of fall

Coming Together “As One”

A Provocative New Opera Breaks Unsung Ground
by Pat Launer

Finding Mr. Right: A Journey through Orthodox Jewish Dating

Part 2 of 3: Of Kissing Toads
by Rachel Eden

“No Room for Small Dreams”

Shimon Peres’ Life’s Work Continues On
by Brie Stimson

One Affair, Multiple Points of View

A review of the novel "Young Jane Young"
by Jacqueline Bull

The Stars Are Still The Same

Reflecting on 12 years of Camp Mountain Chai
by Dan Baer

New, Bold and Profound

StandWithUs Prepares for Their Annual Gala and The Year Ahead

Post-Political

Are We Burying Our Head in The Sand?
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp

Our Emotional Footprint

Do We Humans "Need" Tragedies to Bring us Together?
by Saul Levine

Living on The Front Page

Shoshanna
by Andrea Simantov

Musings From Mama

Stepping Off the Planet and Into Bed
by Sharon Rosen Leib

Starting Line

Courage
by Brie Stimson

What’s Goin On

From the symphony to the La Jolla Playhouse, here's what's happening in the arts
by Eileen Sondak

In The Kitchen With Tori Avey

Old Fashioned Oat Nut Apple Crisp
by Tori Avey

Revisiting an Icon

"The Diary of Anne Frank" at Moxie Theatre

Friday Night Alight

Sharing Shabbat Where East Meets West
by Heather Ray

Finding Mr. Right

A Journey Through Jewish Orthodox Dating
by Rachel Eden

Better Should Really be Better

Making Health Care Accessible to All
by Michael Hopkins

One of San Diego’s First Jewish Families

“Cousins’ Lunch” is a time for these relatives to meet and connect outside the holidays
by Jacqueline Bull

Alfred The 100-Year-Old Bridge Player

He was born in 1917 and lived in New York and later San Diego his whole life
by Jacqueline Bull

Curb Your Enthusiasm Returns

Larry and the rest of the cast will return to HBO October 1 at 10 p.m
by Brie Stimson

This iconic San Francisco synagogue is no longer ‘just’ for LGBT Jew

The shul, which since its 1977 founding has been known as San Francisco’s gay synagogue, is now reaching out to a broader community and de-emphasizing its identity as an LGBT-specific congregation
by Rob Gloster, JTA News

From The Deep South to Southern California: JCC’s New CEO Brings 20 Years of Experience

The annual book fair is moving from November to the spring, the Foodies on the Farm cooking event is getting more prominence this month and possibly most notably, the community center has a new CEO.
by Brie Stimson

Mr. President: Sol Lizerbram Steps Into The JNF Spotlight

Dr. Sol Lizerbram is being recognized as the next national president of Jewish National Fund
by Brie Stimson

Blown Away

Both personally and in the world as a whole this year has been a little crazy.
by Brie Stimson

Is the Future Someone Else’s Problem

What can we do to engage the youth, the teens, the millennials, the baby boomers, the elderly as they become increasingly disenfranchised with Judaism?
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp

Who Is, And Who Is Not, A “Mensch”? (Virtuous Person)

You surely know the meaning of the word “mensch," (a virtuous person) and may well have used it yourself
by Saul Levine

When in Doubt, Go to the Funeral

At funerals, we share raw emotions and cry in public, thus exposing our vulnerabilities.
by Sharon Rosen Leib

Mom’s Home

I found her sitting on a plastic chair in the arrivals terminal, looking smaller than I’d remembered.
by Andrea Simantov

Coming of “Age”

I'll give you a few of my quirky observations
by Marnie Macauley

Tzipi Meets Her Match

Two Chabad Hebrew Academy teachers establish a rare bond through sickness and health
by Natalie Jacobs

Red Rice and Beet Cakes with Honey Mustard

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey
by Tori Avey

Coming Home

Post-Political, September 2017
by Rabbi Jacob Rupp

The Yin and Yang of Our Lives

Our Emotional Footprint, September 2017
by Saul Levine

The Teaching Bench

Living on the Front Page, September 2017
by Andrea Simantov

Ten Years Gone

Musings from Mama, September 2017
by Sharon Rosen Leib

Labels

The Starting Line, September 2017
by Natalie Jacobs
 
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