Stories from the April 2010 SDJJ Edition

The Power of Pomegranates

by Pamela Price

The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area honored a select group of its benefactors March 4 at the Heather James Gallery in Palm Desert. The Women’s Philanthropy Pomegranate Celebration’s theme, “The Soviet Jewry Aliyah: 40 Years Later” brought together Russian delicacies, Klezmer music and a fascinating speaker who left Kiev in 1992 [...]

Lawyers on Demand

by Alanna Berman

Versa Legal offers businesses high-end lawyers for low budget prices, for as much or as little time as necessary

Make Your Family Smile

by Alanna Berman

The dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design turn a trip to the dental chair into relaxation at the spa

Finance

by John Furlong

Consider Mixing Your Personal and Business Retirement Planning

Preservation and Modernization

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Ohr Shalom Synagogue is brought into the present while maintaining its history

Revelations Through Penmanship

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Dr. Robert Yaronne releases book that uses handwriting analysis to illuminate famous Jews

Be Your Own Matchmaker

by Tamar Caspi Shnall

Patti Stanger of “Millionaire Matchmaker” fame gives San Diegans her own brand of good new-fashioned Jewish matchmaking advice

A Visit to the Oracle

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Delphi brings world-class independent investment advice to the mass affluent

Sweet on Apple Pie

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Year-round, apples offer abundance and variety that make them perfect for pie

Not Your Typical Holocaust Book

by Karen Pearlman

“As If It Were Life” chronicles life in the Nazis’ only “model” ghetto

A Jewish Community Saved

by Curt Leviant

Under German Occupation, Georgian Jews in Paris Lived Freely

Anne is Back

by Michael Fox

“Anne Frank” vividly returns to annoying, endearing life through PBS’s “Masterpiece Classic” series

Responsibility and Hope

by Tinamarie Bernard

Around the world, in Israel and the U.S., Jews observe Yom HaShoah with more urgency than ever

Walking the Walk in Israel

by Bernard Mann

Israelis traverse the holy land to raise money for ALS research

Guardians of Soldiers

by Alanna Berman

Nir BenZvi takes the lead at San Diego’s FIDF, giving back what was once given to him

What’s Going On

by Eileen Sondak

it’s raining entertainment

Happy Birthday, Israel!

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Yom Ha’atzmaut marks 62 years since modern-day Israel won independence

Fortress or Refuge?

by Pat Launer

How local Jewish institutions strike a balance between safety, security and hospitality

Yom HaShoah 2010

by Tamar Caspi Shnall

Commemorating 65 years since liberation

The Reality of a Promising Future

by Karen Pearlman

Donors locally and worldwide make the educational goals of ORT a reality

Modern Ahavah

by Tinamarie Bernard

snapshots

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

run, baby, run

Jewish on Earth

by Martin Westerman

going back to our roots: what were those rabbis thinking?

Footnotes

by jessica hanewinckel

shout a little louder

Torah

by Andrea Simantov

the high price of truth

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

empowering our daughters