Stories from the April 2012 SDJJ Edition

The Bird

by Jacqueline Gmach, with Hillary Liber

An excerpt from the soon-to-be-published book, “From Bomboloni to the Bagel: A Story of Two Worlds”

From One Tribe to Another: Part 2

Vanuatu Through a Jewish Lens

Part two of three on our exploration of the Vanuatu culture and its ties to Judaism


by Andrea Simantov

Passing over Passover

A Strong Foundation

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad of Carmel Valley takes measures to ensure no Jewish high schooler in Carmel Valley goes without exposure to Judaism

Leaving the Legacy of Education

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Planned giving can be tailored to carry on the interests of a loved one long after they’re gone

On the Front Lines

by Alanna Berman

American Friends of Magen David Adom supports Israel’s first responders, and many American Jews support AFMDA through planned giving

Questionable Behavior

by Edmon J. Rodman

How to answer the inevitable questions you’ll hear after the Seder’s over

Palm Springs: Sunnylands and its Jewish Heritage

by Pamela Price

The late Walter and Leonore Annenberg’s Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is finally open and ready to make a difference in the world

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Letting Our Children Go

The Murders at Bullenhuser Damm: An Untold Story

by Alanna Berman

San Diegan Mark James grew up knowing little about his parents’ lives during World War II, and even less about his older brother who died a few weeks before its end

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

The Meaning of ‘Goodbye’

Strong in Times of Strife

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Sderot Mayor David Buskila visits San Diego to thank people for their assistance as missiles fall back home

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Shabbat Zachor 10


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Strength in Differences

Passover Desserts

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Baking creative desserts that can pass as delicious any time of the year is easier than ever

An Island Oasis at Home

by Alanna Berman

Pantai Inn brings the essence of Bali to the La Jolla coastline for the ultimate in a luxury getaway

Trust’ is Their Middle Name

by Alanna Berman

Northern Trust Bank offers wealth management and stability

Next Year in Haifa

by Tinamarie Bernard

For CSU students who want to study abroad, Israel is finally an option

A Taste of Judaism

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The third annual San Diego Jewish Food Festival returns with more food, activities and entertainment than ever

Homemade Goodness

by Penny Schwartz

Crafting a memorable Passover with unique ritual objects

In the Footsteps of the Bible

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Future Israel Bible Valley promises to give visitors a trip 3,000 years into the past with the world’s first historically accurate center of biblical re-creation