Stories from the April 2013 SDJJ Edition

Commemorate the Holocaust, Celebrate Israel

by Jessica Hanewinckel

San Diego holds community events this month for Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut


by Andrea Simantov


A Love Letter to Israel

by Tinamarie Bernard

Why the world should celebrate Israel and what she stands for

Synagogue: The Community Connectors

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Temple Adat Shalom sees itself as a uniting force among its neighbors and the larger Jewish community

Fighting Breast Cancer Together

by Natalie Jacobs

National organization Sharsheret unites Jews in the fight against breast cancer

Talking It Out

by Natalie Jacobs

San Diego State University brings Israeli scholars to town in time for Yom Ha’atzmau

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Nine Tips for a Stress-Free Date

Planned Giving: A World of Need

by Aryeh Rubin, JTA

How to choose when giving tzedakah

Palm Springs: Blind Ambition

by Pamela Price

Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind brings mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin to the desert

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Notes from Parents’ Weekend

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

A Feathered Nest

Harvard to Haifa in Pursuit of Medicine

San Diego native Dr. Eric Amster is changing Israel’s environmental health one step at a time

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Moses Disappears


by Jessica Hanewinckel

The ‘Q’ Word

Spring and Smoke

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Fire up the grill in anticipation of warm days ahead

German Guilt

by Tinamarie Bernard

Coming to terms with an anti-Semitic family history while embracing the Jewish faith

Get Out Your Cloak and Dagger

by Pat Launer

The La Jolla Playhouse hosts the site-specific charmer “Accomplice: San Diego”

Soar High Up in the Sky, Butterfly

by Natalie Jacobs

San Diego artist gives wings to Holocaust remembrance