Stories from the April 2014 SDJJ Edition


by David Ebenbach

Interrupting Perfection


by Alanna Berman

Birthdays with Matzah

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Are We Having Fun Yet?


by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Hearing God’s Voice

The Best in Hebrew Education

by Alanna Berman

Ner Tamid’s Sam S Bloom Learning Center uses revolutionary Hebrew curriculum

Just in Time for Passover

by Alina Dain Sharon/

Bronfman Haggadah Enters the Digital World in Time for Passover

The Kerry Initiative on Trial

by Alanna Berman and Natalie Jacobs

Amidst global discussion, where do the locals stand?


by Dasee Berkowitz, JTA

Considering “Next year in Jerusalem”

From Farm to Seder Table

by Talia Lavin, JTA

Locally grown matzah on the rise


by Ben Sales, JTA

On kibbutz, secular seders stray from tradition

Life on the Ranch: A Legacy of Jewish Growth

by Sharon Rosen Leib

North County’s hub for Jewish life builds upon Lee and Toni Leichtag’s vision

Community Enrichment; Community Support

by Alanna Berman

Youth Leadership at JFS requires a community committed to its success

Laying the Foundation Stones

by Natalie Jacobs

A young Jew from Uganda begins a year in San Diego

Restaurant Review

by Eileen Sondak

Villa Capri Ristorante

A Mandate for Israel, Remembrance and Reparation

by Pat Launer

North Coast Repertory Theatre premieres Lionel Goldstein’s “Mandate Memories”

The Consonance of Music and Dance

by Nikki Salvo

Malashock Dance and Art of Élan collaborate to present “Lifeblood Harmony”


by Natalie Jacobs

Saying Goodbye to Aunt Flo May Be Harder Than You Thought


by Ben Sales, JTA

On kibbutz, secular seders stray from tradition