Stories from the August 2010 SDJJ Edition


by Andrea Simantov

Torah Defense of Vegetarianism*

The God Code

by Tinamarie Bernard

The Legacy of the Hebrew Alphabet

Welcome One, Welcome All

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad of University City and Rabbi Moishe Leider are inclusiveness a priority

A Heavy Course Load

by Alanna Berman

SDSU’s Jewish Studies Department gears up for exciting new programming

A Deli in the Desert

by Amy Bentley

Manhattan Delicatessen Bakery Restaurant keeps West Coast residents happy with East Coast deli fare

Palm Springs Shortfest honors Jewish films

by Pamela Price

“This was my life’s work, and in order to get on with [my life] I had to [make] this film,” said Andrew Wainrib, producer of 2009’s “Cohen on the Bridge: Rescue at Entebbe,” a 21-minute short film screened at the 16th annual Palm Springs International Shortfest June 22-28. Wainrib’s documentary — an animated story of […]

What to do about Jewish teens

by Adam Gaynor, JTA

Observers of Jewish education for teens are increasingly concerned about a disparity between the participation of boys and girls. Lamenting the absence of boys in youth programs, Jewish educators and philanthropists have turned their attention more and more to enticing boys to become involved. I wonder, however, whether the concern over boys masks a deeper […]

Summer Coolers

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Citrus fruits make sweet and tangy beverages for hot summer days


by Jessica Hanewinckel

UJF welcomes Israeli Bedoin diplomat as first in lecture series

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Thanks for sharing

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofsetter

The Kosher question

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Candles on the cake

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Finding God, Inside or Outside


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Finding friends

A Different Kind of Teaching Style

by Alanna Berman

Pacific Ridge School takes students out of the classroom for real-world learning experiences

“Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel” by Judith Fein

by Jessica Hanewinckel

My home library is filled with travel narratives and anthologies, and I’ve read them all to feed my insatiable wanderlust. The best of them I keep easily accessible, as their true tales of faraway people and places have captured my interest and my imagination enough that I’ve reread them, hoping to someday be blessed with […]

The Magic of Challah

by Tamar Caspi Shnall

Homemade challah brings its baker spiritual uplifting

Conquering the World One Stage at a Time

by Pat Launer

Three young theater-makers have big hearts, broad talents and grand plans

A Mensch to Pets

by Karen Pearlman

Humane Society President Dr. Mark Goldstein performs daily mitzvot for animals and their people

The ABC’s of Being Jewish

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Eight Jewish preschools teach the youngest San Diego Jews to love learning and love their heritage