Stories from the August 2012 SDJJ Edition


by Andrea Simantov

Faith in the absence of human reason

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Regarding Nora

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Angels Don’t Leave Footprints

Playing With Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Dude, Stop Dating Your Ex!


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Suggestions for Wandering Jews

An Open-Door Policy

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Congregation B’nai Tikvah prides itself on its welcoming nature and concerted outreach efforts

A Golden Anniversary

by Alanna Berman

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School celebrates 50 years in San Diego, welcoming second-generation families into the fold


by Alanna Berman

SDJA welcomes new head of school Chaim Heller

“L’Chaim! To Life!” wows film fans at Palm Springs International ShortFest

by Pamela Price

Six Jewish-themed short films played to a full house at the 18th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest June 20 at the Camelot Theatre. This year’s ShortFest, which took place June 19-25, screened  323 short films from 52 countries, selected from more than 3,000 entries. Selections are structured into 53 themed programs covering such diverse topics […]

A Lifelong Love Affair with Learning

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The Center for Jewish Culture welcomes the community to the eighth annual Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning

A New Kind of Hebrew School

by Alanna Berman

Kavod Elementary Charter School opens this fall in Clairemont

A Shtetl Story

by Judith Fein

Returning to the land of my grandmother 102 years later

The Drapes of Wrath

by Pat Launer

A new production of the fact-based American classic, “Zoot Suit,” comes to the San Diego Repertory Theatre

Where it’s Hip to be a Jew

by Jessica Hanewinckel

JTeen, a program by Rabbi Daniel Bortz, aims to teach pre-teens and teens about Judaism while instilling in them a love of their Jewishness

Going for Gold

by Ben Sales

Isreal’s Olympians arrive in London thinking medals, remembering slain countrymen

Out of the Darkness

by David Ogul

Schools nationwide — religious and non-sectarian — are embracing a new, more in-depth kind of Holocaust education

Bean Cuisine

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Convenient, economical and packed with nutrition, bean dishes are great cooked myriad ways

A Hidden Gem in La Jolla

by Alanna Berman

UCSD’s Faculty Club is the perfect venue for events of all kinds

High Fashion Hair

by Alanna Berman

Indigo Salon is an urban oasis in the heart of Hillcrest