Stories from the December 2010 SDJJ Edition

SDJJ Recommends

by Alanna Berman

Chanukah Gift Guide 2010

Torah: Remorse, Repentance, Redemption

by Andrea Simantov

If the renewed love of the brothers could be duplicated by their modern day descendants, our Redemption would come, as did theirs.

A Constructive Response to Anti-Semitism

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad at La Costa razes its old synagogue to raise a new one

Dual Identity

by Eileen Sondak

La Jolla’s Aroma Café and Barfly offer patrons a taste of two different worlds

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Palm Springs Art Museum opens whirlwind season with events for all tastes

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

The Academic Anxiety Epidemic

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofsetter

Silent One-Day Sale, Holy One-Day Sale

Living on the front page

by Andrea Simantov

Take Notes

Seasons: A time to not stand idly by

by Tinamarie Bernard

Addressing gay bullying from a Jewish perspective

Carry On

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Family of former IDF soldier remembers his life by continuing his brand of peace-making through relationship-building

A Schmaltzy History

by Linda Morel, JTA

A Nostalgic look at fats for frying latkes

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

The Monster Menorah


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Crossing the Line


by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Chanukah Stir-fry

Chanukah Gift-Giving

by Natasha Rosenstock, MyJewishLearning

A history of the practice and tips for parents

Celebrate Chanukah

by Alanna Berman

Parties, celebrations, dinners and lots of latkes around town

A Real-Hair Solution to Hair Loss

by Alanna Berman

It can be tough for anyone who experiences hair loss to find a real solution to the problem. Wigs, sprays, creams and hair plugs are options, but these “solutions” are not permanent, the results aren’t always convincing, and they could make the already uncomfortable situation more so. Additionally, women face the stigma that comes with […]

Life, More Fun

by Alanna Berman

At Kidding Around, parents and kids both enjoy their own brands of fun

Local Jewish representation for a growing UC problem

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Richard Barton signs on as newest member of UC system’s council

Reaching out to Jews in Jail

by Judith Fein, PHOTO BY Paul Ross

Visitation of Jewish prisoners is a much needed, but sorely lacking, mitzvah

An Angel Among Us

by Tamar Caspi Shnall

San Diegan Judy Sheinbein works tirelessly to reunite families separated by adoption

Public Displays of Chanukiyot

by Rabbi Iscah Waldman, MyJewishLearning

A modern phenomenon drawing on basic Chanukah beliefs