Stories from the December 2012 SDJJ Edition

Torah: The Art of Knowing Nothing

by Andrea Simantov

The world operates as though the word miketz is not present in the human vocabulary. That is the main tragic error in human society, for it allows for flawed planning, a sense of overconfidence, and a pompous certainty of integrity that is based on the false assumption that circumstances and eras do not change or end.

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

My Goyfriend: What to Do When Your Date is Not a Jew

More Than Just a Bite to Eat

by Eileen Sondak

Nosh Delicatessen opens in Encinitas

Musings from Mama

Sorority Sisterhood

Lean on Me

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Going on three years old, Moishe House San Diego has created a community of 20-something Jewish young adults from nothing, and the results have been stellar

Living on the Front Page: Displacement

By Andrea Simantov Again I awakened without grasping the date or where I was. Admittedly, it only took a nanosecond to recall that I had just moved, that I hadn’t worked in almost two weeks, that my husband was babysitting for his grandchildren in another city, and that there was no reason to shower because […]

Israel: A Perfect Example

by David Ogul

StandWithUs bringsIsraeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved to speak on Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

I Need a Miracle Every Day

Food: Lots of Latkes

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Add different varieties of latkes to your platter this Chanukah

What’s Goin’ On: Something for Everyone this Holiday Season

by Eileen Sondak

You can still find plenty of unseasonal offerings around town, such as a Dec. 14 concert by Yefim Bronfman at Sherwood Auditorium, courtesy the La Jolla Music Society, and several performances by the San Diego Symphony to finish off 2012 with gusto.

Small But Mighty

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Taekwondo champion Channah Zeitung proves size or age don’t have to determine success

The Lost Stories of the Shoah

by Alanna Berman

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, launches new project to tell the stories of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in Arab countries who suffered during the Holocaust

2012 Chanukah Gift Guide

by Compiled by Alanna Berman

Something for everyone on your list!

A Chanukah Inspired by Courage

by Dasee Berkowitz, JTA

With a candle each night, celebrate the many dimensions of courage

2012-2013 San Diego Arts and Entertainment


A and E: Standing Ovation

by SDJJ Staff

Our second annual arts and entertainment issue celebrates the myriad reasons why San Diego is a preeminent city for performing arts and creativity