Stories from the February 2011 SDJJ Edition

2011 Film Festival Reviews

Reviews from films at the 21st Annual San Diego Jewish Film Fest

Food: Ruby Gems

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro and Photos by Michael Tov

Pomegranates add color and flavor to meals during their brief winter season

Remembering Chaim

by Curt Leviant

2010 marked the centenary of Yiddish poet and novelist Chaim Grade

Unlikely Neighbors, Unlikely Friends

by Tinamarie Bernard

English tutoring between an American Jew and an Arab Israeli open doors to cross-cultural understanding


by Tinamarie Bernard

Traversing the verbal divide poses unique challenges to English-Speaking adolescents in Israel

Torah: Dressing the Part

by A. Simantov

The opportunity to perform a mitzvah should encourage one to speak out and take action, while the opportunity to attack others should pass by without a sound being uttered.

Synagogue: A Family Effort

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad of Scripps Ranch keeps family at the heart of its operation

Expanding Horizons

by Judith Fein

Summer camp offers kids a place to expand their worlds and their definition of Judaism

It’s All About Trust

by Alanna Berman

Northern Trust Bank knows what really counts

Looking for a ‘change?’ Here’s a hot flash from “Menopause the Musical”

by Pat Launer

The touring musical theater phenomenon, coming to Escondido, has Jewish roots

Restaurant: Comfort Food at Comfortable Prices

by Eileen Sondak

San Diego Home Cooking has built a following around its hearty, classic meals and affordability

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Jewish films screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Prayer: An Update

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

My Estate Tax Obsession

Love, Laughter and an Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofstetter

Reaching Out Across the Aisle


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Driving Down the Chai-way

Jewish film at its best

by Alanna Berman, Michael Fox and Jessica Hanewinckel

In its 21st year, the San Diego Jewish Film Fest brings to town the best of contemporary Jewish-themed cinema

The land of milk, honey and…s’mores

by Alanna Berman

Jewish overnight summer camps hits the Holy Land

Southern Splendor with a Jewish Twist

by Allison Markowitz

Charleston, S.C., may be in the South, but its history plays an important role in American Jewry

Hinenih: Here I Am

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Ken Druck keeps his daughter’s spirit alive by helping bereaved families and teen girls thrive through the Jenna Druck Center