Stories from the February 2013 SDJJ Edition

Torah: Freedom of Choice

by Andrea Simantov

Yitro’s contribution was more substantial than simply a modern judicial system. By creating order out of chaos, Yitro enabled the people to choose and to understand that choices have consequences.

Synagogue: On the Upswing

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Successful in its older adult outreach for many years, Beth Jacob is now experiencing rapidly increasing involvement of a younger demographic

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Oy Vey! It’s Valentine’s Day!

Palm Springs: It’s All About Israel

by Pamela Price

Jewish-interest films capture audience loyalty at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Nosh: Restaurant Review

A Kosher Café Serves Tasty Food and Lots of Smiles

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

What Little I Know About Guns

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

There is a Season


by JTA

Snagging Bargains for Shalach Manot

Building a Home Where the Antelope Roam

by June Glazer, Israel21C

Development begins this month on Israel’s first urban wildlife nature reserve, a 64-acre plot in the heart of Jerusalem where wild gazelles still roam


by Jessica Hanewinckel

History Makers

Hamantaschen Holiday

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Purimis made sweeter with some new variations on the traditional hamantaschen

Vision, Found

by Alanna Berman

San Diego native David Gilboa helms a glasses company with a cause

CAMP: Camp Convert

by Tinamarie Bernard

A mom’s-eye view for picking the right camp for you child

At Home in Rancho Bernardo

by Natalie Jacobs

High quality care and a welcoming community help residents of The Remington Club enjoy retirement on their terms

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Friendship or Death

We Are All a Part of the Story

by Alanna Berman

Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People tells the full story of all Jews


The 23rd annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival: A complete schedule


by SDJJ Staff

All you need is film

New Face at the Old Globe

by Pat Launer

Barry Edelstein arrives in San Diego as the theater’s new artistic director

Camp: Such a Happy Place

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Camp Jaycee sees alumni returning years after they aged out of camp, first as counselors, then as involved parents of their own little Camp Jaycee campers

Film Fest: Lights, Camera, Action!

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The 23rd annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival celebrates the arts through film