Stories from the January 2014 SDJJ Edition


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Wintertime Woes


by David Ebenbach

Who is Wise

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

The Party Line on Pot

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

No, We Can’t

ISRAEL: From Political Threats to Economic Possiblities

by Natalie Jacobs

Israel Consul General David Siegel talks with SDJJ about all this Israel.

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

  By Philip Graubart Recently, an Israeli icon passed away – the singer Arik Einstein. Several eulogies referred to him as Israel’s Frank Sinatra, but really he was Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Bruce Springsteen rolled into one – a sweet, sensitive singer, but also the godfather and then spiritual leader of Israeli rock and […]


by Tori Avey

Mushroom Barley Soup

Here Comes the Wedding Dress

by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21

Budding Israeli fashion designers create heritage gowns in a new exhibit which opens in Israel and travels the world.

A Feast for the Senses

by Natalie Jacobs

Artists in exhibit at New Children’s Museum offer a variety of ways to play with your food

Soille Hebrew Day School

The Answer to Reversing the Decline of American Jewry

EDUCATION: Diversity Rules

by Natalie Jacobs

La Jolla Country Day School Makes Everyone Feel at Home

EDUCATION: A Premiere Jewish Education

by Natalie Jacobs

Gratz College offers flexibility and functionality

EDUCATION: New hope for struggling Jewish day schools: Non-Jews

by Uriel Heilman

By Uriel Heilman AKRON, Ohio (JTA) – During a High Holidays discussion about repentance in Sarah Greenblatt’s Jewish values class, not all the students are listening. One girl stares out the window at the azure sky. Another sits in the back doodling. But a boy in the front row wearing a creased black skullcap sits […]

EDUCATION: The Best of Both Worlds

SD French American School is a major draw for familes looking for a well-rounded education

EDUCATION: A Well-Rounded Education

by Heidi Redlitz

Francis Parker offers numerous opportunites for growth – in and outside the classroom

EDUCATION: An Israeli Education, for North American Jews

by Nikki Salvo

Dror Leadership High School build’s on the camp of the same name’s success in cultivating engaged Jewish teens

A Jewish Adaptor, a New Adaptation

by Pat Launer

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the San Diego premiere of Aaron Posner’s “Who Am I This Time?”

A Family Affair

by Natalie Jacobs

Seacrest Village celebrates 70 years

Never Alone

by Alanna Berman

FIDF Celebrates Lone Soldiers at Annual Gala

EDUCATION: A New Choice in Day School Leadership

by Alanna Berman

SDJA partners with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion