Stories from the July 2010 SDJJ Edition

Americana, Israeli Style

by Tinamarie Bernard

The Jacob’s Ladder Music Festival brings a bit of Anglo heaven to Israeli soil

Creating New Traditions

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Beth El plans to reach unaffiliated Jews through unique, alternative High Holy Days services

A Time for Museum Hopping and Performance Watching

by Eileen Sondak

Summer-only theaters are performing under the stars, while year-round stages continue their busy seasons around town.


by Andrea Simantov

On Being Right

2,000 Years in the Making

by Alanna Berman

Author Gabriel Wilensky’s new book traces the history leading to the Holocaust

More than Imagination

by Alanna Berman

Imagine Wedding and Event Planning caters to every desire for an unforgettable event

The King is Here

by Alanna Berman

San Diego’s b’nai mitzvah king keeps the party going

New Heights for Sbicca

by Eileen Sondak

Already a local landmark, the Del Mar restaurant welcomes a new executive chef and new tastes for the palate

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Chai Center Meets Desert Hot Springs at a Spiritual Retreat

Kosher Conversion

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Whether high-end or low-budget, today’s kitchens make keeping kosher more convenient than ever

Israeli Wines

by Tinamarie Bernard

The greatest agricultural comeback story of our time


by Tinamarie Bernard

A United front for Israel

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Dealing with Depression

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofsetter

The Nerdy Guy’s Guide to Finding Love

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Fun and Flotillas

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Advocating Engaging


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Recollection Tactics

A Stained Glass Window into the Past

by Jessica Hanewinckel

As San Diego’s first synagogue, Temple Beth Israel lives on in Heritage Park as a testament to the fruitfulness and antiquity of the local Jewish community

All His World’s a Stage

by Pat Launer

Meet Arthur Wagner, Man of the Theater

A Tale of Two Cities

by Judith Fein

Lisbon and Porto in Portugal are a treasure trove of Jewish rediscovery

Just Don’t Call Him Chef

by Alanna Berman

Sam “the cooking guy” Zien cooks easy, great food with a dash of Jewish humor mixed in