Stories from the July 2011 SDJJ Edition

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

The Bubbe Con

What’s Going On: Summer of Onstage Fun

by Eileen Sondak

Summer Pops starts the month with a bang, when Marvin Hamlisch shows his patriotic spirit through a series of concerts titled “Star Spangled Pops.”

Torah: Humility

by Andrea Simantov

When measured against the infinite and eternal Creator, man must accept his own relative insignificance. Moshe was humbled more than any other man precisely because he recognized his position and thereby achieved such closeness to God, unparalleled to date.

Synagogue: A Torah for Life

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Temple Adat Shalom celebrates its double chai anniversary by commissioning the writing of its own Sefer Torah


by Eileen Sondak

A Delicious Del Mar Tradition

Palm Springs: Passionate for Fashion

The Desert’s Susan Stein keeps Palm Springs trendy and stylish

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hoffsetter

When Your Friend Has No Taste

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Loving Kindness

Israel: An End to the Poverty Cycle

by Alanna Berman

Israel’s Jaffa Institute cares for 5,000 of Israel’s most needy children

Q&A with Idan Raichel

by Alanna Berman

Israeli superstar Idan Raichel performs with India.Aire at San Diego’s Anthology this month

The Little House That Could

by Alanna Berman

Following its first renovation in 63 years, Balboa Park’s House of Israel reopened its doors last month

A Taste of Hershey

by Pat Launer

Pianist/actor/playwright/composer Hershey Felder returns to the Old Globe with three solo shows


by Jessica Hanewinckel

A Big Heart

Uncorking Food and Wine

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Cook chicken or lamb with wine to make an elegant, yet simple, dinner

Brewing at its Best

by Alanna Berman

AleSmith Brewing Company is a labor of love (and beer) for local brewer Peter Zien

Past, Present, Future

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Federation celebrates 75 years of strengthening Jewish San Diego and the world

Yes to Bread, Brownies and Blintzes

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Local chef is proving a gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t have to be tasteless, unhealthy or devoid of breads and baked goods

An Immigrant’s Ally

by Alanna Berman

Immigration attorney Jacob Sapochnick works to ensure employers have access to the right employee from around the world

Making La Jolla Home

by Alanna Berman

Prudential real estate agents Natasha Alexander and Charles Schevker help clients find a home in the jewel of San Diego’s coastal neighborhoods