Stories from the July 2012 SDJJ Edition

Playing With Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Ten Ways Dating is Like a Job Search


Israel: You’re in the Army Now…Briefly

by Anthony Grant

The Sar-El National Project allows volunteers to have a taste of life in the Israel Defense Forces


by Daniel Ben Tal, ISRAEL21c

Israel’s Top 10 Microbreweries

Food: Savory Summer Salads

by Lorriane and Phil Shapiro

Make these savory summer salads to accompany the rest of your picnic or barbecue fare.

Living on the Front Page

by A. Simantov

A Chicken in Every Pot

Book Review

by Jessica Hanewinckel

“The World Without You”

Synagogue: A Decade of Service

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Congregation Beth El celebrates Rabbi Philip Graubart’s 10th year at the shul

What’s Goin’ On: Summer On Stage

by Eileen Sondak

The La Jolla Playhouse will unveil its latest Page to Stage project, “The Nightingale,” July 10. This new musical, based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of a young emperor in ancient China and the extraordinary bird that lives just beyond his reach, is directed by Moises Kaufman.

Torah: What Will Be My Legacy?

by A. Simantov

You can tell the essence of a person by what he talks about and by what excites him. Balaam became excited by money and honor while Moshe became excited when his beloved people were suffering or facing divine punishment.

Palm Springs: Saddle Up!

by Pamela Price

From Palm Springs to London, Lori Sarner is in the Winner’s Circle

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Bat Mitzvah: Round Three

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Peter Beinart: Tourist


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Competitive Heroism

A Delectable Affair

by Alanna Berman

Rotisserie Affair Catering can accommodate the foodservice needs of any client and every event

Rolling Down the River

by Alanna Berman

AmaWaterways takes guests on customized river cruises in some of the world’s most exotic destinations

The Spice of Life

by Tinamarie Bernard

Some of the world’s most exotic spices hail from the Middle East and have played an important part in the history, culture and cuisine of its people

Tradition: A Miracle of Miracles

by Pat Launer

“Fiddler on the Roof” comes to the Moonlight stage, with David Ellenstein as Tevye

The Gmach Girls

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Helene Bortz and Myrice Goldberg connect givers and receivers in the spirit of gemilut chasadim

In the Land of Milk, Honey…and Wine

by Alanna Berman

Ari Erle is on a mission to bring Israeli wine to the world, one grape at a time