Stories from the June 2012 SDJJ Edition

MAILBAG Continued… Leave Orthodoxy Alone

Leave Orthodoxy Alone Dear Editor, I am writing to regarding the letter to the editor in the San Diego Jewish Journal called “Woman and Orthodoxy,” by Marsha Sutton. Being an observant Jewish woman myself, I feel compelled to respond. I’d like to preface by noting that I did not grow up in an Orthodox home, […]

What’s Goin’ On: No June Gloom on the Arts Scene

by Eileen Sondak

The La Jolla Playhouse will present “Blood and Gifts” June 12-July 8. This spy story takes place during the Soviet Afghan War in the 1980s and offers a slice of historical fiction laced with black humor. The Playhouse also continues to show off “Hands on a Hardbody,” a new musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright.

Torah: When Majority Opinion Fails

by Andrea Simantov

When the rabbis said, “One should not trust one’s self” they meant that one’s judgment is always clouded by self-interest. One has to examine one’s own prejudices, experiences, ego and desires before passing judgment on important issues.

The Old Made New, the New Made Sacred

by Alanna Berman

The Elijah Minyan combines ancient Jewish practices with a new-age approach to equal a soulful, heartfelt relationship between individuals and God

Palm Springs: Strike Up the Band

by Pamela Price

Jewish Family Service of the Desert holds fifth annual One Night Only featuring music of the Gershwins

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Fathers, Daughters and Feminism

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Getting to Know You

My, How You’ve Grown!

by Alanna Berman

The 19th annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Fest, continuing this month with more fun events, is bigger than ever

Israel: A Way with Water

by Jessica Hanewinckel

JNF’s Parsons Water Fund finds creative ways to alleviate Israel’s chronic water shortage

The Hero Inside

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Adam Meyerowitz has used alternative therapies and the power of positivity his whole life to supplement traditional medicine in his battle against Gaucher disease

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

I’ll Wait for You


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Independence Day

A Jewish Approach to Hospice Care

Lightbridge Hospice and Palliative Care tend to the unique end-of-life needs of the Jewish people through Ohr Ami

RMS Titanic

by Marshall Weiss and Masada Siegel

A Jewish Look at the World’s Most Famous Maritime Disaster

Defining The Future of Jewish San Diego

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Federation’s 2030 Project serves local young adult organizations and is helping increase engagement among 20- and 30-something SD Jews

The Pause that Refreshes

by Pat Launer

North Coast Repertory Theatre stages two plays by Harold Pinter, the Prince of Pause

Navigating the Human Body

by Alanna Berman

The Salk Institute’s Ronald Evans wins Wolf Prize in medicine for research in gene expression