Stories from the March 2012 SDJJ Edition

What’s Goin’ On: Theater in Full Swing

by Eileen Sondak

The Cygnet Theatre will unveil “Parade” March 8. This new musical, by Alfred Uhry, is set in 1913 Atlanta and tells the true story of the trial of Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank, who was falsely accused of murdering a 13-year-old employee.


by Jessica Hanewinckel

When Miracles Seem Natural

Synagogue: Good, and Getting Better

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The Alef Center celebrates its firm footing in the North County Jewish community with the dedication of its first Torah

Palm Springs: Golfing for a Cause

by Pamela Price

Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind Visits the Desert

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Caucusing in Vegas

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

A Little Glimpse of Heaven


by David Ogul

An Insider’s View:
Knesset member Moshe Ya’alon speaks at FIDF gala

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

For the Sake of Argument


by Jessica Hanewinckel

There’s Something About Chabad

Purim Party

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Break away from the customary Purim sweets and try some new recipes that offer a nod to the holiday while introducing global cuisine

Goldberg is Back

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Middle East expert Jacob Goldberg returns for annual lecture series, and pulls no punches on issues regarding Palestinians, the Arab Spring and a nuclear Iran

Mitzvot on Purim

by Alanna Berman

Jewish Family Service’s Hand Up Youth Food Pantry brings Purim to those in need, with a little help

A Personal Invitation

by Alanna Berman

At Paper Moment, invitations and paper products are customizable with the help of designer Debora Levy

Rules of Resistance

by Sharon Rosen Leib

What to do when your child has the b’nai mitzvah blues

BESA’s Best

by Alanna Berman

The annual expo of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Event Services Association draws a large crowd each year, and for good reason

A Coming of Age Story

by Jessica Hanewinckel

How to Bar or Bat Mitzvah as we know it today came to be

Two Murders, a Martyr and a Musical

by Pat Launer

Cygnet Theatre presents the San Diego premiere of “Parade”

From One Tribe to Another

by Judith Fein

Vanuatu Through a Jewish Lens
Part one of three on our exploration of the Vanuatu culture and its ties to Judaism

Leaving a Lasting Impression

by Pat Launer

Jill Borg Spitzer retires after 26 years as CEO of Jewish Family Service