Stories from the March 2013 SDJJ Edition

The Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah

by Sean Savage/

Reinventing the Jewish rite of passage

NOSH: Tiki Taka Grill

A Little Slice of Israel in the Heart of Hillcrest

A Middle East Primer

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Jacob Goldberg returns to bring San Diegans up to date on the latest happenings in Israel and the Middle East

ISRAEL: The Godfather of Israeli High Tech

by Alanna Berman

StandWithUs brings Yossi Vardi to San Diego

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Who Listens to Prayers?


by Jessica Hanewinckel

You Are What You Read

FOOD: The Egg and the Matzo

by Lorriane and Phil Shapiro; Photos by Michael Tov

To avoid tiring quickly of matzo this Passover, try these variations on matzo-based classics

Seeking Inspiration

by Alanna Berman

For BESA members, inspiration for b’nai mitzvah party themes comes from all over

Love, Murder and a Couple of Mensches

by Pat Launer

The Old Globe presents an exciting new musical

Passover: A Line in the Sand

by Dasee Berkowitz, JTA

In experiencing real freedom, the importance of boundaries

A Mitzvah-Making Machine

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The Mitzvah Makers, a program of Federation, helps kids plan, develop and successfully complete personalized mitzvah projects from start to finish