Stories from the May 2013 SDJJ Edition

Oldest concentration camp survivor dies…and he’s not Jewish!

Leopold Engleitner, 107, died in Austria April 21 in the company of friends. Engleitner was the oldest known survivor of Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Why are You Still Single?


by Andrea Simantov

Shavuot…and Purim Masks?

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Game Over (at Least for Now)

“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise”

by Michael Fox

Mel Brooks may be a born cut-up, but he’s nobody’s fool

Seniors: Staying Involved While Staying Put

by Natalie Jacobs

JFS’s CO-OP program helps seniors age in place purposefully

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Reality 101

Teens Try Their Hand at Tikkun Olam

by Natalie Jacobs

International day of service brings Jewish teens to lend a hand in San Diego

Mixed Blessings

by Tinamarie Bernard

When grandparents (or grandkids) aren’t Jewish


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Shine On, Jewish Americans

Cheese Takes the Cake

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Sweeten your Shavuot with a sugary, cheesy dessert

Retirement Boom

by Neil Rubin, JTA

Jewish communities grapple with baby boomer retirement boom

Jewish Whiz Meets “American Idiot”

by Pat Launer

The celebrated Green Day musical comes to town

Insight into a Cure

Del Mar’s Jill and Evan Stone work tirelessly to help find a cure for blindness — and to prevent their own deaf children from becoming blind, too

Home for Good

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Seacrest at Home, a new 501(c)3 entity that arose from within Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, seeks to meet clients where they are by providing seniors with high quality home care

Art and Soul

by Natalie Jacobs

The Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival celebrates its 20th year with music, theater, dance and plenty of cultural exploration