Stories from the November 2011 SDJJ Edition

Bibliophiles, Rejoice!

by SDJJ Staff

The San Diego Jewish Book Fair returns for its 17th year

Yom Limmud: San Diego’s Community Day of Learning

by Alanna Berman

The culmination of the book fair brings authors, political figures and spirituality to the forefront as the community comes together for a day of Jewish learning

Food: Turkey Reprise

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

This Thanksgiving, use leftovers to make soups that would make Jewish — and Vietnamese — mothers proud

Torah: Kindness: A Simple Primer

by Andrea Simantov

Abraham did not stop with the recognition of the ‘One God’ as the creator of the universe. He examined the beauty and wisdom of creation and recognized the tremendous chesed that was inherent in it.

What’s Goin’ On: A Bountiful Offering of Arts & Entertainmen t

by Eileen Sondak

The Old Globe’s funny and fast-paced production of Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show” will complete its run on the Main Stage Nov. 6. If you miss the final performances of this musical phenomenon, don’t make the same mistake with the world premiere of the new Burt Bacharach musical, “Some Lovers.”

A Circuitous Relationship

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad of La Jolla opens new Sinai Circle Jewish adult education institute, emphasizing link between God and man through Torah

Special Camps for Special Kids

by David Ogul

Jewish summer camps dedicated to kids with emotional, mental or physical disabilities are becoming increasingly common

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Hollywood’s Bad Boy Takes to the Good Book of Cooking

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

The Wake-Up Call

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofstetter

Don’t Be Embarrassed to Meet Online

Men and Women Make a Difference

by David Ogul

Federation holds annual Men’s Event and Options gatherings

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

The ‘We’ Factor

Israel – Life is Worth Fighting For

by David Ogul

Nonprofit Larger Than Life gives Israeli kids with cancer a reason to live

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Muslims and Jews


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Of Bookshelves and Bunkhouses

Brush ‘Em, Floss ‘Em, Keep ‘Em

by Alanna Berman

Dr. Robert “The Flossman” Levine brings a (perfect) smile to his patients’ faces

Be a Brainy-ac!

by Alana Berman

At Brainy Learning Center, a personalized educational experience helps students from pre-K to college be successful

The Home That Music Built

by Alanaa Berman

Homeless teens find refuge and help with their futures in the celebrity musician-driven nonprofit Photocharity

On Equal Ground

by David Ogul

Helen Lieberman created a novel means of raising up South Africans who had suffered under apartheid, giving them the means to help each other while helping themselves

A Solid Identity, Endless Possibilities

by Jessica Hanewinckel

At six years old, Camp Mountain Chai is still new enough to evolve its vision of its future, but old enough to have created its own identity and traditions