Stories from the November 2013 SDJJ Edition


by David Ebenbach

Why Do These Things Always Happen to Me?

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Chanukah, Oh Chanukah, Must Buy ‘em a Present!


by Sharon Rosen Leib

Giving Thanks to Gabby

Meet the Mensch on a Bench

by Matt Robinson/

Famed Christmas elf toy meets its Jewish match

Gratitude and Latkes

by Andrea Simantov

Gratitude and Latkes

ISRAEL: A Garden Shop with an Eco-therapeutic Twist

by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21

Botanica provides transitional employment for people with mental illness in Jerusalem


by JTA

Teaching children the joy of mitzvot at holiday time


by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Don’t Shelter Yourself

Federation Does it Again

by David Ogul

Federation hopes to bring more Jewish men into the fold with their second free Men’s Event

What a Gal!

by Alanna Berman

Alma Hadash Geiger celebrates 25 years as the matriarch for Neirman Preschool

CAMP: Living and Learning Together

by Natalie Jacobs

Camp Ramah offers programs for special needs campers with unique opportunities for counselors-in-training

Bearing Witness – And Grabbing Audiences By the Throat

by Pat Launer

Theatermaker Aimee Greenberg takes a life-changing journey

The Co$t of Camp

by Gil Shefler, JTA

Donors struggling to defray the rising costs of Jewish camp

Hanukkah Gift Guide

by Compiled by Natalie Jacobs

What to get this year

A Thanksgivukkah Feast

by Tori Avey

Recipes for the big day