Stories from the October 2010 SDJJ Edition


by Jessica Hanewinckel

lesson well learned

Business – Prepare to be Floored

by Alanna Berman

Metro Flooring can make the floors you’re dreaming of a reality in your home

Business – Class is in Session

by Alanna Berman

Halstrom High School takes the one-on-one approach to education

Synagogue – Repairing the World

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Temple Emanu-El, a San Diego pioneer in congregational social action, is committed to tikkun olam

Travel – The Jews of Zambia

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Though small, the Zambian Jewish community has committed their resources to the betterment of the local people

Seniors – The Silver Touch

by Alanna Berman

Jacqueline Silver unites music and history for kids of all ages

Food – From the Pumpkin Patch

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro and Photos by Michael Tov

Enjoy pumpkin-filled fall desserts in sweet new ways

Planned Giving for Dummies

by Alanna Berman

Chuck McLucas helps navigate the often-complex process of leaving assets to charitable causes

Chagall Dances into Oceanside

by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

The Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates the life of artist Marc Chagall with a dance and music collaboration by John Malashock and Yale Strom

Brain Power

by Alanna Berman

Older adults at the College Avenue Older Adult Center can surf the Web and practice state-of-the-art brain exercises in the Center’s brand new cyber café

Securing the Jewish Future

by Charlene Seidle, vice president of philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego

The Endowment Leadership Institute encourages families to make legacy gifts to Jewish organizations

Musings From Mama – A Tale of Two Africas

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Africa never bored us. It challenged us to learn more, to observe more and to feel more. We witnessed Africa’s hardest reality — crushing poverty. How could we just sit still and observe native Zambians living with so little?

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish – How to Watch TV and Stay in Love

by Steve Hofstetter

Both of us love a cozy evening in, watching TV. But a night where I make her watch “The Daily Show” or she makes me watch “Dancing With the Stars” would be anything but cozy. Though at least one of us would get some sleep.

Israel – Celebrating Jewish Heroes

by Tamar Caspi Shnall

Natan Sharansky to be guest speaker at UJF 75th anniversary event

Guest Column – Arguing for the Sake of Heaven

by Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein

Just as God created through speech, when we argue creatively and respectfully, we also can participate in the creation of the world.

God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

When Eli Wiesel dies


by A. Simantov

Colorful harmony

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Fresh Challah


by Pat Launer

The J*Company celebrates its 18th (Chai) anniversary

A Return to Mobility

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Older adults in need of transportation have found the answer to their prayers in On the Go

In the Land of the Waltz

by Judith Fein

Jews have played a pivotal role in the history of Austria and are slowly beginning to thrive there again today