Stories from the October 2012 SDJJ Edition

Playing With Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Taking the “Oy” Out of Online Dating: Part Two

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Why I’m Voting to Repeal the Death Penalty

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov


God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Remember, Remember


by Jessica Hanewinckel

A Better Place to Be

What’s Goin’ On: Falling into the Arts

by Eileen Sondak

J*Company has dubbed its 20th anniversary season “The Streisand Season,” and it certainly starts with an unforgettable Streisand role, “Funny Girl.”

Torah: Brave New World: Facing Reality

by A. Simantov

Rashi explains that even though Adam was gifted with the power to give names, there was still one discernment that was denied him: the power to differentiate between good and evil. Only after his sin did he know that difference.

Full Speed Ahead

by Jessica Hanewinckel

With a new rabbi and a 10th anniversary approaching, Kehillat Ahavat Yisrael is eager to enter a new phase of its young life

Best of Their Love

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities ensures the best possible home for its residents by hiring employees who have a genuine love of and respect for seniors

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Jewish Family Service of the Desert reaches out to seniors, creatively

A Life in the Spotlight

by Alanna Berman

At 96, Lillian Wasserman still loves an excuse to be on stage

One and the Same

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Leon Bass, an African American soldier during World War II who assisted with relief efforts at Buchenwald, is keynote speaker at this month’s ADL Torch of Liberty Award Dinner

Arguing Israel’s Right to Exist

by Kenneth Stern

BDS Campaign remains dangerous, despite failures

It’s a Wrap

by Lorriane and Phil Shapiro

The Jewish table is known for blintzes, hamantaschen, knishes, kreplach, strudel and stuffed derma. Elongated filled foods are emblematic of the Torah scroll, especially stuffed cabbage.

Luxury Senior Living Comes to San Marcos

by Alanna Berman

Opening later this year, The Meridian will deliver a luxury lifestyle in a senior community

Investing in ‘Home’

by Alanna Berman

MG Properties Group specializes in the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and management of apartment communities

Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Muslims & Christians Working Together During the Bosnian War

by Alanna Berman

SDSU’s Second Symposium on Moral Courage looks at how Christians, Muslims and Jews worked together during the fall of one of Eastern Europe’s largest cities

Jewish Soul

by Jessica Hanewinckel

“Chazanut: Jewish Spiritual Cantorial Music” invites the community to learn about the history, development and components of some of the most emotional Jewish soul music you’ve probably never heard

Not Just ‘the Other Gershwin’

by Pat Launer

North Coast Repertory Theatre premieres a new show, “Words By…,” about Ira Gershwin

I Can’t Smile Without You

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Seltser gives his all to bringing joy to seniors through music