Stories from the September 2011 SDJJ Edition

A Celebration Unlike Any Other

by Alanna Berman

Of all the New Year observances across cultures and continents, Rosh Hashanah is unique

What’s Goin’ On – Switching Gears for a Fall Lineup

by Eileen Sondak

San Diego Pops concludes its summer season on a high note Sept. 2-4 with its popular 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular. The San Diego Symphony swings into action Sept. 30, with a program titled “Thibaudet Plays Ravel Concertos.”

Torah – When Yossi Comes Marching Home Again

by Andrea Simantov

The Jewish people waged battles unlike other nations. Most peoples went to war skilled in the art of killing, arrogant in both their strength and power. They entered the conflict certain of the outcome. The Jew, however, did not go to battle in the same way. Jews took precautions, because for them, going to war was anything but common.

Class is in Session

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Congregation Beth Am offers educational opportunities for Jews of all ages and creates innovative new programs for teens

“Sholem Aleichem” filmmaker flourishes on ideas

by Michael Fox

New documentary exploring the real Aleichem comes to San Diego Sept. 2

Restaurant Review

by Eileen Sondak

A Bakery From the Streets of New York

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

London’s Forman family brings a bit of Jewish flavor (and gourmet smoked salmon) to the 2012 Olympics scene

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Extracting Wisdom

Mighty Max

by Pat Launer

Legendary drummer Max Weinberg thunders into town with his touring band

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hofstetter, with David Jelenko

Yom Kippur Mass Apology Form

Living on the Front Page

Thespian Society

A Home Away From Home

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Israel Scouts comes to San Diego and links local kids to a land many of them call home

Israel – Mending a Broken Heart

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart project treats childhood heart diseases in young patients from developing countries

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God Talk

by Rabbi Philip Graubart

The Purpose of the High Holy Days


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Being Real on Reality TV

An Alternative Side of the City

by Renee Ghert-Zand

Jerusalem is becoming increasingly popular not for its religious or historical draws, but for its arts and cultural scenes

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California Dream

by Alanna Berman

Indie musician Jakob Martin owes a lot of his growing success to his Jewish upbringing in San Diego

High Holy Days 5771-5772

by Alanna Berman

A complete listing of services at synagogues across the region

A Sweet New Year

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

A sweetened, raisin-studded round challah loaf and a rich cinnamon apple coffeecake ring ensure a sweet beginning to 5772

Q and A with Daniel Gordis

by J.J. Surbeck

The Israel scholar and commentator will speak at StandWithUs San Diego’s launch event

Confessions of a Jewish Educator overcoming High Holy Days Angst

by Jeff Bernhardt

First, my confession. And it comes with a slice of guilt. I never liked the High Holy Days. In fact, as the thoughts of family and friend-filled Passover Seders would start to fade each year, I would begin to think about the impending Days of Awe with a knot in my stomach and a distaste […]

An Old-School Approach with an Unconventional Touch

by Alanna Berman

Photographer Alon David has an eye for making photos look more like art

Flavor and Sound, Finely Tuned

by Alanna Berman

Anthology serves up first class dining and entertainment six nights a week

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High Holy Days – Sweet as Honey

by Karen Pearlman

Rosh Hashanah wouldn’t be the same without apples and challah dipped in honey, and Marshall’s Farm makes it kosher

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The Next Generation of Leaders

by Jessica Hanewinckel

ADL programs train high school and college students to be advocates for Israel, Jews and humankind