Stories from the September 2012 SDJJ Edition

What’s Going On: Changing Seasons on Stage

by Eileen Sondak

The La Jolla Playhouse will take on David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, “Glengarry Glen Ross” Sept. 18. This powerful play deals with a group of cut-throat real estate salesmen and the extreme measures they resort to in order to succeed.

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Torah: A New Year Opens Her Gates: “What Makes a Thief?”

by Andrea Simantov

Honesty in weights and measures is not just ‘good business;’ it is the ultimate sign of emunah (faith) in God.

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Congregation Beth Israel

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Congregation Beth Israel blazes trails when it comes to youth and family engagement

“The Real Name of God: Embracing the Full Essence of the Divine”

by Alanna Berman

Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s new book answers the question: Who is God?

Playing with Matches

by Jennifer Garstang

Taking the “Oy” Out of Online Dating: An Introduction

Palm Springs: The Desert’s Coolest Escape

by Pamela Price

Head to the Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City, where former Israeli Olympic skater Vadim Akolzin is a coach

Musings From Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

This Mama’s Advice for College

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Hazy Lazy Summer’s End

Israel: A Prayer a Day Could Keep the Doctor Away

by Linda Gradstein/The Media Line

New American-Israeli study shows prayer is tied to prevention of Alzheimer’s

Guest Column

by Linda Sax Snaid

Lies Abound in an Airport Lounge


by Rabbi Philip Graubart

Conquering Our Inclinations


by Jessica Hanewinckel

Fresh Start

Everyone Smile!

by Alanna Berman

La Jolla Family Smile Design provides the highest quality dental care for the whole family

Honey Do’s

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Add honey-sweetened recipes to your menu this Rosh Hashanah

We Are One

by Tinamarie Bernard

A Mosaic of High Holy Days traditions across time and space

5772 year in review

by Uriel Heilman, JTA

Jews grapple with growing sense of insecurity

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To Know, Know, Know Her is to Love, Love, Love Her

by Tammy Beck

The Teddy Bears’ Carol Connors is still singing and smiling

Pledging “Allegiance”

by Pat Launer

A shameful moment of American history becomes a world premiere musical featuring icon George Takei

A New Generation of Olim

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Jewish young adults are making aliyah and enlisting in the IDF in record numbers, bucking the trend of a disaffected demographic

High Holy Days Service Listings: 2012 (5772-5773) High Holy Days Schedule of Services

by Compiled by Alanna Berman

A complete listing of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at synagogues across the region

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