Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tikkun Olam

Lev LaLev In a beautiful and emotional Kabbalat Shabbat program last month, the San Diego Jewish Academy students presented the proceeds of their Hanukkah charitable project, or Tamchui, to five nonprofit organizations: Friendship Circle, Cake4Kids, Canine Companions for Independence, Lev…

Four New Ways to “Do Jewish Music” in San Diego

By Jennie Starr Can you imagine the shabbat table or the medura/campfire without Jewish music? Jewish music is a huge draw, perhaps second only to exceptional Jewish food, and programs with Jewish music appeal not only to listeners, but to…

Music Is My Way of Story Telling

In his first journalistic endeavor, Spencer Matorin, a fourth grade student at Ashley Falls Elementary School in the Del Mar Union School District; the son of Dr. Robert Matorin and photojournalist Dana Greene; and the grandson of former Heritage Newspaper…

Small But Mighty

By Eva Trieger Frances Lobman is proof positive that great things come in diminutive packaging. Hailing from Staten Island, Frances arrived on the La Jolla scene by way of New Jersey and Paris. One has only to meet this visionary…

My Two Shekels

By Michael Jeser If you are anything like me, or like millions of others around the world, you recently made “New Year’s Resolutions” to use in 2019. While many Jews make resolutions to become better versions of ourselves around Rosh…