September 2014 Issue



helloWelcome to L’CHAIM, a celebration of life, art, culture and all things Jewish in San Diego. Founded by 3 women well-established in the local Jewish community, L’CHAIM Magazine is a new and fresh publication and digital resource for Southern California and the entire nation. Because our lifestyles and interests are the same as the rest of the world with a few distinct differences, L’CHAIM focuses on what makes life fun.

L’CHAIM offers a modern, elegant and unique guide to Jewish San Diego and its culture, from where to find a Passover Seder to what to wear to that next Bar Mitzvah and everything in between. Fresh and innovative, L’CHAIM focuses on being the voice of the San Diego Jewish community. With intriguing features, insightful columns and imaginative design, we’re focused on giving readers what they really want. Within our pages you will find local resources, top dining spots, new synagogues and Rabbis, fitness and fashion. When we say “To Life!” we mean it.

L’CHAIM publishes new content on our website daily. Every month, we’ll arrive in your mailbox with fresh content and our trademark lust for life. Stay on top of our newest articles by subscribing to our Facebook Page or our newsletter.

Diane Benaroya is the Publisher and Advertising Director of L’CHAIM. After retiring from 25 years in education, Diane moved from Rehovot, Israel to San Diego and resumed her passion for media. Her interest in Judaism actually sprang out of her love for Jewish music as a child in Sunday school.

Laurie Miller is the Publisher and Graphic Designer behind L’CHAIM and has worked in the Jewish community on advertising and design for over a decade after moving from Louisiana to pursue a professional design career. Laurie recognizes the need for the Jewish community to be heard as one
voice with a common place for information. L’Chaim is just that.

Alanna Maya is the Editor-in-Chief of L’CHAIM. She has lived in San Diego for 10 years. In that time, she has been involved with numerous Jewish organizations and outlets here. Through the pages of L’CHAIM, she hopes to bring interesting and fun topics to the diverse Jewish community in San

But enough about us! We are here for you. What can we do for you? Talk to us! We’re listening. Write us any time at is published by L’Chaim San Diego, LLC. L’Chaim Magazine is a registered trademark of L’Chaim San Diego, LLC.






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