Jewish Journal

One Jew’s Christmas Eve

By Dikla Kadosh

December 28, 2007 | 1:40 pm

Guest blogger Jay Firestone:


For the second Christmas Eve in a row, I've had the privilege of attending the famous San Francisco Jewish singles dance, known only as The Latke... read on

  • IDF soldiers struggle in “Beaufort”

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 27, 2007 | 2:17 pm

    I was on my way out of ICM’s lush private theater after a screening of Israeli film “Beaufort” when someone asked me if I liked the film.

    “It’s a hard film to say you like,” I answered, “but it’s a very well made film.”

    Its technical merits are many, but its content—challenging.... read on

  • Lennon’s life before death

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 20, 2007 | 9:02 pm

    Ten days before John Lennon was killed, photographer Allan Tannenbaum captured intimate portraits of the music legend and his wife, Yoko Ono. Reluctant to capitalize on what were certainly some of their final moments together, Tannenbaum refrained from publishing the photos until... read on

  • (Not) The Love Boat: Chanukah-at-Sea 2

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 19, 2007 | 12:15 pm

    The motion of the ocean is clinging steadfast to our souls, so when ATID director Stacey Zackin sent out the following survey about the Chanukah cruise, our very own Amy Klein decided to respond in kind.

    Here’s what Amy (really) thought about our weekend at sea:

    1. My favorite... read on

  • My first Hollywood premiere

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 17, 2007 | 12:05 pm

    We’re inundated by Hollywood imagery everywhere we go: billboards, supermarkets, television and of course, the movies. No matter how much we love its products or despise its prevalence, it is undeniably compelling. It’s glamorous and decadent, although beset by the trappings of... read on

  • CalGirls picks now online!

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 13, 2007 | 11:29 am

    Looking for something last minute to do tonight? Need help planning an outing with out-of-town guests? Want to find the hottest Jewish gathering on Christmas Eve?

    The Calendar Girls are here to help! Our picks for the week, published regularly in The Jewish Journal, is now available... read on

  • Chanukah at Sea

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 11, 2007 | 10:10 am

    This weekend, I couldn’t help but think about Titanic. I’ve only been on a real cruise once before but I vicariously sailed James Cameron’s Titanic more times than I’d like to admit—and not just for Leo. Sailing out into the open sea had its appeal: unadulterated leisure, fanciful... read on

  • Fall in love

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 7, 2007 | 9:09 am

    The story was their own.

    At the turn of the 21st century, a veteran actress struggles to keep Yiddish theater alive in New York. She desperately searches for money and a miracle to extend the run of a show scheduled to close on the last day of Chanukah. Years later, two impassioned... read on

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Written by Danielle Berrin and Dikla Kadosh

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