Jewish Journal

The Joshua Project

By Dikla Kadosh

May 19, 2011 | 5:14 pm

Joshua Goldenberg. Photos by Matt Cramer

“Mommy, can I have some water?” asked Joshua Goldenberg, a 7-year-old with a beautiful mane of curls and a gap-tooth smile. His mother, Christie, handed him a bottle.

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  • TRIBE Gathering: Prom Prep 101, Friendship Circle, Santa Barbara Jewish Festival

    May 19, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    Teen girls living in foster care were treated to a day of glamour at Valley Beth Shalom’s Prom Prep 101 April 10.  Photos by Morris Kagan    

    The approximately 100 girls at the event selected prom dresses, shoes and accessories — all of which were donated by various...

  • The ultimate bridge

    By Ryan Torok

    May 19, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    Who would have thought that a noncontact sport invented by a Jewish high school kid in the 1960s would someday find its way to Israel and be used to build bridges between bitter enemies?

    Founded in 2008 by veteran American Ultimate Frisbee players, Ultimate Peace (UP) is a weeklong...

  • Italian cheeses inspire a unique holiday menu

    By Judy Zeidler

    May 19, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    It all started with Signora Grazia, an elderly cheese maker in Panzano, Italy. While vacationing in this Tuscan village, just 30 minutes south of Florence, we walked by her farm early one morning and saw the sign that read “Pecorino and Fresh Ricotta for Sale.”

    We hiked up the...

  • The spiritual practice of ice cream

    by darcy vebber

    May 19, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    Once there was a world without ice cream — no Butter Pecan or Vanilla, not to mention Spicy Chocolate, Mint Cucumber or Honeycomb. While the evolution of this beloved treat has origins as far back as when snow sweetened with nectar was served to Chinese emperors 4,000 years ago,...

  • Noshing in the Grass

    by olivia gingerich

    May 19, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    Take a bold chance this summer by ditching the frigid shopping malls for the natural breeze and oak-tree shade of a gorgeous outdoor picnic. Your al fresco dining guests will marvel at these bright summertime items that capture the fun of the season. And to help you actually locate...

  • Tribe Calendar: June 2011-August 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    May 18, 2011 | 5:49 pm


    Toast the end of the week with friends (or co-workers). Check out the winery, sample a variety of wines, enjoy a self-guided tour, and learn more about the winemaking process. 5-7 p.m. $6 (bring your business card). Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201...

  • From Torah to cheesecake

    by robin heinz bratslavsky

    May 18, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Ask a group of average Jews what they know about Shavuot, and you’re likely to hear something like: “Oh sure, that’s the holiday when we eat cheesecake.” 

    From a biblical standpoint, Shavuot is one of the holiest days in Judaism, but as a holiday on the Jewish calendar it...

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