September 19, 2018

Eitan Arom

Eitan Arom is a Jewish Journal senior writer, covering a range of local Jewish issues such as civic engagement, culture, Holocaust memory, faith-based activism, politics and people. Before that, he worked as a freelance journalist in Jerusalem, Washington D.C and Los Angeles. He graduated from UCLA with bachelor's degrees in mathematics/economics and communication studies.
More than 1,000 Jewish families were confirmed as displaced from their homes in Houston by Hurricane Harvey, with that number expected to more than double.
Our gaggle of mostly Jewish, mostly American travelers stepped off a tour bus on the outskirts of Nuremberg, Germany, pointing cameras this way and that.
Jay Kronish took the stage in April at the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in South Korea in front of a group of American soldiers, he wore a long overcoat.
Brayes Bayou cuts through the neighborhoods where Jewish life is concentrated — and also where some of the worst flooding from Hurricane Harvey was felt.
Rabbi Mendel Simons is seeking to engage young people over the High Holy Days in ways that go beyond typical services.
Sharon Nazarian was 10 when her family left Iran for the U.S., fleeing a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism. She’d experienced anti-Semitism.
Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 died on Tuesday in Manhattan.
Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, delivering devastating wind and rain and forcing millions to evacuate.
Inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey had collected in the synagogue’s lobby, with its display cases holding Judaica that dates back centuries.
Etan Goldman, 47, better known by his stage name, Etan G the Jewish Rapper, decided to go to Houston to donate time and resources.
Sharon Nazarian will lead the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) fight against anti-Semitism abroad as the head of its International Affairs Division.
Organizers of the March for Racial Justice in Washington, D.C., are using a Yom Kippur mea culpa as a way to build stronger ties with the Jewish community.
Michael Wadler’s tefillin were among the only things he owned that survived Hurricane Harvey. As he was tossing objects into a trash bag before dawn ...
Even as Hurricane Harvey continued to soak Southeast Texas with unprecedented floods, the local Jewish community was already planning the relief effort.
Despite online harassment by an alt-right provocateur, two Holocaust survivors told their stories of triumph over evil, as planned, at The Last Bookstore.
The only Republican in the state Legislative Jewish Caucus has resigned after it released a statement strongly condemning President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.
President Donald Trump said he planned to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, which would open the way for more federal funds to fight it.
25 years ago Yiscah Smith was Yaakov Smith, with a long beard and six children. After a decade, Smith returned to religious life as an observant transgender woman and educator.
Actor Jon Voight walked into Jerry’s Deli on a recent afternoon and made a beeline for Ellie Kahn, a sprightly 68-year-old with tight, red curls.
Though he’s not Jewish, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might be the most Jewish candidate in the 2018 election for California governor.
Klein led the blessings for “Chai Havdalah,” a cannabis soiree signaling an increasing openness toward the plant in the Jewish community and beyond.
Though few in number, North Korean loyalists in Los Angeles are dedicated and prolific in their public adulation of the brutal dictatorship.
The man behind Donald Trump Jr.’s Kremlin connection is a British-born Jewish publicist who once worked as a reporter for a Jewish newspaper.
Last year, a friend presented me with a unusual opportunity: How would I like to make $250 for attending a bar mitzvah at the Beverly Hills Hotel?
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