September 22, 2018

Kelly Hartog

“Oh, no!” A huge shout goes up on the dusty outfield at the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex in Encino. It’s quickly followed by an expletive.
It’s Friday evening and dusk is falling outside Mishkon Tephilo’s synagogue on Main Street in Santa Monica.
The recently released documentary, “Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” begins with a clip of Davis performing onstage,
As we sit down to our Passover seders this weekend and retell the story of how we wandered in the desert to achieve our freedom,
When Cedars-Sinai Medical Center OB-GYN oncologist Dr. Beth Karlan was a student at Harvard University in the 1970s, she was doing...
When the students of MarjorY Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., returned to classes a week after the mass-shooting there,
It’s a somewhat meta moment: A world-renowned cellist playing a world-renowned cellist in a 20-minute movie simply titled, “Cello.”
A large chalkboard in the kitchen of the Sherman Oaks home of Sam and Rachel Simkin proclaims, “Please excuse the mess, we are making...
There’s nothing quite like confronting your mortality with some stark truths about aging, and that was Eldercare Consulting Group...
Everything about the offices of the Los Angeles City Controller is exactly as you might imagine: soft footfalls in the hallways...
Myron Sugerman is 80 years old and according to his biography is “the last Jewish gangster.” For Sugerman, though, age is but a number.
Same-sex couple Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks filed a lawsuit against the State Department this week for giving United States citizenship...
It’s mid-January, snow covers the ground and biting winds blow as a dedicated group of young men and women bundled up in winter coats...
Empowering high school and college students to fight anti-Semitism, combat the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and be...
With the second annual Women’s March scheduled for Jan. 20, the 5-month-old Zioness movement has rallied an impressive roster of...
Author Nina Lichtenstein’s blond hair is pulled back into a bun and she’s dressed head to toe in black, which makes her already...
As Holocaust survivors age and die, how will younger generations continue their legacy? One 19-year-old, Tamar “Tammy” Shine, has invested her time...
When most 15-year-olds might choose to spend their summer going to camp or the beach or just hanging out with friends, Hayden Klein decided...
With her CyberSem Jewish education service, Chavi Goldberg has taken religious women’s empowerment online. “I saw that boys can get smicha [ordination]
Ivy, a 2-year-old boy at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, is dressed in hospital-issue pajamas covered with images of cute teddy bears.
Eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, Chabad’s emissary in San Juan still faces a daily challenge:
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