September 24, 2018

Los Angeles

Editor’s note: While the cleanup continues after the historic Tubbs Fire of last October that leveled the buildings at URJ Camp Newman,
It’s a somewhat meta moment: A world-renowned cellist playing a world-renowned cellist in a 20-minute movie simply titled, “Cello.”
Should American democracy ever vanish, it will end — like the world in T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” — “not with a bang but a whimper.”
Twenty years have passed, but the moment that drove Rebecca Shwartz to become a pioneering women’s rights lawyer in Jerusalem remains...
A couple of students from the Israeli Technion visited Los Angeles from Feb. 26-28 to share their knowledge about Israel’s tech...
The nonprofit interfaith organization NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change honored David Myers, Sadegh Namazikhah,
Why in the world would anyone want to study Jewish history? This was the question addressed by David N. Myers at a Feb. 13 book talk...
I feel the drumbeat of life — pulsating more palpably than ever before. This feeling is due, in part, to my recent sabbatical,
What happens when two Jewish musicians shaped by different life experiences come together to create a 21st-century take on Kabbalat Shabbat?
Anti-Semitic incidents nationwide increased nearly 60 percent from 2016 to 2017, the “largest one-year jump in recent history,” according...
The neo-Nazi organization that is connected to the man who allegedly murdered 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein lavished praise for Bernstein...
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles’ (JBBBSLA) annual Big Event 2018 on Feb. 7 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center drew...
A large chalkboard in the kitchen of the Sherman Oaks home of Sam and Rachel Simkin proclaims, “Please excuse the mess, we are making...
Israeli author Meir Doron, who co-wrote an unauthorized biography on Arnon Milchan, was surprised to hear that the renowned...
Eight years into his tenure as CEO and president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jay Sanderson says he is a changed man.
More than 1,000 people attended the Bet Tzedek annual gala on Feb. 1 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, which raised more...
A micro-crisis unfolded at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market in late January. It pitted loyal customers of Westside Urban Gardens...
After operating for nearly 15 years in temporary rental spaces, IKAR has purchased a permanent home. On Jan. 22, the progressive...
In the middle of the night, in grave danger, Syrian mothers bring their critically ill and wounded children to the Israeli border.
FRI FEB 9 INCLUSION SHABBAT Join The Miracle Project and Nashuva for a special Shabbat service in honor of Jewish Disability...
Comedy stars Larry David, Cheryl Hines, David Steinberg, Lewis Black and Fred Willard gathered on Jan. 30 at the Comedy & Magic Club...
When the Jewish Community Day School in Watertown, Mass., decided several years ago to hire a former MTV producer to bring a...
Elana Naftalin-Kelman has directed the Tikvah program for children with special needs at Camp Ramah of California for a dozen years.
I sat down to interview a prospective summer camp counselor, and suddenly I felt a wave of anxiety. The meeting, more than a decade ago...
The Reconstructionist movement’s central organization has changed its name to Reconstructing Judaism. Since 2012, the...
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