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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Allison Futterman

13 ARTICLES

Klezmer Musician Richárd Bernard on the OY!Stars

Born in Brooklyn, Richárd Bernard grew up listening to the sounds we now associate with klezmer music. His family enjoyed listening to Yiddish and...

Tu B’Shevat and Joshua Abarbanel: An Artist Inspired by Nature

The creations of Santa Monica-based artist Joshua Abarbanel can be found both nationally and internationally, in public exhibitions and private collections. His work is...

The Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive Asks ‘Can We Talk?’

The nonprofit Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is dedicated to collecting and sharing the stories of Jewish women and their contributions throughout history. Part of...

Rabbi Eric Weiss: Healing the Sick

Since 1991, the nonprofit Bay Area Jewish Healing Center has been providing spiritual care to a diverse Jewish community. Rabbi Eric Weiss, who in...

Naomi Firestone-Teeter: Between the Pages of the Jewish Book Council

The Jewish Book Council (JBC) has officially been a nonprofit since 1944, although its roots go back to 1925. JBC’s origins are connected to...

The Non-Jewish Spanish Artist Who Makes Challah Covers

Originally from Spain, creative artist Almudena Solana has called Los Angeles home for the past several years. In Spain, she was a journalist and...

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: ‘Look at Us Now, Mother!’

Filmmaker, producer and speaker Gayle Kirschenbaum has taken several challenging and interesting situations in her life and created films that are engaging and poignant....

Chef Lior Hillel Puts Openness, Hospitality on Menu

Chef Lior Hillel is the successful co-owner of several popular restaurants. He and his partners, Robert and Danny Kronfli, recently renovated and updated their...

The Non-Jewish Custom Mezuzah Maker

Ric von Neumann lives deep in a forest in Ontario, Canada, where he makes handcrafted custom mezuzot. However, von Neumann isn’t Jewish. He didn’t...

Changing ‘Little’ Lives With Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) matches boys and girls ages 6 and up with mentors to support them and help...

Chef Todd Ginsberg: Elevating Jewish Deli Food and Israeli Cuisine

Named a James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast in 2014 and 2015, Chef Todd Ginsberg has made a name for himself in the...

Nati Passow: Combining Judaism and Food Justice

When you combine deep passion for environmental issues, agriculture and Judaism, you have Nati Passow. As the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit...

Kids Dentist Has a Magic Touch

Most kids (and adults) hate going to the dentist, But in Elmwood Park, N.J., pediatric dentist Eyal Simchi has a few tricks up his...

Latest news

Trump Signs Holocaust Education Bill Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on May 28. The bill, which had passed the Senate on May 13, provides...

Israeli Torah Study Zoombombed With Nazi Imagery, Chants of ‘Free Palestine’

An Israeli organization’s online Torah study was Zoombombed on the evening of May 27 with Nazi imagery and chants of “free Palestine.” The Jerusalem Post...

Jewish Schools Have Reopened in the Netherlands, but Some Worry That Their Security Is Compromised

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch government’s decision to reopen the country’s schools came none too soon for Channa Feige, a mother of nine who...

ADL Backs Harvard in Lawsuit Challenging Race-Based Admissions Policies

BOSTON (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League is supporting Harvard University in its effort to beat back a high-profile legal challenge to the school’s race-conscious...

‘Zionist Police State’ Banner Hung Next to U.K. Jewish Cemetery

A banner stating “Welcome to the Zionist police state” was hung next to the Bancroft Road Jewish Cemetery on May 24 and was taken...
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