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Boaz Hepner

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Boaz Hepner works as a Registered Nurse in Saint John's Health Center, and teaches COVID vaccine education throughout the hospital, and to the community at large. He grew up in LA in Pico/Robertson and lives here with his wife and daughter. He helped clean up the area by adding the dozens of trash cans that can still be seen from Roxbury to La Cienega. He can be found with his family enjoying his passions: his multitude of friends, movies, poker and traveling.

Register for This Week’s COVID Vaccine Drive; Plus Info and Recommendations

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If anyone wants to get a booster shot, or bring your kids to receive their first vaccine dose, Adi organized the one at Natalia's school Intiwasi (9017 W...

My Verdict on Jury Duty

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Just spent the last few days serving on a jury, and here are my takeaways - Since it's over we are allowed to discuss...

A Vaccine Educator’s Personal Update

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I want to ensure that anyone out there who has a school, hospital or company which could find it useful to give its employees, families, friends a chance to ask questions, I am happy to be that person for you.

Who Will Speak For Us?

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I watch people with no actual understanding of the region beyond memes, retweeting how evil Israel is, with nary a whisper of how evil Hamas is.

My Guide to Fully Vaccinated Living

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How do we start to change or unlearn our behavior after a year?

Vaccine Sign-Ups: All The News That’s Fit To Print

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A dozen pro-tips about the vaccines which are readily available here in LA County almost every day with appointments - please read this even...

So You Got Your Vaccine, Now What?

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Weeks ago I was honored to interview Dr. David Agus and discuss questions that the community were asking about the vaccines. If you have...

My 2020 Movie Tally: The Year The Movies Died

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Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've been waiting for, the blog I get most excited about writing each year, the stories I try to...

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccines: An Interview With Dr. David Agus

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By getting the vaccine now, you significantly help prevent the spread to others.

Standing on the Backs and Shoulders of Giants

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Today I had a needle inserted into me. A medication created by scores of scientists who I trust with my life was injected into...

Traffic Lights – It’s A Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

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Good news for people living in my neighborhood! The traffic light on Crescent Heights and Olympic has always been a bit of a Shabbat nightmare....

Hello Street Cleaning, Goodbye Mosquitos

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Helpful storytime with Boaz. So, today after many many months, street cleaning in L.A. is restarting. So move your cars or get a ticket. But...

Thank God For Animation

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I'm going to write a ridiculous "I'm grateful" piece, but I actually mean it seriously. So I'm a TV person in addition to a movie...

Spielberg’s Roots

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Today I read the news of Steven Spielberg losing his father, who died on Aug. 25 at the amazing age of 103. While I...

While Waiting For a Vaccine…Get Your Vaccine!

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Five minutes in line at our local drugstore. Totally free thanks to our insurance plan. A needle inserts into the Deltoid muscle of our...

A Granddaughter’s Intuition: A Life Well Lived

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How did she know? I’m a nurse, I work with the elderly on a regular basis, but how did my wife know so much...

The Lobster Effect: Don’t Pull Each ‘Other’ Down

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This is why, in my heart, I want to support every other “other,” because I know what it is to be one.

The Lobster Effect: Don’t Pull Down Each ‘Other’

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If there's one thing that can be agreed upon by both sides, it's that Jews are most certainly, at all times, an "Other."

The Definition of Insanity

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When I was a kid, my friend Ronnie Rosenberg commonly said to me, "Does your face hurt? Because it's killing me!" Never has that...

Holding Your Breath For The Movies

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Many have asked me the obvious Boaz question: Not going to the movies since March has put me into withdrawal, but am I going...

Too Many Gloves, Not Enough Love

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This week, I was driving down Pico, and it was one of those annoying short trips where I hit every red light along the...

Flattening the Curve: A Conversation About the Pandemic With an Epidemiologist and Infection Control...

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I had the opportunity to speak with Lakshmy Menon, MPH (Master of Public Health), an epidemiologist who works as an infection preventionist in Los...

My 2019 Movie Tally: What to Watch During Social Isolation

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I was GOING to start off by saying that I am thankful for the good within 2019 but also extremely relieved that it's over....

Tylenol, Media, and Coping Mechanisms

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A few important pieces of information you may or may not already know... 1. Try not to rely too heavily on the news reports for...

A Guide to Daily Living During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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  First of all, let me state that my own insightful wife Adi has warned me against writing up anything about this. There is a...

Then the Mourning Comes

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I’m not even much of a basketball fan, so why did I find myself with a lump in my throat at the news of...

A Dinner We’ll Never Forget

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This past Friday night, during our simple but satisfying meal of challah and dips, Adi and I were looking through the photo album of...

Don’t Take Wife for Granted

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My wife Adi is a force to be reckoned with, and on this, our 6th Wedding Anniversary, I continue to remind myself never to...

The Mystery of Sophie: A Beautiful and Tortured Soul

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This may be the most challenging thing I have ever written, and yet I feel compelled to write something. Most of my writings, whether...

A Rosh Hashanah Hit and Run

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18 seconds. A flashing red hand with 18 seconds to go. That’s the last thing my father can remember before waking up being put...
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