November 18, 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.
Since leaving his diplomatic post in Los Angeles in 1998, Ido Aharoni has become arguably the foremost expert in branding for the...
Jews revere the late Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel for his ability to render plainly the unimaginable and give voice to the suffering...
On a bright, clear December morning, about a dozen individuals, most of them Persian Jews, gathered on plush sofas in the wood-paneled den...
For the entire 15 years that Charmaine Craig was writing “Miss Burma,” tensions seethed between the Burmese majority and the ethnic minorities...
Going to high school at Marlborough School in Hancock Park, Charmaine Craig felt the weight of her unusual Southeast Asian heritage, coming from...
A month after taking the California bar exam in 2010, Alana Yakolev took the case of an indigent Jewish man facing felony charges whom she had heard...
Thousands of year ago, when winter came and the days grew shorter, the Mesopotamian forebears of the modern Yazidi people became anxious.
Tony Lawrence didn’t have any family in Los Angeles, so the teachers and students at Milken Community Schools became one for him.
From the viewpoint of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), President Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan has the wrong emphasis.
You might think the largest charitable organization in the United States is a billionaire’s foundation or a brand-name charity. The truth is, it’s a bank.
If you have read about recent demographic studies claiming fewer young American Jews are marrying inside the faith and affiliating with...
About three years ago, Leo Wolinsky got a call from a private investigator in Santa Monica who asked if he knew Abraham Wolinsky.
Agarnesh Mengistu is an unlikely addition to the influx of Jewish dignitaries converging on Los Angeles for the Jewish Federations of North America GA
For the first time in Los Angeles, a Jewish organization held a rally to speak out against the persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar.
After recording a “massive surge of anti-Semitic incidents” in the last two months of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has taken the unprecedented...
In the summer of 1998, Charles Bronfman was sitting outside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with fellow philanthropist Michael Steinhardt,
After community activists alleged a continuing education class for Los Angeles public school teachers was biased against Israel,
While the rest of the crowd raised its hands toward the ceiling of the middle school auditorium, an olive-skinned woman in a knee-length black dress...
Many jewish kids experience their first kiss at summer camp. But the participants in a recent four-day retreat in Simi Valley, billed as a...
A local pro-Israel organization has accused the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of hosting an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel continuing education...
My passport is not much to look at. It’s dog-eared, many of the stamps are fading, and the back has been covered in a sticky film since I pasted a baggage..
No lives were lost when the Tubbs Fire tore through URJ Camp Newman near Santa Rosa in Northern California, incinerating most of its structures.
Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) broke ground Sept. 7 on a new addition to its Ventura Boulevard campus, a community center that will include meeting rooms, a gym..
After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Yotam Polizer, co-CEO of the disaster relief organization IsraAID, called his friend Haider Elias in Houston.
Glenda Hahn received a letter with an image of a swastika, along with racial and homophobic epithets and the slogan “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
Some local rabbis have shunned the idea of bringing politics to the pulpit, but Rabbi John Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood is not one of them.
A gay man is suing Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am, claiming the Conservative Jewish day school discriminated against his 8-year-old daughter.
The 13 black-and-white pictures sat in a cardboard box in a N. Hollywood residence, half a world and seven decades removed from the horrors they captured.
Rabbi Norman Patz stood on a balcony overlooking the flooded streets, stripped trees and downed power lines in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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