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Erin Ben-Moche

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Erin is the Digital Content Manager at the Jewish Journal. She also covers Jewish art, entertainment and culture.
The Bagel Report

Mindy and Mandy Moved Us While Oscars Snoozed Us

After briefly breaking down the Oscars, the Bagels compare it to the Jewish community after COVID (of course) and wonder if the trailers for "In The...

Ruderman Foundation Grants $1M to Academy Right Before The Oscars to Promote Accessibility and...

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The grant will help push new perspectives on filmmaking and film history as well as an accessible and equitable experience for audiences of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
The Bagel Report

Shtisel, Shiva and Donny Oy Vey!

What do shivas and b'nai mitzvah have in common? Bagels, of course, and this week, it's the new films "Shiva Baby" and "Donny's Bar...

Filmmaker Creates Mini-Series Asking Jews with Disabilities ‘What Do You Pray For?’

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The series centers on the universal nature and themes of prayer, as well as the hopes and dreams of people with disabilities.

MOTL Honors Medical Heroes During Second Virtual Yom HaShoah March

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Many global senior health professionals— including doctors, nurses and paramedics— are participating in the ceremony in their honor.

LA Organizations Partner with March of the Living for Virtual Yom HaShoah Conference

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The virtual program will allow Jewish high school seniors from 10 schools in California, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Panama and Poland to learn about the Shoah.

13-Year-Old Uses B’nai Mitzvah Project to Raise Over $5K for PATH

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Jesus Torres, outreach specialist for People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), said it isn’t every day he meets people like 13-year-old Ethan Rosenberg. Ethan, whose Bar...

Noah’s Ark Exhibit at Skirball Reaches Classrooms Virtually

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The pandemic wasn’t going to stop their team from finding ways for teachers and students to utilize the exhibit safely.

OneTable Is Helping Young People Find Connection Through Passover Seders

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If you still don’t have seder plans, OneTable has you covered.

Foundation for Jewish Camp Helps Five CA Summer Camps Reopen Safely in June

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The emotional support given to camps, especially during the pandemic, has been equally crucial.

JScreen Launches National Cancer Genetic Screening Program

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Genetic testing organization JScreen announced on March 22 the launch of its National Cancer Initiative which will offer a comprehensive testing panel to analyze...

William Shatner Turns 90, Preserves His Legacy With AI App StoryFile

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Shatner is among other storytellers including astronauts, civil rights activists and Holocaust survivors who have recorded and shared their stories with StoryFile.
The Bagel Report

#ReleasetheSederCut

Sorry listeners, Esther and Erin don't have time to recap the 4-hour-long Snyder Cut this week because they have to prepare for Passover!!! Realizing...

Satirical Comedic Author Dave Cowen on New ‘Biden-Harris’ Haggadah

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"The Biden-Harris Haggadah: Thank G-d!” offers laughter for anyone who needs it at their upcoming seder.

Kol Ami Rabbi Denise Eger Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ben-Gurion University

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Eger receives the honor for her work as a Jewish leader, AIDS and LGBTQ activist, author and founding rabbi of the West Hollywood Reform synagogue.

Reboot Creates ‘Plastover Challenge’ to Remove Single-Use Plastics on Passover

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Jews will sacrifice plastic bags, straws, candy wrappers, cellophane, bubble wrap or take-out containers during Plastover.

Photographer Zion Ozeri Showcases Jewish Diversity in Virtual Haggadah

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Ozeri decided to create a virtual interactive Haggadah that highlights the diversity of Jews, just in time for a second pandemic Passover.
The Bagel Report

The Bagel Report: The Podcast: The Series w/ Julia Lester!

The Bagels welcome Julia Lester, one of the stars of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series." After some getting-to-know-you conversations and Jewish geography,...

Jewish LA Entrepreneurs of D’vash Organics Partner with World’s Largest Date Producers in Dubai

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This UAE deal is historic for the entrepreneurs to produce the world’s first date-based super brand.

‘Chicago 7’ ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and Jerry Seinfeld Win Critics’ Choice Awards

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With a new hybrid at-home award show season in full swing, Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards celebrated what the critics felt was the best of TV and film this year.
The Bagel Report

Sacha, Sorkin, Schitt & Shtisel: The Golden Globes and Beyond

After acknowledging the first anniversary of COVID hitting America, the Bagels are not getting ready for the Holiday of Matzah and are reviewing the...

Moishe House Absorbs Base Movement Network from Hillel International

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Base Movement’s rabbinic-led education and engagement model will enable Moishe House to continue to grow and integrate more direct-learning and rabbinic mentorship opportunities for young adults.

The Foundation Grants $1.3 Million for COVID-19 Relief

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In a new round of COVID-19 relief grants, The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on March 2 that it’s awarding...

Mazel Tov! ‘Wonder Woman’s’ Gal Gadot is Pregnant with Third Child

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Mazel Tovs are in order for “Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot and husband Yaron Varsano who are expecting their third child together.
The Bagel Report

Exploring the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee with ‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman

Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late...

Jonah Sanderson Successfully Navigates His Disability, Aims to Make Jewish Community More Inclusive

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“You don’t have to have a high school education to be part of the Jewish people.”

Rick Recht on JKids Radio Offering Families 24/7 Access to Jewish Music, Education, Purim...

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JKids Radio, formerly known as, PJ Library Radio, has recently relaunched to become a musical kid-centric hub for Jewish music, education and inspiration 24...

YULA Boys Student Participates in National Yachad Disability Training

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Nearly 40 teens from across the United States met virtually this month to receive training focused on making Jewish communal life more inclusive for individuals with disabilities.

Complicated Family Stories Are Explored in The Braid’s New Salon Show ‘Family Matters’

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Complex family relationships are the theme of a new salon show by The Braid, formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre. Opening on March 6, community theatergoers...

World Values Network Launches $2.5 Million Fund To Spread Shared Values Message

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The World Values Network (WVN) announced on Feb. 16 that it will launch a global multi-media project, funded by Hope and Robert F. Smith....
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