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Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Oren Peleg

97 ARTICLES

Championing Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities

After nearly two decades working on the business affairs side of the entertainment industry, Delbert Whetter, 48, is finally working toward producing his first...

Jay Ruderman: Advocating for Disability Rights in the Jewish Community

In the early 2000s, businessman Mort Ruderman decided to work with other Boston-area families to give a $45 million gift to his local Jewish...

After 25 Years, Rabbi Lisa Edwards Bids Farewell to Beth Chayim Chadashim

After a storied, inspiring quarter of a century helming Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), the world’s first LGBTQ synagogue, which opened its doors in 1972,...

U.S.-Based Nonprofit Spearheads Fortified Hospital in Haifa

The terrace outside Dr. Amnon Rofe’s office at Bnai Zion Medical Center offers picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Báha’í Gardens in...

All the World’s a Stage

Naomi Rubin, 18 High School: Summit View College: Cal State Northridge In March 2018, Naomi Rubin finally got the call she’d been waiting for since fourth grade,...

‘Faith At Work’ in a Time of Unemployment

For several years, venture capitalist and philanthropist Art Bilger has been hosting town hall-style workshops across the country to address what he views as...

Former Miss Israel’s Exhibition on Pre-Israeli State Jewish Communities

Before 1948, Jews lived all over the Middle East and North Africa, practicing their religion with pride but facing persecution and intermittent pogroms. Growing...

The Opioid Problem Is Also a Jewish One

In the summer of 2009, music superstar Michael Jackson’s drug overdose and the complicated circumstances surrounding his death dominated headlines. Jackson died after taking...

Remembering Lori Gilbert-Kaye: ‘She Was a Rainbow’

A blue-and-white sign inside the Chabad of Poway sanctuary indicates “Maximum Occupancy 696.” On the afternoon of April 29, with friends, family, community members,...

Poway Can No Longer Say ‘Nothing Happens Here’

Poway is a sleepy town of nearly 48,000 just northeast of San Diego about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Tall palm trees line...

Updates from San Diego: Community Gathers, Prays, Grieves

SAN DIEGO – Shaina, a 15-year-old girl, corralled her younger sister and six other kids and led them out a back exit of Chabad...

Unanswered Questions Over Abrupt Lainer School Name Change

In the summer of 2017, school officials at Sinai Akiba Academy in West Los Angeles lauded an announced gift as “transformative,” prompting a name...

IsraAID Seeks Local Volunteer Experts

In recent years, Lesbos, a small Greek Island in the northern Aegean Sea, has seen the arrival of thousands of asylum seekers fleeing conflicts...

StandWithUs Student Conference Primes Pro-Israel Activists

Last fall, during the public comments portion of a meeting held by the University of California Board of Regents in Westwood, UCLA student Justin...

A New Tzedakah Model for Just $5

Growing up in Beverlywood, Mahyar Asher Eghbali often witnessed grand gestures of monetary tzedakah, (charity) in his community, particularly in the synagogue.  “I’ve always believed...

The Man Behind United Hatzalah, Saving Lives With Rapid Response Times

Eli Beer was just 7 years old when a bus exploded in front of him as he was walking home from school in Jerusalem....

Jewish Artists Live On in Holocaust-Era Work

Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg clicked to the first photograph of her presentation, and on a large screen at the Skirball Cultural Center displayed a picture of...

Israel’s MASA Global Summit Molds Future Jewish Leaders

Nestled in the Judean Hills overlooking Jerusalem, Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha offers an oasis of serenity. Peace reigns with its neighborhood Arab villages and just...

Andy Lipkis: Going Out on a Limb Led to TreePeople’s Growth

In 1973, when TreePeople founder Andy Lipkis was an 18-year-old college freshman, he decided to build upon an experience he had at Camp JCA...

Lessons From Her ‘Shanghai Jew’ Father

As a child growing up in New York, Naomi Goldman often heard her father’s wartime stories. A Holocaust survivor, Robert Goldman spoke to Naomi...

‘Vital Transformation’ Brings Healing in Ventura County

As the sun gracefully set on the Santa Monica Mountains on the last night of Hanukkah, Eliyahu Jian, a spiritual adviser and rabbi, lit...

Tel Aviv University Honors the Samuelis

Cocktail in hand, Gail Reiss, President and CEO of American Friends of Tel Aviv University (TAU), the stateside fundraising arm of Israel’s largest public...

Insurance Expert: After the Fires

The November wildfires ravaged vast swaths of Northern and Southern California, resulting in record-setting death and destruction. Losses significantly impacted sects of Los Angeles’...

IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet on Unifying American-Jewish Community

More than a decade ago, Israeli-born Shoham Nicolet arrived in Los Angeles with a dream. A former lieutenant in an elite Israel Defense Forces...

Organizations Review Security Issues After Pittsburgh Attack

When Shalhevet High School welcomed students and families from around the country for its five-day Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament beginning Oct. 31, Head of...

Bruce Alexander on the Security Problem

Many across the nation, Jew and non-Jew alike, are still coming to grips with what transpired at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s...

Can California Embrace Israeli Water Technology?

Even on the heels of California’s historic drought, water use has steadily returned to pre-drought levels, particularly in affluent Southern California communities. In response,...

How Israel Is Helping the Worldwide Water Shortage

More than a decade before David Ben-Gurion declared Israeli independence from the confines of a Tel Aviv bomb shelter, he and other luminaries who...

Halie Soifer: Getting Out the Young, Jewish Vote for Democrats

Most people aren’t in the business of swinging presidential elections at the ripe old age of 30 but Halie Soifer isn’t most people.  During the...

Galician Jewish History on Display at the Burton Sperber Library

Earlier this month, the Burton Sperber Library on American Jewish University’s campus was abuzz with chatter about Galicia, the historic Central European kingdom that...

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Israel’s Hadassah Hospital ‘a Partner’ in Development of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine, Director Says

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Nazi Party Applications Reportedly Distributed in Indiana Park

Anti-Semitic pamphlets were also reportedly handed out.
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