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Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Ryan Torok

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JFLA Executive Director Discusses Loan Program for Looted L.A. Businesses

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has been working remotely to ensure people receive their interest-free loans. “It’s extremely...

Synagogue Reopenings Now on Hold After Protests

After being closed for almost three months because of the coronavirus, Baba Sale Congregation on Fairfax Avenue was looking forward to welcoming worshippers this...

Disability Leader Discovers New Role During COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus lockdown has tested everyone’s resilience and ability to roll with the punches — physically, mentally and emotionally. And on the days when...

Foodies Across the Country Are Showing Up for Virtual ‘Great Big Jewish Food Festival’

Whether you grew up eating cholent, matzo ball soup or noodle kugel, The Great Big Jewish Food Festival, which will run online, at jewishfoodfest.org, aims to...

Indian Jews from the B’nei Menashe Community Face Unique Pandemic Challenges

Israel-based nonprofit Degel Menashe (Menashe’s Flag) has established a COVID-19 crisis relief fund to support members of the B’nei Menashe Jewish community in both...

Hospital Workers Flood Suicide Crisis Line With Coronavirus-Related Calls

Dr. Lorna M. Breen, an emergency room doctor in New York who had been treating COVID-19 patients, died by suicide on April 26. While...

Chabad Delivers Shabbat Meals During Lockdown

As the coronavirus shelter-in-place order continues, Chabad congregations are delivering Shabbat meals around Los Angeles to hundreds of people who are unable to cook...

Los Angeles High School Takes to the Streets to Celebrate Israel’s 72nd Birthday

Unable to hold its Yom HaAtzmaut carnival on the rooftop this year, instead Shalhevet High School took to the local streets of Beverlywood on...

Keeping Hospitals Funded Is Essential Work, Explains Medical Claims Expert

As many businesses in New York closed because of the spread of the coronavirus, Helene Chabin, 84, a hospitals medical claims expert, assumed she,...

What It’s Like Being An Emergency Medical Volunteer During COVID-19

As an operations supervisor at Hatzolah Los Angeles, Ari Friedman has seen the devastating impact of the coronavirus in the Jewish community. The Valley...

Cedars-Sinai ER Director: Emergency Patients Are Afraid to Come to Hospital Due to COVID-19

Dr. Sam Torbati’s role as a frontline health care worker during the coronavirus crisis has been made much more manageable thanks to the support...

Jewish-Italian Family Tiramisu Business Finds New Life During Pandemic

Giovanni Bolla is a master of the art of tiramisu, the Italian dessert featuring coffee-dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone cream. Like most small business operators,...

‘Bubbies Know Best’ Star Beats Coronavirus

Linda Rich is one of the co-stars of Jewish Life Television’s (JTLV) reality matchmaking series, “Bubbies Know Best.” She also recently was diagnosed with...

How Did Virtual Seders Really Go?

On April 12, Journal contributor Esther Kustanowitz co-hosted a mid-morning group of more than 50 people via Zoom for a virtual Passover seder. She...

Israeli Consulate in L.A. Posts Billboards Expressing Israel-U.S. Solidarity

Showing solidarity with Israel during the coronavirus pandemic, the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles has placed two billboards on opposite sides of...

How Rabbis Are Spending Their Time During Coronavirus

Even as the coronavirus has triggered the shutdown of conventional synagogue life across the city, rabbis are as busy as ever taking Zoom calls,...

Los Angeles Sisters Start Pandemic Grocery Assistance Program

With the coronavirus pandemic leaving elderly people stranded at home without an easy way to access groceries, stepsisters Kayla Newman, 19, and Leeat Hatzav,...

What’s Happening: Virtual Seders, Shabbat and Book Club

FRI APRIL 3 STEPHEN WISE DAILY STREAMING After streaming Shabbat services for more than a decade, Stephen Wise Temple continues its virtual programming during the coronavirus...

JNF Online, Raichel Streams Concert, Coping With Virus

Jewish National Fund (JNF) has launched a suite of live and on-demand videos to help older members of the community feel connected. On March 24,...

Guardians Real Estate Dinner, Sephardic Temple Centennial Celebration

The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home held its annual real estate dinner on March 5 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The event drew...

What’s Happening: Virtual Shabbats, Book Club and Festival

Because the community has now been ordered to shelter in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the Journal has compiled a list...

No Shul, No Problem: Synagogues Navigate Coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, jewitathome.com is just one collaborative online community that has helped Jews connect and engage now that all communal...

L.A. Jewish Crisis Resource Guide

This guide will constantly be updated. Keep checking back for additional information and email [email protected] if you'd like your organization, event or resource to be...

San Fernando Valley Family’s Facebook Live Dance Party Draws 2,000 People

Valley Beth Shalom congregant and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) drama teacher Brent Rosen also owns and operates Dance Party Industries, a DJ...

UPDATE: Shabbat Livestream; Other Events Called Off

Editor's Note: This story will continue to update as more events are canceled or postponed. We will update you as events also turn to...

BDJ Gala, Top Cop Awards, AJU Reception

Modern Orthodox congregation B’nai David-Judea (BDJ) held its annual banquet dinner on Feb. 23 at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. The event sold out 10...

Adam Schiff Skewers Trump for Deeming Virus “A Public Relations Problem”

At the beginning of the week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that one of his former staffers had tested positive for the novel coronavirus...

Coronavirus Prompts Closures of LA Synagogues

Many local synagogues have closed their doors in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the ban on large public gatherings. In addition, a...

Save A Heart Gala, NCSY West Coast Turns 50

Save A Heart Foundation (SAHF) celebrated its annual gala at Sinai Temple on Feb. 8. The foundation honored Beverly Hills cardiologist Dr. Harold Karpman with...

What’s Happening: Purim Carnivals, Noa Sings, Joel Stein Talks

SAT MAR 14 “Sex, Addiction & Love” Jewish Women’s Theatre’s new production, “Sex, Addiction & Love in the 21st Century,” runs through March 24. The love-centered...

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CA to Allow Bars, Gyms, Schools, Sporting Events to Reopen June 12

California will start allowing bars, gyms, schools, summer camps and professional sporting events to start reopening on June 12. The Associated Press reported the state...

Meet the Boogaloo Bois, the Violent Right-Wing Extremists Who (Mostly) Don’t Hate the Jews

There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war.

Israeli BDS Activist Seeking Asylum in Canada Will Be Deported Back to Israel

An Israeli activist who had tried to claim asylum in Canada as a refugee is getting deported back to Israel.

Jewish Federation of L.A. Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ From Government Officials to Hold Police Accountable

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFLA) will not tolerate system racism or police brutality within the Jewish community or any community. In its...

How Jews Can Be Better Allies to Black Americans

Many Jews are looking to be better allies against racism. Here's how.
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