Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

Golems, schlemiels, reporter for a day

We\’re getting into the \”spirit\” of things this month. YeLAdim loves a good scary story, so we asked our friends at the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles to suggest some of their favorites.

Kids slip into reading and cozy up with PJ Library

The High Holy Days can be a confusing time for children. It\’s not easy for them to understand the sense behind the story of a father who almost sacrifices his son or how a chicken can help take away sins. Luckily, the answers to these mysteries and many more can be found in a book — and thanks to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation\’s PJ Library (as in pajamas), parents around the country are getting those books for free.

Backlot parties put simchas in the spotlight

More than 70 years after the beginning of Hollywood\’s Golden Age, when talkies became the rage and Jews routinely Anglicized their names, film factories are playing up the Jewish angle by hosting some of the largest and most unique b\’nai mitzvah parties in town.


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