Saturday, September 19, 2020


Kids & Teens

Does Your Child Know What to do When Faced With a Bully? Bullying Prevention Begins at Home 

As children transition from school to summer camp, this is an ideal time to address any bullying your children are experiencing. Children who are...

More Children Need Homework Help Than Ever Before

There are so many reasons why children may need homework help. Sometimes a child simply does not understand the assignment or the lessons. In...

Milken laments end of historic season after loss in state basketball playoffs

After suffering a loss in the first round of a statewide playoff tournament on the night of March 8, Milken Community High School’s basketball...

Young Judaea sees resurgence in L.A.

Young Judaea, a peer-led Zionist youth movement that saw the closure of its West Coast summer camp in 2009, is starting to see a resurgence...

The Fight for Gilad Shalit

On July 25, 2006, Hamas terrorists penetrated into Israeli territory through an underground tunnel that runs from the Gaza town of Rafah to Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.

Never Again Means Now

he Jewish people have a long history of persecution and victimization. Our sufferings as a people have undeniably shaped who we are as individuals and as a people today. Throughout the world, people are still being silenced and exterminated, just as millions of us were in Europe 65 years ago.

LimmudLA Experience Far Exceeds Expectations

Put 700 Jews of all ages, ethnicities and all ends of the religious and political spectrum in a hotel for four days of classes,...

Negativity Vanishes in Letting Loose at LimmudLA

When I first heard about LimmudLA, I immediately became consumed by negative judgments. The minute my dad said something about classes, my brain started...

Encounter With Hatred Reinforces Duty as Jew

Anti-Semitism is a word I’ve heard used often. Whether I was learning about the rise of Nazism in Germany in school or reading the...

Time to come down from ‘The Hills’

Hollywood is not heaven. People give up their lives to move to Hollywood and try to make it big, and 99 percent of them fail.

Necessary tactics in ‘War on Terror’

I feel it is of the utmost importance for teens to get involved in politics and be informed about important issues that deal with the war on terror. If we as teenagers stay informed, we will have the knowledge to make the correct choices in the future

Thanks, Cal State — thanks a lot

When we hear that the one option that has always been guaranteed to us is now an uncertain variable, we can do nothing but doubt. When competition rages from all angles, and the safety we counted on no longer exists, we can do nothing but give up, right?

Ashtrays and Diet Coke

Your hearty laughs were rare, but you could always make me laugh.You gave me happiness even when you were deprived of it.

Looking upon the flag

The flag is like a tallit. The tallit envelops us in a physical connection to God and to the Jewish people.

A lesson in listening

I was partnered with a woman who, before she even really met me, thanked me for just showing up as a volunteer. She was homeless in San Francisco and felt that she had nowhere to turn before she found Project Homeless Connect. As I walked her to the housing information stand, she displayed thorough delight that somebody was beside her to hear all that she had to say. It seemed as if very few people, or none, had bothered to listen to her full story.

An unexpected family in Netanya

Watching the children cry, clinging to us and begging us not to leave, I realized the power of selfless giving, an experience I had not discovered before this volunteer opportunity.

Opening the Gates

Next time you see someone like me at your synagogue or at your event, remember that they probably feel really lonely and you could be the person to make their day by smiling at them and letting them know that they exist.

Honey cake, down on the farm

Danny\'s Farm is unlike other farms: It employs adults and teens with physical and/or developmental disabilities, but is designed for children with or without disabilities.

Staying empathetic is a challenge during the race for college

There is a new tension between my inherent self, and my impacted self. I am referring to what is simply known as the college process.

Cambodia’s killing fields revisited

I can vividly remember the first time I visited the Museum of Tolerance, in seventh grade. Not personally knowing anyone who had survived the Holocaust, I had been shielded from the grisly details of World War II.

Back to school, Yiddish for kids

Do your grandparents ever talk in Yiddish when they don\'t want you to know what\'s going on?

Israeli teens with Turner’s find hope and kinship in Malibu

\"At the beginning, I didn\'t understand what that meant to have a syndrome,\" Manor said, speaking in Hebrew. \"Until then, I just thought of myself as a short girl.\"

Don’t just sit there — do something

Among the candidates for the $100,000 Teen Choice prize is Adam Sterling, a UCLA graduate raised in Oak Park who is now director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force

‘Hakuna Matata’ meets tikkun olam

I tried to visit the orphanage every day, and I formed incredible relationships with almost all of the kids living there. I loved the kids so much; they were always so happy and hopeful, even though they have close to nothing, not even running water or clothes and shoes that fit.

Let the games begin!

The games bring together athletes from more than 200 countries to compete for national glory and gold, silver and bronze medals -- in a variety of sports (no, shopping is not one of them -- I checked).

The painful truth about teen mouth piercing

A pierced tongue may be the height of cool in some teen circles, but a new study by Israeli researchers suggests that skin piercings in the mouth may lead to an increased risk of oral health problems and even tooth loss

Confessions of a Sunday school dropout

Just a few weeks ago I graduated from high school, saying goodbye to friends and family and transitioning into life as a college student....

Keep religion out of presidential politics

Since last summer, when I volunteered for a Barack Obama event, I have received many nonsensical e-mails and heard many nonsensical arguments -- from friends and family as well as on TV -- about Sen. Obama\'s alleged lack of allegiance to the United States of America.

Jewish identity defined — a la Facebook

Facebook has become far more than a social network; it is a virtual social necessity. The Jewish community has created a haven for there, claiming hundreds of groups, applications and pieces of Jewish flair.

Happy Birthday, USA! Sweet dreams with the Shema

We celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States of America on July 4. Between noshing on barbecue and watching fireworks, test how well you know early American history. Circle the right answer for the following questions but read carefully -- some might be a bit tricky.

New Articles

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.

Kosovo to Adopt IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

“As a victim of genocidal actions & ethnic cleansing, [Kosovo] understands too well the weight of discrimination & hate.”

86 Jewish Groups Contest Leila Khaled’s SFSU Speaking Event

The groups sent a letter to the SFSU president asking if Khaled is legitimately protected under academic freedom.

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