Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Los Angeles

Rabbi Takes on L.A. County Over High Holy Days

The county had implemented a coronavirus health order that specifically called out having dinner with extended family and friends “to honor the high holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).”

‘End Jew Hatred at USC’ Protest Held at The Grove

After several people spoke, the protesters marched down West 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue.

Progressive Scholars Release Statement Supporting Rose Ritch and Other Zionist College Students

"When political speech crosses over into the harassment of an individual, whether in person or online, universities need to act swiftly."

‘Shocking and Outrageous’: Reactions to Anti-Semitic Banner on 405 Freeway

"It is essential that the CHP and relevant agencies guard against such crude expressions of hate and assaults upon public safety.”

ADL Los Angeles Announces New Regional Director

He succeeds Amanda Susskind, who had served as the ADL Los Angeles regional director for 18 years.

Back to School 2020: Local Jewish Day Schools Have Plans for Both Distance and In-Person Learning

Principals and administrators have spent much of the summer ironing out multiple plans to return, whether in-person, online, or some combination of the two.

Israeli Protesters in L.A. Call on Netanyahu to Resign

45 Israeli Americans gathered outside the Israeli consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Local Teen Creates Quarantine Essentials for the Homeless

The 17-year-old said that after seeing homeless people lacking the proper COVID-19 protection, she felt compelled to take action.

USC Student Who Launched Impeachment Campaign Against Student VP Says It Wasn’t Prompted by VP’s Zionist Views, Apologizes to Her and Jewish Community

"I want to offer my deepest apologies to Rose, and the greater Jewish community, for all the damage to her reputation, mental health, and well-being that resulted from my irresponsible wording."

USC President Calls Student VP Resignation Letter ‘Heartbreaking,’ Says Anti-Semitism ‘Has No Place at the University’

"What happened to Rose Ritch is unacceptable, and we must all take up her challenge to do better.”

USC Student VP Resigns, Says She Was Bullied for Being a Zionist

"Students launched an aggressive social media campaign to 'impeach [my] Zionist a--.' This is anti-Semitism."

Garcetti Says Water, Power Will Be Turned Off From Places Holding Large Gatherings

A shooting had occurred during the party, resulting in one dead.

‘Got Challah’? Family Delivers Challah to Those in Need in San Fernando Valley

Making the most of quarantine, the Shorten family turned to challah-baking. They have dubbed their mitzvah project “Got Challah.” 

LA School Board Postpones Vote on Ethnic Studies Curriculum to August

During a July 9 meeting, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education postponed until August its vote on the Ethnic Studies...

L.A. Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce July Fourth Beach Closures

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a June 29 statement that his department won’t enforce the county’s decision to close beaches during...

L.A. County Beaches Closed for Fourth of July as County Surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

Los Angeles County beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend as the total number of COVID-19 cases surged past 100,00. Fox 11...

Los Angeles Orthodox Jewish Teens Create 50 Care Packages for Nurses Fighting COVID-19

"Receiving all these generous donations from businesses and families remind us, too, that they are rooting for us, and we are all in this together.”

Jewish Progressive Mike Feuer Runs for Los Angeles Mayor Amid Civil Unrest

"I want to be an architect of building a city that doesn’t just get back to normal, but is more equitable."

Pomona College Senior Class President Apologizes for Sharing Social Media Post Calling Zionists Racists

The Pomona College senior class president issued an apology on June 23 for sharing a post calling Zionists racist. The post in question was an...

Pomona College Senior Class President Shares Instagram Story Saying Zionists Are Racists

The Pomona College senior class president reportedly shared a social media post on her Instagram story accusing Zionists of being racists. The Claremont Independent, a...

Los Angeles Jewish Group Forms to Protect Jewish Community During Demonstrations

A Jewish security group took matters into its own hands and did what it could to protect the Jewish community from violence that occurred...

L.A. County Announces Reopening of Gyms, Museums, Zoos, Swimming Pools, Sporting Venues on June 12

Los Angeles County announced on June 10 that various facilities can start reopening on June 12. Facilities that can start to reopen include gyms, swimming...

After White House Falsely Tweeted Antifa ‘Instigated Violence’ at His Chabad, Rabbi Launches Kindness Campaign

Chabad of Sherman Oaks launched its Share4Justice campaign on June 8, encouraging community members to engage in acts of kindness in response to a...

Palestinians Accused of Piggybacking on Riots to Wreck Synagogues

A number of Los Angeles synagogues have been vandalized or even destroyed during the riots.

Jewish Federation Releases Statement in Support of Black Community

As Shavuot and Shabbat come to a close, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles released a statement of solidarity with the Black community...

Los Angeles Synagogue Vandalized With ‘Free Palestine,’ ‘F— Israel’ Graffiti

Congregation Beth Israel — a synagogue in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles was vandalized on May 30 with graffiti stating “free Palestine" and...

The Grove Looted, Set on Fire During Protests

After footage of George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota went viral on May 25,  protesters took to the streets around the...

New Articles

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

VIDEO: Skirball Cultural Center Hosts One Day Only Outdoor RBG Memorial

On Friday, Sept. 25 the Skirball Cultural Center held a socially distant RBG memorial display on its front steps, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Joe Biden Likens Donald Trump’s Rhetoric to That of Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels

"He’s sort of like Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.”

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