Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Los Angeles

“The Day After”: A Christmas Interview With the Owner of a Kosher Chinese Restaurant

At some point, someone said that Jews have to have Chinese food on Christmas, and it stuck.

Julia Diamond on L.A.’s Grand Park, Pre and Post-Pandemic

Julia Diamond discusses Grand Park’s role pre and post-pandemic and her connection to LA. 

Report: Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Rose 18% in LA County

According to the report, the number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the county in 2019 was 93; in 2018, that number was 79. The report noted that the 93 instances is the largest number of anti-Semitic hate crimes that the county has recorded since 2009.

Kadima Receives Go-Ahead for In-Person Learning

Kadima Day School in West Hills announced Oct. 21 that it is one of four schools in Los Angeles County to open in-person learning....

Jewish Community Mourns the Passing of Rabbi RBO Bat-Or

Rabbi RBO leaves a legacy any of us would be lucky to achieve — one marked by a deep drive to make the world a more just and equitable place.

Consulate General of Israel L.A. Donates Computers, Headphones to Inglewood Students

Thirty Chromebook computers and more than 300 headphones were donated.

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...

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