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Flyers Tying Jews to Anti-Vaxxers Found at Santa Monica Schools

A slew of flyers that seem to be accusing Jews of being tied to the anti-vaccine movement were found at multiple schools in Santa Monica on January 13.

USC President Announces Measures to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

USC President Carol Folt announced a series of measures on January 13 to combat antisemitism on campus in light of recent controversies. In a letter...

Croft House Employee in Hancock Park Stabbed to Death

A Croft House furniture store employee was stabbed to death in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles on January 13.

President and CEO of Jewish Community Foundation of L.A. to Step Down at the End of 2022

President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland will step down from a position he has held for more than 30 years.

USC Denounces Antisemitism After Making Wiesenthal Center’s Top 10 Global Antisemitism List

USC issued a statement on December 28 denouncing antisemitism after the university made the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual Global Antisemitism Top Ten list.

New Round of Hate Flyers Links Jews with COVID

Perpetrators behind the hundreds of antisemitic flyers dropped in specific residential neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Pasadena over the weekend remained at-large as police continue to investigate.

Pico Kosher Restaurant Burglarized

The kosher restaurant Holy Grill in the Pico-Robertson area was burglarized on November 15. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspect, a Black...

88% of 2020 Religious Hate Crimes in LA Were Antisemitic, Report Says

Eighty-eight percent of religious hate crimes that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2020 were antisemitic, according to a new report from the county.

Meet The Only Jew Running For LA City Attorney

If she were to win, she’d be the first woman to hold the position, which was created in 1850. She’d also be the first Latina Jew to serve as Los Angeles City Attorney.

What’s Happening at AFM

Yesterday I attended the first day of the American Film Market event, which is being held online this year from November 1 to November...

LA Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Pro-BDS Motion

The United Teachers Los Angeles union decided against putting a motion supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to a vote.

Jewish World Watch Teens Empowered to Educate Through TAP Program

Amy Cecil, the Director of Education at Jewish World Watch, has always had a passion for education, which is why she created the Teen Ambassador Program (TAP).

Two Men Charged With Hate Crime in Sushi Fumi Attack

Two men have been charged with a hate crime in connection to the antisemitic assault that took place outside of the Sushi Fumi restaurant in May.

After 44 Years, Al Brooks and His Newstand Are Still Going Strong

On South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, Al’s Newsstand is open for business each weekday at 6:30 A.M.

As LA Teachers’ Union Nears Vote on BDS Motion, LAUSD Board Member Speaks Out

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), one of the city’s largest and most influential teachers’ unions, is set to vote at its September board meeting on a motion that would endorse Boycott, Divest, Sanction...

Los Angeles Declares 8/18 Brody Stevens Day to Honor Late Comedian

The City of Los Angeles declared August 18 (8/18) Brody Stevens Day in honor of the late comedian, who was a San Fernando Valley native who frequently talked about his hometown on stage.

Swastika Graffiti Found in Santa Monica Park

Graffiti of a swastika was found in a Santa Monica park on August 18.

USC Faculty Call on University to Condemn Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies for Endorsing Anti-Israel Statement

Around 50 USC faculty members urged the university in an August 8 letter to denounce an anti-Israel statement endorsed by the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $1 Million in Grants to Advance Education Equity

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles today announced it has awarded $1 million to seven local nonprofits that address issues related to education equity.

LA Times Editorial: UTLA’s Pro-BDS Motion “Neither Needed Nor Wanted”

The editorial called on the union to “reject the measure, which can do no real good for the union or schools, and certainly could hurt both.”

Proposed Parking Restrictions Pose Threat to Daily Activities at Beth Jacob Congregation

A petition to institute a street permit from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. has been circulated.

A 76-Year-Old Jewish Philanthropist From Los Angeles Is One of the World’s Most Prolific Olympic Pin Traders

Marantz specializes in collecting pins produced by countries seeking to host the Olympics, pins made by official host committees and pins made by media organizations covering the games.

Paul Koretz Condemns Ben & Jerry’s, Urges Them to Reverse Course

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz sent a letter to Ben & Jerry’s on July 21 condemning their July 19 decision to cease operations...

Newsom Budget Includes $14.9 Million to Restore Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights

106-year-old synagogue was the largest in the West from 1915-1951; now set to become a cultural hub for Jewish and Latino communities.

“Nazi Pride” Graffiti Found on Beverly Hills Street Corner

Graffiti of a swastika and the words “Nazi Pride” in all capital letters was found on a Beverly Hills street corner on July 14.

LAUSD School Board Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board unanimously passed a resolution on July 13 condemning antisemitism.

LA’s Getty Villa Exhibits Treasures From Ancient Mesopotamia

The need to preserve ancient works of art gained added importance in light of their wholesale destruction by Islamic State

Antisemitic Crimes in L.A. Increased Nearly 60% in 2021

Recent data from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shows that antisemitic hate crimes have increased by nearly 60% thus far in 2021.

Mayor Garcetti Officially Nominated As Ambassador to India

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been officially nominated by President Joe Biden to be the next Ambassador to India.

Top Law Firm, PR Firm Join Legal Team of L.A. Man Attacked by Antisemitic Mob

Glaser Weil LLP and Sitrick And Company–two of the nation’s top law and public relations firms, respectively–have joined Arash and Benny Khorsandi of The Law Office of Arash...

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