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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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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...

Following Protests, Mayor Eric Garcetti Orders Overnight Curfew in Los Angeles

Following nationwide protests  — including in Los Angeles — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an 8 p.m. curfew across the city on May...

L.A. County to Reopen Restaurants, Hair Salons

The California state government gave Los Angeles County approval to start reopening restaurants, hair salons and barbershops on May 29. Los Angeles County Board of...

Stay Up During Shavuot By Attending the Overnight DAWN Festival

The tradition of staying up all night on Shavuot to study Torah (Tikkun leil Shavuot) is getting a multi-track makeover this year with the...

White Nationalist Stickers Placed Near Wiesenthal Center

A series of stickers advertising a white nationalist group were found across the street from the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance on May...

L.A. County Aiming to Reopen on July 4, Supervisor Says

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said on May 19 that the county is aiming to reopen on July 4. The July 4 reopening —...

Santa Monica College Student Gov’t Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Santa Monica College’s (SMC) student government, Associated Students (AS), unanimously passed a resolution on May 4 condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution, which was obtained by the...

L.A. County Issues New Shelter-in-Place Order Indefinitely, Eases Restrictions for Retailers, Outdoor Recreation

Los Angeles County officials implemented a new shelter-in-place order on May 13 that eases current restrictions for retailers and outdoor recreation centers but lasts...

L.A. Philanthropic Initiative Launches Registry for Hospitals in Need

The Angelenos behind the Emergency Supply Donor Group (ESDG), a philanthropic initiative responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, have created a new tool for hospitals...

L.A. County Shelter-In-Place Order Likely Will Be Extended for Three Months, Order Could Be Modified

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a May 12 County Board of Supervisors meeting that the county’s shelter-in-place order likely...

L.A. County Beaches to Reopen May 13 With Restrictions

On May 11, Los Angeles County officials announced county beaches will be reopened on May 13 with restrictions in place to ensure social distancing...

L.A. County to Start Reopening on May 8

Los Angeles County officials announced on May 6 that the county will begin to reopen on May 8. Businesses that can start to reopen include...

L.A. County Officials to Present Guidelines for Reopening by End of the Week, Including Beaches

Los Angeles County officials said in a May 5 press briefing that officials will present guidelines later in the week for reopening the county,...

Garcetti Announces Free COVID-19 Testing for L.A. County Residents, but County Officials Say Testing Should Remain Limited

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on April 29 that free COVID-19 testing now will be available for all Los Angeles County residents, but...

L.A. County COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 1,000

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 death toll hit the 1,000 mark on April 28. There were 597 new cases and 59 deaths in the county, putting...

Beverly Hills Police Chief, Who Allegedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Retires

The city of Beverly Hills announced on April 25 that Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli is retiring. Her last day will be May 15. Beverly Hills...

L.A. Announces Criteria to Ease Shelter-in-Place Order

On April 24, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors chair Kathryn Barger announced the criteria needed for the county to start easing shelter-in-place restrictions. Barger...

L.A. County to List Restaurants With Coronavirus Outbreaks

Los Angeles County will start to compile a public list of restaurants that have had verified reports of COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times reported that...

Antibody Tests Estimate that 4.1% of L.A. County Adults Had Coronavirus

USC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on April 20 that antibody tests from earlier in the month show that...

L.A. Could Start to Reopen, With Restrictions, Toward End of May, Officials Say

Los Angeles County could start allowing certain businesses to reopen toward the end of May. The Los Angeles Times reported that County Public Health Director...

L.A. May Not Have Any Concerts or Sporting Events Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus, Report Says

A report in the Los Angeles Times asserts city officials are weighing a prohibition of all concerts and sporting events until 2021 in an...

L.A. Announces Fewest New Coronavirus Cases in Nearly Three Weeks

Los Angeles County health officials announced on April 13 that the number of new COVID-19 cases that day was the lowest since March 26. KTLA...

LAUSD Schools To Remain Closed Through Summer; Virtual Graduations Will Occur

All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will remain closed through the summer. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said on April 13, “We will not...

L.A. Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Until May 15

Los Angeles County officials announced on April 10 that the shelter-in-place order has been extended until May 15. Additionally, on April 15 the county will...

LA County Requires Residents to Wear Masks in Public to Curb Coronavirus

Beginning April 10, Los Angeles County will be requiring residents to wear masks in public for an indefinite period to combat the coronavirus. The Los...

Meet The Orthodox Jewish Mom Who Became LA’s Go-To Jewish Artist

Los Angeles artist Aliza Marton was raised in an artistic family. But after she got married, she focused on raising her own family and...

This Pandemic is the Time to Preserve Your Family’s Stories

Everyone has a story. It is not only those who have experienced terrible suffering or accomplished something extraordinary. Wouldn’t we all love to have...

Los Angeles Sisters Start Pandemic Grocery Assistance Program

With the coronavirus pandemic leaving elderly people stranded at home without an easy way to access groceries, stepsisters Kayla Newman, 19, and Leeat Hatzav,...

New Articles

BDS Co-Founder: Right of Return Will End ‘Zionist State’

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, said in a May 21 interview that the Palestinian right of return would...

‘I’m Not Angry at All’: Owner of Looted Chicago Photo Shop Vows to Rebuild

(JTA) — Don Flesch managed to grab just one item from his downtown Chicago camera shop as it went up in flames Saturday night:...

Jews March, Speak Out on Police Brutality

The Torah and Talmud teach the importance of justice, repairing the world, to not stand idly by, and the value of a human life. It’s...

Synagogue Reopenings Now on Hold After Protests

After being closed for almost three months because of the coronavirus, Baba Sale Congregation on Fairfax Avenue was looking forward to welcoming worshippers this...

Twitter Removes White Supremacist Group’s Fake Antifa Account

Twitter took down a white supremacist group’s fake Antifa account on June 1. CNN reported the account @ANTIFA_US had tweeted on May 31, “Comrades Tonight...

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