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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...

Break-in and Burglary at PSY ON PICO Kosher Restaurant

The suspect smashed the glass front door, entered the restaurant and took $1,500 from the cash register.

Local Comedian Crowdfunding for a Podcast Bus

Orthodox-Jewish comedian Danny Lobell, 38, has spent nearly four decades on this planet, and during that time, he has learned a few things.

Welcoming The Jewish Family Library of Los Angeles

Two months ago, Rabbi Moshe Levin launched The Jewish Family Library of Los Angeles.

Jewish Federation Announces “L.A. Parents Against Antisemitism” Coalition

In a June 18 press release The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced that they are part of a joint effort with several...

1,000 People Rally in Westwood Against Recent Antisemitic Incidents

Headlining the speakers at the rally was Elan Carr, the former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism

Skirball Cultural Center Names Three Executives to Key Roles

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Skirball Cultural Center announced that Sheri Bernstein has been named museum director starting July 21, 2021. Bernstein formerly held the position...

“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.

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