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Friday, June 5, 2020

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Movers & Shakers

JNF Online, Raichel Streams Concert, Coping With Virus

Jewish National Fund (JNF) has launched a suite of live and on-demand videos to help older members of the community feel connected. On March 24,...

Guardians Real Estate Dinner, Sephardic Temple Centennial Celebration

The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home held its annual real estate dinner on March 5 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The event drew...

BDJ Gala, Top Cop Awards, AJU Reception

Modern Orthodox congregation B’nai David-Judea (BDJ) held its annual banquet dinner on Feb. 23 at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. The event sold out 10...

Save A Heart Gala, NCSY West Coast Turns 50

Save A Heart Foundation (SAHF) celebrated its annual gala at Sinai Temple on Feb. 8. The foundation honored Beverly Hills cardiologist Dr. Harold Karpman with...

IDF Program, United Hatzalah Raises $15M

Some 500 supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., gathered Feb. 26 at the Beverly Hilton hotel to honor...

Rivlin Honored at UCLA, Armenian Genocide Talk

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin accepted the UCLA Israel Studies Award on Feb. 18, presented by the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel...

Israel Bonds Event, AMIT Gala, Art Awards

Nearly 80 young Jewish professionals turned out to AMIT Los Angeles’ NewGen AMIT and Greet on Feb. 5, featuring the artwork of local artist Fabian Lijtmaer. “It’s exciting to...

JNF Breakfast, Yad Vashem Event, ‘Shoah’ Screening

American Society for Yad Vashem held the first of its three-part series “#EducateAgainstHate” at Sfixio restaurant in Beverly Hills, on Jan. 30. During the event,...

BJE and BTS Galas, Bat Mitzvah Gift Bags

Beit T’Shuvah (BTS) held its 28th annual gala at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 26. The event, which raised more than $2.2 million for the...

Rabbi Sacks, Pope Greets Hier, Nazarians Feted

Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) Dean and Founder Rabbi Marvin Hier participated in a delegation of international leaders that met with Pope Francis at the...

JFSGPV Meeting, JFS Care CEO, Interfaith Forum

The Jewish Federation of Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys (JFSGPV) held its 25th annual meeting on Jan. 12 at the Pasadena Jewish Temple...

Sports Stars at JNF Event, Yachad Leadership Dinner

In a show of support for Jewish National Fund (JNF), over 1,000 people filled the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for JNF’s 15th annual...

Educator Awards, Jewish Symphony Event, AMIT

The 30th annual Jewish Educator Awards (JEA) luncheon, organized by the Milken Family Foundation and BJE: Builders of Jewish Education, was held on Dec....

Camp Ramah Gala, StandWithUs Event Raises $4M

Camp Ramah honored Lesley and Jeff Wolman at its sold-out gala at Sinai Temple on Dec. 8. The Wolmans are active in their synagogue, Sinai...

Shabbat Across LA, Gap Year Fair, Holocaust Film

The Shabbat candles glowed even more brightly on Dec. 6 when more than 100 hosts throughout the community opened their homes to more than...

Beit Issie Shapiro Event, Haddish is Bat Mitzvah

Local community leaders came together on Nov. 21 to celebrate Beit Issie Shapiro, a leading Israeli disability organization based in Ra’anana that will celebrate...

Challah Bake, NDF Gala, Ji’s New Leader

Milken Community Schools held its third annual community-wide challah bake, during which 500 people prepared challah for Shabbat.  Attendees at the Nov. 14 event at...

Israel Bonds Event, Jewish Home Gala, HUC-JIR Chief

A recent Israel Bonds event in Los Angeles featured high-profile Israeli leaders, including former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles Hillel...

Israel Film Festival Awards, Friends of IDF Gala

The opening night gala of the 33rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) honored independent producer Arthur Cohn with the 2019 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award and...

JFS Center, Poms Prizes, Rabbi Joins Temple Judea

After an inspiring “Topping Off” ceremony at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ (JFS) new flagship service center site on Fairfax Avenue, marking the...

JWW Global Soul Winners, LAMOTH Honorees

Anti-genocide organization Jewish World Watch (JWW) held its annual Global Soul gala on Oct. 24 at the Ray Kurtzman Theater at Creative Artists Agency...

Shalom Institute Gala, Milken Teacher Awards

The Shalom Institute held its “Garden of Eatin’” benefit event on Oct. 19 at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue. The gathering raised funds for...

Bel Air Affaire, Yom Kippur With Big Names

American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU), which raises funds and awareness for Hebrew University in Jerusalem, held its 11th annual Bel Air Affaire fundraiser...

Movers & Shakers: Larger Than Life Gala, Tikvah Fund Event

At the Larger Than Life gala event in the Beverly Hilton, 37 children stood onstage singing “Yad Beyad” (“Hand in Hand”), a song by...

Israel Bonds, Temple Aliyah, Refugee Panel

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds’ Platinum Society held an event at the home of local real estate, investment and philanthropy leaders Debbie and Naty...

Shaare Zedek, Friendship Circle, JCF

Rabbi Danny Illulian, director of education at the JEM Community Center, orchestrated the inaugural Shofar Factory event at Beverly Hills High School’s Jewish Culture Club...

Sheba Lunch, Israel Bonds, Thane Rosenbaum

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds Los Angeles held a private Prime Minister’s Club reception on Sept. 9, welcoming the newly appointed Consul General of...

Movers & Shakers: APN Luncheon, Cancer Fundraiser, AJC Leader

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) named civil rights advocate and communal leader Richard Hirschhaut as its Los Angeles director, effective Sept. 3.  “We are thrilled to...

Chabad Telethon Tops $3.7M; Israel Pre-Election Vote

The 39th annual Chabad “To Life” telethon on Sept. 1 raised close to $4 million for West Coast Chabad operations. The event commemorated the life...

Opioids Talk, Charity Bike Ride, Selma Visit

During a visit to Southern California, Technion associate professor Itamar Kahn led a conversation with community members about his and his team’s dedication to...

New Articles

Petition Launched Calling for UC Divestment From Israel in Response to Police Brutality

A petition was launched on June 1 calling for the University of California (UC) to divest from companies that conduct business with Israel, to...

Palestinian Authority Refuses to Accept Taxes Collected for It by Israel

The Palestinian Authority is refusing to accept the taxes collected for it by Israel. It’s part of the P.A.’s decision to boycott anything that smacks...

Norway Will Withhold Funding to Palestinians Over Textbooks It Says Promote Hate and Violence

Norway said Thursday that it will withhold half of the year’s funding to the Palestinian Authority’s education system until it stops using textbooks that...

Penn State Condemns Photo of Student With Swastika on Her Back

Penn State University condemned a photo circulating on social media of students showing off swastikas drawn on their bodies. The student-run Daily Collegian reported that...

White House Removes Social Media Posts Claiming That Antifa Put Bricks in Front of Sherman Oaks Chabad

The White House took down posts on Facebook and Twitter on June 3 stating that antifa had been put a series of bricks in...

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