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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

CATEGORY

Movers & Shakers

Moving & Shaking: Haim and Cheryl Saban donate $5 million to FIDF; Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium

Haim and Cheryl Saban of Beverly Hills have donated $5 million to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) to fund construction of a heritage...

Moving and Shaking: Geller-Gallagher Leadership Institute event, Lainie Kazan and “My Favorite Year”

Jewish communal professionals, lay leaders and graduate students from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Relgion’s Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management gathered on Aug....

Moving and Shaking: JFedLA goes to Israel, JVS awards scholarships

A delegation from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles traveled to Israel for the 13th annual Ted z”l and Hedy Orden and Family Entrepreneur...

Moving & Shaking: Nazarians at CSUN, Pico Union Project’s Ultimate Shabbat, Bet Tzedek’s Justice Ball

Los Angeles-based Iranian-Jewish philanthropists Younes and Soraya Nazarian have donated $17 million to Cal State Northridge (CSUN), prompting the renaming of the school’s Valley...

Moving & Shaking: Waldorf Astoria ribbon-cutting; new JFS director; social justice awards

Israeli-American hotel owner Beny Alagem celebrated the opening of his new Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills at a June 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The guest...

Moving & Shaking: Garcetti inauguration, LAMOTH vigil, AFMDA gala

IKAR Senior Rabbi Sharon Brous delivered the invocation at the inauguration ceremony for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s second term. “Holy One, protect and strengthen our...

Moving & Shaking: JFLA gala, Bret Stephens lecture, and LA Jewish Comedy Festival

The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) held its annual gala on June 14 to “highlight the work of JFLA and its impact on the...

Moving & Shaking: Journal wins big at LA Press Club Awards; A grant to engage Persian Jews; AMIT fundraiser

Jewish Journal senior writer Danielle Berrin was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club at its 59th Annual Southern California...

Moving & Shaking: Wise School, “Jerusalem of Gold,” and Gene Simmons

Nitzan Stein Kokin, who completed her final year of studies at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University (AJU) in Los...

Moving & Shaking: TEBH Ball, JVS Awards and Magen David Adom receives ambulance donation

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills’ (TEBH) Beverly Hills Ball on May 17 honored three couples who have dedicated their lives to making the world...

Moving and Shaking: HUC benefit gala, Schoenberg and IKAR come of age

The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s (HUC-JIR) fourth annual benefit gala, held at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 16, honored Peachy Levy,...

Moving & Shaking: Valley Beth Shalom, American Friends of Hebrew University and more

Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) honored Richard Sandler with the Harold M. Schulweis Humanitarian Award at the Encino synagogue’s annual gala on May 7 at...

Moving & Shaking: Lakers hoop for hope; Mayim Bialik book tour

Los Angeles Lakers Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Metta World Peace delighted fans, many sporting purple and gold, at this year’s Hoops4Hope charity basketball...

Moving & Shaking: JQ and Kadima galas; LAMOTH student film showcase

JQ International, an organization serving Los Angeles’ LGBTQ Jews, held its annual JQ Awards Garden Brunch May 7 at the Beverly Hills home of...

Moving & Shaking: Milken Institute Global Conference, Women of Excellence Awards luncheon and more

“Building Meaningful Lives” was the theme of the 20th annual Milken Institute Global Conference, held April 30 through May 3 at the Beverly Hilton....

Moving & Shaking: Ed Asner at LAJFF, Skirball Cultural Center chief curator leaves, Louis Sneh Holocaust survivor and more

Ed Asner, the 87-year-old Hollywood actor and liberal activist, was the center of attention during the April 26 opening gala of the Los Angeles...

Moving & Shaking: Tom Hanks reads ‘Night,’ San Fernando Valley Breakfast for Israel and more

About 1,000 people attended a reading of “Night,” Elie Wiesel’s memoir of his experience during the Holocaust. The April 23 event at Wilshire Boulevard...

Moving & Shaking: Tom Hanks, survivors and others do a live-reading of Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’

About 1,000 people attended a reading of “Night,” Elie Wiesel’s memoir of his experience during the Holocaust, on April 23 at Wilshire Boulevard Temple...

Moving and Shaking: Autism performing arts, Aish gala, and Mensch Foundation honoring Bush family

Holocaust aid organization Mensch International Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting Hungarian Holocaust survivors, honored former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady...

Moving & Shaking: “Evening of Inspiration,” Suzy & Wally Marks Jr. Trailblazer Award and more

Unconditional love for Israel was in the air at the American Technion Society’s “Evening of Inspiration” on March 16. “I’m here because I’m an Israel-loving,...

Moving & Shaking: American Friends of Magen David Adom, Central Conference of American Rabbis president and more

A March 27 American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) young professionals mixer at Ten Thousand, a new apartment complex on Santa Monica Boulevard in...

Moving & Shaking: Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance 2017 National Tribute Dinner

The Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance 2017 National Tribute Dinner drew prominent guests and speakers to celebrate the center’s 40th year, including Barbra Streisand,...

Moving and Shaking: IFF holds annual luncheon, synagogues collect items for refugees, Saban on Walk of Fame

Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of the Isra-Fest Foundation, which brings Israeli films to Los Angeles each year as part of the Israel...

Moving and Shaking: VBS students dance, ADL honors law enforcement, new leadership at LAMOTH

About 40 Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) Day School fifth-graders were among the 18,000 elementary school students who participated in the 47th annual Blue Ribbon...

Moving and Shaking: L.A. celebrates Purim, IDF soldiers celebrated, Elon Gold reignites Jewish comedy

Los Angeles Jews celebrated Purim across the city and around the world on March 11 and 12. On the Westside, Shtibl Minyan and Temple Emanuel...

Moving and Shaking: JBBBSLA’s Big Event, Board of Rabbis Installation, New JCF Chair

At its annual “Big Event” on Feb. 9, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) honored Elizabeth and Glen Friedman with its...

Moving & Shaking: Jewish athletes celebrated, NFL players visit home shul, AIPAC holds gala

Fourteen athletes and sports media members were inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 28, during the organization’s 18th...

Moving & Shaking: Pico Shul goes skiing, BJE and AFOBIS celebrate

Pico Shul went to the mountains over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with a shabbaton organized by the Orthodox congregation and the...

Moving and Shaking: Jewish World Watch, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and more

Anti-genocide organization Jewish World Watch (JWW) has named Diana Buckhantz as its new board chair, according to a Jan. 3 announcement by the organization.

Moving and Shaking: Clippers’ Jewish Heritage Night, challah-baking event and more

The Los Angeles Clippers’ Jewish Heritage Night on Dec. 26 at Staples Center drew local Jewish leaders, students from the Marlton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and others.

New Articles

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

VIDEO: Skirball Cultural Center Hosts One Day Only Outdoor RBG Memorial

On Friday, Sept. 25 the Skirball Cultural Center held a socially distant RBG memorial display on its front steps, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Joe Biden Likens Donald Trump’s Rhetoric to That of Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels

"He’s sort of like Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.”

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