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CA to Allow Bars, Gyms, Schools, Sporting Events to Reopen June 12

California will start allowing bars, gyms, schools, summer camps and professional sporting events to start reopening on June 12. The Associated Press reported the state...

Jewish Federation of L.A. Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ From Government Officials to Hold Police Accountable

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFLA) will not tolerate systemic racism or police brutality within the Jewish community or any community. In its...

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...

HUC-JIR President Andrew Rehfeld on His First (Pandemic) Year

When Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s (HUC-JIR) Rabbi Aaron Panken died in a plane crash in 2018, the search committee to replace him...

Halle Berry Among Those Helping 81-Year-Old Persian Owner Rebuild Looted Dr. Martens Store

A former shopper at the store, Halle Berry helped raise $60,000 to rebuild.

JFLA Executive Director Discusses Loan Program for Looted L.A. Businesses

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has been working remotely to ensure people receive their interest-free loans. “It’s extremely...

Interfaith Leaders to Gather in Santa Monica in Response to Trump’s ‘Religious Stunt’

Los Angeles clergy and spiritual leaders plan to gather at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica Wednesday, June 3 in response to what...

What the Movement for Black Lives Means to Jews

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...

Downtown L.A. Jewish-Owned Bike Store Looted

Yehuda Masjedi, who lives in Pico-Robertson, turned off his phone in the run-up to the Shavuot holiday on May 28. When Shabbat ended, he...

Local Organization Sets Up Fund for Looted, Jewish-Owned Stores

As looters made their way down Beverly Boulevard during the George Floyd protests on Saturday May 30, they broke into Jewish businesses, sprayed graffiti...

‘We Will Not Sit Idly By’: Jewish Organizations React to Demonstrations Over George Floyd’s Death

Multiple Jewish organizations have released statements reacting to the demonstrations occurring all over the country and in the Los Angeles area after the death...

Jewish Pharmacist on Looters Who Destroyed His Store

On May 30, as protestors marched down Beverly Boulevard, Jonathan Friedman stood with cops and watched as they looted his store, Syd’s Pharmacy, at...

Stanford Student Senator Apologizes for Tweet Telling Israel Supporters to ‘Choke’

A Stanford student senator who currently is running for reelection issued an apology on May 15 for her past tweets on Israel, including telling...

CA Hate Crimes Bill Passes Assembly Committee

A bill enhancing police officer training on hate crimes passed a committee in the California Assembly on May 20. The bill, A.B. 2236, would establish...

Newsom: Sports Could Resume on June 1

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on May 18 that sporting events could resume as soon as June 1 and the state will be easing...

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Rescinds Kosher Offerings

Update: This article was updated on May 15 to include a response from CBTL management. On May 12, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL)...

California Summer Camps Announce Closures

Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp officially have  closed for the summer because of the coronavirus, the camp directors announced...

West Hollywood Childhood Friends Provide Meal and Mask to Every LA First Responder

The founder of a West Hollywood travel health care startup has been raising money to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) and meals to hospitals...

CA Releases Guidelines for Restaurants to Resume Dine-In Service

The California Department of Public Health released a series of guidelines for restaurants to resume dine-in seating on May 12. The guidelines state that restaurants...

Man, Woman Wear Swastika Masks at San Diego-Area Store

A man posted a video of himself on May 9 entering a Food 4 Less in a San Diego suburb wearing a face mask...

Animals Also Need Aid During COVID-19. This Organization Helps Them and Their Owners

In 2018, Shira Scott Astrof — actress-turned-animal-advocate —  started her nonprofit The Animal Rescue Mission (ARM). She’d already spent 10 years working with other...

SoCal Holds Out Hope for Summer Camps

Summer camp is a staple of Jewish life. It’s an escape to the outdoors where more can be learned in one summer than from...

IsraAID Deploys Volunteers to Southern California for COVID-19 Relief

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, Los Angeles pediatrician Dr. Lucy Uber has been dividing her time between working...

Newsom Says CA Could Start to Reopen on May 8

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said that the state could start to reopen on May 8. “CA is led by data and SCIENCE,” Newsom...

Chabad Delivers Shabbat Meals During Lockdown

As the coronavirus shelter-in-place order continues, Chabad congregations are delivering Shabbat meals around Los Angeles to hundreds of people who are unable to cook...

Newsom Says Shelter-in-Place Restrictions Could Be Eased in ‘Days’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said in a May 1 press briefing that California’s shelter-in-place order could start to be eased in a...

Newsom Announces Temporary Closure of OC Beaches

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in an April 30 press briefing that the state would be forcing Orange County beaches to temporarily shut down,...

What It’s Like Being An Emergency Medical Volunteer During COVID-19

As an operations supervisor at Hatzolah Los Angeles, Ari Friedman has seen the devastating impact of the coronavirus in the Jewish community. The Valley...

Newsom Announces Plan to Reopen CA, Says Schools Could Reopen in July

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced a four-stage plan to start reopening California, including a suggestion that schools could reopen in July. The state...

New Articles

Pelosi Accuses Trump of “Acquiescence” Amid the Rise in Anti-Semitism

“He has created a climate in which this has become more accept[able],” she said.

Netanyahu Criticizes Settlement Leaders for Anti-Trump Comments

The settler leaders also reject any recognition of a Palestinian state, as outlined in the American plan.

Palestinians Accused of Piggybacking on Riots to Wreck Synagogues

A number of Los Angeles synagogues have been vandalized or even destroyed during the riots.

Is Longtime Pro-Israel Congressman Eliot Engel in Trouble?

With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23.

German Halle Synagogue Shooter Attempts Prison Escape

He climbed an 11-foot fence during a walk through a prison courtyard.

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