UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center Receives $1 Million Matching Challenge Grant

The UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies has received a $1 million matching challenge grant from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert...

UCLA Profs Ask UC President to Condemn “Offensive” Israel Statement from Asian American Studies Dept.

A group of UCLA professors are calling on University of California President Michael Drake to condemn a May statement from UCLA’s Asian American Studies...

SDSU Chabad House Vandalized for Second Time in Two Months

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Chabad House was vandalized for the second time in two months on June 25. CBS 8 and San Diego...

Incoming Cal State LA Ethnic Studies Dean Defended Farrakhan in 2018

The incoming dean of Cal State Los Angeles’ new College of Ethnic Studies defended Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan in 2018.

Shalhevet Beats Glendora, 67—65, to Reach CIF SoCal 3A Regional Finals

Shalhevet High School’s boys’ basketball team rallied from 14 points down Thursday night to defeat top-seeded Glendora, 67-65, in overtime in the CIF State...

ADL CEO: “Deeply Disappointing” for AFT to “Take a Hands-Off Approach” to UTLA Resolution

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement to the Journal that it’s “deeply disappointing” that the American Federation for Teachers (AFT)...

Coalition of Education Groups Call on AFT to Denounce Pro-BDS Resolutions

The letter advocated for Weingarten to call for the repeal of the resolutions.

Complaint Alleges Stanford’s Diversity Program “Has Advanced Anti-Semitic Tropes”

A complaint alleges that Stanford University’s diversity program “has created and fostered a hostile and unwelcoming environment for Jews.”

UCLA Confirms BLM Co-founder Who Called to End “Project That’s Called Israel” Will Be Commencement Speaker

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs confirmed to the Journal that Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors will be giving a pre-recorded...

UCSD BDS Resolution Fails

A Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution at UC San Diego’s (UCSD) Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) failed on June 7.

LAUSD Teacher Resigns from Union Over Pro-BDS Motion: “I Feel Unsafe As a Jew”

"This political battle has NOTHING to do with the education of my students.”

“Zionist Pigz” Graffiti Found on SF Jewish-Owned Café

Jewish groups and leaders condemned the vandalism.

SF, LA Teachers’ Unions Express Support for Israel Boycotts

Local teachers’ unions in San Francisco and the Los Angeles area have passed resolutions expressing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The...

Sinai Temple, LA Leaders Gather for Israel Solidarity Shabbat

Last Friday night in the Sinai Temple sanctuary, Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles Hillel Newman introduced those gathered in the pews to...

Intersectional Rally Draws Pro-Palestinian and BLM Supporters, Denounces Israel

Carrying Palestinian flags and signs with anti-Israel and anti-racism messages, demonstrators gathered at Pan Pacific Park.

Garcetti Chosen for Ambassador to India, Report Says

There are various reports stating that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been selected to be the Biden administration’s Ambassador to India.

BDS Resolution Narrowly Defeated At UCSB

A resolution calling for UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) to divest from various companies that conduct business with Israel narrowly failed in the student senate.

Pro-Palestinian Group Attacks LA Jewish Men

A group of pro-Palestinians attacked Jewish men at a diner in the La Cienega area of Los Angeles on the evening of May 18.

Pro-Israel Groups to Protest in Los Angeles

The protest is scheduled to take place from 3-5 P.M., outside the Federal Building at Wilshire boulevard and Veteran Avenue.

Pomona College Student Gov’t Removes Club Divestment from BDS Resolution

The Pomona College student government removed a provision from the recently passed Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution that would have denied funding to Jewish and pro-Israel student groups on campus.

Pomona College Student Gov’t Passes BDS Resolution

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr denounced the ASPC for holding the vote “without representation from any student opposition."

LA Resident Spray-Paints Over “The Jew Is Guilty” Graffiti

The resident, Daniel Khalili, posted a video of himself on Instagram spray-painting over the graffiti.

Ruderman Foundation Grants $1M to Academy Right Before The Oscars to Promote Accessibility and Equity

The grant will help push new perspectives on filmmaking and film history as well as an accessible and equitable experience for audiences of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities.

Thanks for the Memories and Melodies, Jay

This week, Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills announced that Jay Braun was stepping aside after 50 years as the synagogue’s official Torah reader to make room for the next generation of Torah readers.

YULA Girls Student Sarah Shaye Places Sixth in International Bible Competition

To get to the final round, she competed against 50 semi-finalists in 30 countries.

Lawfare Project Urges Zoom, UC Merced to Cancel Event Featuring Palestinian Terrorist

The organization notes that the event featuring Leila Khaled could violate federal law by providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Actor Zach Avery Arrested Over Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

He is accused of raising $690 million, apparently telling investors they could receive up to 40% on returns annually.

Long Beach City College Board of Trustees Passes IHRA Resolution

The Long Beach City College Board of Trustees passed a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition on March 24. The resolution, a...

American Jewish University Seeking Partner to Share Bel Air Campus Space

The decision to reevaluate AJU’s land use and facility holdings is part of the university’s “strategic planning to envision the post-COVID future.”

Foundation for Jewish Camp Helps Five CA Summer Camps Reopen Safely in June

The emotional support given to camps, especially during the pandemic, has been equally crucial.

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