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Friday, November 27, 2020

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Spiritual Leaders, Congressman Adam Schiff Discuss ‘Quadruple-Threat Crises’

California spiritual leaders teamed up on how to deal with the multitude of crises Americans are facing.

UC Davis Student President Vetoes BDS Resolution

The UC Davis student president vetoed a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) resolution on June 5 that the student senate passed the night before. Kyle...

CA Releases Reopening Guidelines for Schools

The California State Board of Education released its guidelines for schools to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 55-page book of guidelines recommends that all...

20-Year-Old Helps Make PPE for Health Care Workers in More than 125 Locations

The PPE is provided free to local health care organizations.

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...

New Articles

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is bracing for a stormy four years.

Haley Calls On Trump Admin to Release Report on Number of Palestinian Refugees

Nikki Haley called on the administration to declassify a report detailing the current number of Palestinian refugees who are receiving aid from the UNRWA.

Professor On Leave After Tweeting ‘COVID-19 Is Another Jewish Revolution’

A professor at a university in Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after the student newspaper unearthed a series of his anti-Semitic tweets.

Court Ruling Means Young Jerusalem Arabs Face Easier Route to Israeli Citizenship

A previously unpublished regulatory clause, outlining relaxed requirements for young adult legal permanent residents applying to become Israeli citizens, has become public by order of the Jerusalem District Court.

Jerusalem College of Technology’s Nursing School Renamed

The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced on November 24 that it is renaming the nationally renowned nursing school to the Selma Jelinek School...

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