A California State Senator Is Facing Anti-Semitic and Homophobic Attacks — as Well as Death Threats

"It’s very disheartening that this is what the country has come to," he told JTA.

Israeli First Responders Help Combat California’s Fires

As fires continue to blaze all around California, Israeli firefighters have flown in to help extinguish them.

Jewish Groups Denounce Upcoming SFSU Zoom Event Hosting ‘Known Terrorist’ Leila Khaled

The university said that the event is protected under freedom of speech and academic freedom.

West Pico Drill Site Neighbors Hope Hearing Brings Meaningful Change

Many who live and work in the vicinity, are concerned about the oil drilling and production facility originally constructed in 1966. 

Jewish Journal Wins Three L.A. Press Club Awards

The Jewish Journal took home three awards at the 62nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards hosted by the L.A. Press Club, in a virtual ceremony held on Aug. 29. 

Israeli Americans Organize, Attend Pro-Trump Rally in the Valley

The rally, which was organized in one week, drew close to 2,000 supporters who decorated their cars with huge American and Israeli flags and banners.

Alex Padilla on Making Your Vote Count in November

“Have a plan on how you’re voting. Make it now and complete your ballot as soon as you can.”

Newsom Announces New System for County Reopenings

It's a four-tiered system requiring a minimum of three weeks between each tier.

L.A.’s Jewish Political Leaders Weigh in on Democratic National Convention

They discussed Biden, Harris and the Democratic platform on Israel.

Two Local Young DNC Delegates Share Their Experiences

Abby Kingsley and Nick Gaines were two of the local delegates at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Newsom Signs CSU Ethnic Studies Curriculum Into Law Despite Opposition From Jewish Groups

Jewish groups argued that the bill will likely lead to pro-BDS advocacy taught in ethnic studies courses.

Back to School 2020: Local Jewish Day Schools Have Plans for Both Distance and In-Person Learning

Principals and administrators have spent much of the summer ironing out multiple plans to return, whether in-person, online, or some combination of the two.

Community Responds to Kamala Harris as Biden’s Vice Presidential Pick

"The Biden-Harris administration represents a new day for America and I am inspired to make that a reality."

Here are 5 Jewish Things to Know About Joe Biden’s VP Pick Kamala Harris

She met her Jewish husband, Douglas Emhoff, on a blind date in San Francisco, arranged by friends.

Israeli Protesters in L.A. Call on Netanyahu to Resign

45 Israeli Americans gathered outside the Israeli consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Oakland A’s Bench Coach Apologizes for Making Accidental Nazi Salute

"My gesture resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I absolutely do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”

Swastikas Found on Stanford Memorial Church

The university condemned the graffiti as "a symbol of hate."

Meet Serena Oberstein, Jewish World Watch’s New Executive Director

Oberstein will take up her new position on Aug. 3, replacing current Executive Director Susan Freudenheim.

‘Got Challah’? Family Delivers Challah to Those in Need in San Fernando Valley

Making the most of quarantine, the Shorten family turned to challah-baking. They have dubbed their mitzvah project “Got Challah.” 

AMCHA Initiative Petitions CA Board of Education to Stop School Boards From Adopting ‘Controversial’ Ethnic Studies Curriculum

AMCHA Initiative sent a letter to the California State Board of Education (SBE) urging SBE president Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond to dissuade local school boards...

‘The Tiny’ Popup Museum Features ‘Artifacts From This Moment in History’

Exhibits include “Last Call” and “My White Fragility,” featuring print stories from white cisgender women’s experiences with white privilege and racism.

Newsom Announces Shutdown of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Bars and Other Businesses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on July 13 that indoor operations of various businesses statewide, including restaurants, are going to be shut down for...

IKAR Community Sends Support to Medical Staff at COVID-19 Treatment Center

"Being able to deliver and get them what they ask for is wonderful. We’re letting them know that they’re not alone.”

Hatzalah Zoom Call on Anti-Semitism Zoombombed With Pornographic Images

A  July 8 Zoom call hosted by United Hatzalah with around 75 attendees was disrupted with sexually explicit images. Friends of United Hatzalah Los Angeles...

After Less Than a Year, Senior Rabbi Ben Goldstein Leaves Beit T’Shuvah

The Jewish residential addiction treatment center and congregation in Los Angeles — sent out an email stating that Rabbi Ben Goldstein had left.

GoFundMe Launched After Northern California Jewish Man Shot and Killed

The team’s goal is $300,000 and already has raised more than $278,000.

Pandemic-Stricken Nonprofits Awarded L.A. Jewish Community Foundation Grants

In the face of a pandemic that has taken lives and livelihoods, charities and nonprofits across Los Angeles have been forced to increase their...

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