Saturday, April 10, 2021



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...

Jewish Journal Wins 5 AJPA Awards Including Best Weekly Newspaper

The Jewish Journal took home five American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) Awards at the 39th Annual AJPA Simon Rockower Awards on July 2, which...

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Gives $8.5 Million to Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced on July 2 that the rest of its 2020 institutional grantmaking will go to...

Chaotic but Non-Violent Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Israeli L.A. Consulate

“My biggest concern is these guys like to mix things — to take the surfboard and catch the wave of Black Lives Matter.”

Newsom Announces Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Other Businesses Will Be Shut Down in L.A. and Other Counties

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced on July 1 that indoor operations in restaurants and other businesses will be shut down for at...

Rep. Ted Lieu Discusses Race, Israel and 2020 Elections With IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous

“We need to continue to have a strong U.S.-Israel relationship,” Lieu said. “That doesn’t mean that we need to agree with everything the Israeli government is doing."

‘White Pride’ Flyers Found in East Bay City

Two flyers were found in Martinez, Calif., a city east of San Francisco, on June 28 containing the “white pride” white supremacist slogan. According to...

Swastika, Racial Death Threat Graffiti Found in Vallejo Park

Graffiti containing swastikas and a racial slur were found on what appeared to be the outside of a public bathroom at Blue Rock Springs...

UCSD Student Government Removes BDS From Resolution Calling for Defunding University Police

The Associated Students of UC San Diego (ASUCSD) removed a portion from a resolution calling for defunding university police that called for divesting from...

The Covid NineTEEN Project: How Two Teens Created Free Activities for Elementary Students

Over the summer, classes are offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chabad of Poway Shooting Victims Suing Gun Manufacturer and Dealer

"We and the plaintiffs hope to make all Americans safer.”

Santa Rosa Holocaust Memorial Fountain Vandalized

A fountain that was part of a Holocaust memorial in Santa Rosa, Calif., was desecrated on June 17 or June 18. The Santa Rosa Press...

Poway Shooting Victims and Survivors Sue Gunmaker, Alleged Shooter and His Parents

(JTA) — Victims and survivors of the shooting attack on the Chabad of Poway have filed a lawsuit against the gunmaker Smith & Wesson...

As Historic Jewish Neighborhoods Were Looted, This Group Sprang into Action

A Jewish security group in Los Angeles sprang into action in the wake of the protests that led to looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody.  

Career Counselor Explains How to Find Work During the Pandemic

No question a lot of people are out of work because of COVID-19. Here's how to get back on the market.

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...

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