Local Jewish Women Organize Brianna Kupfer Memorial

On January 13, 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer was stabbed to death while working alone at Croft House on La Brea Avenue in Hancock Park. Allegedly,...

The Pad Project: Giving Access to Menstrual Products Around the World

Globally, 2.3 billion people cannot access basic sanitation services.

How Valley Torah Managed the Pandemic

While the pandemic has become a constantly evolving dynamic, Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger did not need long to ponder how it has affected Valley Torah High School, where he is rosh yeshiva.

AMIT Students Fly From Israel to Poland to Bury Jewish Priest

In 1931, Grzegorz Pawłowski was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Zamosc, Poland.

Rabbis of LA | Repairing the World With Paul Kipnes

When Rabbi Paul Kipnes was a teenager, he met rabbis who inspired him and started him on his spiritual journey.

For Marek Edelman, Every Day Was Holocaust Remembrance Day

Marek Edelman had fought alongside the legendary fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

KOLBO Is Bringing Israeli Fashion Designers Into the Mainstream

With the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-Zionism spreading around the globe, Israeli companies sometimes face an uphill battle promoting their products to customers.

Children’s Village Advocacy Finds Foster Homes for Jewish Children

Three years ago, Natalie Zangan, now a mother of four and a mental health therapist, started Children’s Village Advocacy, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that places detained Jewish children with Jewish foster families.

Musician Ariel Pink Talks About Getting Canceled

One year ago, on January 6, 2021, a picture of musicians Ariel Pink and John Maus sitting in a D.C. hotel room popped up on Instagram.

Or Ami Brings Community Together for Mitzvah Day

In an outdoor Mitzvah Day Festival on December 5, members of Congregation Or Ami), along with their friends and family, assembled 16,000 donated items into 500 comfort bags, created for children who will be entering foster care. 

Rabbis of LA | Ahud Sela: Finding Faith After a Devastating Diagnosis

Along with working with congregants in a pastoral capacity, Sela enjoys teaching and giving people pride in their Jewish identity.

Making Twitter a More Positive Place

Frum Twitter? Yes, it’s very much a thing – and Dovid Bashevkin is one of the most prominent voices on it.  

Faced with Vision Loss, She Created an Opportunity

When Leba Sherman got pregnant with her daughter, she noticed that her vision was starting to change.

Rabbis of L.A.: Rabbi Yonah Bookstein On Connecting With Younger Jews on Their Level

Instead of living in the past and sticking to how things used to be done, especially pre-COVID, Bookstein connects with younger Jews in ways that are meaningful to them.

Guerin Family Gifts $100 Million to Create Guerin Children’s at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is advancing an ambitious vision for children’s healthcare, thanks to the generosity of the Shapell Guerin Family Foundation and its president, Vera Guerin.

OU Women’s Initiative Celebrates First Nach Yomi Siyum

The Orthodox Union (OU) Women’s Initiative will mark its first two-year Nach Yomi cycle featuring Torah classes from women scholars with a series of celebratory events in New York, Israel and across the country. 

Beverly Hills City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Recall of LA District Attorney

The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously passed a resolution on January 4 endorsing the recall of Los Angeles District Attorney (DA) George Gascon.

Ryan Turell: Wearing His Judaism On The Basketball Court

Turell’s commitment to Judaism shows in how he plays and how he thinks.

His Candle Will Burn Eternal

It marks the passing of a year — that universal, unignorable landmark in time — since the passing of our loved one. The cycle of four seasons. An orbit of the Earth around the sun.

Brother and Sister Cross Country Runners Qualify for National Championships

Lev Marer, 12, a seventh grade student at Kadima Day School in West Hills, and his older sister Batya, 14, an eighth grader at Abraham Joshua Heschel School in Northridge, have both qualified to be at the national championships for cross country. 

Two Kosher Chefs Debut New Online Cooking Shows

Kosher.com, a site that features thousands of kosher recipes, has recently debuted two new shows: “Rosh Chodesh Club” featuring Gabe Garcia, Head Chef of Tierra Sur, and “Breaking Bread” with Danielle Renov, a cookbook author with Ashkenazi and Sephardic roots living in Israel. 

Rabbis of L.A.: Rabbi Jill Zimmerman Finds the Divine in the Everyday

Rabbi Jill Zimmerman remembers the exact moment she felt a strong connection to her Jewish soul. 

Valley Beth Shalom’s Rabbi Ed Feinstein to Take a Step Back

Rabbi Ed Feinstein, spiritual leader of  Valley Beth Shalom, the San Fernando Valley’s largest synagogue, sought to be concise and clear about his immediate...

Jewelry Maker Liza Shtromberg Creates Unique, Western-Wall Inspired Pieces

Whether someone purchases a piece in the Old City or at her Hillhurst location, she said that it can connect them to their heritage.

Encino Kosher Market Owner Talks Challenges of Operating During the Pandemic

Moshe Dadon, the Israeli owner of the Encino-based market popularly known as Mr. Kosher and formally known as Ventura Kosher Meat & Poultry, has had— on more than one front—a rough time operating his business during the pandemic. 

Rabbis of LA | Michelle Missaghieh: The Lifelong Learner and Teacher

Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh, Temple Israel of Hollywood’s (TIOH) associate rabbi for the past 25 years, believes that a big part of her job as a rabbi is not only to educate others, but to keep educating herself as well.

Crime Is on the Rise in L.A. How Is the Jewish Community Responding?

According to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore, homicides have increased about 50% since 2019 and aggravated assaults have risen about 16%.

The Jack and Gitta Nagel Foundation Donates $5 Million to Cedars-Sinai

The Jack and Gitta Nagel Foundation has given $5 million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to create a heart surgery fellowship at the hospital’s Smidt Heart Institute.

Former Talent Agent Now Doing COVID Testing for Hollywood

When the pandemic struck, it shut down Hollywood productions and sent everyone indoors.

L.A. Native Brings Hope to Patients as a North Carolina Chaplain

Jonah Sanderson, who for four months has served as a chaplain in Gastonia, North Carolina, is not just the only Jewish employee at the small hospital at which he works. He is also the only visible Jew in town. 

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