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Seniors & Zumba: An Unlikely Combo

Senior citizens doing Zumba® is not something you see every day.

De Toledo High School Students Travel to Uganda to Collaborate with Local Jewish Community

An outbreak of Ebola didn't stop a group from de Toledo High School from traveling to Uganda to help a Jewish community tackle the challenge of food insecurity.

Rabbis of LA | Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback: Serving With Joy

Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback works with 1,600 families in his job as senior rabbi at Stephen Wise Temple.

Campus Watch Dec. 1, 2022

UA Prof Killed By Gunman Who Thought He Was Jewish A University of Arizona professor was shot and killed by a gunman who allegedly thought...

Comedians Discuss Infamous Dave Chappelle Monologue

The Journal reached out to several Jewish comedians and asked for their takes about the now-infamous monologue.

Campus Watch Nov. 24, 2022

Complaint Filed Against Berkeley Law Over Student Groups Barring Zionist Speakers A legal complaint has been filed against UC Berkeley Law School over nine student...

LA Basketball Star Ryan Turell Launches Online Merch Store

Fans of basketball star Ryan Turell, the first Orthodox Jew to play for an NBA league franchise, can now display their support for the Valley Torah High School and Yeshiva University graduate by wearing merchandise emblazoned with the athlete’s signature logos.

How Judaism Inspired Actress to Start a Nonprofit for Healing Foster Care Victims

Actress Angela Featherstone’s journey from tumult in Foster Care to success in Hollywood and now to founding a healing school began with simple invitations to Shabbat and Shul by members of the Jewish community.

Q and A with Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Over the course of a Scholar-in-Residence weekend in Los Angeles, Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), spoke at...

Chana Boteach Wants to Make Sexuality Holy

With her shop and company, Chana hopes to dispel the myths about Judaism and sex and spread a positive message instead. 

Teaching Nervous B’nai Mitzvah Students How to Deliver a Great Speech

Ben Elterman has always been a multitasker.

Caron Tabb’s ‘Fabric of Humanity— Repairing My World’ at the Skirball

What if you could bring the world together with a needle and thread? 

YU Announces $15 Million Gift To Launch Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice

Yeshiva University (YU), together with the Cardozo School of Law, will create The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law supported by a $15 million gift from Isaac and Laura Perlmutter and the Perlmutter Foundation, it was announced by Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of YU and Melanie Leslie, Cardozo Law dean.

Rabbis of LA | Rabbi Eli Gurary: Serving an Up-and-Coming Community

Lake Balboa, the Van Nuys-adjacent neighborhood, isn’t exactly a thriving Jewish community … yet.

Los Angeles Jews Honor Muslim Scholar of Moroccan Jewry

UCLA’s Aomar Boum has spent 22 years championing interfaith familiarity and amity

At ADL Summit, David Schwimmer, Michael Eric Dyson and Others Talk About Combating Hate

David Schwimmer, the famed “Friends” actor, told a crowd of more than 2,000 at the Anti-Defamation League’s summit on Antisemitism and Hate on Thursday...

Q and A with Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Over the course of a Scholar-in-Residence weekend in Los Angeles on Nov. 4 thru 6, Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of Friends of the Israel...

YU Announces $15 Million Gift To Launch Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice

Yeshiva University (YU), together with the Cardozo School of Law, will create The Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice at Cardozo Law supported by a...

Campus Watch Nov. 17, 2022

“From the River to the Sea” Sign at Northwestern University A sign saying “from the river to the sea Palestine will be free” was found...

Steinsaltz Center Digitalizes the Rabbi’s Legacy

On Aug. 7, 2020, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz) passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 83. But the Steinsaltz Center that he opened...

Rabbis of LA | Rabbi Dovid Gurevich: Bringing Judaism to UCLA

When Rabbi Dovid Gurevich was coming of age in Ukraine in the 1980s, he didn’t have many Jewish experiences.

WWII-Era Boxcar Arrives Ahead of Auschwitz Exhibit Premiere

On a chilly Thursday morning, a German-made World War II-era freight car, one that could have been used to transport victims of the Holocaust to Auschwitz, arrived at the Reagan Library.

Mikvah Esther Rebuilds from the Ground Up

When Mikvah Esther opened its doors in 1976, the board of directors at the LA Mikvah Society wanted to provide a community mikvah in Pico-Robertson, which was becoming a hub of Jewish life in LA.

Win or Lose, Rick Caruso is Happy to Have “Changed the Narrative of What’s Going on” in LA

With over half of the ballots left to be counted, there is still no winner in the race to be Mayor of Los Angeles. The...

Hen Mazzig: Fighter and Proud Mizrahi Jew

Take a look at Hen Mazzig’s Instagram bio and you’ll get a taste of who he is: “I love being Jewish 10x more than anyone hates me for it. Son of Amazigh+Iraqi refugees.”

50-year Partnership Between HUC and USC Renewed

The 50-year partnership between Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and the University of Southern California (USC) has been renewed for the next 25 years. 

Campus Watch Nov. 10, 2022

Case Western Reserve University to Hold BDS Resolution Vote Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be holding a vote on a boycott,...

Rabbis of LA | Rabbi David Block: A Leader All His Life

When Rabbi David Block was younger, he took a strong interest in his synagogue, Young Israel of West Hempstead in New York.

The Hollywood Power Brokers Mugged by Reality

“This is like a breaking point,” said Nicole Avant, who served as U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas under Barack Obama and is the wife...

How an Ultimate Optimist Outlived His Would-be Killers

On November 20, Joe Alexander celebrates his 100th birthday.

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