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Local Trio Launches Pandemic Assistance Job Platform

Sigal Spitzer knows how tough finding a job can be today. A recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and alumnus of Shalhevet High School,...

Bruce Corwin at 80: The Relentless Optimism Tour

The moment my grandfather Bruce Corwin was born on June 11, 1940, he already had defied all odds. He and his twin sister, Bonnie...

Sixth Graders Find Ways to Connect With Senior Residents Despite Quarantine

In March, to protect its residents from the coronavirus, the Iranian Senior Jewish Center in Pico-Robertson, like many other homes for seniors, was forced...

Los Angeles High School Takes to the Streets to Celebrate Israel’s 72nd Birthday

Unable to hold its Yom HaAtzmaut carnival on the rooftop this year, instead Shalhevet High School took to the local streets of Beverlywood on...

How Did Virtual Seders Really Go?

On April 12, Journal contributor Esther Kustanowitz co-hosted a mid-morning group of more than 50 people via Zoom for a virtual Passover seder. She...

Gloves, Masks, Curbsides: Passover Shopping During a Pandemic

Passover shopping is hectic enough in normal times.

This Family Makes Distance Social with Their Video Parodies

“I wanna play and hang out with my friends, but we gotta practice social distance,” the 12-year-old girl sings to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”...

Los Angeles Sisters Start Pandemic Grocery Assistance Program

With the coronavirus pandemic leaving elderly people stranded at home without an easy way to access groceries, stepsisters Kayla Newman, 19, and Leeat Hatzav,...

Jewish High School Donates 2,000 N95 Masks to Medical Centers

Shortly after de Toledo High School closed on March 10 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and moved to virtual learning, Head of School Mark...

L.A.’s Orthodox Jews Adjust Their Passover Plans During Pandemic

With stay-at-home orders in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Passover is shaping up to be a more solitary and low-key holiday this year....

Sarah Benor’s Jewish Language Website Offers Virtual Seder Tips

When the haggadah asks: “How is this night different from all other nights?” this year’s unprecedented answers are painfully obvious. With everyone on lockdown, the coronavirus defies...

No Shul, No Problem: Synagogues Navigate Coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, jewitathome.com is just one collaborative online community that has helped Jews connect and engage now that all communal...

San Fernando Valley Family’s Facebook Live Dance Party Draws 2,000 People

Valley Beth Shalom congregant and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) drama teacher Brent Rosen also owns and operates Dance Party Industries, a DJ...

Meet ‘Flavors from Afar’: A Restaurant That Employs Refugee Chefs

The March 5 meeting of the Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills board of directors was held at an unusual location — a yet-to-be-opened restaurant and...

The Moment My Life Changed

During Bob Porter’s funeral at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, as the rabbi talked about the man’s family and his virtues, I recalled how Bob...

Yeshiva University Los Angeles Girls High Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Attending AIPAC

A Yeshiva Girls High School Los Angeles (YULA) student who attended the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on March 1-3 in...

Educating the Community About Jewish Genetic Diseases

Shari Ungerleider is a firm believer that if a person is going to undergo genetic testing, they should also receive genetic counseling. She says...

Farrelly Brothers Honored for Recognizing People With Disabilities in Hollywood

According to Ruderman Family Foundation President Jay Ruderman, 1 in 5 people has a disability but you wouldn’t know it if you watched a...

L.A. Jewish Crisis Resource Guide

This space will constantly be updated. Keep checking back for additional information, and if you have suggestions for other items to include in this...

Speakers Stress Need for Bipartisan Support of Israel at AIPAC

Several speakers on the main stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 1-3 in Washington, D.C., spoke about...

AIPAC’s Progressives Won’t Be Intimidated

At the America Israel Policy Affairs Conference’s (AIPAC) Intersectionality: Standing Up for Our Values and Ourselves panel, the line for the audience Q&A was...

The Shared Leadership Qualities of Purim’s Queen Esther and Abraham Lincoln

“Esther, a woman, is the first statesman in Jewish history.”  This is how Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik introduced the Jewish heroine of the Purim story...

Zane Buzby and ‘The Other Holocaust’

A visit to her grandparents’ hometown set Zane Buzby on a new path.  In 2001, the actress and director decided to take a “roots trip”...

Robby Hoffman: From Chasidic Jew to Gay Stand-Up Comedian

Robby Hoffman sees what she wants in life and takes it, even if it’s a prime corner table at the Intelligentsia coffee shop in...

LA Public Library Celebrates Yiddish Lit Worth Kvelling About

On Feb. 29, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) will kick off a series of book discussions that look at the immigrant experience through...

Sephardic Jews Are Fighting for Their History to be Represented

In 1952, on South La Brea Avenue, a restaurant called Robaire’s opened for business. It had stereotypical Parisian décor, a fantasized French atmosphere and...

Dershowitz and Shrum Debate Impeachment, #MeToo and BDS

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz and Democratic strategist and Director of the Center for the Political Future and professor of political science at...

Why Rachel Steinman Is Talking About Mental Health

When she was 16 years old, Rachel Steinman’s maternal grandfather died by suicide by jumping from his Wilshire Boulevard high rise. While Steinman, a...

A Digital Library is Changing Judaism (For the Better)

Who is rich? One who is happy with their lot.  Who is wise? One who learns from every human.  Care for the stranger. Give people the benefit of the...

New Articles

Ukraine to Let in at Least 5,000 Uman Pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah Chief Rabbi Says

The quota may rise as high as 8,000, but the pilgrims will have to wear face masks in crowded places and refrain from gatherings of more than 30 people.

Nick Cannon Read Bari Weiss’ Book on Anti-Semitism During Tisha B’Av, Calls it ‘Powerful’

"Today is a new day of improving our own words and actions towards clarity and compassion."

A Bipartisan Protest Movement is Rocking Israel and Growing by the Week

As the protests have widened in focus, demonstrators have faced harsh crackdowns by police, who have drawn criticism for using water cannons and tear gas.

Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Says She Won’t Stand for Authoritarianism in Portland

When reports emerged of federal agents seizing protesters from the streets of Portland and putting them in unmarked vans, Rosenblum sued to get federal officers off the street.

Seattle’s Only Freestanding, Certified Kosher Restaurant Closes Amid Pandemic Pressure

There are a handful of kosher restaurants in the Seattle suburbs.

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