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This Year’s Holocaust Museum LA Gala Will Be Star-Studded, Virtual and a Call to Action

Celebrating its 10th year at the Pan Pacific Park location, the museum takes pride in its annual efforts to educate thousands of families, students and individuals.

Shabbat Project Delivers Candles to Homes

In 2017, shortly after a mass shooting occurred in Las Vegas, plans for an open-air Shabbat dinner on Pico Boulevard (as part of the...

Chabad and Yeshiva University Offer Torah Class for High Schoolers

Chabad and Yeshiva University are offering a Torah class high school students can take for college credit. Beginning in November, high school students in grades...

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...

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Former IDF Chief Medical Officer To Lead Israel’s COVID-19 Fight

One of Israel’s top public health experts is praising the decision to name Prof. Nachman Ash to lead the country’s coronavirus efforts following Prof....

France is Cracking Down on Radical Islam – With the Blessing of its Jewish Minority

(JTA) — As the French government rolls out a controversial plan that amounts to its most robust crackdown on religious activity in decades, it...

US to Extend Bilateral Agreements with Israel into Judea and Samaria, Golan

The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shift...

The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox Doctors Battle COVID — and Disinformation — in Orthodox Communities

Orthodox doctors living in Orthodox communities have served in a number of new roles over the course of the past six months — providing medical guidance to COVID patients far beyond the confines of their day jobs, advising on quarantine procedures and shaping policies for camps and schools to reopen.

Jewish Groups React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Jewish groups reacted immediately following the U.S. Senate confirmation on Monday of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th U.S. Supreme Court justice a week...

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