November 21, 2018

Community

On Oct. 27, Shiva Mehrannia was observing Shabbat at the Young Sephardic Community Center in Pico-Robertson when someone stood up
Todd Shotz was sitting at home on Oct. 27 when he heard about the synagogue shooting that had just happened in Pittsburgh.
In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, the Journal asked leaders of our community to provide words of comfort, advice
The Los Angeles Jewish community was rocked by the tragic death of actress/producer/activist Anit Berger, who died Oct. 18,
Vaping, Juuling, BHO, CDB, 710, e-juice. If those terms and abbreviations sound unfamiliar, there’s a good reason.
Encino resident Laura Osman was always curious about her ancestry. She knew that she was Jewish, but she wondered
If you’re an LA Jewish community professional or work in any major media organization that covers anti-Semitism, you know Alison Mayersohn.
Refugees usually arrive in a new country with little to their names, isolated because their language and customs are different.
The New Israel Fund (NIF) announced last weekend UCLA Jewish History Professor David N. Myers will be president of NIF’s board of directors.
The prevailing wisdom is that junior year of high school is the toughest. However, Ross Mankuta, director of college counseling and academic
Hours before Shabbat last Friday, the American Jewish University (AJU) stated that it would be “pausing” all undergraduate admissions
Author and CNN commentator Norman Eisen believes there is an “axis of illiberalism that is anchored on the two sides
Two years ago, when Ira and Helen Laufer were in their 80s and had moved back to the Los Angeles area after living 20 years in Rancho
What is life? According to Alex Kerten, it’s movement, rhythm, expression and energy. Kerten, founder of the Gyro-Kinetics Center
The concept of helping others is ingrained in the Jewish faith. There are plenty of places where people can make a difference in Los Angeles.
Tamara Miller brings a wealth of experience to her new role as principal of Brawerman East Elementary School
For Jewish educator Bruce Powell, the keys to teaching and creating well-rounded Jewish children include modeling good values and kindness
How should students in the 21st century be educated? It’s a question that Milken Community Schools educators are taking seriously
RespectAbility’s 2018 nationwide Faith and Disability Inclusion survey confirmed what President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi already suspected
"I am used to being politically homeless, which I think is a very, very Jewish position," New York Times Op-ed writer Bari Weiss said.
Somehow Krav Maga, the self-defense and fighting discipline created by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), has emerged as a huge hit worldwide
Or Taicher, one of the founders of Israel’s social flash mob-style sing-along craze Koolulam, searches for inspiration to start his day.
The venue was a conference room in the Jewish Community Foundation building on Wilshire Boulevard, the occasion was a luncheon,
For these people, there are ways around this obstacle in the 21st century: welcome to streaming online services.
My husband, God bless him, has many crazy ideas. But unlike most people with lofty dreams, he actually follows through with them.
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