November 21, 2018

Los Angeles

A 17-year-old who came up with an innovative way to connect teenagers with Holocaust survivors has received a $1,500 grant for his project
Milken Community Schools middle and high school students recently gathered under a large canopy in the rear of the middle school campus and
At the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Noam Gershony was serving in the Israel Defense Forces as an Apache helicopter pilot
During a recent appearance at Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) in Encino ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox
Nearly 300 people turned out on the morning of Oct. 28 to listen to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speak at Valley Beth
Like B’Nai Mitzvot, voting is a rite of passage. This idea was the seed for what became MitzVote, Hillel International’s nonpartisan
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
Irvine’s Beth Jacob Synagogue was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti that stated “F*** Jews.” Here’s a photo of the graffiti,
A Jewish man was shot and killed in North Hollywood at 10:30 P.M. on Oct. 29 and a second person was wounded.
On Sunday night, the LA community gathered at the Federal Building in Westwood to honor and remember the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting
On Shabbat morning, Shomrei Torah Synagogue cantorial soloist Jackie Rafii leads the inaugural “Koleinu” (“Our Voices Together”) service.
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.
The latest report from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations shows that 72 percent of hate crimes against religion in the...
Pride Shabbat Service: The community is invited to a Pride Shabbat service focusing on unity, equality and inclusion for all
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.
Barkhu on Burbank: Bring your well-behaved, four-legged friends on leashes to a Barkhu on Bur-bank Shabbat service, featuring special
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
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