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How To Fight Anti-Semitism – Online

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) held a Zoom call on April 2 to discuss how to fight anti-Semitism.

This Pandemic is the Time to Preserve Your Family’s Stories

Everyone has a story. It is not only those who have experienced terrible suffering or accomplished something extraordinary. Wouldn’t we all love to have...

L.A. Ambulance Gift to Israel Drives Mid-East Coexistence Meme

Los Angeles – A single act of charity can reverberate around the world. Such was the case with Myrtle Sitowitz and the donations of...

L.A. Jewish Crisis Resource Guide

This guide will constantly be updated. Keep checking back for additional information and email [email protected] if you'd like your organization, event or resource to be...

UCLA Epidemiologist and L.A. Federation’s NuRoots Talk COVID-19

UCLA infectious disease epidemiologist Adva Gadoth answered questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a March 19 Zoom call, hosted by NuRoots, an initiative...

Former LA City Councilmember Mitchell Englander Arrested by FBI

Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander was arrested March 9 on federal corruption charges in connection with an ongoing FBI investigation into possible...

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...

Calabasas Man Removes Anti-Semitic Signs

A man residing in the Park Sorrento condominium in Calabasas has taken down a series of anti-Semitic signs hanging from his balcony, according to...

Calabasas Man Refuses to Remove Anti-Semitic Messages from Condo Balcony

A Calabasas man who allegedly posted swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages on a balcony in the Park Sorrento Condominiums on Jan. 14 is refusing...

Swastika Found on Orangevale Sikh Temple Property

On the morning of January 13, a swastika and the words “white power” were discovered on a sign in front of a Sikh temple...

Amendment Advocating Right of Return Fails At CA Dem Convention

A proposed amendment to the California Democratic Party platform advocating for the Palestinian right of return failed at the Californian Democratic Party convention at...

AJC Coalition Lobbies Against Ethnic Studies Curriculum

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) spearheaded a coalition of California community leaders in a Nov. 4 letter urging the California Department of Education against...

CA State Building Takes Down Hanging Nazi Flag

A Nazi flag found hanging in a California state building was reportedly removed on Oct. 28 after receiving backlash. The flag, which was red and...

Newsom Signs Law to Provide Security Funding for Jewish Institutions, Other Nonprofits

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Oct. 11 that provides security funding for Jewish institutions and other nonprofit organizations at...

White Supremacist Flyers Found on UC Davis

Some flyers promoting a white supremacist group were found on UC Davis on Sept. 23, Chancellor Gary May announced in a statement. The California Aggie,...

State Board of Education President Says Ethnic Studies Curriculum Needs to Be Delayed a Year

State Board of Education (SBE) President Linda Darling-Hammond announced in a Sept. 20 op-ed that the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) should be delayed...

CA Assemblyman Criticizes ‘Anti-Jewish Bias’ Among Authors of Ethnic Studies Curriculum

California Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) criticized the “anti-Jewish bias” among the authors of the initial Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) draft and suggested...

Swastikas Found at Bay Area High School

Several instances of anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic graffiti were found at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sept. 5. The approximate...

ADL, Jewish Groups Criticize Fresno Event for Featuring Speaker with ‘Anti-Semitic’ History

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Central Pacific and other Jewish groups are criticizing an event taking place at Clovis Community College (CCC) on Sept. 18...

CA Bill Requiring Ethnic Studies in High School Delayed for Another Year

A bill in the California state legislature making the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) a requirement to graduate high school has been delayed for...

CA Dem Party Criticizes Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Children, Condemns Anti-Zionism

The California Democratic Party (CDP) endorsed Rep. Betty McCollum’s (D-Minn.) bill over the weekend that called for withholding funding to Israel over their detainment...

CA Gov. Says Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum ‘Will Never See the Light of Day’

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) told the Jewish News of Northern California (J.) in an interview published on Aug. 23 that the proposed Ethnic...

Beverly Hills City Council Unanimously Condemns Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously passed a resolution at its Aug. 20 city council meeting condemning the drafted statewide Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum...

State Superintendent Calls for Ethnic Studies Curriculum to Include Jews

California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond called for the 2020 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) to include Jews in an Aug. 14 press conference with...

CA Jewish Caucus Members Hang Mezuzot to Celebrate New Law

Myriad members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus hung mezuzot on their offices to celebrate the passage of a bill barring building owners from...

CA State Board of Education Says Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum Will ‘Be Substantially Redesigned’

The California State Board of Education (SBE) announced on Aug. 12 that the proposed  Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) will be replaced with an...

‘Anti-Jewish, Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS’: California’s Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum Gets an F from Jewish Caucus

(JTA) — An ethnic studies curriculum proposed by the California Department of Education is “inaccurate and misleading” and reflects an “anti-Jewish bias,” Jewish members...

80 Pro-Israel Groups Call on CSU Chancellor to Investigate Anti-Zionist Posts on SFSU-Affiliated Facebook Page

Eighty pro-Israel groups signed onto a July 11 letter from the AMCHA Initiative calling on California State University Chancellor Timothy White to investigate anti-Zionist...

Jury Rules Against Beverly Hills in Lawsuit Over Police Chief

A Los Angeles jury ruled against the city of Beverly Hills on July 9 in a lawsuit regarding Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, who allegedly...

Report: CA Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Increased By 21%

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report on July 2 revealing that anti-Semitic hate crimes increased by 21 percent in 2018 from...

New Articles

Russian-Jewish Businessman Donates 3,000 Meals Daily to Senior Citizens Under Lockdown

The initiative is a response to the Russian government’s decision to lockdown citizens older than 65.

Top Charedi Orthodox Rabbi Dies of COVID-19

Yaakov Perlow, leader of Novominsker Hasidim and a top haredi Orthodox rabbi, dies of coronavirus at 89.

‘F— K—s’ Graffiti Found on L.A. Persian Synagogue

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Persian synagogue in Los Angeles on April 7, according to a Facebook post. The graffiti states, “F--- k---s” and...

I Love You Although I Can’t Hug You

“If one tiny virus can stop the entire world, perhaps one mitzvah can save the world.” — Dr. Benjamin Hulkower “When we are no longer able...

Dominic Raab, Son of a Jewish Refugee, is Britain’s Acting Prime Minister

The United Kingdom last had a Jewish prime minister in 1880, the final year of Benjamin Disraeli‘s service. Now, with the coronavirus sending Boris Johnson...
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