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#3 Travel Influencer: Niver’s News: Aug 2022

August News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: I hope that this summer you have been able to get outside and recharge. I...

YULA Boys High School Students Buy Their Teacher a Car

“I feel special. I feel grateful. I am speechless.” These are the words Julio Castro, 31, math teacher at YULA Boys High School, told the...

Celebrations from Los Angeles to Iceland: Niver’s News: July 2022

July News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: THANK YOU Los Angeles Press Club! I was a finalist at the 64th Southern California...

The Los Angeles Jewish Home Is Now Los Angeles Jewish Health

On July 5, the Los Angeles Jewish Home unveiled its new name: Los Angeles Jewish Health

AJU Names Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh as VP for Jewish Engagement

With her new role, Rabizadeh will lead an effort to ensure that AJU programming is ubiquitous across the country.

Dreams Come TRUE: Niver’s News: June 2022

June News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: This month I was a finalist at the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards for book...

Jewish Federation Releases Landmark Study of Jewish L.A.

According to a study commissioned by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Jewish community has grown by 25% over the last 25 years, to 564,700 individuals and nearly 300,000 Jewish households, making it the second largest Jewish community in the United States.

Antisemitic Brochures Found in Westwood

Several antisemitic brochures were found littered throughout the Westwood neighborhood on the morning of June 15. Photos obtained by the Journal showed brochures with statements...

Sinai Temple Appoints Nicole Guzik and Erez Sherman as New Senior Rabbis

On Tuesday, June 7, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles announced the board of directors’ approval of Rabbis Nicole Guzik and Erez Sherman as the congregation’s new senior rabbis.

Speaker at Turkish Consulate: Niver’s News: May 2022

May News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Thank you to Gizem and her Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation for inviting me to be...

Sandra Caplan: Embracing Non-Jews Who Want to Be Jews

On May 29, the Sandra Caplan Community Beit Din will honor one of its founding rabbis and salute its 20th anniversary.

Skirball Exhibit Showcases Jewish Deli and Immigration History

With a title like, “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” fun is clearly on the menu.

Men Dressed in Nazi Uniforms Harass Guests At Beverly Hilton

A group of men dressed in Nazi uniforms were harassing guests at the Beverly Hilton hotel and then proceeded to drive through the streets...

This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School

By Rabbi Joshua Knobel This is Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School: Wise CYE and Leo Baeck Are Reinventing Jewish Education On Sunday May 1, 2022, families...

Scuba Show Speaker: Niver’s News: April 2022

April News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: I absolutely LOVE Scuba DIVING and am so honored that I was invited to be...

Resnick Family Donates $13 Million to Anchor Renovations at Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s University Campus

Wilshire Boulevard Temple announced this week a significant plan to renovate its University Campus (formerly University Synagogue) after receiving a $13 million gift from...

Rabbi David Wolpe to Step Down as Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple

Rabbi David Wolpe, senior rabbi of Sinai Temple, will step down and assume the position of Emeritus Rabbi starting June 30, 2023, Wolpe announced in a written statement.

Start with Small Steps: Niver’s News: March 2022

March News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine and their incredible president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych...

One of 2 Conservative Rabbinical Schools in the US Is Slashing Tuition — by Nearly 80%

(JTA) — Mark Asher Goodman is beginning to imagine finishing paying off roughly $85,000 in student debt he incurred while training to become a...

Installation of Senior Cantor Emma Lutz

    Installation of Senior Cantor, Emma Lutz Friday, March 25 at 6:15 p.m. | In-person and Online Since joining Stephen Wise Temple & Schools in 2016, Cantor...

Activists Disrupt LA Mayoral Homelessness Forum at LA Synagogue, Accuse Candidates of Being for “White Rich People”

Several protesters disrupted a mayoral forum at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village about the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles on March 21, shutting...

Shalhevet Student Danielle Finn Proudly Displays Her Judaism on “American Idol”

Danielle Finn has been singing ever since she was a little girl. She had her first singing lesson was she was 7-years-old and was...

Thanks HuffPost and 500K: Niver’s News: Feb 2022

Feb News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine and their incredible president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych...

Is L.A. Loveable or Leavable?

In 2022, it doesn’t take courage to hate L.A.; it takes courage to still love it. 

Honored by your SUPPORT: Niver’s News: Jan 2022

Jan News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Thank you for all of your support! I am a two-time finalist for the 14th...

In Response to Colleyville, Local Leaders Organize Interfaith Gathering

In the wake of the Colleyville synagogue attack, leaders from seven different religions in Los Angeles stood before television cameras on January 21 and declared an iron fence of solidarity around–and with–the Jewish community. 

USC President Announces Measures to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

USC President Carol Folt announced a series of measures on January 13 to combat antisemitism on campus in light of recent controversies. In a letter...

President and CEO of Jewish Community Foundation of L.A. to Step Down at the End of 2022

President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland will step down from a position he has held for more than 30 years.

Grateful for Your Support: Niver’s News: Dec 2021

Dec News 2021 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Happy New Year! I hope in 2022 we can safely celebrate with family and friends....

New Round of Hate Flyers Links Jews with COVID

Perpetrators behind the hundreds of antisemitic flyers dropped in specific residential neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Pasadena over the weekend remained at-large as police continue to investigate.

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