Monday, August 3, 2020


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Shalhevet Institute Explores Black and Orthodox Jewish Identities

The four panelists were invited to give a constructive rebuke to the Orthodox community for the way that it deals with issues of race.

L.A. Jews For Black Lives Hold Tisha B’Av Protest Outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Home

The group demanded Garcetti officially rescind his endorsement of Jackie Lacey for district attorney and to adopt the Black Lives Matter Movement-Los Angeles (BLMA) the People's Budget, which seeks to defund local police.

How Celebrating My Son’s ‘Car Mitzvah’ Brought My Family Joy During Painful Times

To seize the moment and make room for joy and gratitude alongside pain and loss is a fundamental Jewish practice.

Five time Finalist! YAY! We Said Go Travel Summer News July 2020

Summer News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: I am happy to report that I have GOOD NEWS!

All Hate Crimes Must Be Strongly Condemned. Without Exception.

Such hate crimes have no place in a city as diverse and multicultural as Los Angeles.

Meet Serena Oberstein, Jewish World Watch’s New Executive Director

Oberstein will take up her new position on Aug. 3, replacing current Executive Director Susan Freudenheim.

The Day I Got Tested for COVID-19

I never thought I’d feel so alive waiting to be tested for a deadly virus and I wanted to kiss the sky because my symptoms were manageable. 

Virtual PaleyFest LA Lineup to Feature ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” cast and creators will have the chance to celebrate virtually with fans at the Paley Center for Media’s annual PaleyFest LA.

UCLA Jazz Pianist Hosting Concerts on Zoom

Despite the coronavrius, Hendelman has found a unique way of continuing his private concerts.

For 30 Years, I Thought I Was Sephardic. I Was Wrong.

I knew I wasn’t Ashkenazi, so for nearly 30 years, I thought I was Sephardic. I wasn’t alone.

Local Jewish Community Responds to the Death of Rep. John Lewis

"John Lewis’ memory is a blessing and his life shines as a beacon for those pursuing justice and equality."

IKAR Community Sends Support to Medical Staff at COVID-19 Treatment Center

"Being able to deliver and get them what they ask for is wonderful. We’re letting them know that they’re not alone.”

After Less Than a Year, Senior Rabbi Ben Goldstein Leaves Beit T’Shuvah

The Jewish residential addiction treatment center and congregation in Los Angeles — sent out an email stating that Rabbi Ben Goldstein had left.

Beth Chayim Chadashim Welcomes Rabbi Jillian Cameron

She will lead the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue.

Pandemic-Stricken Nonprofits Awarded L.A. Jewish Community Foundation Grants

In the face of a pandemic that has taken lives and livelihoods, charities and nonprofits across Los Angeles have been forced to increase their...

Chaotic but Non-Violent Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Israeli L.A. Consulate

“My biggest concern is these guys like to mix things — to take the surfboard and catch the wave of Black Lives Matter.”

Newsom Announces Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Other Businesses Will Be Shut Down in L.A. and Other Counties

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced on July 1 that indoor operations in restaurants and other businesses will be shut down for at...

The Village: An Inclusive Housing Model for the Nation

A new housing project could change the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Skirball Cultural Center Founder and President Rabbi Uri Herscher on Passing the Baton to Bet Tzedek’s Jessie Kornberg

July 1, marks the day that Skirball Founding President and Chief Executive Uri Herscher hands over the reins of the cultural center to Jessie...

We Said Go Travel Summer News DC (During #COVID19) June 2020

June News 2020 with We Said Go Travel: Welcome to Summer COVID-19. I have been in Los Angeles since...

Jewish Progressive Mike Feuer Runs for Los Angeles Mayor Amid Civil Unrest

"I want to be an architect of building a city that doesn’t just get back to normal, but is more equitable."

Defunding the Police Means Reclaiming Safety

The ultimate safety of all communities, including the Jewish community, will not come from relying on a militarized police force.

As Historic Jewish Neighborhoods Were Looted, This Group Sprang into Action

A Jewish security group in Los Angeles sprang into action in the wake of the protests that led to looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody.  

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,...

Los Angeles Jewish Group Forms to Protect Jewish Community During Demonstrations

A Jewish security group took matters into its own hands and did what it could to protect the Jewish community from violence that occurred...

Halle Berry Among Those Helping 81-Year-Old Persian Owner Rebuild Looted Dr. Martens Store

A former shopper at the store, Halle Berry helped raise $60,000 to rebuild.

What the Movement for Black Lives Means to Jews

The Torah and Talmud teach the importance of justice, repairing the world, to not stand idly by and the value of a human life. It’s...

LAPD Chief Apologizes For Saying George Floyd’s Death Was on Looters’ Hands

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore came under fire for claiming that the death of George Floyd was on the hands of those “capitalizing”...

Downtown L.A. Jewish-Owned Bike Store Looted

Yehuda Masjedi, who lives in Pico-Robertson, turned off his phone in the run-up to the Shavuot holiday on May 28. When Shabbat ended, he...

Local Organization Sets Up Fund for Looted, Jewish-Owned Stores

As looters made their way down Beverly Boulevard during the George Floyd protests on Saturday May 30, they broke into Jewish businesses, sprayed graffiti...

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A spokesperson for the army said the Syrian regime was responsible.

White House Criticizes Twitter for Censoring Trump and Not Iran’s Khamenei Calling for Destruction of Israel

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the administration is submitting a petition to the FCC for proposed regulatory changes to hold social media companies accountable for their censorship.