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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...

Rivlin Gets Israel Studies Award at UCLA

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin accepted the UCLA Israel Studies Award on the evening of Feb. 18, presented by the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian...

Two New Weapons for Reclaiming Israel’s Posture on Your Campus

The following is a speech given by Judea Pearl at the Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) conference on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles: This title...

Department of Education to Investigate UCLA Over SJP Conference

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sent a letter to the Zachor Legal Institute on Jan. 3 that it will be...

Leon Massoth: The Lorax of Exotic Plantlife

Everyone wanted now 63-year-old Leon Massoth to be a doctor when he grew up, but his green thumb was too strong. So instead of...

UCLA to Host First-Ever American Jewish Music Festival

The Jewish Bluegrass of Nefesh Mountain, Syrian Jewish music from Asher Shasho Levy, a selection of show tunes that reflects the influence Jewish composers...

Department of Education to Investigate StandWithUs Complaint Against UCLA

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Jan. 3 that it is investigating a StandWithUs complaint that UCLA improperly handled...

Victoria Mann Simms: Changing the World One Family at a Time

Victoria Mann Simms is dedicated to helping young children grow and thrive.  The Los Angeles-based nationally recognized child development specialist and philanthropist is focused on creating...

Thankful for My Kidney and the Kidney Exchange Program

It all started with a phone call in 2015. “Hey Rick, happy Thanksgiving.” It was Larry Greenfield, a longtime friend whom I’d met through...

Everything You Wanted to Know About German Jewry — and More

Recently, a group of scholars from Hebrew Union College, American Jewish University (AJU), UCLA and USC gathered to honor Steven Lowenstein on the forthcoming...

National SJP Says Conference Will Be Held at University of Minnesota

National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) announced on Sept. 16 that they will be holding their annual conference at the University of Minnesota...

Lawyer and Activist Nancy Lee Aspaturian, 60

For Nancy Lee Aspaturian, being a social justice warrior was not just a job, it was a calling. Aspaturian, who died Sept. 5 after...

A Microcosm of Bipartisanship

Throughout the United States, people are engaging in intense and passionate conversations and debates regarding the political world’s current state. These exchanges have resulted...

The Late Bloomer

Eileen Greene, 90 It’s never too late to take on something new. Just ask Brentwood resident Eileen Greene, who became a TEDx speaker at the...

Hillel Hires Reform Rabbis for UCLA, Brandeis

Hillel International announced the hiring of two Reform rabbis to work as Senior Jewish Educators at UCLA and Brandeis University to strengthen Jewish life...

Letters to the Editor: A Call for Jewish Unity,  Outrage Over Lecture, Zaglembie Memorial

A Call for Jewish Unity As a people, we Jews are not unified. Politically, we’re divided into two camps, with roughly 70% liberal and 30%...

Contributing to the Greater Good

Kyle Newman, 17 High School: Milken Community Schools College: UC Berkeley Kyle Newman’s interest in the sciences emerged early on. “I always loved science, engineering and...

StandWithUs Calls on UCLA to Address Anti-Semitism on Campus

StandWithUs called on UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang to take action against the “disturbing trend...

UCLA Student Council Passes Resolution Saying SJP Isn’t Anti-Semitic

The UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) passed a resolution May 21 condemning those calling Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) anti-Semitic. The resolution denounced...

UCLA Panel Examines Fake News in U.S.,Israel

During a May 19 lecture at UCLA, four journalism experts examined the importance of media in a world where the term “fake news” is...

UCLA Guest Lecturer Calls Zionists White Supremacists

During a guest lecture to a UCLA anthropology class on May 14, San Francisco State University Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Professor Rabab Abdulhadi called...

AMIT Event, Friends of Sheba Honors, SSI Visitors

The recipients of the American Israel Gap Year Association’s (AIGYA) inaugural Rosina Korda Gap Year Scholarship were revealed in surprise ceremonies for each of...

In Every Generation…

Good stories begin with the words, “Once upon a time.” They take place in a single point in history, a moment that is remembered...

Westwood’s Model Matzah Factory Brings the Passover Experience to Life

Something amazing has happened on the third floor of Chabad House at UCLA in Westwood. It’s been magically transformed into the five different sets...

North Africa and the Holocaust

As I was working with the team creating the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Human Rights Center, we decided to tell the story of the...

Judea Pearl Calls on UCLA to Adopt CSU Position That Zionism Is Important to Jewish Identity

Judea Pearl, chancellor professor of computer science at UCLA, National Academy of Sciences member and Daniel Pearl Foundation president, called on UCLA to take on...

What’s Happening: Dance, Deli and Discussion

FRI MARCH 15 YJP Shabbat Dinner Shabbat dinner with Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) draws career-minded women and men who are committed to Judaism. Network with...

A New Tzedakah Model for Just $5

Growing up in Beverlywood, Mahyar Asher Eghbali often witnessed grand gestures of monetary tzedakah, (charity) in his community, particularly in the synagogue.  “I’ve always believed...

WATCH: SSI Debates Anti-Israel Students on West Coast College Campuses

Students Supporting Israel (SSI) released a video on Feb. 17 documenting various man-on-the-street style debates with students on West Coast college campuses. SSI President Ilan...

‘Homelessness’ Now Resides at UCLA’s Hillel

In the winter of 1984, artist Pat Berger learned that the American Red Cross planned to erect two enormous tents near Los Angeles City...

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Pompeo Urges UN to Permanently Extend Iran Arms Embargo

In July 1 remarks to reporters, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations to extend the arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Pompeo...

How the ADL Went From Working With Facebook to Leading a Boycott Against It

The social media giant and the Jewish civil rights group had been working together for years to curb hate speech online.

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...
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