Sunday, September 27, 2020



YULA, DLP, ADL and Mensch Foundation Honors

The Mensch Foundation, in a ceremony on March 14 at Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills, honored Hungarian Holocaust survivor Bill Harvey, who...

Honoring Local Heroes of Jewish Education

When she was young, Fanny Koyman never thought about pursuing a career in day-school education. And, accordingly, she certainly never imagined she would one...

YULA’s Innovative New Nagel Family Campus

On a recent afternoon, in a special classroom on the Nagel Family Campus at Yeshiva University Boys High School in Los Angeles (YULA), loud...

Moving & Shaking: Parading, Joking and Working for the Community

Legendary Jewish musician Herb Alpert and his wife, Lani, have donated $2 million to establish the Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program at Vista Del...

Panther Post: All the news that’s fit to print at YULA

For Abegail Javidzad and Eytan Merkin, the first issue of The Panther Post, which debuted earlier this year, was especially sweet. They served as...

YULA introduces new leadership, faculty for next academic year

When the next school year begins, Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles (YULA) will welcome new heads of school to both its boys...

YULA sees start of $16 million campus addition

A gigantic hole in the ground some 15 feet deep is causing a tremendous amount of excitement in the Modern Orthodox community since digging began...

Sharing love, lessons in the face of hate rally

Nine members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for hate speech directed at Jews and the LGBT community, staged a 30-minute...

Ariella Etshalom: Not afraid to step outside of her comfort zone

Ariella Etshalom is a standout student, but she doesn’t let that define her.

Letters to the editor: Syrian refugees, Beverly Hills Metro, L.A. Times and more

With regard to Rob Eshman’s column “#WeAreNext” (Nov. 27), there have been very strong views expressed in the Jewish Journal that for the U.S. to reject Syrian refugees because of their Islamic faith would be both un-Jewish and un-American.

Sports programs can score big for Jewish day schools

To understand the place of athletics at a Jewish day school, attend a recruitment open house and watch the children’s eyes.

Moving and shaking

More than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual Shabbat at the Ford with Craig Taubman and the Pico Union Project on Aug. 29.

High school project engineers opportunities for learning

Three girls huddled around a three-panel display board plastered with information about their final project: the wireless headphone.

L.A. youth become Israel’s brave lone soldiers

“I want to give back, not just sit back,” Samuel “Shimmy” Kandel said. The 19-year-old Angeleno was explaining in a phone interview why he decided to interrupt his studies at Santa Monica College to serve as an American volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Charity wins over runners

More than 20,000 runners participated in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 1, completing a course that started at the Knesset and passed a number of important cultural landmarks, offering sweeping views of the city and, as the marathon’s Web site touts, “a run through history.”

Groups tout youth grants

As the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation that focuses on Jewish education, wraps up three major grants in the Los Angeles area, its beneficiaries are touting their programs’ successes as models for Jewish funding.

Slain doctor Ronald Gilbert remembered for his love of Judaism

Friends and family of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, the urologist gunned down Monday in the exam room of his Newport Beach offices, told a large crowd gathered for the doctor’s funeral Wednesday he had devoted himself to living a Jewish life.

Building a diplomatic resume at home, abroad

David Shalom wants to broker a final status peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. While this goal may seem lofty, the YULA student has already taken big steps in pursuit of this dream.

A teen’s good deed restores faith

Ethan Youssefzadeh had just run in a track meet held at West Los Angeles College when, while walking to his car, he saw a wallet lying on the grass. The YULA senior picked the wallet up and opened it to look for the name of the rightful owner.

Financial exec Rubin pleads guilty

David Rubin, chairman of the board of Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Hancock Park and president of YULA girls’ high school, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Dec. 30 to wire conspiracy and fraud involving proceeds from municipal bonds. Beverly Hills-based CDR Financial Products, which Rubin founded and runs, pleaded guilty to related antitrust charges.

YULA vice principal’s sons to attend alma mater

Rabbi Joseph Schreiber, the vice principal of YULA Boys High School and a 1974 Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh alumnus, is sending two of his sons to his alma mater this month.

The big picture helps her balance it all

It took Judith Greenbaum 40 long minutes before she finally signed the form to decline acceptance at Harvard. “Yeah, that was a tough one,” Greenbaum, who is graduating from YULA Girls School, said as she laughed, “but it just wasn’t the right choice for my life’s big picture.” Her future hopes center around being an involved mother, leading an active Jewish life and pursuing a career in business. With New York’s Jewish community at her doorstep, Greenbaum believes Columbia University will offer better preparation for the life she envisions, after studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim.

Class Notes

Education briefs.

The school with no name

You can hang out for years at the Pico-Robertson intersection and still have no clue that you are 50 feet away from a Jewish high school for boys called Natan Eli.

Orthodox youth not immune to high-risk lifestyles

Some kids aren\'t cut out for academic rigor. Leaving them in a mismatched environment often leads them toward self-destructive paths to failure

Another Tendler Steps Down

Tendler\'s resignation comes shortly after his nephew, Rabbi Aron Tendler, resigned under pressure as rabbi of Shaarey Zedek Congregation in Valley Village.

Girls School Debuts New Campus

There is ample room at the new picnic tables, but old habits die hard, and the girls are making themselves at home in Yeshiva University of Los Angeles\' (YULA) new state-of-the-art, architecturally stunning girls high school.

From Worst to First

After the Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles crosscountry team won the Westside League finals on Nov. 6, a competitorwas puzzled. \"You guys were so bad last year,\" the rival asked RaphyHulkower, 15. \"What happened?\"

Class Acts

\"I definitely stand out,\" says Bina Hager, 17, of Hancock Park.\n\nAnd it\'s not just because the YULA senior is a strapping 5-foot-10 tall. Consider, for example, the cubist self-portrait that hangs upon her bedroom wall. Or the wildly colored abstract paintings, all Hager originals. Or the 6-foot-high punching bag and the gloves in one corner.

Latest news

AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”