The Jewish life that once was so vibrant in Eastern Europe was long ago ravaged, if not destroyed — first by the Holocaust and then by communist regimes. The latter strictly forbade all religious practice, and even being culturally Jewish was considered socially detrimental and...
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This month, ZimZoom will be coming to Jewish schools and libraries nationwide. Rising from the ashes of BabagaNewz, a magazine geared toward Jewish children that had a circulation of 1,000 schools and reached 30,000 students before its discontinuation due to funding complications,...
September 2, 2009 | 9:02 pm
Camp Hess Kramer, like other sleep-away camps this summer, sent home children with influenza-like symptoms during its first session. But no children were sent home from the camp after July 15, the start of its second session.
The reason could lie in a new product Hess Kramer began...
August 5, 2009 | 9:30 pm
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Rabbi Jason Weiner as its Jewish chaplain after a nine-month nationwide search.
Weiner is filling a void that was left by Rabbi Levi Meier, who died last year after dedicating almost 30 years of service to Cedars as its first Jewish chaplain....
July 29, 2009 | 11:46 am
The Internet has brought us many wonderful things. Twitter has given oppressed people a political voice on the international stage. Blogs allow emerging artists, writers and pundits to express themselves in the public forum. YouTube brought us the sneezing baby panda. But this all...
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On Wednesday night, June 17, a mélange of Angelinos gathered in the downstairs cafeteria of the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation mosque. Some wore kippot, others kufis, some women wore their hair in long curls and others covered themselves in headscarves, but all united for a shared...
June 24, 2009 | 10:55 pm
“Kids, remember when I told you that your parents were going to act silly — well, here they go. Parents, you’ve got your five minutes!”
A sea of parents flooded a stage filled with 4- and 5-year-old children wearing frilly dresses and striped button-down shirts. Equipped...