Jewish Journal

John R. Fishel

  • The Completion of an Extraordinary Two-Year Experience

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In July, I was privileged to join almost 80 other Los Angelenos, many of their spouses and a few of their children, in Jerusalem for the completion of an extraordinary two-year experience. The Wexner Heritage Foundation has just given our community a wonderful gift. Eighty young men...
  • Russia’s Elderly

    September 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In Samara, a city of 1.2 million in the Volgaregion of Russia, 87-year-old Anna sits in a 100-square-foot spacethat is her reality. One of perhaps 8,000 elderly Jews in town, shespends her lonely days confined to her room, blind and her legs tooweak to support her. A sagging bed...

  • How Do We Egage Teens?

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There are more than 30,000 Jewish teen-agers in Los Angeles -- how do we engage them?

    I was thinking about this a few weeks ago while visiting the Bern-ard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills. The occasion was a happy one, the ground-breaking for a new youth and sports...

  • Jewish Covenant

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As we approach the new millennium, we often discuss the unity of the Jewish people, seeking those aspects of Jewish life that will hold our diverse communal elements together after the year 2000. Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchek has referred to our Jewish covenant as including our shared...
  • Helping Those in the Shadows

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In a Jewish community the size and scope of ours, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the small acts of kindness that define our concern for justice and quality of life.

    The Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California provides such acts. There's...

  • The Great Gift of Giving

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Heidi Haddad was deeply moved by the graduation ofeight young men and women at Vista del Mar, the child-care agency.Shirley Turteltaub expressed enormous satisfaction in assisting anelderly Fairfax resident who receives ongoing help from the JewishFamily Service. And while addressing...