Jewish Journal


Brad A. Greenberg

  • Admissions remain open at School of Jewish Communal Service

    June 24, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Despite plans that could have led to the closure of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Jewish Communal Service in Los Angeles, the board of governors decided Tuesday to keep admissions open for the 2010-2011 school year.

    “It was felt by a majority of the...

  • City Council approves Museum of Tolerance expansion

    June 9, 2009 | 4:41 pm

    After almost two years of proposals, hearing and protests, the Museum of Tolerance’s planned expansion received unanimous approval today from the City Council.

    “The Jewish community uses ‘never again.’ Well, if never again is going to be never, we have to allow this museum to...

  • Rallies and Villagairosa appearance highlight local support for Israel

    January 7, 2009 | 3:22 pm


    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials joined with leaders of the Jewish community and pro-Israel demonstrators this week in a show of solidarity with Israel during its Gaza operation.

    "[Israel] must act against the Hamas leaders targeting the innocent. And it must...

  • Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case

    November 26, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week dismissed the criminal case against four Iranian American Jews. One woman and three men were accused of kidnapping and holding for ransom a man the defendants claimed had cheated them out of $100,000 in a business deal.

    Judge Karen...

  • Synagogues re-group as economic downturn challenges building campaigns

    November 19, 2008 | 2:05 am

    After a chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling last month, the main sanctuary at historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple was closed

    Julie Miller walked a fine line when she delivered her annual president's message to the congregation of Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Erev Rosh Hashanah.


  • The professor the anti-Semites love

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Kevin MacDonald had just completed the first in a series of books that would come to define him. Awaiting feedback from his publisher 15 years ago, MacDonald sent his manuscript to a colleague in the psychology department at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The...
  • ‘Golden Boy’ Art Aragon keeps the faith

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The "Golden Boy" celebrity boxer of the 1950s wasn't born into the Tribe. But Art Aragon also wasn't one to let religion interfere with romance.

    "My grandfather wouldn't let my mother marry him because he was a real swinger," Aragon's son, Brad, recalled recently. "So he offered him...

  • Black and Jewish leaders work to rekindle friendships at interfaith seder

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Before the Passover feast began, a few dozen black Christians joined their Jewish dinnermates for a tour of the breathtaking original sanctuary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

    Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein explained the stories of the murals that circle the auditorium, stories that end in...