Jewish Journal

Judy Lash Balint

  • Enabled Kids

    January 24, 2002 | 6:59 pm

    It's the high point of the week for Adi Maloul: an art session with friends at Beit Hagalgalim (House of Wheels) in Herzliya. The innovative support project for disabled youngsters lights up the face of the dark-skinned, short-haired 18-year-old.

    Her high-tech wheelchair is parked at...

  • Shalhevet Experiences Israel

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Even as organizations are canceling their summer Israel programs, for some teens already in Israel the experience is proving invaluable.

    A dozen 10th-grade Shalhevet High School students in the middle of a six-week study trip in Israel held a videoconference last week with their...

  • Shalhevet’s Funeral

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever been to the funeral of a 10-month-old? It has to be one of the most unnatural of human experiences. The burial of an infant who was deliberately murdered by terrorists is all the more tragic for the baseless hate it represents.

    On Sunday, in the ancient cemetery of...

  • Mission Accomplished

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Maybe something positive will come out of the current crisis in Israel after all. Perhaps the arrival of many groups from communities all over the world will help further the understanding between Israelis and Diaspora Jews and lead to greater cooperation.

    If the 150 Angelenos...

  • More Than Just a Bar Mitzvah

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It was a day that no one in the Goldenberg family will ever forget. It started out as the celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of their only son, Evan, but it turned out to be a day marked by the emotional highs and lows of life in Jerusalem in violent times.

    In the morning, Mark and...

  • Mourning Vadim

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Anna Nourezitz is inconsolable.

    Her long hair caught in an almost girlish ponytail, the mother of Vadim Nourezitz, one of two Israeli reserve soldiers lynched by Palestinians in Ramallah on Oct. 12, cannot control the quiet sobs.

    Her husband Issai sits next to her on the small...