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Jewish Journal

Karen Alexander

  • Troubled teens turn to Teen Line and its Leader

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Every night for the last 27 years, teenagers who need to talk have been able to find an understanding ear at Teen Line, a confidential phone hotline staffed by highly trained teenage volunteer listeners.

    The calls reflect every manner of teen suffering and angst, from mundane...

  • MATCH Puts Giving in Students’ Hands

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Learning about the importance of giving tzedakah is a basic tenet of any Jewish education.

    But p

    "It's not just about giving away money," said Emanuel's Rabbi Laura Geller. "It's about teaching young people how to be responsible Jews when it comes to giving tzedakah. It's not...

  • Holocaust Deja Vu

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Dora Apsan Sorell could have really used the $3,043 she received from the German government last summer. The check was meant to compensate Sorell for her slave labor during the Holocaust.

    But the 83-year-old Auschwitz survivor and retired doctor who lives in...

  • Michael and Bob

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    It was not your typical wedding invitation -- a Monday morning phone call inquiring if my husband and I would be available that afternoon when our friends Michael and Bob were hoping to marry at San Francisco's City Hall. They decided to marry years ago, but instead of throwing an...

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  • Networking for Jobs

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been nearly two years since David Lorch had a job. Currently, the former pricing analyst for an Orange County high-tech firm attends networking events near his home in Laguna Hills, does volunteer work for his shul, Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, and tries to maintain his...

  • Judaism Expands in Orange County

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jews have lived in Orange County for more than 130 years, but the community has never undertaken such an intense period of expansion as the one currently underway.

    In the last year alone, more than 150,000 square feet of new Jewish building space has been added to synagogues and...

  • A Knack for Giving

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The company Henry Samueli co-founded, Broadcom Corp., develops tiny communications chips that are helping to transform the way digital information is moved from place to place.

    The contributions that Samueli and his wife Susan have made to Jewish causes in Orange County could...

  • Move Over, Los Angeles

    August 30, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While the kosher butcher prepares her order, a Jewish city councilwoman chats with other customers about her upcoming campaign.

    Within a few miles of where she buys lamb chops for her family, ambitious building projects worth at least $30 million are under way -- or recently...

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