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Jewish Journal

Jason Lipeles

  • 3 Ugandan Teens Learn Leadership Skills on L.A. Trip

    June 10, 2009 | 3:23 pm

    Igaal Sizomu was clearly ecstatic, laughing with a group of friends from Shomrei Torah Synagogue (STS) whom he hadn’t seen in nearly a year. They were pushing each other around at the West Hills synagogue the way teens often do.

    Igaal, who is from Uganda, had spent five years...

  • Moving Forward With Fashion

    May 27, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    “This is not just another freaking fashion show,” said Arlene S. Ford, donations administrator at Beit T’Shuvah, the Los Angeles-based Jewish drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

    Ford, who went through the Beit T’Shuvah program herself and helped organize the May 17...

  • L.A. Clippers to play Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra

    May 8, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    On April 29, Israel’s 61st Independence Day, the L.A. Clippers held a press conference announcing a preseason exhibition game with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Israel’s most successful basketball team.  The proceeds of the October 20 game at Staples Center will benefit the largest orphanage in the world, Migdal Ohr, located in Northern Israel.

  • Israel Festival Celebrates Tel Aviv Centennial

    April 29, 2009 | 5:00 pm

    Last year’s exuberant celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary at Woodley Park had it all — major sponsors, an Israeli hip-hop superstar and a party that ran late into the night.

    Organizing the 61st celebration this year has proven more daunting.

    Following a landmark year...

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  • Big Decision for Long Beach Art Student

    April 4, 2009 | 9:13 pm

  • Making Songs Stick

    April 2, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    When Mara Elena Arenson rolled her plastic crate of matzah, horseradish, tambourines and rhythm sticks into the preschool classroom at the Reconstructionist synagogue Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, the 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds excitedly called out her name. They knew that the...

  • Jewlicious Festival 5.0 Gives Me Hope

    March 4, 2009 | 2:29 am

  • Jewlicious Festival 5.0 Celebrates Diverse Talent, Unity

    February 25, 2009 | 8:03 pm

    When the first Jewlicious festival, Jewlicious @ The Beach, launched in April 2005, co-founder Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and his team rented out a few rooms at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach to host about 100 participants. Four years later, they are booking the entire...