Jewish Journal

Father’s example inspires tikkun olam in daughter’s life

by Lisa Armony, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2010 | 10:59 am

Janice Kamenir-Reznik with a Congolese villager during a Jewish World Watch mission. Photo by Mike Ramsdell

Janice Kamenir-Reznik doesn’t tend to get nervous before a speaking engagement, but her Sept. 12 address to worshippers at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary’s Kever Avot service has... read full article

  • How to record your family’s story

    by Ellie Kahn

    September 1, 2010 | 10:53 am

    When my friend and I couldn’t get a table at Junior’s, we sat at the counter. Of course sitting at the counter means having lunch with the stranger next to you.

    The man beside me looked about 75, and I couldn’t help but notice him because he was flirting so loudly with the...

  • Once Upon a Time ...

    by Jacqueline Renfrow, Contributing Writer

    September 1, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Energy poured from the woman with flowing brown hair and a giant smile as she took the stage during the National Storytelling Conference, held this year at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, July 29-Aug. 1. 

    “I’m happy to represent the home team,” Karen Golden...

  • Stories bring a life full circle

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    September 1, 2010 | 10:42 am

    Elie Wiesel often recounts the tale of Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sasov, who needed a miracle. His predecessors had gone to a particular spot in the forest, lit a special candle, said a certain blessing and were able to evoke a miracle. Throughout the generations, much had been lost. Now...