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  • Temple Judea Goes Glee-ish [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    September 3, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    Sure, at least two of the cast members of Glee are Jewish (Lea Michele and Dianna Agron)... but what if they all were?

    The show might look and sound like what you’ll see by watching the video below: The rabbi, cantor, staff and leaders of Temple Judea in Tarzana singing a Alan Sherman-esque version of “Don’t Stop Believing.” 

    Our favorite line:

    Just a City Jew, born and raised in Sherman Oaks
    Can’t believe the holidays are finally here

    And the shofars—you haven’t seen that in Glee… yet.



  • ALIYAH 2010 - From the Century City Mall to Ra’anana

    By Orit Arfa

    August 26, 2010 | 8:22 am

    From the Century City Mall to Ra’anana

    Marianne and Koby Tanzer met at the Century City Mall. He had just finished his service in the IDF and was working as a security guard to make some money. She was working at Origins. He asked her out on a date, she agreed, and on their first... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - Hello Obama, Goodbye America

    By Orit Arfa

    August 26, 2010 | 5:28 am

    Sitting next to Josh Markovitz, a recent UCLA law school graduate from Hancock Park, on the Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight on August 18, he told me about the moment his dream of making aliyah became more urgent.

    “What sticks out is the day Barack Obama got elected, especially... read on

  • Ken Mehlman: Gay and Jewish [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    August 25, 2010 | 8:41 pm

    Ken Mehlman, former chair of the Republican National Committee and Bush re-election campaign chief, has told family members and associates that he is gay.  Mehlman, who is Jewish, currently sits on the board of directors for the Republican Jewish Coalition, according to the... read on

  • Tony Blair’s Five Steps Towards Fighting Israel Deniers

    By Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2010 | 2:17 pm

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, now Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, was the keynote speaker of the August 24 symposium entitled “The De-legitimization of Israel: Threats, Challenges and Responses” organized by The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - Living the Dream [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    August 23, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    The slogan of Nefesh B’Nefesh is “Live the Dream” because its mission is to remove the major obstacles that make aliyah a difficult reality for so many North Americans (from cutting through red tape, finding a community, and affording it, to enrolling kids in school, setting up a... read on

  • ALIYAH 2010 - A Photo Essay of Aliyah T-Shirts

    By Orit Arfa

    August 18, 2010 | 11:35 am

    I’m writing this from the EL AL lounge as the new olim are saying their last, tear-filled goodbyes to family on the third charter flight organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh this summer leaving JFK international airport in New York. This year marked the first direct flight from LA. Over... read on

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