December 1, 2009 | 7:31 pm
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November 16, 2009 | 8:51 pm
by Michael Ramsdell
Greetings JWW blog readers. My name is Mike Ramsdell. I have had the privilege of capturing this “Congo journey” in still and moving images. I am pleased that Janice has asked me write a guest blog for two reasons. The first is so I may shamelessly plug... read on
November 16, 2009 | 1:01 pm
The Investigation Discovery cable channel will dramatize the 1999 shooting at the North Valley Jewish Jewish Community Center at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
White supremacist Buford O. Furroiw, Jr. shot and wounded five children and adults in the attack on the center and subsequently killed mail carrier Joseph Santo Ileto.
The hour-long program is part of the Investigation Discovery (Channel 221 on Time-Warner cable) program “The Bureau,” which profiles the work of the FBI.
November 15, 2009 | 6:51 pm
by Naama Haviv
How strange to be out of Congo. As Isaiah, our incredible translator, and I walked across the border he showed me the river that marks the boundary between the two countries here: on one side, chaos – a young man shaking down every old lady carrying insanely heavy... read on
November 15, 2009 | 6:24 pm
Steven F. Windmueller, a prominent figure in Jewish communal and academic life, will retire as the Los Angels campus dean of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as of next July 1.
The announcement was made by Rabbi David Ellenson, president of... read on
November 14, 2009 | 4:48 pm
by Janice Kamenir-Reznik
Ten days ago we arrived in Kigali with trepidation and expectation. It seems like a day or two ago in some ways; yet in other ways it seems like lifetime ago.
Today we drove across the entire country of Rwanda—from Bukavu at the Congo-Rwanda border to... read on
November 13, 2009 | 5:43 pm
by Diana Buckhantz
Suddenly we are surrounded by a sea of children. As we stand there they begin to form a circle around us and move in closer and closer.
Janice and I came outside after seeing an impressive women’s sewing collective. We are in a remote village called... read on
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