Jewish Journal

  • Israeli-Iranian peace in the NBA

    By Adam Wills

    November 24, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    Before the Grizzlies’ 116-105 win over the Kings last night, Memphis center Hamed Haddadi, the league’s first Iranian player, took some time out to meet and shake hands with Sacramento’s Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA.

    The meeting was a first for Haddadi. In... read on

  • JWW in the Congo: Our “Collective”

    By JewishJournal.com

    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

  • TV show on North Valley JCC shooting

    By  Tom Tugend

    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.

  • JWW in the Congo: What I Love and/or Will Miss About Congo

    By JewishJournal.com

    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

  • Windmueller to retire as local HUC dean

    By  Tom Tugend

    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

  • JWW in the Congo: Humanity Gives Us No Choice

    By JewishJournal.com

    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

  • JWW in the Congo: Teach the Children

    By JewishJournal.com

    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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