Jewish Journal

A eulogy for our son, Max Steinberg

by Stuart and Evie Steinberg

August 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

Max's parents, Stuart and Evie Steinberg, joined by evening master of ceremonies Rabbi David Baron. Photo by Steve Sherman

The parents of Max Steinberg, the IDF soldier from Woodland Hills, CA killed in action during the Gaza conflict, delivered this eulogy at a public memorial service for their son on August... read full article

  • Valley JCC finds new home

    by Michelle Chernak

    June 25, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    For years, Valley Jewish Community Center (VJCC) — the modern incarnation of North Valley Jewish Community Center (NVJCC) — functioned as a hub “without walls.” There was no official building for educational or social activities, no central location where locals could gather for...

  • Cantor Jay Frailich retiring after 40 years at University Synagogue in Brentwood

    by Michelle Chernak

    June 18, 2014 | 11:28 am

    After 1,565 b’nai mitzvah, many  more Shabbat services and commissioning 32 major liturgical compositions during 40 years at University Synagogue in Brentwood, Cantor Jay Frailich is retiring. 

    Frailich, 67, has been with the Reform congregation on Sunset Boulevard since 1974,...

  • American Jewish World Service and ending violence against women

    by Nuria Mathog

    June 18, 2014 | 10:22 am

    As musician Craig Taubman strummed some opening chords on his guitar, the audience was quiet, still reflecting upon the words of the community leaders and activists who had spoken earlier. 

    For the first half of the performance — a rendition of Pete Seeger’s “God’s Counting on...

  • In a country struggling with its past, a young Austrian bears witness

    By Jared Sichel

    June 18, 2014 | 10:08 am

    As she described how amazed she sometimes feels at no longer being afraid of Germans or Austrians, Holocaust survivor Dana Schwartz apologetically patted George Stoellinger — her 22-year-old Austrian driver — on the shoulder.

    Schwartz acknowledged how far Germany has come in...

  • High school project engineers opportunities for learning

    by Michelle Chernak

    June 11, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Three girls huddled around a three-panel display board plastered with information about their final project: the wireless headphone. They took turns demonstrating it to fellow students who listened to the sound of pre-programmed notes of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” — sans Bluetooth. 

  • Do you believe in ‘MAJIC’?

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Milken Community Schools junior Avi Sholkoff had never been inside of a mosque.

    That changed when he participated in Muslim and Jews Inspiring Change (MAJIC), a program of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change. Established two years...

  • Rabbi wins big for education innovation

    by Cora Markowitz

    June 11, 2014 | 10:20 am

    Rabbi Yisroel Boruch Sufrin, head of school at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, has been awarded a $36,000 grant  — plus $5,000 for his school — from a New York foundation that supports Jewish education.

    On May 19, the Covenant Foundation announced Sufrin as one of...

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