Jewish Journal

  • Malibu High students inspired by Hungarian survivor’s story

    June 7, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    Sarah Stipanowich, Jacob Kagon and Aaron Kagon, eighth-grade students at Malibu High School, were named the winners of Friedensmahnmal-Preis — which means Peace Memorial Award in German — an international Holocaust essay contest inspired by the story of Sandor Vandor, a Hungarian...

  • 4-year-olds lead

    By Ryan Torok

    June 7, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    A preschool class at Wilshire Boulevard Temple has helped raise more than $3,000 for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, inspired by a successful heart surgery for one of the students’ siblings.

    When 9-month-old Matthew Stevelman was just 10 days old, he underwent heart surgery...

  • Return Torahs to rabbi’s widow, court rules


    September 2, 2010 | 10:49 am

  • NYT Jerusalem Chief Responds to Critics

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 16, 2010 | 6:26 pm

    Fresh on the heels of a piece by The New York Times’ ombudsman calling for the removal of the Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner from his current post, the author and journalist spoke to a small group of American Jewish University supporters at a private home in Beverly...

  • It’s Super Sunday Time Again, Slightly Different

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 16, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Lead donors have already contributed $32 million toward a new campaign to raise $100 million for a community endowment in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in 2011, according to Federation President Jay Sanderson.

    “This is supposed to...

  • Rabbi Bouskila to Step Down at Sephardic Temple

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 16, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, 45, announced in a letter to congregants last week that he is stepping down as senior rabbi of Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Westwood, Los Angeles’s largest Sephardic congregation.

    Bouskila told The Jewish Journal that after nearly 17 years of leading...

  • OC Campuses Get a New Hillel Center

    by Lisa Armony, Contributing Writer

    February 10, 2010 | 2:24 am

    Jewish students from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and their supporters raised champagne flutes and offered a blessing of thanks as they dedicated the Hillel Foundation of Orange County’s new student center across the street from the UCI campus on Feb. 5. The facility,...

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