Jewish Journal

  • Hope, Support for Victims of Human Trafficking

    by Emily Kaplan, Contributing Writer

    January 13, 2010 | 4:33 am

    “There are more slaves today than ever before in our history,” Kay Buck, executive director of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), said on Monday, Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Buck was speaking at the Museum of Tolerance at the launch of CAST’s first...

  • Iranian Jewish Radio Host Accused of Defrauding Investors

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 13, 2010 | 4:26 am

    Jan. 8, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil law suit against popular Iranian Jewish radio talk show host and financial adviser John Farahi. The suit alleges Farahi and his Beverly Hills firm, NewPoint Financial Services Inc., defrauded Iranian American...

  • 36th District Race Heats Up Over Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2010 | 8:18 pm

    36th District Race Heats Up Over Israel

    The sunny beach towns along Los Angeles County’s southern coastline are famous for their surfing culture, but some of the waves roiling the electorate of the 36th Congressional District originate in the Middle East.

    Veteran Democratic...

  • Historical San Bernardino Synagogue Moves East

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Southern California’s pioneer synagogue left San Bernardino in December, leaving organized Jewish life in the city without a communal focal point after one-and-a-half centuries.

    Rabbis and members of Congregation Emanu El celebrated the first night of Chanukah as the final service...

  • Hillel, City Year Join Forces for Community Service

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 6, 2010 | 12:58 am

    Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has formally partnered with City Year, the national service corps organization, to promote civic engagement among young Jewish adults. The move, which affects Jewish students from more than 25 college campuses, represents a rare...

  • Federation Gives Birthright Israel $2.1 Million Boost

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 5, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles will send hundreds more young people on free trips to Israel thanks to a additional $2.1 million to help alleviate long waiting lists for Birthright Israel.

    Jay Sanderson announced the program on his first day as the Federation’s new...

  • Student Union Leaders Travel to Israel

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 16, 2009 | 5:09 am

    Twelve students who demonstrated leadership at Jewish Student Union clubs will travel to Israel this winter break on Footprints to Israel, a highly subsidized 10-day trip to explore Jewish roots and practice Israel advocacy.

    Jewish Student Union runs 20 clubs in high schools around...

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