Jewish Journal

  • Jews in the West, Jews on the left

    by Samuel Abrams and Steven M. Cohen

    January 7, 2016 | 10:46 am

    Regardless of the exact rationale, Jews of the West are politically and ideologically different from those in the rest of the United States.

    For more...

  • The Mensch List 2015

    December 30, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    For our 11th annual mensch list, we once again invited your nominations of extraordinary volunteers in our community, and again the outpouring of...

  • Janet Diel

    by Oren Peleg

    December 30, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    During a visit to a Burbank middle school some five years ago, Janet Diel simply couldn’t believe what she was hearing. The stepdaughter of a Holocaust...

  • Judy Mark

    by Evan Henerson

    December 30, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Improving rights within the disabled community isn’t just a battle; it’s an out-and-out war, and activist Judy Mark is on the front lines. 

    In 2013,...

  • Sarah Shapiro

    by Leslee Komaiko

    December 30, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    Sarah Shapiro’s life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist started when she was 8 1/2 years old. The Northridge resident was hanging out at the home of...

  • Albert “Albie” Cohen

    by Jared Sichel

    December 30, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    Eleven years ago, environmental attorney Albert “Albie” Cohen was representing about 200 people in a lawsuit, and after resolving the case and making...

  • Steven Sunshine

    by Ryan Torok

    December 30, 2015 | 1:41 pm

    Steven Sunshine, 55, has had his share of hardships, including undergoing a bone marrow transplant in 2006. When Sunshine’s sister was found to be a...

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