Jewish Journal

Shoah survivors ‘graduate’ from New Jew

By Julie G Fax

June 5, 2008 | 2:35 pm

(From left) Dorothy Greenstein, Jean Greenstein, Sigi Hart, Emil Jacoby, Erika Jacoby, Sidonia Lax and Paula Lebovics during the graduation ceremony at New Community Jewish High School. Photo by Louis Raynor

At first glance, the idea seemed sort of maudlin.

New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) awarded eight Holocaust survivors honorary high school diplomas last Wednesday night, symbolically... read full article

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —New mentoring program grooms tomorrow’s leaders

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2008 | 11:55 pm

    Young Iranian American Jewish professionals discuss their involvement with a new mentoring program for teenagers in the community.


    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.

  • H.O.P.E. for the bereaved, even years later

    By Jane Ulman

    December 26, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Four years after Shirley T.'s husband died, the anniversary of his death was more painful than she could have anticipated. She spent the day before cooking the foods he loved and somehow navigated emotionally through the anniversary itself. The following Thursday evening, she was...
  • Newest mah-jongg players ‘crak’ stereotypes.  Bam!

    By Jay Firestone

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Elaine Sandberg fits the mold of what you would expect to encounter when you consider someone who plays American mah-jongg. She's Jewish and just past retirement age.

    But the 70-something L.A. mah-jongg instructor, who has taught the game for Holland American Cruise Lines and...

  • Life, liberty and the pursuit of beautiful language

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For most of his 92 years, artist Sam Fink has been obsessed with the pursuit of freedom and the beauty of language. Even though he is a painter, he calls language "the highest form of art, higher even than painting and music."

    But even Fink could not have predicted that these...

  • Keeping the peace

    By Yehuda Lev

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    My wife Rosie, a professor of history, can be a formidable woman, especially when advancing upon some miscreant, tire iron in hand. That was the scene one midnight some years ago when she came across a man beating his wife in the middle of a Sunland street. Slamming on the brakes,...
  • Five ways to find your purpose after 50 or 60 or 70 or . . .

    By David Corbett

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Most people can now expect to live longer. Those extra years are a great gift. But they can be an albatross if people don't know what to do with them. A minority of people like to stay the course, whatever it is. But most people find they need to dig down to their core selves and...
  • Femarelle drug treats menopause onset osteoporosis sans hormones

    By David Brinn

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The connection between menopause and osteoporosis is well-documented. At the onset of menopause, following the decrease of estrogen in the body, the bone undergoes a yearly decline of bone mass density (BMD) of 2 percent to 3 percent a year in the first seven years following...

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