Jewish Journal

  • After losing Ayelet, Galenas find joy with new baby, thanks to NIH breakthrough

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    June 19, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    Even before their daughter, Ayelet Galena, was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease called dyskeratosis congenita around her first birthday, parents Hindy Poupko and Seth Galena knew they wanted to have more children.

    But once the diagnosis arrived, the couple had a dilemma:...

  • #BringBackOurBoys meets #BringBackOurGirls

    by Miriam Moster, JTA

    June 17, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    Immediately after Monday’s #BringBackOurBoys rally at the Israeli consulate in New York on behalf of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, several participants joined a second rally nearby focused on another kidnapping on a different continent.

    The second rally was outside the...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The pests arrive

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    June 13, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Miracles pour forth daily from the earth. Each day — often several times a day — I’m momentarily overcome by something magical in the fields. Those tomato plants that seem to expand by the hour, some of them now reaching my chest with their dank stalks bursting with yellow flowers....

  • Outstanding Graduates 2014: Profiles on leadership, philanthropy and education

    Jewish Journal Staff

    June 11, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    It’s that time of year again — graduation season —  when high school seniors toss their caps in the air and look forward to the endless possibilities of the future. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to spotlight the accomplishments of an amazing group of young people. The hardest...

  • A man developing a plan: Micah Hyman

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    YULA Boys High School

    Going to: Yeshivat Sha’alvim; New York University

    This summer, Micah Hyman will be doing precisely what many unemployed teenage boys will be doing — playing video games. 

    Except Hyman will be doing it as an intern at Treyarch, the Santa Monica-based...

  • Building a positive outlook: Yosef Nemanpour

    By Elyse Glickman

    June 11, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Shalhevet High School
    Going to
    : Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah; Yeshiva University

    Yosef Nemanpour knows the difference between being a bystander in life and an “upstander,” Shalhevet High School’s widely used term to describe someone who constantly interacts with his world at large...

  • The giver: Rachel Brunelle

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    YULA Girls High School
    Going to: Midreshet HaRova seminary; New York University

    When Rachel Brunelle was in 10th grade at YULA Girls High School, she took one look at the list of approved community service projects and immediately was disappointed.

    She already had been...

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