Jewish Journal

J Keith

by Seth Menachem

August 17, 2011 | 10:53 am

Photo by Avi Rothman

When I first met J Keith, I found his personality really grating. A friend brought him to a softball game my wife and I used to organize every Sunday. He was competitive and started to take... read full article

  • Weills donating $10 million to Haifa’s Ramban hospital


    August 10, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Joan and Sanford Weill of New York have committed $10 million to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center to expand the children’s cancer ward and facilitate its treatment of Palestinian children.

    The funds, including a contribution from the Weill Family Foundation, will merge Rambam’s...

  • Lauren Rochelle G.

    by Seth Menachem

    August 9, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Lauren, who’s 35, reminds me of a Brooklyn Jew from my grandma’s generation. Not the mild-mannered, sweet- talking bubbe — but more the sharp-tongued Brooklyn Jewish grandma who has no problem telling her granddaughter she’s dressed like a whore and then giving her a kiss on...

  • Ryan S.

    by Seth Menachem

    August 2, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    It might be my own prejudice, but there’s this really odd side to Ryan — the one that believes God sent him a message to become more religious. And then there’s the really normal side — the one that’s a sweet, hardworking accountant for charter schools in Los Angeles....

  • In their 40s and 50s, they’re preaching the faith

    by Penny Schwartz, JTA

    July 28, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Ten years ago, Sonia Saltzman was a frequent business traveler to Latin America for a Boston-based nonprofit job in international micro-lending.

    Evette Lutman spent more than 10 years working as an attorney representing battered women and serving as a family referee in a Michigan...

  • Adelsons give $5 million matching grant to Birthright


    July 28, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are giving a $5 million matching grant to Taglit-Birthright Israel.

    The grant, which was announced Monday, aims to encourage new donors by doubling their gifts in an ongoing attempt to transition from large philanthropic to grass-roots...

  • Israeli cyclist completes international odyssey


    July 28, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Israeli cyclist Roei “Jinji” Sadan, who has spent the past four years crossing 42 countries on six continents, reached his final destination.

    Sadan, 29, arrived at the Sydney Opera House Thursday afternoon on his 27-gear, custom-built, blue-and-white bicycle sporting the Israeli...

  • Anikke F.

    by Seth Menachem

    July 26, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    Anikke (rhymes with paprika) was raised by artist parents in Seattle. Her father’s a musician. Her mother’s a sculptor. The closest school to her house was an Orthodox Jewish day school, so they sent her there. In a short time, the artists became Orthodox Jews, even though Anikke...

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