Jewish Journal

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Stephen S. Wise Temple’s Freedom School has, in part, the Los Angeles Dodgers to thank for $30,000 it received from businessman Howard Sherwood on June 29.

    “For Thirty Home Runs in May,” read a giant replica of a check from Sherwood, awarded during the Dodgers’ Jewish Community...

  • Violence at pro-Israel rally underscores passion over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    A sea of bodies jumped up and down to the beat of Israeli dance music. Tiny Israeli flags flapped in the sky. 

    On July 13, an Israel solidarity event organized by Stand With Us and the Israeli American Council (IAC) drew between 1,200 and 2,000 people — depending on who’s...

  • Swastika painter gets three years in jail

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    A 49-year old man has been sentenced to three years in jail for painting a swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish-owned plumbing supply store in Van Nuys. 

    Amos Hason, who reportedly claimed to be Jewish in an earlier lawsuit, was found guilty on July 11 on three counts...

  • LASD statement on gunshot at West Hollywood pro-Israel rally


    2 weeks ago

    Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, responded to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a Federal Protective Service (FPS)...

  • Federal Protective Service statement on gunshot at pro-Israel rally

    by Jacqueline Yost, FPS Spokesperson

    2 weeks ago


    On July 13, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were on-site at the Wilshire Federal building where there was a demonstration of approximately 1,800 protestors.

    At approximately 5:20 p.m., FPS requested an ambulance for a...

  • L.A. pro-Israel rally interrupted by violence

    by Ryan Torok and Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    UPDATE 9:50 a.m. (7/15):  Jennifer Schirg, 46 and a self-identified "Jewish woman, pro-Zionist, a professional and a resident on the Westside of Los Angeles" wrote in an email to the Journal that she witnessed the unfolding of the violence at the rally: "...the reason the...

  • Pro-Israel rally at Federal Building to begin at 4 p.m.

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    A pro-Israel rally at the Wilshire Federal Building, located on Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards, on Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Click here for more information. Organizations 30 Years After; Stand With Us; and Israeli American Council; and others are sponsoring the event, and if...

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