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With pro-Israel groups all but absent, UCLA student government endorses divestment

By Jared Sichel

1 week ago

Left to right: Previous Hillel at UCLA president, Tammy Rubin, Bruins for Israel president, Eytan Davidovits, J-Street U president, Gil Bar-Or, and Bruins for Israel vice president, Omer Hit.

UPDATE, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19: UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released a statement, which reads in part: "UCLA and the UCLA Foundation share the Board of Regents conviction that... read full article

  • ISIS hacked website of L.A. Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz

    By Rebecca Weiner

    2 weeks ago

    ISIS struck close to home this past week when Los Angeles-based rapper Rami Even-Esh, better known as Kosha Dillz, found his website had been hacked by ISIS members in Algeria. The Jewish-American performer, originally from New Jersey, has released several rap albums in English and...

  • Moving and shaking: FIDF Gala, Texas Hold’em Poker Classic, Our House and more

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Hollywood A-listers Barbra Streisand, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Pamela Anderson were among those who attended the eighth annual Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Nov. 6; the event raised an unprecedented $33 million to fund the...

  • Israeli shipping giant Zim suspends operations in Long Beach

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    UPDATE [Nov. 19]: Israeli shipping giant has not suspended operations in Long Beach.


    Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, has temporarily suspended operations at the Port of Long Beach, according to an employee in Zim’s Long Beach...

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  • Q&A with Federation head Jay Sanderson

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    At the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly (GA), held this year in National Harbor, Md., Nov. 9-11, thousands of Jewish professional and lay leaders filled a conference center and hotel to listen to famous and powerful Jews, including two Supreme Court...

  • Waxman honored at UCLA Hillel

    by Aron Chilewich

    2 weeks ago

    Dignitaries, students and Jewish community members gathered on Nov. 10 at Hillel at UCLA to celebrate the legacy of U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and the 40 years he has spent representing the area.

    “Why do we here all love Congressman Henry Waxman?” his successor,...

  • Three pioneering Jewish women doctors

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    2 weeks ago

    A century before today’s fear of an Ebola outbreak, there was fear in Los Angeles of tuberculosis, and Dr. Kate Levy called out passionately to the Jewish community to aid those suffering from what was called the “White Plague.”

    In fact, in the first decades of the 20th century,...

  • Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz, surfing pioneer, 93

    2 weeks ago

    Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the Jewish,  Stanford-educated surfing pioneer, died on Monday in Newport Beach, California at age 93.

    “My angel, My daddy Died tonight, He is with Ha Shem,” his daughter Navah Paskowitz posted to her Facebook account announcing his death. 

    According to...

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