Jewish Journal

A Tale of Two Prides

By Sasha Perry

June 29, 2010 | 10:13 am

A few weeks ago I attended Los Angeles’ Pride Parade.  It was my first in the States as an adult.  Growing up, Las Vegas wasn’t organized enough or maybe not queer friendly enough to have a... read on

  • The Tightrope

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    June 28, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    The economic crisis has forced Jewish communities to focus more on the quality of its relationships than on the amount of its programming. It’s a novel idea, sadly, but a good one. The problem is, of course, the execution. 

    The idea that we as Jewish educators can use our own... read on

  • Just a lil’ Tzedakah, Early in the Mornin’

    By Tera Greene

    June 28, 2010 | 9:01 am

    Hello Friends,

    Before the past weekend began, I was sent a message in my inbox that made me perk up and want to help out.  Los Angeles is a sprawling city, and CicLAvia is a project that aims to open seven miles of streets to bikes, pedestrians, dogs, families and strollers, by... read on

  • StandWithUs Speaker BANNED from USSF Conference, Gay Rights in the Middle East will NOT be discussed

    By Maital Guttman

    June 28, 2010 | 4:55 am


    USSF “Social Justice” Forum Bans Advocate for Middle East Gay Community
    Intolerance for Israel Trumps Human Rights Commitments, Causes Harassment of Scheduled Speaker
    and Sudden Cancellation of Educational LGBT Workshop

    [Los Angeles—June... read on

  • The Road to Authenticity

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    June 24, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    On August 23rd, 2007, I boarded a plane heading for Los Angeles in hopes of creating a new life. I had been struggling with depression for several years, and finally believed that I had hit an emotional bottom. I came to L.A seeking recovery and a new way of life at Beit T’Shuvah,... read on

  • My 10 Year Reflection

    By Tera Greene

    June 23, 2010 | 11:11 pm

    10 years ago, I stood before my fellow graduating classmates of the year 2000 and delivered another speech as I’d done at every graduation prior.  Though I think my best commencement participation was in the 6th grade when I debuted my “Melody Americana” - wherein I played the... read on

  • Walking the Walk: Schusterman Foundation

    By Naomi Goldberg

    June 18, 2010 | 3:49 pm

    Did you know that in 29 states you can be fired just for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual?  (Click here to see what your state says).  And if you’re transgender, you can be fired in 38 states?

    Surprising, right!?!?! Laws prohibiting such discrimination in the workplace have been... read on

  • Ending Hunger as a United Community

    By Janelle Eagle

    June 17, 2010 | 11:46 am

    As a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and producer, I never know where my next gig is going to come from. I was pleasantly surprised and very grateful when I was recently hired by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for a temporary position as the producer of what they... read on

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