Jewish Journal

The Harmful Myth of Perfection

By Lia Mandelbaum

January 31, 2011 | 12:41 am

Photo by Laurel Johnson Photography

I doubt that there is a single person on this planet that has not wrestled with deep-rooted fears, toxic anger, and great sadness.  We are not weak or crazy in having them, because they are... read on

  • The Presentation

    By Chanel Dubofsky

    January 28, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Apparently, the evidence is mounting. Let’s examine it, shall we?

    1. I don’t talk about having a boyfriend/husband, looking for one, or wanting one, or about how important my straight straightness is.
    2.  I don’t seem to obsess over my appearance. (for the record, I don’t... read on

  • Saying Farewell to Debbie Friedman

    By Naomi Goldberg

    January 26, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Like many Jews, the foundation of my own Jewish experience stems from my time at Jewish summer camp. The weeks I spent surrounded by my Jewish peers living Judaism at Camp Swig and Camp Newman were among the best weeks of my childhood, and they still inform my ideas about myself as a... read on

  • Nation’s Largest LGBT Org to Explore Workplace Policies at Jewish Non-Profits

    By Naomi Goldberg

    January 25, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced receipt of grants from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The Morningstar Foundation, and Stuart S. Kurlander to study the workplace policies for LGBT employees at Jewish non-profit organizations.

    HRC already... read on

  • Compassion, Neighborly Gestures and Synchronicity

    By Tera Greene

    January 24, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    Everything is synchronistic.  One thought reminds of another; certain events pave the way for others.  It’s all cyclical.
    Everything is a chance, teachable moment when you look at it right, and lately, honing compassion has never been easier for every single one of us. 
    May you... read on

  • A Wider Bridge’s calendar of events for February and March

    By Tera Greene

    January 18, 2011 | 12:14 am

    For all of you wondering what’s coming up for A Wider Bridge, wonder no more! Below is a list of their events for February and March…


    Presentations by renowned Israeli photographer Adi Nes… A conference on Queer Judaism… A visit by a delegation of Israeli LGBT teens… These... read on

  • Watch Transgender Short Films in Echo Park

    By Kalil Cohen

    January 10, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    Thursday, January 13 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Echo Park Film Center
    1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
    Los Angeles, CA
    See the Facebook Event

    Featuring selections from the 2010 Los Angeles Transgender Film Fest, aka the TG Film Fest. These genre-blurring short films weave elements... read on