Jewish Journal

  • Thanks for the Support

    By Kalil Cohen

    November 25, 2010 | 11:15 am

    Today I am thankful for having a supportive, inclusive, and culturally diverse Jewish community.  Last Friday in Los Angeles we commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance at Beth Chayim Chadishim (BCC) in collaboration with JQ International’s Trans Inclusion Committee, of which I... read on

  • Preaching to the Converted

    By Janelle Eagle

    November 24, 2010 | 2:19 pm

    In my humble opinion, the LGBTQ Jewish community has to make a lot of choices. While we can’t choose our sexuality or gender identity, we can choose whether or not to embrace ourselves truthfully. There is not a more exemplary community than the LGBTQ Jewish community than those who... read on

  • The Einstein Factor with Kalil Cohen

    By Tera Greene

    November 24, 2010 | 11:06 am

    As we gather for another round of Thanks-givings, this year I am making sure to thank my marvelous hair.  Sure, I used to get teased and find myself crying all the way home via taunts of “Einstein! Einstein!” because I was not only smart, but I also had the most ridiculously crazy... read on

  • Jewish Transgender Day of Remembrance Events

    By Kalil Cohen

    November 16, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    November 20th is International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

    As I prepare for Transgender Day of Remembrance this Saturday, I am energized and excited to see how the Jewish community in Los Angeles and elsewhere is marking this day.

    If you are unfamiliar with the holiday,... read on

  • Israeli, Orthodox, and Gay - A Recap

    By Tera Greene

    November 16, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    Secular. Reform. Conservative. Orthodox. Straight. Gay. American. Israeli.

    On November 3rd, 2010, a diverse audience packed into a conference room to welcome a panel of LGBTQ-oriented Israeli leaders to Temple Beth Am, a Conservative shul in Los Angeles, CA.  Spearheading the... read on

  • Every Soul LA - NEW Arts-Inspired Shabbat on Nov 12, 2010!

    By Tera Greene

    November 11, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Hey all!

    A new young adult service that is occurring at the Temple of the Arts happens tomorrow 11/12/10.  I am doing a spoken word interpretation of the V’ahavta.  We are creating something new in Los Angeles, it’s the first one, and I would love it if you came.  Plus…in addition... read on

  • The problem with fifteen minutes of fame

    By Brandon Gellis

    November 7, 2010 | 5:50 pm

    Recently new promotional videos came out of my office, in which airings began at this season’s opening Wyoming Cowboy’s football game. An image of my partner Mark, a research professor at UW, appeared. Before the game even ended, we began receiving text messages and emails from... read on

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