Jewish Journal

  • Surviving the Darkness and Embracing the Light

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    October 8, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    Last year, I went to a park in Ventura County, to attend the joyous 80th birthday party of my Aunt Ruth’s mother, Ann.  Every single birthday has special significance for her, because she is a survivor of the Holocaust.  As I looked around the party, I was profoundly moved by all... read on

  • Jewels of Elul VIII: Expanding on Mohini

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    October 5, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    I had the honor of being a part of the production team for this years Jewels of Elul VIII.  Craig Taubman started this project eight years ago, to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery, during the month of Elul and right before High Holidays. ... read on