Jewish Journal

Racial Profiling: It’s Time to Look Each Other in the Eyes

By Lia Mandelbaum

July 29, 2013 | 2:13 pm

This altered image of Martin Luther King, Jr wearing a Trayvon Martin hoodie has been used heavily by Trayvon supporters since George Zimmerman was found not guilty.

I’m presently visiting my hometown of Tampa, FL, and one of my favorite activities to do while I’m here is to walk all around the Davis Islands neighborhood and community that I was... read on

  • Back to High School Through the Eyes of an LA Teen

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 17, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    I recently found out that I’ve been assigned to do a mental health internship at a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  The internship is a part of the graduate program I’m about to start at Cal State LA to get a master’s degree in social work.  As I’ve begun to... read on

  • Melding Together Snakes, Gangs and Torah

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    July 2, 2013 | 10:18 am

    As a social worker, community organizer and social justice advocate, I recently felt drawn to get involved in some community building for an area of Central LA that has a very high population of gang members.  For the sake of developing awareness and increasing safety measures, I... read on




Lia Mandelbaum is getting her degree in social work at California State University-Los Angeles, and has an internship at Barbour & Floyd Mental Health Services.

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