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  • The climate is a-changin’… so she did somethin’ about it

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 9, 2016 | 4:56 pm

    ALEXANDRA BARR, 17
    HIGH SCHOOL: Calabasas
    GOING TO: UC Berkeley

    When Alexandra Barr took an Advanced Placement environmental science class during her sophomore year at Calabasas High School, she learned about such dire issues as overpopulation and global warming.  

    “Some...

  • Observing Tu B’Shevat through fruit trees and food justice

    January 24, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Across the globe this month Jewish communities are celebrating the holiday of Tu B’Shevat.  Many choose to commemorate the “New Year of The Trees” by planting pine trees in Israel.  Tu B’Shevat is a day that deals directly with the social inequality of our food system.  It’s a...

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