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  • Moving and shaking: Transgender in the IDF, Shana Torah and more

    By Ryan Torok

    July 27, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    “My story really is a fairy tale,” said Shachar, a transgender Israel Defense Forces lieutenant at an event at Congregation Kol Ami (the IDF does not permit the use of the first names of active-duty personnel). “That’s why I want to share it. I want everybody to have a chance for...

  • Restoring Torah becomes a community effort

    February 10, 2016 | 12:56 pm

    The history of the 200-year-old Torah at Shalom Institute in Malibu was shrouded in mystery for more than two decades until a campaign began this past summer to restore the worn, bloodstained relic. 

    Now, the scroll from central Bohemia — on loan since 1989 from the Memorial...

  • Summer camp love

    By Zan Romanoff

    November 14, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Every summer for the last three years, staffer Naomi Elman, 23, and her fiance, Mitch Gelfand, 29, have stood on the stage at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, exchanged rings and said their I-do’s. “Every session at camp there’s a carnival, and at every carnival there’s a fake marriage...

  • Summer activities push camps to offer variety

    By Celia Soudry

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ruth Berkowitz, mother of five, has two manila folders stuffed with camp brochures, schedules and a pencil-drawn spreadsheet compiled of summer activities for her five children, including a column for each week.

    Berkowitz, an Orthodox Jew, has sent her children to both Jewish and...

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  • Camp Adjusts to Life Away From Parent

    By David Finnigan

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This will be Camp JCA Shalom's first summer away from home. For the first time in its 54-year history, the Malibu camp is independent, having broken away from the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) in January.

    Life after the centers crisis hasn't been easy for...

  • With Camperships for All

    By David Finnigan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    They are not scholarships but "camperships" in Jewish summer camp parlance. Of the 1,000 campers expected soon at Malibu's Camp JCA Shalom, which is supported by JCCGLA, about 200 parents applied for camperships.

    "It's amazing, in the past few years, the income level of people who...

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