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  • Unique settings for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    February 10, 2016 | 4:58 pm

    Elliott Aronson didn’t feel like he was ready for a bar mitzvah at age 13. He wasn’t spiritually connected to the tradition and he didn’t want to force it. 

    One place where his ties to Judaism always were strong, however, was Camp Alonim, a camp on the grounds of American Jewish...

  • Brandeis Bardin needs to be transparent about contamination

    By Rob Eshman

    November 9, 2015 | 2:42 pm

    This column was revised after an investigative report by NBC4 aired on Nov. 9.

    Three years ago, the Jewish Journal looked into whether the nuclear contamination from Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory posed continuing health concerns at Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) in...

  • 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...

  • The little chorale that could

    By Jonathan Maseng

    May 28, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Very few things have been constant within the Angel City Chorale during its 21 years of existence. Singers have come and gone, rehearsal and performance spaces have changed with regularity, and the repertoire is ever-changing and expanding, but behind it all, Sue Fink, Angel City’s...

  • Camp Alonim receives grant from JCamp180

    By Ryan Torok

    November 15, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    JCamp180, a project of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that aims to enhance long-term effectiveness in Jewish nonprofit overnight camps, has announced that it will begin working with Camp Alonim, one of Southern California’s largest Jewish overnight camps. Alonim will receive...

  • Briefs: Espere la Luz in Mojave, Alonim campers step up to help, kids library returns

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Firm Plans to Construct World's Largest Solar Power Park in Mojave Desert

    An Israeli company will build the world's largest solar energy park in Southern California's Mojave Desert to supply enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in Central and Northern California.


  • Happy Campers

    By Rob Eshman

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    We are driving to pick up our son from camp. He's been there three weeks, the longest stretch he's been away from us since his birth.

    In this age of e-mails and BlackBerrys and cell phones, the rule at Camp Alonim at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley is no e-mails,...