On June 17th, StandWithUs celebrated the graduation of their 1000th student ambassador (or "fellow" as they call it,) and seven years of activity in Israel. The event featured Olympic Gold Medalist, Noam Gershony, alongside other well-known International-Israeli figures, and...
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March 12, 2012 | 12:17 am
March 8, 2012 | 12:45 pm
A Milken Community High School official reported the discovery of anti-Semitic renderings of the Israel flag in front of and near its middle school campus on March 1.
The two small flags featured a painted swastika in place of the Star of David. One flag was found in front of David...
March 8, 2012 | 12:42 pm
A group of students received their task during a recent workshop at New Community Jewish High School: Craft a response to college students who liken the Israeli occupation to Nazi Germany.
In the proposed scenario, a few fraternity brothers digitally altered a photograph of fellow...
March 8, 2012 | 11:02 am
Feb. 3 was a historic day for the University of California and its Hillels. On that day, UC President Mark Yudof met with all of the UC Hillel directors in his office in Oakland to discuss our observations regarding how Israel is faring on campus, how the Jewish community perceives...
March 8, 2012 | 10:49 am
Imagine a college student being subjected to verbal abuse, being spat at, and being the focus of harassment because of their gender, religion, national origin, race or simply because of their political beliefs?
Recently, college students on many campuses across the country were...
October 24, 2011 | 10:41 am
April 21, 2011 | 3:58 pm
Philanthropists Miri and Sheldon Adelson have pledged $1 million to further expand the Israel Fellows program on North American college campuses, The Jewish Agency said.
The pledge, which was announced Thursday, will increase the number of campuses with the program to 50 from 34....
August 17, 2010 | 11:06 am
Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month.
“There’s an uncomfortable amount of anti-Semitism on my campus,” said the incoming senior.
Last year, her campus newspaper ran an ad from a notorious...
May 25, 2010 | 4:32 pm
Connecting to Jewish life on U.S. college campuses will be the focus of a panel discussion for graduating high school seniors and their parents. Rabbi Nicole Guzik of Sinai Temple in Westwood will moderate a panel of current Jewish college students and recent graduates on June 2,...
April 15, 2010 | 11:37 am
A coalition of Jewish groups has asked the U.S. secretary of education to review a policy that appears to preclude addressing discrimination complaints on the basis of religion.
The letter to Arne Duncan urges the department’s Office for Civil Rights to treat incidents of campus...
March 15, 2009 | 5:23 am
A coalition of Jewish Community Library supporters say leaders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have spurned their efforts to create an independent library and to stop a proposed merger with the American Jewish University.
Since March 2008, leaders of Federation,...
September 17, 2008 | 11:31 pmThe Rabbi's Spouse
In her recent story, Danielle Berrin contemplates the role of the clergy's spouse ("Who You Calling Rebbetzin?" Sept. 12).
It seems that one of the downsides is being misunderstood.
I repeatedly emphasized to Danielle that my voluntary role in our...
September 11, 2008 | 1:16 am
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September 3, 2008 | 11:19 pmQuiet War at UCI
It is unfortunate that The Jewish Journal would choose to run as its cover story two weeks ago an article by Brad Greenberg that preys on the deep and recurrent fears of some in our community of a rampant anti-Semitism on our college campuses ("Quiet War on Campus,"...
August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pmHillel centers on university campuses were viewed not long ago as little more than the local Jewish hangout, a place where students could come for kosher meals or socialize with other Jews.
But in a move that Hillel leaders say has been forced upon them by this generation's altered...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
If you're a Jewish college student, you no longer have to tolerate anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing on your campus. You are protected under our federal civil rights laws. These were the landmark conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency that...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
From different points along the ever-ascending road up this Malibu hillside, the beckoning ocean, the preternaturally landscaped lawn and the roughly rounded mountains peek through the three-story cross that has been punched out of a solid obelisk.
The breathtaking beauty of...
May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm
After extensive research, campus tours, a detailed application and an interview, Aidan Buckner was recently accepted into the school of his choice. While his parents may have done the legwork, it is Aidan who will enter kindergarten at the Ronald and Trana Labowe Family Day School at...
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
In the Valley suburb of West Hills, a small bit of history is being made: It's home to the first and only all-Jewish lacrosse team at any school in the country. The sport's newest fans are the ninth-grade boys at the New Community Jewish High School (NCJH).
When history teacher...
May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm
It took me 15 years of living on the Westside and in the San Fernando Valley to find what I was looking for -- a Jewish lifestyle in Los Angeles fit for my family.
It has been seven years -- although it seems a lot longer -- since my family and I moved from the San Fernando Valley to...
May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Though Irvine's Samueli Jewish Campus is $2 million short of $20 million required to finish a community building, the project's supporters are moving ahead to avoid the potential costs of delay.
Permits for the 123,000-square-foot building adjacent to Tarbut V'Torah Community Day...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
December 19, 2002 | 7:01 pm
During the past year, if you were to mention the campus to anyone involved in Jewish life, you would surely elicit a response that was a mixture of anxiety, contempt and anger.
Headlines screamed with assertions that our universities were hotbeds of anti-Semitism and that Jewish...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Princeton, MIT Professors Win Nobels
A professor with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship is sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences. Daniel Kahneman, 68, based at Princeton University, is sharing the roughly $1 million prize with professor Vernon Smith, 75, of George...