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  • A message to the world – an interview with Michael Dickson, Israel Director of StandWithUs

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 18, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    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...

  • Ruling on campus hate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 22, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    Over the past decade, as anti-Israel demonstrations have become a regular occurrence on many U.S. college campuses, Jewish nonprofits and individuals have turned to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for relief, and with some success. They convinced the DOE’s Office for Civil...

  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    March 12, 2012 | 12:17 am

    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus.

    Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech,...

  • Anti-Semitic flags found near Milken Campus

    By Ryan Torok

    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...

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  • ADL prepares students to face campus anti-Semitism

    By Ryan Torok

    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...

  • The truth about UC Campuses

    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...

  • Are haters hiding behind free speech?

    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...

  • Cornell, Technion joining for top tech campus

    October 24, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Cornell University and The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City.

    The NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island is set to combine the strengths of both institutions.

    Cornell President David...

  • Adelsons give $1 million for Israel advocacy on campus

    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.

    ...
  • Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism

    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...

  • Jewish Life on Campus: A Program for Students, Parents

    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,...

  • Groups seeking policy change on campus anti-Semitism

    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...

  • L.A.’s Jewish Community Library Likely to Move

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    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,...

  • Who you calling rebbetzin, why you dissing Palin, what college anti-Semitism?

    September 17, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    The 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...
  • Free speech on campus

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 11, 2008 | 1:16 am

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  • Campus hate—while down —is still a problem, wailin’ on Palin

    September 11, 2008 | 12:54 am

    Quiet War at UCI

    We agree with the Sept 5 letter from five UCLA academics that anti-Zionism/anti-Semitism at UCLA is less severe than that at UC Irvine ("Quiet War on Campus," Aug. 22).

    However we commend The Journal for running [Brad] Greenberg's review of the situation on...
  • That campus anti-Semitism thing, you say it’s your birthday

    September 3, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    Quiet 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,"...
  • Quiet war on campus: Israel remains under attack despite fewer public protests

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am

    The Anteaters for Israel began setup at 7 a.m., long before most students at University of California Irvine (UCI -- home of the Anteaters) had even crawled out of bed. Midterms be damned; the 60th anniversary of the modern Jewish state was a day away, and they wanted to celebrate....
  • Hillel opens doors to non-Jews, campus at large

    By Ben Harris

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Hillel 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...

  • Broad Art Center lifts concrete divide from UCLA

    By Morris Newman

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In remodeling UCLA's old art school building, architects Richard Meier and Michael Palladino have taken a building that was essentially a wall and made it into a window. And the view through the window is good.

    Far more than a facelift of a tired facade, the Broad Arts Center is a...

  • Fight Against Campus Bias Gets Boost

    By Morton A. Klein

    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...

  • Hooray for Holy-wood

    By Joel Kotkin

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When the media or politicians chatter about Los Angeles' urban resurgence, they usually refer to such things as $700,000 lofts in downtown Los Angeles, grandiose projects like the proposed Grand Avenue development, million-dollar postage stamp lots on the Westside, clubs on Sunset...

  • Jewish Life Blooms at Christian College

    By Julie G Fax

    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...

  • Parents Don’t Kid About Day Schools

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    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...

  • L.A.‘s ‘New Jew’ Hits First Birthday

    By Diane Arieff

    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...

  • Jews Embrace Life in the Conejo Valley

    By Peter Fehler

    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...

  • Center Construction Moves Ahead Despite Shortfall

    By Journal Staff

    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...

  • Your Letters

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Bottom Line



    It is remarkable that in a community that raised over $42 million for the United Jewish Fund (UJF) last year, Marc Ballon could not find any of The Federation's 30,000 supporters who applaud The Federation for its outstanding efforts ("Pumping Up the Bottom Line"...

  • Reality For Campus Ills

    By Chaim Seidler-Feller

    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...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    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...

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