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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • Seeking impact, Jewish funders convene in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 19, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    “Philanthropy is what you’ll be remembered for,” Jewish Funders Network (JFN) President Andrés Spokoiny told the 400 attendees at the Beverly Hilton on March 18, the first full day of the group’s annual conference. “Philanthropy is your legacy.”

    What the legacies of Jewish...

  • Rabbi David Wolpe and Elon Gold at JFN 2013 [VIDEO]

    March 19, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Rabbi David Wolpe speaking at the 2013 Jewish Funders Network Conference.

    Elon Gold speaking at the 2013 Jewish Funders Network Conference.

  • Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to the AIPAC Policy Conference [FULL TEXT]

    By JewishJournal

    March 4, 2013 | 10:51 am

    Thank you, Mr. President.  (Applause.)  It’s great to be here.  It’s great to be here.  (Applause.)  Hey, Debbie.

    Ladies and gentlemen, oh, what a difference 40 years makes.  (Laughter.)  I look out there and see an old friend, Annette Lantos.  Annette, how are you?  Her...

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  • SoCal conference spotlights Israeli businesses, innovation

    June 20, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Entrepreneurs, investors, executives and tech enthusiasts from around the world converged on the two-day Israel Conference at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard for the same reasons: to learn more about Israeli businesses, to network and to discover the next big trend.

    “This is...

  • Limmud conference to launch in Moscow

    April 18, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The first of six Limmud conferences for Russian-speaking Jews will open in Moscow.

    Limmud FSU Moscow will begin Thursday and run through April 22. Some 1,000 participants are registered for the conference, which is designed to bring young Russian-speaking Jews closer to Jewish...

  • Conference to probe ethics of Holocaust studies, honor historian

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    What are the moral and artistic limits faced by a novelist, filmmaker, historian or artist in depicting the Holocaust?

    Some of the leading thinkers on this often agonizing question will present their views at a UCLA conference, April 21-23, on “History Unlimited: Probing the...

  • Amos Oz inspires J Street conference in Washington, D.C.

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 28, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    “The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a pure tragedy of Greek proportions…because it is a clash between right and right…between two nations who have never known another homeland.”

    So said Amos Oz this week at the opening of the 3rd annual J Street Conference in Washington,...

  • Obama and Netanyahu disagree, in private and in public

    March 6, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agree, at least in principle: Keep the talk on what to do about Iran behind closed doors. But once they’re behind those doors, they can’t agree — and they can’t seem to resist bringing their disagreements...

  • Doctors ordered to pull out of gender-separated conference

    January 10, 2012 | 11:19 am

    The Israel Medical Association has barred its member physicians from participating in an infertility conference geared for haredi Orthodox men and women that did not invite female speakers.

    The annual Innovations in Gynecology and Halacha conference of the Puah Institute for...

  • Conference gathers to stop hatred and extremism

    March 29, 2011 | 10:13 am

    A Jewish member of the Ukrainian Parliament said it is up to religious leaders to educate young people to ensure that hatred and extremism are stopped.

    Oleksandr Feldman, a Ukrainian lawmaker and Founder of the Institute of Human Rights and Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia,...

  • My G-20 Jewish Homecoming

    By Jay Firestone

    September 24, 2009 | 12:23 pm

    This is my vacation…

    Visiting my parents in Pittsburgh, PA was the initial reason for taking such a long break between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  But when I realized my visit would coincide with the G-20 summit, I decided to act fast.

    Unfortunately I missed the deadline to...

  • Exclusive Durban II Blog -  Day 4: Twisted Tongues

    By David Weiner

    April 23, 2009 | 3:17 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 3: Bring Popcorn and a Tissue

    By David Weiner

    April 22, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 3: Bring Popcorn and a Tissue

    By David Weiner

    April 22, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Diplomats Make End Run With Early Ratification of Final Durban Document

    April 21, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    GENEVA (JTA)—Durban II reached its conclusion, it seemed, three days early.

    A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tirade against Israel triggered a walkout by the European delegation and generated headlines around the world, diplomats at the U.N. forum scrambled to...

  • Day 2 of our Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2: Our Way or Norway

    By David Weiner

    April 21, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide, Europeans Walk Out [VIDEO]

    April 20, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    To follow JewishJournal.com’s special ongoing Durban II blog, click here.

    European diplomats walked out of a session of the Durban II conference when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the world to unite against Israel.

    In a speech at the U.N.-sponsored anti-racism conferencein Geneva,...

  • Arava spills on solutions to L.A. water shortage

    By Lilly Fowler

    October 10, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    There was a time when the actions to solve Los Angeles' water problems read like a dystrophic political novel.

    At the beginning of the last century, L.A. Mayor Frederick Eaton and William Mulholland, superintendent of the city's newly created Los Angeles Department of Water and...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 5-11

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 5

    (MUSIC FEST)
    pick gifThe artsy, experimental presentation of silent film is reviving interest in the image-rich art form. While the genre has sadly become obsolete in today's digitized, surround-sound cinema, the classics are part of film history -- as in the case of "His...
  • Conference tackles thorny Jewish-Polish relationship

    By Jane Ulman

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In a groundbreaking collegial but hard-hitting conference sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, a slate of top scholars, public officials, diplomats and Polish Jewish community leaders met to discuss the controversial and complicated relationship of Poles and Jews.

    Titled...

  • The moment it dawned on me that being Jewish is important

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    During the opening session for the Professional Leaders Project (PLP), a conference for young Jewish leaders, a man delivered inspirations via PowerPoint, asking us to consider the one "moment" that inspired us to connect to Jewish projects and commit to the Jewish professional...
  • Survey says Reform rabbis don’t know what members want

    By Sue Fishkoff

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Leaders of Reform synagogues don't quite get their members, according to a new study by the movement.

    The study shows a marked disconnect between what the leaders think their members are looking for and what the members say they actually want.

    In general, the synagogue leaders seem...

  • Briefs: Interfaith call to action from Reform organization, Conservatives reflect on future

    By Amy Klein

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Interfaith Call to Action

    The prophet Amos said, "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an overflowing stream." Why the word "justice" and not "charity?" Because justice addresses the root of a problem, Rabbi Suzanne Singer said, paraphrasing Rabbi Eric Yoffie,...

  • New reports expose rampant anti-Semitic attacks in Western Europe

    By Dinah Spritzer

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Here in the US, CNN's Paula Zahn reports, some blame Jews for 9/11 A young French Jew is kidnapped, tortured and left to die by a band of Muslims. Arson badly damages Geneva's largest synagogue. A 13-year-old girl on a London bus is robbed and kicked unconscious after her...
  • Home and Jerusalem

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Israel according to Hollywood:
    Click the BIG ARROW for the trailer from "Exodus" (1960)

    The two greatest Jewish inventions of the 20th century are, to my mind at least, Hollywood and Israel. Jews founded Hollywood to help the world escape reality; they founded Israel to help Jews...
  • The challenge of pluralistic day schools

    By Julie G Fax

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    More than 225 Jewish educators from pluralistic community day schools across the country convened in Los Angeles for four days of networking and brainstorming last month.

    The 20th annual conference of Ravsak: Jewish Community Day School Network, held at the Biltmore Millennium...

  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • Israeli entry ‘Mud’ wins at Sundance

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    'Mud' Wins at Sundance

    Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.

    "Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...

  • Bay Area takes on ‘progressive’ anti-Semitism

    By Ben Harris

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Jonathan Bernstein received an e-mail from a distraught political activist in the San Francisco Bay Area concerned about rising anti-Semitism among fellow political progressives.

    "The growing acceptance of anti-Semitic rhetoric is so commonplace it is not even...

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