When we ask ourselves whether anti-Semitism is essentially one thing or many, just as when we ask ourselves whether or how it will cease -- when we ask, in other words, what must change to make it cease -- are we not really asking whether the real cause of anti-Semitism is to be...
‘Color-conscious’ Asian cast to perform classic play about Bronx Jewish family
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Jewish resort that inspired ‘Dirty Dancing’ to become $250-million yoga retreat
Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza
‘1913: Seeds of Conflict’ traces the roots of Arab-Israeli unrest
Religious redemption of the LGBT Community
Ku Klux Klan plans pro-Confederate flag rally in South Carolina
Boomers: Pack your bags
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Music, Israel Bring 950 Educators to BJE Conference
Participants at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles's (BJE) 23rd annual Early Childhood Spring Institute had the opportunity to take a special journey to Israel through music. In a workshop called "A Musical Trip...
April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
More than 300 rabbis from around the world -- along with spouses taking advantage of a warm California vacation -- gathered at the Sheraton Universal March 30-April 3 for the annual conference of the Rabbinic Assembly (RA), the Conservative movement's rabbinic umbrella group.
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Addressing a conference of Jews predominately from the Middle East and North Africa, keynote speaker Stan Urman delivered a quip that underscored the sentiments of many audience members.
"When I first heard about your group, JIMENA [Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
UCLA Hosts Conference on Italian Jews
When Guido Fink was growing up in Ferrara in the late 1930s, the northern Italian city had 1,000 Jews and a German synagogue -- where his grandfather served as cantor -- an Italian one, a Spanish one and a fourth owned by a private family....
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"It may be on the smaller side, and we do have a long way to go, but we definitely have a day school movement," said Rabbi Josh Elkin, executive director of Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE).
The audience of 600-plus day school advocates responded with thunderous...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Financial wizard Michael Steinhardt is blunt in assessing the future of North American Jewry.
The next generation is "mostly Jewish ignoramuses," Steinhardt said. "We haven't convinced the general Jewish population of the value of a Jewish education."
January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Earlier this month, visitors to the Grand Hyatt in New York City might have spotted an unusually stern warning sign on one wall: "The hair of a woman is considered ervah." Lewd, shameful, naked, unchaste. This inscription, from the Babylonian Talmud, was part of a photographic...
December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm
U.S. to Reduce Sinai Presence
The United States has convinced Israel and Egypt to accept an immediate cut in the American presence in the Sinai, JTA has learned. According to an Israeli official, the United States will continue to lead the Multinational Force and Observers --...
November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Israel backers are raising numerous concerns about the latest version of the U.S. "road map" for Middle East peace.
Analysts and Jewish leaders say the latest version, currently being hammered out in Washington, diverges from President Bush's June 24 speech, in which he called for...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
A Republican Senate means Republican committee chairs, and for many Jewish organizational leaders, a step backward toward more defensive lobbying tactics.
Jewish lobbyists say that when the Republicans take control of the full Congress in January, they will need to respond more to...
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April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The Shirettes, five peppy women clad in jeans and T-shirts, sang a good morning song complete with hand motions, as one of them strummed along on a guitar. The audience applauded heartily -- only instead of the local singing group's usual nursery school audience, the crowd consisted...
April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
It was on full display last year at the global anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, but the "demonization" of Israel has reached a fever pitch during the past month with the surging death toll in the Middle East, say Jewish observers.
Even as Holocaust Remembrance Day is...
March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
What do women want? Happiness, family and to shed those last 10 pounds. Women can learn how to accomplish all this and more at an educational conference produced by women and designed to meet the needs and wants of women.
"Exercising Your Mind; Minding Your Body," the fourth annual...
February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Hello, my name is successful professional, social activist, community leader, major UJF donor and Jewish alcoholic ("Dirty Little Secret," Oct. 12).
Last week I attended The Jewish Federation's Addiction Conference. This week I arranged to enter a 30-day...
October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"I am a recovering alcoholic."
It's a stark way to open a conversation -- surprising, really, coming from Cheri Morgan, the vice chair of the United Jewish Fund Campaign (UJF) and wife of Todd Morgan, chairman of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Even though her battle...
September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm
The following is excerpted from a statement by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior, read Monday at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, by Ambassador Mordecai Yedid, the head of the Israeli delegation.
Why, when the world was...
August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Jewish leaders are trying to spin a hopeful story about the fight to prevent the upcoming World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance from turning into an Israel bash-a-thon.
But recent events offer little cause for optimism about the...
June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Critics of the United Nations have been handed a big load of new ammunition as the international body careens toward a high-profile conference that could be the biggest Israel bash-a-thon ever.
The Bush administration is working to thwart the hijacking of the World Conference against...
April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm
As the United States and other Western powers try to reduce Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Iran moved this week to fan the flames.
In a bid to become the hub for anti-Israel activities, Iran invited Arab terror groups -- including Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad -- to a two-day...
February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm
While Israel searches for a reliable partner in peace, partners in business were in no short supply at last month's California-Israel Bio-Partnering & Investment Conference. The "Bio" is short for biotechnology, a collective term for the various medical and technical innovations...
April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmIt is hard to take seriously a conference that provides free pizza and Coca-Cola to participants wearing tags with names like Nothingmuch, Cyphunk and Blacktiger. But for more than 350 computer geeks who came out of the cybershadows to participate in Y2hacK, an international hackers...
February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pmTake nearly 100 people training to be rabbis, priests, pastors, ministers, nuns and religious educators. Put them together for 24 hours at a Jewish summer camp. Add a torrent of rain, and stir in several inches of thick mud. What do you get? You never know.
For 25 years, the National...