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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a beautiful initiative called Budo for Peace (BFP.) It is a registered Israeli educational NPO which uses traditional martial arts to connect and bring together children and youth from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds.

    ...

  • Time to expand dialogue and partnership with Israel

    May 15, 2012 | 9:32 pm

    This week, I traveled from Israel to engage in discussions with Jewish community leaders and activists in Southern California. As a proud Israeli Zionist, I work to promote the flourishing ties between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. I came here as an Israeli who celebrates the link...

  • Roger Cohen’s Dialogue with the Iran Jewish Community

    By Tom Tugend

    March 16, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    For video footage of the dialogue, click here.

    There was no clean knockout when New York Times columnist Roger Cohen faced off against some 400 members of the local Iranian Jewish and Bahai communities last week, but spectators were treated to some vigorous rhetorical sparring and...

  • LIVE VIDEO TONIGHT: A Dialogue with Roger Cohen and the Iranian Jewish Community

    By Jay Firestone

    March 12, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    [UPDATE] This is a replay of LIVE broadcast from Thursday, March 12, 2009. 

    JewishJournal.com presents a LIVE broadcast of a dialogue with Roger Cohen (New York Times) and the Los Angeles Iranian Jewish Community, moderated by Rabbi David Wolpe and hosted by Sinai Temple in Los...

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  • Calendar Girls picks and kicks for March 1 - 7

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | MARCH 1

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    From the 1940s to the 1960s, the famed "Borscht Belt" in the Catskill Mountains was the vacation destination for many middle-class Jews from Brooklyn and the Bronx. This is the social backdrop of Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's "The American...
  • LimmudLA: Chance encounters, many choices

    By Julie G Fax

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    LimmudLA - By the Numbers

    Participants:* 634
    Sponsors: 14
    Presenters 133
    Sessions: 262
    Films: 21
    Artists: 23
    On-site volunteers: 227
    Steering committee: 14
    Chairs: 2
    Executive director: 1
    *Participants for the entire conference. An additional 16...
  • The message

    By Rob Eshman

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Thank you.

    That's the profound message of this column: Thank you. The instigators, organizers and volunteers who brought Limmud to Los Angeles last weekend deserve our gratitude for challenging one of the long-held orthodoxies of the L.A. Jewish community: There is no Jewish...

  • We just disagree

    By Rob Eshman

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    It's never fun to wake up and find yourself on the wrong side of CAMERA. That's the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, a Boston-based media watchdog group that monitors the print and electronic press for anti-Israel bias. When the group finds what it considers...
  • Jews and Palestinians talk peace under NorCal pines

    By Alexandra J. Wall

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Suleiman al-Khatib told his story at Tawonga's Peacemakers Camp two years ago, the fact that he had spent 10 years in prison for stabbing an Israeli soldier made him stand out among the participants. He pledged at that time to stay involved with Tawonga, and bring back many more...
  • The Upgrade Generation

    By David Suissa

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I often think about the kind of life my grandfather led. In his small Jewish neighborhood of Marrakesh, the days resembled each other -- you worked, you prayed, you learned, you spent time with family and neighbors. The days and weeks followed the same Jewish pattern, year in and...
  • Volunteers drive eclectic learning at LimmudLA

    By Julie G Fax

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    You can feel the ruach in this Limmud UK video
    At the Limmud conference in England three years ago, Angeleno Judy Aronson attended a session on the Jews and the Beatles, where she sat next to the former neighbor of Beatle's manager Brian Epstein. She tried to keep up with Romanians...
  • New Conservative seminary leader outlines goals

    By Ben Harris

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Long before he emerged as a leading scholar of American Jewry, and decades before he would be looked to as the potential savior of the Conservative movement, Arnold Eisen was gunning for a journalism internship at the Washington Post.

    As an undergraduate at the University of...

  • ‘Reboot’-ing Gen Y

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A lot of aging lefty Jews long for the good old days when, as they recall, Jews and blacks marched together for civil rights and liberal rabbis thundered about brotherhood and sisterhood from their pulpits.

    But those memories are selective. Not all Jews and African Americans got...

  • Progressive values propel Daniel Sokatch’s rising star

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Daniel Sokatch enrolled in rabbinical school in Israel in 1994, he had visions of becoming a religious leader dedicated to social justice, much in the vein of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But Sokatch, now 38, quickly realized that the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union...
  • Breaking new ground: Jewish, Muslim groups’ program encourages leaders to see the ‘other’ as friend

    By Marc Ballon

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Is it possible for Los Angeles Jews and Muslims to talk to one another, to share peacefully at the table?

    This is the question that some leaders of both groups locally are asking themselves.

    These are the ones who are willing to keep trying, despite the enmity in the Middle East...

  • B’nai Brith’s new chief visits L.A.; ‘Messenger’ unites local readers

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    New B'nai B'rith Head Launches Term in Southland

    The new president of B'nai B'rith International will make Los Angeles his first official stop of his presidency when he speaks at Sinai Temple on the evening of Dec. 7. Moishe Smith, a B'nai B'rith veteran with more than 30 years...

  • Reform, Conservative, Orthodox leaders tell all

    By Amy Klein

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Where are we as a people?"

    On Monday, the three heads of the leading Jewish seminaries tackled this question, as well as the challenges of teaching a new generation of Jews in an hourlong plenary session that stepped outside the overriding focus on Israel at the United Jewish...

  • Cover Story

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    From: "Joel Bellman" Date: Thursday, July 20, 2006
    8:39 AM Subject: An Open Letter to Ramona Ripston
    
    Friends:
    
    I thought you might be interested in seeing the following
    letter, which I sent today.
    
    Joel Bellman
    
    *****************************************
    
    Ramona Ripston, Executive...
  • Treasury Mainstreams Dramatic Plights

    By Ethan Kanfer

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Published plays -- especially those in anthologies -- tend to be dismissed by the casual browser as specialty items, of interest only to students of theater history or to actors in search of audition material. Ellen Schiff and Michael Posnick clearly had something else in mind when...

  • When Faiths Jam

    By Rob Eshman

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At the Southern California Islamic Center last Saturday night, only Shawn Landres dared utter a four-letter word. That word was, "kumbaya."

    Yes, the evening brought together about 150 Jews, Muslims and Christians for a night of prayer and music at the center, which had never before...

  • Rabbis, Imams Meet for Peace in Spain

    By Danny Wood

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's not often that the keynote speakers at a conference speak openly about the possibility that the meeting will fail.

    But speakers at the second World Congress of Rabbis and Imams for Peace, held last week in Seville, Spain, made it clear that if this year's event didn't lead to...

  • Community Briefs

    By Melissa Maroff

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Westly Wants Pension Funds to Snub Iran

    California State Controller Steve Westly called on the state's two largest pensions to check whether they have holdings in companies that would be subject to Iran-related sanctions.

    "As fiduciaries protecting our retirees' benefits, we must...

  • Hamas Rises as Kadima Declines

    By Leslie Susser

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    After a visit to Moscow, Hamas leaders claim "the wall" of diplomatic isolation Israel is trying to build around the newly empowered organization is collapsing.

    But Israeli government officials say they are still confident that the international community will cut off funds to a...

  • Director Pays Price in Making ‘Capote’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Truman Capote, the legendary writer and subject of the eponymous Sony Pictures Classics release that has been nominated for five Academy Awards, spent six years writing "In Cold Blood," the book that would cement his literary legacy while also leading to his spiritual downfall.

    If...

  • Parental Values Do Influence Children

    By Ian Russ

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It was 12:45 a.m. on a Sunday, and my 14-year-old son and I were returning from a rap concert. It wasn't my kind of music, but the entertainers were talented, and it had been fun dancing along with the concert crowd. The occasion also gave my son and me time for one of our many small...

  • Harmony on the Table at Interfaith Events

    By Reina V. Slutske

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At the Islamic Center of Southern California, each table had a word. There was "family," "social action," "prayer," "rituals" and "holidays." Participants were asked to move to the table that reflected how they viewed their faith.

    The exercise was part of the second annual...

  • Spectator - Movie for ‘Rent’

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    More people can afford "Rent" this month, thanks to Revolution Studios. The production company brings a film version of the Jonathan Larson rock opera to movie theaters this week, directed by Chris Columbus and starring most of the original Broadway cast.

    Set against the backdrop of...

  • Blasts Bring Fear of Anti-Semitism Rise

    By Daniella Peled

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have vowed they will work to combat any rise in racial tensions following the London bombings, amid fears that the attacks may lead to increased anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

    "Certainly when there have been attacks in the past, we've seen a spike in anti-Semitism...

  • Clash of Ideas Should Be Addressed

    By Judea Pearl

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The age of terror, it seems, has sprouted an era of dialogue. A host of conferences designed to bring together East and West are cropping up everywhere.

    Never before, perhaps, have so many talked so optimistically about so serious a problem. But behind all the words is one unspoken...

  • Presbyterians Won’t Budge on Divesting

    By James D. Besser

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    You have to hand it to those Presbyterians. Their leaders know what they want, and they won't be deflected by things like logic, fairness or the well-being of people in the Middle East.

    Church leaders in Louisville, Ky., appear determined to single out Israel for corporate...

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