Korean Americans and Jews gathered at Wilshire Boulevard Temple to dialogue about mutual understanding and to discuss conditions in the formerly Jewish Wilshire Center district, which is now home to the largest Korean population outside of Seoul.
The new shul is a testament to the Jewish community's growth in the area, which already houses another equally large Chabad campus close to the Las Vegas Strip.
Some friends and I were watching the news a couple months back, as journalists were covering the opening of a new high school in South Los Angeles.
Missions to Israel are a staple of Jewish organizations, but when Pepe Barreto leads a group tour there in August, it'll represent something new.
Barreto is perhaps the most popular drive-time host on Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles and a major player in a new drive to boost travel to Israel among California Latinos.
In 1947, a group of parents led by Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez of Westminster fought to end California's segregation of its Latino school children. Their suit came to the attention of the state's governor at the time, Earl Warren, who went on to hear the Brown case as chief justice of the nation's highest court.
State Assemblyman Lloyd E. Levine (D-Van Nuys), 33, sits on the influential Assembly Budget Committee. He recently spoke with The Jewish Journal about the possible impacts of Gov. Gray Davis' proposed 15 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements.
It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were discontinued. It was a very difficult year -- but we survived.
I get hit up, boy do I get hit up. I don't always say "yes," of course, but that's not the point of this story. The point is who is asking me for money.